Eight Days a Week by Amber L. Johnson ~ Review & Giveaway

 

Eight Days a Week
by Amber L. Johnson
A “manny” should always mind his own business. And he definitely shouldn’t fall in love with his boss.  
 
Release Date: November 6 , 2014
Genre: Romance / Contemporary
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-329-4
Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH

Synopsis

Gwen Stone has secrets she’s not ready to reveal. After a recent promotion at work, she needs a caretaker for her children. She’s frenzied and in a lurch and pretty much ready to hire the first person who comes along. So she does.

Andrew Lyons needs to get out of his sister’s apartment, and a Craigslist posting may be the answer to his prayers. But what he thought was an ad for a room rental turns into a job offer he can’t refuse. Accepting the nanny position could change his life, if only he had a clue how to be a grownup.

A working mother, a shirtless “manny” who looks good in a towel, two children who need more than a babysitter, and hours of kids’ TV can only spell disaster for everyone involved. Because a manny should always mind his own business. And he definitely shouldn’t fall in love with his boss.

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four star

Tracy –
I know we both absolutely loved Puddle Jumping so I was excited to be able to read another book by Amber L. Johnson.

Rebecca –
I agree! Puddle Jumping was one of my top reads of 2014 and I could not wait to read something else written by Amber. After reading the synopsis, I was intrigued.

Tracy –
I was also and it didn’t disappoint. I thought this book brought a great balance between tug on the heart strings and humor.

Rebecca –
Going in, I thought this book would be hilarious. It features a “Manny” with no idea of what he is really doing. However, I was pleasantly surprised at the emotional aspect as well.

Tracy –
The underlying emotional storyline is what sucked me in, but having it from Andrew’s POV added the humor that made the story a bit more unique. Anyone around young kids is going to love Andrew’s inner banter about the TV shows the kids are watching and his creative name for the car he has to drive.

Rebecca –
I absolutely loved having a male only POV. It’s such a refreshing change from most romance books. Andrew’s “Manny Logs” are hilarious! As a stay at home, I could relate to everything he said.

Kids burn to a crisp and cry when left in the sun for a few hours. SPF is essential.

Tracy –
Yes, could totally relate! And I think that’s what also made my heart go out to Gwen in this book.

Rebecca –
I adored Gwen as well. It took me a while to fully appreciate her, but in the end, she was perfect.

Tracy –
I think even though I had great respect for her trying to make the tough decisions required when raising 2 young kids and having a career, she did drive me a bit bonkers at parts. But, yes I agree she was perfect.

Rebecca –
While she was frustrating a times, it was nice to see her growth throughout the book. Both she and Andrew make significant strides as the story unfolds.

Tracy –
The show stealers in the story are the kids. Andrew finds out quick that he’s in deep when it comes to Bree and Brady. Not only does his heart open up to Gwen but the kids take a huge chunk too.

Rebecca –
The kids are the unsung superstars of the book. They are so cute and of course, you can’t help but fall in love with both of them. However, I wish Gwen and Andrew’s “connection” wasn’t so instant. I really wanted more buildup.

Tracy –
This book did seem to go from lust to love very quickly, and although Andrew’s best “What would Tony Danza do,” I really would have appreciated more in this area.

Be cool. What did they do on television? What would Tony Danza do? He’d sleep with his boss, Angela. Shit. Sitcoms were not help at all.

This book really did have a little bit of everything. It was just one POV, but I don’t think in any way it was lacking because if it.

Rebecca –
I agree Tracy. I didn’t even miss not having anyone else’s POV. Andrew was the perfect narrator for this story. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a different NA twist.

“Love doesn’t have an end, or a time frame. It’s not from nine to five–not just a few days a week. Love works overtime.”

 

Meet The Author-001

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Amber is a full-time mom and a full-time wife who is employed full time and writes when she can. She believes in Happily Ever Afters that occur every day—despite the obstacles real life serves up on a regular basis. Or perhaps they’re sweeter simply because of them. She always has two rubber bands on her wrist, a song in her head, and too much creamer in her coffee cup that reads ‘Cocoa,’ because she’s a rebel.
If she’s not at her desk, with her boys, or behind the computer, she’s supporting live music with her arms raised above her head and her eyes closed, waiting for the drop

 

Praise for Eight Days a Week
“Laugh-out-loud story about a guy who goes to look at a room to rent and discovers it comes with a job – that of live-in nanny to two damaged kids. So Andrew Lyons accidentally becomes the “manny”. Written in his POV, this book chronicles his hilarious escapades as he looks after and grows to love Bree and Brady, and his employer, Gwen. His pranks and spot-on observations about kids’ TV shows had me giggling, but there were a few serious moments worthy of a sniffle as well. The star of the show may be Don, though – you’ll just have to read this book to find out about him! Highly recommended.” 
 – Andrea Goodreads Review
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