Series: The Rules #4
Published by EM Publishing on January 10th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Sydney Walker’s new job is perfect. As the live-in nanny to the most famous quarterback in the NFL and his beautiful wife, she couldn’t have it any better. Their kids are adorable. Her bosses are more than generous. Plus, there are hot football players at the house all the time. Life can’t get much better than this.
Until her life turns into an absolute nightmare. The media is abuzz with rumors that she and her boss Drew Callahan are having a torrid affair. Everyone knows the truth—except the public. So Drew’s wife Fable comes up with the perfect idea.
She creates a fake relationship between Sydney and one of the rookie players on Drew’s team. Wade Knox is forever indebted to Drew and Fable and readily agrees to the set up. Pretending to be in a romantic relationship with the hot nanny for a week—how hard can it be?
Crazy how it only takes one week for two people to fall head over heels in love…
(This mash-up new adult romance features characters from both the One Week Girlfriend series and The Rules series.)
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This book has familiar characters from the One Week Girlfriend series and The Rules series but can be read as a standalone. In this dual POV story, Sydney Walker is the new nanny for Drew and Fable Callahan’s family. Life has been great until rumors started spreading about an alleged affair between the Drew and Sydney.
To avoid more scandals, Sydney and Drew’s teammate, Wade Know, are going to pretend to be in a relationship. And pretty much like Drew and Fable, they soon realize that the connection they have has gone beyond the pretense.
It was an okay read for me but it wasn’t a favorite since I found the story too short and too fast to show Sydney and Wade’s budding relationship. I feel like they didn’t have enough interaction to fully show the spark they obviously have.
I did love both Wade and Sydney as characters. Sydney made mistakes in the past but is finally taking an initiative to fix her life. She grew up as this privileged girl who was handed everything in a silver platter and so didn’t think of the possible precautions of her actions.
Wade is a hardworking, focused guy who wants to prove himself to his team. He wants to support his mother and has no choice but to clean up and avoid distractions. It’s one of the main reasons why he didn’t pursue Sydney, save the fact that she’s Drew’s nineteen year old nanny.
I also like the interactions between the two, albeit brief and infrequent until they started the fake relationship.
Overall, I still enjoyed this book, obviously since it’s a fake relationship story (my favorite trope!). It has little angst, a lot of guest appearances from beloved characters in the One Week Girlfriend and The Rules series, and a happily ever after.
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