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The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos

2.83  ·  Rating details ·  308 ratings  ·  88 reviews
She took his spare bedroom, then she stole his heart.

Max will have to drop out of school if he can’t find anyone to help take care of his two-year-old daughter. He never expected to find Savannah, and he definitely didn’t expect to fall in love with her.

Max became the family screwup when he got his high school girlfriend pregnant, and his parents have never forgiven hi
Kindle Edition, 168 pages
Published February 24th 2015 by Maietta Ink
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The Nanny with the Skull Tattoo was nothing of what I expected. Of course the reason being that I went in with my own preconceived thoughts on how the story would go so it is really my fault and not the book. I had no connection to the characters and could get a feel out of it. I wish it had more to do with the tattoos, sadly I can't love them all.

ARC kindly provided by Booktrope, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, new-adult
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Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This storyline had potential. However, the author didn't quite manage to bring it to life.

For one, I don't feel like the main guy overcame his prejudices against tattoos. He never took the time to learn about her tattoos either.
Another issue I had was the couple never got to really know each other before declaring their love for each other. Yes, she can cook and she's great with the child but how do you know you like her as a person if you never take the time to get to know her.
The fact that
ARC received via NetGalley

This was an okay read for me. I liked that it was written from the male character's (Max) perspective only. After finishing the book, I felt like the story was missing 'something' - I have no idea what though.

In terms of the characters, I have mixed opinions. I liked Chloe - she was cute and adorable. Savannah - I thought her character could have been explored more, we don't know enough about her. I liked Max to begin with but then two thirds of the way through the stor
Heather andrews
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*************MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*****************

I liked Max he was a caring guy, "he drummed his fingers on the counter, his eyebrows furrowed. “What’s wrong, then?” Savannah shook her head, but she stirred faster. “Is it because of last night? Are you okay? Did I hurt you?” He swallowed hard, his heart slamming in his chest." I liked this book, I did but I felt like a couple things weren't resolved, like does Savannah ever meet his parents? Does she ever meet Nikki, does he tell Savannah what
There wasn't enough story between H/h..
And a little too much drama.
The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos by Elizabeth Barone became a DNF 50 pages in because of the spoiled brat, millennial slacker personality of the hero, Max. If a hero has no redeeming qualities from the starts, which continues throughout the story, then that book isn’t for me. When I read, specifically a romance, I want to enjoy the characters, which means the hero and heroine.

Unfortunately here that doesn’t happen, and you may end up rolling your eyes more than once because of Max’s immature ac
Apr 05, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the sound of this one.... and then a few chapters in... It was all drama and no story.

The couple had no relationship. The sleep together once, she got mad and left. This was halfway through the book. Then we focused on the ex girlfriend for a few chapters. I forgot all about the female lead (I had to look up her name because I forgot it... it is Savannah).

Max (the lead males name) is immature and crazy. Who leaves their kid with a stranger YOU JUST MET!?!?!? and why is his famil
Dec 09, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have literally nothing good to say about this. Even when I hate something I try to find something positive but that's absolutely impossible with this.
Hero: Well...anyone looking for a change from alpha heroes should definitely read this character you'll be dying for an alpha in no time. He's basically the most pathetic creature i've ever encountered in books or real life. He is a moron...sleeping with girls left and right without even thinking about protection and then is somehow shocked when
Sarah Jimenez
Jan 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos is a romance story about a young man, Max, who is struggling to grow up while also caring for a daughter he had very young. He hires a nanny to live with him, Savannah, and romance and heartache and tense times follow.
The story flows quickly and easily. You find yourself moving from chapter to chapter without realizing that in one sitting you’ve easily burned through five or six chapters. The characters are well formed and as you read you want to know them. I fo
Vanessa Deroo
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is something with Elizabeth "Liz" Barone' books that make me come back for more. Is it the plausible yet powerful story lines? The care and detail she puts in every character she writes, either main or secondary? Her warm sense of humour? Her love of Megadeth?
The Nanny with The Skull Tattoos is the story of Max, nineteen years-old, father of a two year-old (the cute Chloe), and Savannah, the famous Nanny, a fierce Puerto Rican girl Max hires in a desperate attempt to get his life back toge
Wit & Wonder Books
** ARC provided by the author for an honest review **

This book had so much potential. It was such a cool concept but was lacking chemistry between characters, details, and more importantly the connection we love in the books. It felt rushed. Also the biggest problem I had with the book was the Leading Male character he was very week and whiny, I mean I understand that he was a young dad struggling to be there for his daughter, go to college and work to provide for his child ( props for that) bu
Rachel-ann Thompson
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Rachel-ann by: author
this book takes you on an emotional adventure about a single dad of a 2 year old daughter who gets kicked out of his parents house. while working and going to school he has to find a way to look after his daughter. enter savannah. a spunky girl with a sleeve of tattoos. this girl is perfect for him. little does he know his mother invites his ex to Christmas dinner and causes a whole mess of trouble for max and savannah.

honestly i couldn't stop reading. i laughed and cried and shivered during th
Sharon Mariampillai
I received a copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Actual Rating: 4.3

This was a great read. The story was quick and it was a nice romance book. The story follows Max, a young father who hires a nanny, Savannah. During this time, they fall in love with each other. I thought the story flowed very nicely. I was really engaged in this read. I thought Max made some stupid decisions throughout the book. But I love a man who knows how to put his kid first. Savannah was not your tradi
Mandy Saial
The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos - Elizabeth Barone (4 Stars )

*Gifted a Copy By Author at The PageCurl's Valentine's Day Book Hop .

Could seeking a Nanny on Craigslist be the best thing that's ever happened to Max !?!

My amazon review link below .....
Dia Caban
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book, and all of its characters (except for Nicole). As a woman who had her first child young, a lot of parts in this book really hit home for me! Definitely hoping there will be more to Max, Chloe, and Savannah's story!!! Great job Liz!! ...more
Nicole Aroca
Nov 01, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I don't know where to sincerely start this book has a good beginning and good protagonist with an adorable daughter but where it is in the development of the story, the evolution of the characters and the end there are none. First of all his family was a torture to read because for me one thing is to ask your son to be more independent but to send him out of the blue, for me it would have been more logical for the mother to ask him to put Chloe in a nursery or hire a nanny, and Nicole was a bitc ...more
Wanda C
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book stirred a lot of emotions in me. The main character, a single dad, goes though a lot because of deceit, misjudgment, and just not thinking each incident all of the way through. It has a great romance and a bad get in the middle of son's life mother.

Based on a five-star rating, I give it five stars!
1) Buy from the author in the future? Yes
2) Did it keep me intrigued? Yes
3) Story line adventurous, mysterious, and believable? Yes
4) Would I recommend to a family member/friend? Yes
5) Did my
InBooksILive Reviews
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
I really enjoyed this book! I was a little skeptical but was definitely pleasantly surprised. I loved the characters, they weren't at all boring. The story kept me wanting to keep reading and wanting to know what was going to happen with the main character next, what "idiot boy decision" was he going to make next? lol I'd recommend this book to everyone to read it. Already handed it off to my sister in law for her to read. So happy I won this book in a giveaway and had the chance to enjoy it. ...more
Nov 16, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved it, but there were loose ends. I don't get what was up with Riley. There needed to be more fleshing out of that secondary character. And things didn't resolve with his parents, or hers. I wanted more backstory, I think.
I loved their bond, but eh, there was something missing. Maybe more romance?
Linda Rea
Jan 27, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Max is trying to make it through school with a two year old daughter when his mother tells him he has to move out. Max has no idea how any of this will work when he puts it an ad for a live in nanny only one person applies and she is covered in skull tattoos. What Max learned very quickly was not to judge a person but he is not very suave which the nanny Savannah calls him out on but somethings can’t be brushed off. Savannah was great but mysterious and Max was like a duck out of water but it wa ...more
Barbara Andrews
Dec 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story, good characters. Received this book from Goodreads First Read.
+ Shelves: hero-is-father, drama-ow, ex-girlfriend-bitch, hero-with-ow-after-meeting-heroine, hero-not-celibe-after-connection-heroine, hero-sexual-stuff-with-ow, pov-hero, hea
NetGalley Review
****ARC was provided by Booktrope via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.****

This story was all from the male's (Max's) POV. It was quite different in that Max is the one who has custody of his two year old daughter because his ex-girlfriend didn't want their daughter, Chloe. His parents kick him out of their house and refuse to watch his daughter because they are both getting older and they want to start living their lives. Max ends up in a three bedroom apartment and posts and ad for a
Char (1RadReader59)
Max Batista, 20, was a young single father when the book opens up who was babied and given no skills and then thrown into the great big world with NO SKILLS & no money, and support from those who said they love him. Now this would be okay in theory and even for the most part overall. But when the parents treated his older brothers differently than wanted to make an example of him but yet still enabled him it is not right to threw him out. Now here is why because he was made to leave with a 2-yea ...more
Book Binge
Max is 20 years old and has a 2-year-old daughter, Chloe, and he is the sole custodial parent. His ex-girlfriend is not in their lives at all. Max lives with his parents while he goes to college to get his elementary education degree and he also works at a music store. His mother has been taking care of Chloe when needed but Max’s mother finally tells him she can’t do it any longer as she has no free time for herself and then not only quits as his daycare provider but then kicks him out of the h ...more
Julie ~ LuluEverything
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Jul 19, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-reads

My God, this book is a mess! An inconsistent, poorly written, poorly planned mess with characters lacking a personality and a plot that I doubt even the author had a clear idea of.

It starts off with Max, who is a twenty-year-old, college-going single father. He lives with his parents, which is understandable. But then his mother kicks him out because she wants to focus on "her dreams". Even his brothers (four of them) refuse to help him and he has to figur
Tonyia's Book Blog
Okay, I’m going to be honest. I loved the cover art of this book and the description way more than the actual book. I’m sorry. It lacked a lot. On the cover, the girl looks like Natalie Portman and the guy is hot. A story about tattoos and a guy that ‘s trying to better himself while caring for his child? Hot.

Let me tell you what’s not hot. The explanation and immediate kicking out of a college student and his 2 year old child by his parents to potentially start some after retirement business th
Stephanie  Mae
May 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 Sugar Skull Stars
Contemporary College Age Romance no cliffhanger. HFN. Series.

This is my first Elizabeth Barone book, but it will not be my last. I would like to thank the author for a unique treat. This book surpassed my expectations. Initially, I felt the development was a little slow. However, the author needed to set the scene-for Savannah "NaNa" the Nanny. Yes! The Nanny with the Skull tattoos is a woman. Again, not what I was expecting. So well done.
The author seems to make
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Elizabeth Barone writes books starring badass belles who chose the other path because her life is just as offbeat. Before publishing her debut novel, she was a chef, web designer, apprentice teacher, and retail soldier, but writing is her first love. It took a debilitating autoimmune disease to make her realize it was time to chase her dream.

Elizabeth is the author of over a dozen contemporary rom

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