Nanny for the Millionaire’s Twins by Susan Meier

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Nanny for the Millionaire’s Twins by Susan Meier
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (138 pgs)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Xeranthemum

She can handle twin babies, but can she handle the boss? As the new nanny for Chance Montgomery, Tory Bingham is looking after his adorable twins. But although she’s taking diaper-changing and sleepless nights in her stride, nothing can prepare Tory for being around the twins’ breathtakingly handsome daddy….

Five years ago, Tory’s dreams were stolen from her in a horrific accident, but as she becomes a part of Chance’s family she faces a heart-wrenching decision-dare she let go of the past and start to hope she can be happy again…?

This is a delightfully sweet romance with heart, goodness and a story of two people meeting at the best and worst times of their lives.

I guess Chance Montgomery might be a familiar character with readers who have been following the First Time Dads! series, but this is my first book. I can easily say that this is a standalone read. I never felt lost or thought there were background pieces missing. It’s as perfect a story as one could wish with an interesting beginning, an emotional exploration in the middle and a sweet and tender ending that is sure to please romance fans.

Chance is a father of twin babies who is completely out of his depth and floundering. It helps that his mom is wealthy, and the hero is well off in his own right but money cannot change dirty diapers, get little cherubs to sleep through the night or tell a parent when something is wrong with one of them. Only a person can do that. Money might get a nanny but it doesn’t guarantee that the person is going to be right for their family dynamic in all ways that matter. That is where family connections come in.

Enter Tory, a woman in need of rejoining the living. Her mom and Chance’s mom are friends and that provides the very believable set up that gets the hero and heroine together initially. It’s what comes after that has everything to do with the kind of people Chance and Tory are because their choices are the main conflict in this tale.

There is a lot of respect in this novel. I was impressed with the level of admiration the author had Chance feeling for Tory. I enjoyed watching his growing esteem of the heroine as she slowly reveals all her secrets, her trials and most of all, her steadfast loyalty and dedication to one person. It also caused no end of frustration for the hero because he was free to love, and Tory wasn’t.

Another item that I appreciated was the handling of the children. Sam and Cindy were adorable babies and the author did a wonderful job in conveying how important a role they played in this story. They were integral to the plot conflict as well. Even saying that, and although it’s the truth that they were written about in a clearly loving and dedicated fashion, they were too cute and bubbly. Twins can be especially challenging if they both have colic at the same time or have diapers filled with mega-poo, but Sam and Cindy were almost unbelievably angelic and accommodating. I would have preferred a few moments of a frazzled daddy and a not so perfect nanny to balance the sugar of it, but on the whole, it did make for stress free reading.

The romance is a restrained and careful dance between two people who have to balance a lot of emotional angst, past hurts and feelings of loss and emptiness. Their falling in love was a slow sensual exploration of the mind and heart with only a few passionate kisses to illustrate their physical attraction. Nanny for the Millionaire’s Twins is more about being seduced into love by words, looks and actions versus any passionate out of control clinches. It’s a perfect book for those that prefer more substance and character to love a story than sheet aerobics.

I’d recommend Nanny for the Millionaire’s Twins to anyone who enjoys a romance that focuses on two people and what they bring to a relationship. Chance and Tory could be anyone because their trials and tribulations come from caring too much and being real. It’s a good book to spend time with and feel good about especially with such a wonderful and complete wrap up in the epilogue. I enjoyed my reading experience.

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