The House Mate by Kendall Ryan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“I was, in fact, Batman and would be super busy fighting crime.”
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌏
Character development: 😳☺️🤫😍😎
The heroine: Addison – she just broke up with her boyfriend after finding out he is gay. She not only lived with him, but also worked at his place of business, so she now needs a new job and a place to live. She is a few credits shy from her college degree.
The Hero: Max – a former Army Ranger, he is a thirty five year old commitment phobe. He owns a successful construction company which he has devoted most of his time to. When an ex showed up and leaves him with their baby, he needs help in the worst way.
The Story: Addison shows up for the job of nanny to Max’s daughter Dylan and feels the attraction to him from the start. However, she needs the job and it is a live-in position so it is exactly what she needs at this point in her life. Max also needs a nanny immediately and Addison seems perfect for the job.
Like The Play Mate, this book was narrated by Sebastian York and Ava Erickson, two of my favorites. They are both great narrators and I enjoy Sebastian’s deep and gravelly voice and Ava’s soft, sweet voice which are both perfect for these characters.
I like having a child (or a pet) as a third main character in a book, it adds cuteness and humor to a great storyline. I also liked that Addison loves children and working with children was her dream job, it wasn’t just something she fell into because she needed both a job and a place to live.
I also liked the fact that they addressed the mother of the baby in the story. For part of the story I kept thinking that if it were me and my ex dropped out of my baby’s life like that, the first thing I would do is go to a lawyer to make sure I had legal custody of the baby so if that ex reappeared they wouldn’t be able to take the baby I loved. That isn’t to say I would want my baby to grow up with only one parent, but I would want to make sure my rights were legal and set in stone.
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