Series: Boys of the South bk 5
Author: Marquita Valentine
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary
Beau Montgomery is *not* the typical single dad for three reasons:
1. He’s rich and famous.
2. He needs a nanny, like yesterday.
3. He has no idea if eight month old, Mia, is actually his daughter.
Only, number three doesn’t matter to him, because he’s determined to give up everything to be a standup dad, including racing, partying, and his favorite vice-women. Until that is, he’s invited to race in Monaco–a dream he’s always had. Now, all those things he’d sworn to give up are at his fingertips, including the very inconveniently hot nanny, Landry Basnight, who’s traveling with him.
Landry Basnight *is* the typical college graduate for three reasons:
1. She’s broke and in debt up to her eyeballs.
2. She needs a job, like yesterday.
3. Nothing exciting ever happens in her life.
Only, number three is about to change, because she’s been hired by Beau Montgomery, son of Racing Royalty. Landry’s parents are big fans of the Montgomerys, while she couldn’t care less–all she wants is to make a dent in her student loans. However, that doesn’t stop her from falling in love with her little charge, nor does it make it easier to resist Beau’s charms.
Lines are crossed, and then forgotten as Beau and Landry grow closer, but when Beau’s ex-girlfriend, who is also Mia’s mother, shows up, everything starts to fall apart for the new couple.
Will their love weather the storm, or will Beau abandon Landry for the family he’s always wanted?
Thoughts: Believe it or not this was the very first book by this author I’ve read and I have to tell you I’m slapping myself for coming to the party late. She’s a fantastic storyteller with very rich heroes and heroines.
When the story started I wasn’t sure what to expect but it definitely wasn’t Beau and his baby mama’s relationship to be so drama filled. And trust me it’s DRAMA filled. So drama filled it could be a soap opera. And that’s what makes it so good. Beau reminds me a lot of young Jason Morgan on General Hospital back when Michael was born. Don’t get me wrong Beau definitely stands on his own and is one of the best new adult heroes I’ve read this year.
The way that Beau loves his daughter is so fierce and all consuming. He will do whatever he has to, make any promises her mom wants to have her in his life. Even if the promises are all out crazy. He doesn’t care. He will be the best father he can.
Landry’s never experienced anything like Beau and while it would easy to get caught up in him she resists until she knows for sure what is going on with Beau and his drama. Once she lets him in, he’s in. She will do whatever she can to let him know she loves him.
One of the things I loved about Landry was her compassion for Mia’s mom. Even though she didn’t like what she was to doing to Beau, she got that she loved Mia.
I loved this book so much I went and bought all of the other books in the series as soon as I finished this one and read them in one night. Yes it’s that good of a series.