Thursday, November 13, 2014

REVIEW...Eight Days A Week by Amber L. Johnson + Giveaway

*I received a copy of Eight Days A Week from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Book Blurb: 

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 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.

This Book Nerd Says: 

Having read, reviewed, and raved about Johnson's previously published books ( Puddle Jumping and Where We Fell ), I am so excited to be a part of this blog tour. I am a fan of her use of realistic situations and everyday people to make the magic of her love stories stand out as truly endearing. 
However it didn't take me very long to spot a striking difference between my previous reads and this one. Aside from the fact that there are two young kids who are very important to the story, this book is definitely more Contemporary Romance comparatively as there are a few  "grown & sexy" scenes. But what stood out to me is that those steamy scenes are not overdone, there is no compromising of the story just to get to the next bedroom scene. 
Plus the sweet endearing characters I've come to know Johnson for... they're some of the best yet. 
This book made me laugh so much! If you have kids or serve as a caretaker to kids you will definitely enjoy Andrew's foray into the world that is today's kid entertainment (those dang choo choo soul songs will get you every time). I especially got a specific chuckle at his 'Manny Diaries' and countless nicknames for his kid friendly mode of transportation. 
What makes Eight Days A Week so special to me though is without a doubt, Andrew Lyons. 

Andrew is a big kid, a twenty five year old one to be exact, known for his penchant for pranks. Everyone around him seems to be pushing him to grow up, but growing up in his sister's shadow doesn't come easy for Andrew. Back home from his travels abroad and stuck in his sister's apartment, he's forced with the reality of actually getting a job. So when he stumbles across the ad offering a free apartment as part of being a nanny to two young children, it's too good to pass up. 
What he doesn't count on is how much these kids need him... how much his new boss needs him.  They, in turn, turn out to be exactly what Andrew needs. 
I would still have liked to find out a little more of the reasons behind why Andrew was the way he was when we first are introduced to his character. Despite that, there is such a natural character maturation that we get to witness in Andrew from beginning to end. I just adore him. 
If you want to read a book that will leave you feeling happy, this book could be just the book for you. 
I'm giving this book a solid 4 Stars!

It's available right now so go check it out!!
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you SO much for this awesome review and for being part of my blog tour. It means the world to me <3