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My Mr. Manny (My Manny Book 1)

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After getting swept up in nostalgia and losing herself in a quickly progressing romance, her fantasy falls apart. She is left to raise her precious little girl, Lucia, on her own. The demands of Mia’s work schedule and Lucia’s needs increase, and their lives become increasingly hectic. It is soon clear to Mia that she needs help. Luckily, her life-saving cousin saves the ...more
ebook, 2, 191 pages
Published October 1st 2015 (first published August 27th 2013)
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AnnMarie

Great debut!

Such a sweet, heartwarming, feel good story. All the feels and hugs that will make you smile. Nicely balanced easy read. Good characterizations, great visuals that really were expansive putting you right in the story. Really a good flow. Secondary characters were well thought out and helped drive the story offering a nice well rounded balance to the story line on a whole.

There was instant attraction between Mia and Dominic that was a bit typical in many stories that I see lately, b
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Tbird London
I was asked to be part of the blog tour and give a review for My Mr. Manny. I have dedicated myself to giving honest reviews so I feel I must tackle the things about this book that I wasn’t fond of first. Although the story plot was interesting, I just felt like the characters didn’t have time to be fully developed. I was left with wanting more than what the few pages gave me. There was so much information and events in this story, I didn’t feel like each event had the proper amount of time for ...more
Babus
Sep 09, 2013 Babus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a sweet love story. It seemed to go by in a rush at the beginning. We went through over 10 years in the first few chapters. Then we get to know Mia at her current stage in life, figuring out how to raise her child on her own. When her cousin suggests that she hire a nanny, Mia agrees to meet this man turned nanny.

Sparks fly when Mia meets Dominic. They dance around each other for a few months while Dominic takes care of Lucia and the house and Mia works during the day. We watch their rel
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Roses Book Blog
Sep 05, 2013 Roses Book Blog rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mia Balducci grew up in Boston. When she turned sixteen she moved to Los Angeles to live with her dad. She misses her big Italian family and her friends from her hometown. She forces herself to change things like her voice so she’ll fit into her new high school. She’s always felt out of place that is until she gets to college and becomes best friends with her roommate Susan. While Mia still feels out of place, it’s at a football game that she runs into Alex who was her friend growing up.

Alex a
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Kim
Sep 07, 2013 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you loved the show "Who's the Boss?" Then you will love My Mr. Manny. I received a copy of My Mr. Manny for Jennifer's Blog tour for My Mr. Manny release. Well it is a quick read and didn't take me long to read it. I do wish there was a little more of the story about Mia but with the amount of pages Jennifer got a whole story in and didn't bore you with any extra stuff. Maybe I am used to a lots of things added in a book that I thought maybe more should be added not sure. I do love that Mia ...more
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
This was a fab light hearted read. I thoroughly enjoyed this storyline. It had me smiling & saying awe a few times. The characters were so loveable.

I certainly recommend this book especially if your looking for a nice easy read.
Received from author in return for an honest review.
Dominique
Sep 05, 2013 Dominique rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it, finished it in a day! Some very cute moments, and a sweet storyline. Love that Mia took charge and didn't come off as a victim. Dominic was a great male/father figure and Lucia was adorable. :)
Catarina Szelsky †
This book was so sweet!
Sarah Aisling
Aug 29, 2013 Sarah Aisling rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Review will be up on my website 8-29-13! www.sarahaisling.com
Sarah Aisling
My Mr. Manny is Jennifer Garcia’s debut novel. I read a short story, In My Mother’s Footsteps, written by Ms. Garcia under her pseudonym Forbes Arnone, which I really enjoyed. (You can read my review of that story here.) So, when the opportunity to review her novel came up, I jumped at the chance.



Mia Balducci comes from a big, close-knit Italian family. She leaves all that behind when she moves to the west coast to live with her father. A chance meeting with a childhood friend leads to a whirlwi
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Carrie Elks
Mar 06, 2014 Carrie Elks rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I first picked up this book I thought it would be a lightweight, fluffy story about a professional woman and her male au-pair, but nothing could be further from the truth. Although there is lightness in the writing--and the promised HEA--My Mr Manny also explores the pain of a marriage breakup, the fears of moving on, and the fierce attachment that a mother feels toward her child.

The book starts with a scene from Mia's childhood; a golden time when children could run around the block until
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Anita
Sep 08, 2016 Anita rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a sweet romance story which is mostly in `telling mode' by the main character with some dialogue so the reader only sees one side of the story. I wanted to know the other side of what happened to Mia - in that why did her ex-husband give up all parental rights to their daughter? Why did he go from a man in love to a workaholic who neglected his family? No reasons were given other than he met someone else, but I would have liked to hear his reasoning.

Mia is disappointed about being a divo
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Cassy Witthar
ARC received for an honest review.

This was a nice, light, fluffy romance story. When I saw the opportunity to sign up for the blog tour and the chance to read and review this book, I jumped on it. I thought it would be something a little different from what has become my norm. The beginning did seem a little rushed. There was basically 10 years of back story in the first few chapters. I felt that I could have connected with the characters a little better. But the concept is a good one. It has a
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Sassy Moms Say Read Romance

Thanks to Jennifer Garcia and Ren Rom publishing for giving me the opportunity to read and review this story. I have been looking forward to this one since Jennifer first mentioned it on Facebook. I wasn't disappointed either.

The concept of a male nanny, manny, is something that is foreign to me, but it intrigues me. This is the second manny story I have read and yet again, I am still intrigued. The way Jennifer told this story was one that had me wanting more and I didn't put it down until I w
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Renee
Jan 21, 2014 Renee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was what I needed. I got a big smile on my sappy love story enjoying face!

If you are a big chick-lit fan, like me, then this is for you. Some parts were cliche, but I loved it. The characters were very relatable for me. The fact that Mia was sort of expected to get married seemingly happy, she has a great life. Well for a while it rolls along, then she thinks she needs to spice up her life. This leads to drama, sadness, and infidelity. My heart broke for her disappointment when she got all
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Lindsey Gray
Oct 25, 2013 Lindsey Gray rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story is about more than a Manny and his lady boss. My Mr. Manny is about the journey Mia Balducci makes from childhood in a small town outside of Boston to divorced, single parent adulthood in Southern California. The reader truly gets to know what makes Mia into the woman she is before the Manny, Dominic, comes into the picture. I felt I had an honest picture of who Mia was when Dominic came into her life and made her family whole.

Dominic is the dream Manny of any single mom out there. He
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Irene ~ Ice Cold Passion
Received an advance reading copy from: the author, this in no way influences my honest opinion.

This everything you don't want to read about when you just came out of a 7 year long relationship. This book could have been my live story minus the kid. Why didn't I want to read this?, well the first half of the book was about Mia's relationship with her ex-husband, even though she was marry she always had to do everything alone (which was a very confront story for me). Then she finds out why, and is
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Lisa
Jul 26, 2016 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received Mr. Manny as an ARC for an honest review. This book was so cute well cute may not be a good word for it. More like this book was funny, sad, lovable, and full of a hottie you just can't seem to get enough of. Mia grew up with a big family always feeling like an outsider, but totally loved. Growing up living next to her family she could do anything, then she moves to California with her dad and her life just passes her by. When a chance encounter with Alex from back home brings her ...more
Vampiremama
Jan 06, 2014 Vampiremama rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a pleasure to dive into. Well written and well edited, the story is crisp, clean and most importantly, cute. There are certain books that you want to read if you are feeling down or just plain blah, and this book fits the bill. Low on the angst and high on the sweet, this book just leaves you feeling great when you are finished it.

Our heroine is a mature woman, geez, I thought no one wrote a woman who didn’t simper anymore. Mia is capable and strong and even if she does swoon a little,
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Melonie Merritt
Mar 03, 2014 Melonie Merritt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I first heard about this book I thought it would be something that I might like. I was so glad I was not disappointed. It is a good fluffy read. The book starts out giving you the back story on one of the main characters Mia and her daughter Lucia. Then Dominic storms into their lives. He is the kind of guy every girl dreams of. Their love story is one of fairytales and one as a single mother I can only hope to have. I could really relate to Mia in this story. While it was a good book and i ...more
Jen Cothran
I was given this book to read and give my honest review. I truly enjoyed its moments of sugary sweet swoon-worthy flirting and hot hunky Manny!! This was an interesting read as the prospect of a male nanny wasn't one I would have considered. However, after Mia's first marriage ends and she realizes the increase in her daughters activities and her work load, help is just what she needs. With the advise of her cousin, she agrees to interview the brother of her cousins husband for the position of ...more
United Indie Book Blog
When I first heard about this book I thought it would be something that I might like. I was so glad I was not disappointed. It is a good fluffy read. The book starts out giving you the back story on one of the main characters Mia and her daughter Lucia. Then Dominic storms into their lives. He is the kind of guy every girl dreams of. Their love story is one of fairytales and one as a single mother I can only hope to have. I could really relate to Mia in this story. While it was a good book and i ...more
Michelle
Jan 17, 2014 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mia is a single mother raising her daughter on her own while juggling a full time job and housework. Mia’s sister convinces Mia she needs a manny (male nanny) for her daughter Lucia, and she had the perfect one in mind. Dominic!

Though I felt Dominic was too perfect, he was an immensely likeable character and was a perfect fit for Mia. While they both are recovering from disastrous relationships, they unexpectedly find what they are looking for in a relationship with each other. The story is abou
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Jenn
Oct 14, 2013 Jenn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ever find yourself reminiscing about your life? Peeking back into memories and becoming nostalgic about your roots while trying to see how your past has influenced your choices, then pausing to figure out how you arrived at a particular moment in life?

Well, grab Mr. Manny and curl up in your favorite chair. Mia's personal journey of reflection and self-discovery is a heartfelt story; one you'll find yourself relating to on many personal levels.

Sandy Grassini
Feb 27, 2014 Sandy Grassini rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
The ARC was given to me by the author for my honest review. I really liked this book. It was a great carefree love story. It was an easy read. I found myself picking it back up so many times because I wanted to see what happened next. So if you want to curl up with a great read, I recommend this one.



Karrie
Jan 13, 2014 Karrie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I got this as a Advanced Readers Copy, let's just say that Jennifer has me homesick. I grew up in Culver City and just reading about all of the locations that Jennifer mentioned in My Mr. Manny makes me want to go back there. I also want some Matsumoto's as well, I grew up on that stuff since my mom is from Hawaii. If you haven't done so I highly suggest that you read My. Mr. Manny!
Breanna Eichhorn
I received this book as a gift from the author in exchange for an honest review. I loved this book. The story line was really good. The characters were very well developed. Jennifer Garcia is a very talented author. I will be recommending this book to family and friends
Arushi
May 06, 2014 Arushi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
*I received a free copy in exchange of an honest review*
http://novelworms.blogspot.in/2014/03...
Elaine
Jun 01, 2014 Elaine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
great role reversal
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Other pseudonyms: Forbes Arnone
Jennifer Garcia’s lifelong love for reading and writing was put aside for many years while she made her way in the world and nurtured her young family. Originally from Boston, she currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. Even though she is older, and life never seems to settle, she’s finding her way while attending college full-time
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