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Tempted by Her Boss

(The Renaldis #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  2,511 ratings  ·  143 reviews
Business? Meet pleasure…

The Renaldis, Book 1

Paige Stewart has committed the ultimate nanny sin—she’s fallen in love with her boss. She adores Matteo Renaldi’s sweet, precocious son. Who wouldn’t? But it’s torture going about her day-to-day tasks, catching fleeting glimpses of the boy’s enigmatic father. Chastising herself for fantasizing she’s in the Renaldi master bed…

ebook, 202 pages
Published July 3rd 2013 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (first published July 2nd 2013)
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Aug 21, 2018 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed Karen Erickson's Trilogy of Merry widows historical novellas, so I decided to give this series a listen. It was okay. I did not care for the narrator, and the child character Mattie was not a convincing three-year-old. However, there were some hot sex scenes. I was looking forward to the book two premise more than the others anyway, so I plan to continue with the series.
Black Butterfly
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: ADULTS
Recommended to Black Butterfly by: AMAZON
Shelves: romance
Oct 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Paige and Matteo's story starts off right where the first one ended...which is both good and bad, as there was chemistry between them, but they were still fighting the attraction.

This can be fun when it works, and when the scenes where they are fighting the attraction are intense and compelling...but for me, they were missing something. When they were together, I enjoyed the story. But, when they weren't, the story was not really compelling or interesting to me, which made it difficult to stay e
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
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So I really wanted to read this one, to find out how it ends, but I felt like this story was a bit too slow.
I thought it would pick up a bit, but it didn't, for me.

Paige and Matteo was both stubborn in admitting their feelings but that is what will make you keep on reading to find out what will happen.
But other than that, I couldn't say that it really captured my interest that much. I wanted more passion and more drama.
Tracy Kellies
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Forbidden love at it's best. Both Paige and Matteo were way to stubborn but it made for interesting reading. The book was way too short though...
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-favs
I loved this book, easy read. I really really liked Matty he was the cutest little kid. Paige is great, she is very wise beyond her years and thinks about others way before she thinks about herself. I am glad Matteo finally came to his senses and took a chance with Paige. Although I think she overreacted at the end, but at the same time Matteo was kinda an a$$hole about the whole situation.
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We got a little taste of Matteo Renaldi and his nanny, Paige Stewart in the prequel, Temporary Arrangement. It’s available free and while you can easily read this one without it, I think there’s some background information in there that gives you a better understanding of these two from the start. In Tempted By Her Boss, we pick up several months after the prequel and find that Matteo and Paige are both still trying to deal with the fa
Sofia Lazaridou
Oct 15, 2017 rated it liked it
I am giving the book a three-star rating instead of the 4 I was going to give it because there is one thing that bothered me. In the novella that's a prequel to this book, Paige explains the situation with her former employers at Matteo and he seems to understand what went on and he took her side. In this novel, he acts like he doesn't know a thing and gets mad at Paige. He acts way to unreasonably for someone who is supposed to know what truly went on. I wanted more scenes with Matty. Paige is ...more
Heather in FL
So this was a rare "meh" for a Karen Erickson story for me. The whole story seemed so trite. The language used seemed so flowery and overdone. I was looking forward to this based on the prequel, but then it just fell flat. Don't get me wrong, it was a sweet story, but the "voice" of the story seemed so different from other Karen Erickson stories. It made me wonder if she even really wrote this one! I'm not sure I'll continue with this series. I'm not giving up on Ms. Erickson, but I just wasn't ...more
Jun 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
oooo I really enjoyed this story!!

I think it worked out great between Paige and matteo..
I wanted more !! I didn't want this story to end but the ending was a perfect one I do admit :-]

I highly recommend this book! :-]
Aug 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
It was ok. I just didn't get as invested as I would have liked.
Kaity Korda
Jul 22, 2013 rated it liked it
I kind of wanted to smack Paige every other page.
Jul 02, 2013 rated it did not like it
It wasn't that it was a bad book.I kind of felt like I was reading a soap opera. So if you love those you'll probably like this book :)
Tanja Glavnik
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
The reason I gave two stars was for the end unravelling, which I could see coming from a mile away.

Why is it, does anyone know, that in pretty much any and all romance novels, when things unravel at the end, the heroine will pretty much run off in a snit in about ... 90% cases? Like, I get it, you hit a wall with the hero, but considering how much energy Paige invested in getting Matteo to like her and then to lust for her, you'd think she'd go the final mile to the love part of the equation. An
Jo-The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog
After finishing "Temporary Arrangement" I was looking forward to seeing what was up next for Paige and Matteo and I wasn't disappointed. I loved this sweet romance between the nanny and the hot single dad, especially how it all came an end. The last chapter and the epilogue left me with a smile on my face and a lovely warm fuzzy feeling in my heart.

."Somehow, some way,
his little redheaded nanny had left a mark so deep in him,
it was as if she'd scratched his very soul."

In this conclusion to Pa
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Well this has mixed reviews but I actually kind of liked it. It was obvious this would be a hot story but it was actually very sweet too. Matteo is a very hard working CEO who has been successful in his family business. He’s also a widow with a 3 year old son, in need of a nanny. Paige has just lost her nanny job after being fired for apparently having a fling with the boss’ husband, even though the real reason was he tried to force himself on her and she fought back. Right place right time and ...more
Roxy the Fury
Apr 29, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

I was on board with the forbidden love affair between boss and employee but this is ridiculous. Get it on already. Second book in the series 50% in and still no action. Only the blubbering “We shouldn’t. We can’t.” Which only leads to “But I can’t help it.” and all they do is kiss. Not even heavy petting. A freaking kiss. Matteo is bordering on 40 and she’s in her 20’s and kissing is all they do. He’s a widower and she’s the nanny. It’s not really forbidden. They make it seem like it’s downr
Amanda Grooms
Mar 29, 2019 rated it liked it
This was enjoyable enough, and I felt I pretty much had to read it immediately after the novella that set the stage for this book if I wanted any resolution. I liked Paige well enough, but felt a little meh about her and how she was letting these dicky guys define her life. Who moves all the way to NYC to be a nanny?? And has literally no life outside of the nannying. She was setting herself up for heartache. Matteo was nice enough, even though he should have put the hurt on his brothers for be ...more
Stephanie Bolen
Old style harlequin with a little bit of smutt

There is very little plot, too much melodrama, and a rescue at the end so much like 70's and 80's style Harlequin Presents that the sex threw me. Those old books alluded or left out the sex completely so to have raunchy sex scenes in this one was a bit of a peculiar mix. Maybe if the characters had been more realistic it might have worked, but the sweet nanny and brooding Italian boss are so cliche that it's just a painful read. It doesn't help that
Apr 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A little like walking through sludge!

Not an easy read did not flow well and the heroine Paige I found annoying in the extreme. Wandered from a wimp to a woman page after page and Matteo the so called hero was a pain in the behind too. The one delight in the book was his son Matty and his mother Claudia although just bit players. I finish books I begin even those that are muddy and so when this finally drew to a close I was relieved. 2.5 Stars is all it gets from me but read it for yourself and m
Gemma Crouch
Feb 20, 2019 rated it liked it
This book is well written with a nice 'story' it was an easy read to pass the time with some great steamy moments that felt right for the plot not just added in for sex. However the story is not very original and quite predictable. I felt it was missing the 'big declaration' and feel rather flat at the end.

I'm not disappointed to have read it however it will not be one I re read in the future and I'm not too bothered about reading the brothers stories either as there wasn't enough interest crea
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Forbidden love

This is a completely new author to me and I am so glad to have picked up this book as it was beautifully written and very realistic. Matteo doesn't want to fall for his sons nanny, Paige, but he does and it causes lots of indecision on his part as well as sleepless nights. These two are so beautiful together that it was an absolute pleasure to read this book. Looking forward to reading more of this series.
Susanne M.
Ping pong

That's how the story felt. I want we can't. Kiss me..... oops we can't cross that line. Never really pinned down what was the whole drama with Lucia. Matteo comes across as strong one moment and then scattered the next. The characters need more depth. Overall story was ok, nothing extraordinary. No cheating or cliffhanger and you get a happy ever after.
Diana Reeves
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Matteo Ramaldi, single billionaire is in need of a nanny for his 3 year old son. His mother is interviewing for the position when she meets Paige in a coffee shop. Later Matteo meets Paige and instant sparks fly.

Their eventual relationship is a rollercoaster of emotions for both. I didn’t care for Paige’s constant need to run away from everything. I waited for her to grow a backbone but she never did. Not sure this relationship would last.
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May 12, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Paige was not a strong character

The story had a good plot but Paige was not a strong character. She had such a low self esteem that the romance was not believable. She started off wishy washy, then bold, then tried to run, then she did run. I can't enjoy as story that I don't like the heroine. I gave this a 2 for effort.
May 03, 2018 rated it did not like it
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This one is about a Nanny who falls for her boss. It didn't really do it for me, I felt like it plodded along with the odd sex scene just walloped in for the hell of it. There was no chemistry between Paige and Matteo, no inclination as to why they even fancied each other given that he was a massive dickhead.

Can't love 'em all.
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
A chance meeting gets unemployed Paige hired as nanny to Italian businessman Matteo. His little boy Matty is a doll and they develop an immediate mutual adoration society. Matteo is focused on business and avoiding entanglements like his deceased wife, but Paige is different, and he can't get her out of his mind. A variety of misunderstandings happen before the HEA.
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely irritating.
Paige expects completely commitment and declarations of love after pursing a relationship for less than 3 months.
She is completely insecure.
And how much is this billionaire paying her that even though he’s covering room and board she can’t afford a plane ticket?!
May 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
I have a hard time with nanny falls for the single dad storyline and this book is pretty much the epitome of all the things I hate about that trope. Characters who are super wish-washy, noncommittal one second and professing their undying love, the next. Didn’t like the characters and have zero interest in reading the rest of the series.
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USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson lives in central California with her husband, three kids, one dog and too many cats. Being a romance writer and bringing her characters to life is her greatest dream come true.

She also writes as NYT & USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy.

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