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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Falling for the Nanny - Jacqueline Diamond

Released June 2011

Reviewed by Tracy Farnsworth

Now that she's bowed out of the force, Patty Hartman's busy working as a private investigator. She never expects to be reunited with her high school sweetheart, Alec Denny.

Alec needs Patty's help. His ex-wife is threatening to take their daughter out of the country despite the fact that he has full custody and she only has supervised visitation. He'll do anything he can to keep his daughter safe, even if it means spending most of their time under Patty's close watch. Soon, sparks ignite and the pair must look back at their teen romance and wonder if it was meant to be.

Anyone who's been reading the Safe Harbor Medical series has met many of the characters in Falling for the Nanny. Patty's ex-partner Leo and his fiancee Nora Kendall from Officer Daddy (Harlequin American Romance) get married in this latest offering. Other characters from past books also make regular appearances, so readers will catch up with the latest news from this fictional town.

I loved Patty's character. She's strong-willed and does things her way regardless of what others think. Candy bars for dinner cracked me up! Alec's daughter, Fiona, is a precocious child. It's enjoyable to see her reactions to the adults in her life.

There's a bit of a twist that caught me by surprise. I liked that aspect. With a solid romance and a bit of suspense added to the mix, readers should enjoy Falling for the Nanny. It's a quick read, but definitely an enjoyable one.

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