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A year after his husband is killed in a hit and run, the only thing keeping Parker Adams going is his work and their son, Nate. When his regular child minder moves away, he hires a live in nanny to give Nate more stability. Due to a mix up with the envelopes, it isn't the petite Melanie that turns up on his doorstep. Opening the door and finding six feet six of Jake Walsh ...more
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Published June 18th 2011 by Silver Publishing (first published June 16th 2011)
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Ami
Sometimes, when you are cooking, you can add new ingredient that makes your food amazingly good. However, you can also cook with common ingredients and come up with just as delicious food. This is what A Nanny for Nate offers. A great romantic story, using common ingredients that are probably have been used many times before: a widower with a child, a live-in nanny, a believable attraction, a guilt (from the widower) because acting on the attraction feels like a betrayal, a realization of love, ...more
Edina Rose
Cute story. The nanny was the ultimate cool guy. Nate is a lucky boy with a dad like Parker (a firm but gentle hand), and a nanny-turned-daddy like Jake the cool dude.

The plot is not original, but it is good. There is school bullying and school fight in this story and the adults show fairness and wisdom in the way they deal with it.

I didn't find the characters much developed, but they are cute. And I had two or three moments of incredulity but still, the story was entertaining. Or maybe I'm jus
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Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
Jun 28, 2011 Bubbles Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Bubbles Hunty by: Jess
I hated the way they talked. didn't seem natural at all, every character talked the same the 7 year old, the lawyer, and the nanny. Every character seemed the same

Too short. Any relationship building was skimmed over this is pretty much blah blah one day together fuck one guy freak out some angst then fuck again and HEA

There wasn't enough character development or anything to make me really like the guys. Story was cute I guess but i have read much better nanny stories, even ones this long that
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John "King of the North"
This book reminds me of a romcom movie, which is a good thing. For some reason I keep picturing Katherine Heigl as the nanny, LOL. It was sweet and predictable. Im giving this 4 stars just because no character annoyed me.
R.J.
This is soooooooooo sweet... i loved it... it's my kind of writing! I wish it was longer!!
Nic
I found this to be a really beautiful story that deals with grief in a really sensitive way.

Parker had lost his husband, Nate's father, in really tragic circumstances and was struggling to come to terms with his loss. Even a year after the event he still felt the loss terribly. He works long hours and Nate has to visits a babysitter more than is ideal and the pressure is taking it's toll on his relationship with Nate. Nate just wants his 'pop' back.

When the sitter advises she is moving from tow
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Lucy
Seriously adorable story of Parker, father of Nate, who lost his very beloved husband to a motorcycle accident. Parker is a lawyer, with difficult hours, and needs to find someone to care for Nate when his day care lady moves. She helps out there, and Jake is interviewed. Too much attraction for Parker, and he sends Jake a polite letter of refusal, only to find a clever Nate knows the nanny he likes and has switched letters. The story could have been cloying and super sweet, and it isn't. I crie ...more
ReginLaRadiosa
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«Ti ho voluto dal primo momento in cui ti ho visto sul vialetto.» Tenendo la voce bassa, Parker sperava che Jake capisse quanto difficile fosse quel momento per lui. «Mi hai sorriso ed è stato come se la porta dietro la quale avevo chiuso una parte di me esplodesse, facendomi provare sentimenti che non avrei più provato. Ho amato Darren così tanto, ho sempre amato solo Darren e perderlo mi ha quasi distrutto. E sono sicuro che se non avessi avuto Nate
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Leaundra
Love it!!! I loved Parker and Jake from the first moment they met there was a spark. I thought Nate was a little cutie. This was a great second chance at love, love story. It made me tear up in parts which is when I know it's a great story. I could so understand how Parker felt and was so glad he gave himself another chance to find love, so that he and Nate could have Jake in their lives for their happy ending. Just in time for fathers day:-)
Don Bradshaw
This was a feel good love story that could have been sappy but for Ms Worral's skillful writing. Parker is the father of a seven year old boy and a man mourning the death of his husband. Working long hours as a lawyer, Parker decides that he needs a live in nanny to give young Nate some stability. Along comes Jake, recently out of work in a day care center, and wins Nate over in no time. There is definitely a connection between Parker and Jake but Parker tries to bury it feeling that moving on ...more
Nile Princess
Loved the characters and this probably could have been a five star read - for those family friendly, angst-free, feel good read, sappy moments - but I didn't like the first kiss between the MCs. To have Jake initiate it when Parker was having a breakdown over Darren's death felt a bit predatory to me. Not to mention, who licks someone's tears away when they've never had intimate contact with the person crying before? I didn't like it. It would have been more realistic to have Jake and Parker hug ...more
Arthur
This is a nice book, and on time for the Father's Day in the US. I just don't understand why the same publisher would publish two books with a same topic on the same day. It begs for comparison.

Nanny for Nate's plot is standard love story between a father (Pop) and the nanny. Everything comes with this standard plot applies here. Cute kid? Check. Hot father? Check. Hot nanny? Check. Father still mourning of the lost spouse? Check. A pushy but supportive best friend? Check. Cute dog? Err... no.
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Nichole (Dirty H)
This is a pleasant story about a widower who falls for his live-in nanny. I enjoyed the premise and the characters, but felt that the book was too short to do justice to the romance. It all happened too fast, like Worrall was saying "Trust me, they fell in love" and I could only shrug and say "If you say so." I would have liked to have spent more time with the characters and really experience the process. I also thought the sex scenes were rather mechanical and uninspired.
But overall this was a
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♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee)
3.5

I loved this book. There's nothing particularly new here but it was so sweet that my teeth ached. I liked that about it.

The kid, Nate, was cute. There wasn't one thing annoying about him. The part where he calls his friend on the cell phone for advice was adorable. I guess when you're seven, a ten year old seems pretty wise sometimes.

This will most likely be a re-read for me. It was one of those stories that didn't make me tense or anxious, so when I need a calm read this story will be one t
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Lisa - President of Challengeaholics  Anon and Challenge Enabler
A year after his husband is killed, Parker is interviewing for a nanny for his 7 year old son, Nate.
Out of the 4 candidates, one is a guy, Jake.
On the day that the nanny is supposed to start, Jake turns up. Unbeknownst to Parker, Nate has swapped the letters and sent the job offer to Jake instead of Parkers choice.
The story that follows is good. Parker trying to move on with his life following the death of his husband, and eventually giving into his growing feelings for Jake.
Janna
I really liked this story about a widower and his son who both find happiness again when Jake comes into their lives. I was in the mood for a sweet story with a nice touch of angst and the right amount of hurt and A Nanny for Nate delivered just that. I thought the author handled the element of Parker's guilt about falling in love again very well, not too overwhelmingly dramatic. Still, I might have used one or two hankies. ;) Recommended read: 4.5 stars.
Candice
4.5 Stars

Let me first start out by saying I never read the "original" of this story, just this one :)

Next, let me say, I forkin' LOVE Lisa Worrall. I have said it before and I will continue saying it until she tells me to stop ;)

Now, onto, A Nanny for Nate. I have put this off so much because I really don't like reading about deceased partners. Why? It's just not for me. There's too many people to tell the MC's to move on, so and so would want you live your life, it's time, etc. Everybody grieve
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Lasha
3.5 stars.

Lisa Worrall has created a delightful tale of widower Parker Adams and his son, Nate. When Parker’s husband dies and his babysitter moves away, he (accidentally) hires gorgeous manny Jake Walsh. The story unfolds as Jake, Parker and Nate grow closer…the two men eventually developing feelings for one another despite Parker’s insecurities. It hits a crescendo when Parker has to decide between being faithful to the memory of his old love or opening his heart to love once again.

There is no
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DaisyGirl
3.5 Stars

Parker Adams is a single Dad trying to care for his seven-year-old son while grieving the death of his husband a year after losing him to a hit-and-run accident. When his regular sitter moves away, Parker hires a live in nanny to give Nate more stability. Due to a mix up with the envelopes, the six foot plus hunky Jake Walsh turns up on his doorstep. Despite being perfect for the job, Parker had purposely decided to give the job to another candidate because Jake was too perfect and duri
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mw138
This was an absolutely adorable story. Parker, recently widowed when his husband was killed in a motorcycle accident, hires nanny, Jake, to help care for his son, Nate. As the three individuals grow closer, Parker and Jake develop feelings for one another. However, Parker feels like he's somehow betraying the memory of his deceased husband, Darren, by pursuing anything with Jake.

I found all three of the main characters in this story delightful. Jake was the perfect tall, dark and handsome hero w
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Camille
2.5

It's okay...mmm, alright. Nothing groundbreaking, nor anything that made my heart beat faster. It was kinda stiff, the writing that is. Some authors just have a more formal, reserved style that does not serve romance very well.

The story itself was okay but I wasn't at all emotionally entangled nor much moved by the bedroom scenes either. I didn't quite feel the professed love and the sex was not chemistry laden either. All in all, a bit dry. And because the nanny and the daddy has been done
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Deborah Tessari
Quando la vita chiude una porta magari poi apre un portone.

Da un anno Parker Adams è rimasto solo con un figlio di 7 anni e un lavoro che gli porta via fin troppo tempo, che sottrae al piccolo Nate. Darren, suo marito, era il papà a tempo pieno, mentre Parker era il Papino giocherellone. Ma Darren è morto, vittima di uno stupido incidente stradale e Parker non sa più come essere felice.

Con l’intento di dare al figlio più stabilità, senza doverlo lasciare sempre dalla babysitter, Parker accetta
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Un'altra piacevolissima scoperta: un romanzo dolcissimo di una scrittrice che non conoscevo. Incontriamo Parker Adams e suo figlio Nate dopo più di un anno dalla morte di Darren, il marito di Parker. Inutile dire che Parker non ha ancora superato il lutto ma si fa forza e va avanti per il bene del figlio, che adora. Il problema è che Parker è un avvocato molto impegnato ed ha bisogno dell'aiuto di qualcuno che diventi
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Wendy Ann
I loved the premise of the story and how Nate influenced Parker and Jake coming together. I felt that initial zing when the two of them first met and the chemistry just kept building. I couldn’t wait for their first kiss! I would have loved to spend a little more time seeing them operate as a couple since their true togetherness didn’t occur until close to the end of the book. Regardless, this was very sweet and very satisfying!
Rossy
Jul 01, 2011 Rossy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Gay parents theme/romance fans
Recommended to Rossy by: Gay parents theme
I read another book with a similar plot, so i couldn't help but compare the two books. While i think the relationship was better fleshed-out in this one, it lacked something i cannot clearly put my finger on. I liked the characters, but i didn't love them, might be it.

The other story while more idealistic, was more profound somehow in character.

Review to come soon!
Jess
This story is so beautiful.

Its heartwarming, romantic and sweet.

EVERYONE should read it!!!!

I have read other stories with similar plots but I felt this one just seems to work perfectly. I also liked how the attraction and romance built slowly. So many books are ruined because the characters jump into having sex. This book doesnt make that mistake.
Sabrina (Soter) Sally
"Parker fece scivolare la mano sulla sua. Quando le dita del ragazzo si chiusero con fermezza attorno alle sue, senza che venisse detta una singola parola, la bolla di ansia nello stomaco di Parker si dissipò e il suo cuore si gonfiò di piacere"

E' raro nella vita trovare una persona che rappresenta la tua perfetta meta, una persona che ti ama per come sei e che ti rende felice con la sua sola presenza. E' raro ma a Parker è capitato: la sua storia d'amore con Darren è stata come una favola, con
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Nikki ~The Critic~
Let me think. Yep, I really liked it. The romance happened a little fast, but Lisa's writing style kept this read from being too sweet. This could have easily been a 5 star read if I had a little more time with Jake. A love lost, but new love found, feel good read with a kid as an added bonus. Recommended!
Sara
Nov 25, 2012 Sara rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: fluff, m-m
This is one of those romance 101 fluff reads you get through in a sitting. It has the widower looking for nanny for son, falls for said nanny is feeling guilty.. But it is a good read if you want something that's predictable and sweeter than sugar. I liked it, it did what it said on the tin.
Shelby P
So far this has been the best "nanny" book I've read. Parker, Nate, and Jake felt like real people. The story never felt contrived; it wasn't set up just so the guys could have sex. This will go on my favorite m/m shelf and a re-read will be in the near future!
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