A Moment of Weakness by Brooklyn Skye
Series: Boston Alibi #1
Published by Entangled Publishing on October 19th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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He can fight anything...except his need for her.
Until her new job starts in September, buttoned-up elementary school teacher Laurel Harris is at loose ends and in need of cash. Fortunately her best friend's older brother is a single dad and desperately needs a nanny. Or so she's told. She doesn't anticipate him being such a menacing, muscled, and undeniably gorgeous man...or that he has zero interest in hiring a nanny.
Micah Crane will do right by his young daughter, no matter the cost. And right now, that cost is juggling parenthood with long hours at his bar and working as an enforcer for a notorious crime boss. He doesn't need another complication in his life, but the sweet, frustratingly opinionated little blonde hell-bent on caring for his daughter stirs his blood like no woman ever has.
All it takes is a moment of weakness to ignite the lust blazing between them. A moment that will unravel their self-control and unleash all of Micah's darkest secrets...
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Micah is a hot, hot, hawt single dad with the most precious little 6-year-old girl.
He runs a bar with a friend. Unfortunately their bar wasn’t doing really well when they got it, so at the time him being single and with no responsibilities, gets a second job to help get the bar up and running. This second job is far less… legal, as he is an enforcer for a crime family. Not long after this decision is made, a girl knocks on his door and leaves him his baby girl. Well, it’s not like he can back out of the mob now, and anyway he’ll need the money to keep his baby girl as the little princess she is. If little princesses spend their time in bars back offices, that is.
Micah’s sister, tired of her niece being at a bar and with no real good female role model (she is not really that good with kids) knows Micah is not happy taking his princess to work with him at the bar or leaving her all day with their old neighbor. She convinces her best friend Laurel, who’s fresh out of college and is looking for work during the summer before she starts her job as an elementary school teacher, to offer her services as little Shae’s Nanny. Can someone say match made in Heaven?
At first Micah is not really sure about this setup but soon finds that he doesn’t have much of a choice. His little girl needs a positive female presence in her life, and Laurel is not that bad. But then he decides that what he really needs is for Laurel to be available 24/7 as he doesn’t know when the other job will require his time.
Well, he could never have imagined how much having a woman in his house would change things. But it does, and not much time passes before it is not only his baby that’s delighted by Laurel’s presence.
But getting out of a crime family is not really that easy, just as getting over the past and the way you grew up is not without effort. And Laurel has a very serious case of judgmental-itis, one that made me want to slap the crap out of her more than once. Granted, Micah did some pretty lame things regarding his parenting choices but hey, the guy was doing his best. It was this that made me struggle a bit to really like Laurel.
Luckily for me they had plenty of moments of weakness, those moments were really hot and when Micah was sweet, boy, he was fantastic. Shea was a really adorable little girl and I wish we had gotten to see more of her interactions with her daddy and Laurel.
As it is, A Moment of Weakness was a nice read, with a hot assholish anti-hero and a sweet if a bit naïve girl, a precious little girl and a great epilogue.
Sparkles’ Rating: 3 dirty talking bruiser Stars.
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