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Let it Be Me

(Love Unexpected #1)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  161 ratings  ·  60 reviews
Megan Carter’s spent the past five years nannying for a pint-size boss—the adorable Charlie—while also navigating her full-size boss, his somewhat grouchy, way-too-methodical dad, Adam. Now that she’s finally moving on, helping Adam find her replacement should be easy…except he doesn’t want another nanny. He wants a wife.

Adam’s been burned by love in the past, so of course
ebook, 200 pages
Published January 29th 2018 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Amara)
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4 stars

Let It Be Me by Jody Holford is a sweet and entertaining read.

I enjoyed the storyline, it was well written, easy to follow and I ended up reading it in one sitting.

Watching the relationship unfold between Adam and Megan had me smiling and swooning one minute and wanting to punch Adam the next.
Adam was so convinced love wasn't something he needed in his life, he was happy to live life working and spending time with his son, until work called :(
It took him a while to open his eyes and
Rating: 3.5/5

This is a story of not recognising what you have in a relationship until its about to end! Megan Carter has spent five years working as a nanny, caring for Charlie. Now she’s qualified to follow her dream of becoming a teacher and has agreed to help Charlie’s Dad, Adam, find her replacement. The only problem is he no longer wants another Nanny, he’s asked her to help him find a wife!

Megan is a romantic young lady, looking for love and very aware that Adam definitely isn’t looking
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
3.5 Stars!

Adam is a divorced single father. His own father drank away their income and his mom left when he was 13, never looking back. Add onto the fact that his ex-wife cared more about her rising career in acting than him or their son, this has greatly affected his outlook on life.

When Adam first hires Megan to be Charlie's nanny, he became so focused on building a better future for his son that he has become a workaholic. Over the 5 years that Megan has been with them, he not only has taken
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, romance
I've been hearing fantastic things about Jody Holford's books forever, and now that I've read LET IT BE ME I can completely understand all the fuss! LET IT BE ME is emotional, heartwarming, and downright swoony!

LET IT BE ME introduces Megan and Adam. Megan is a hopeless romantic. She believes in fairy tales and happily-ever-afters. While she hasn't had much luck in the romance department lately, she won't stop looking until she finds the one. Adam, on the other hand, is a cynic when it comes to
DNF at 58%.

On paper I should love this book. I like the author, I'm a sucker for single Dad and nanny romances, and the premise of the employer asking the nanny to set him with dates in order to find some woman who would be happy to have a polite, marriage-of-convenience in order to provide a mother for his little boy? Fraught with comedy opportunity.

Megan Carter is nanny to Charlie. His mother is an actress who valued her career more than her marriage or her child. His father Adam is a good Dad
Suze Lavender
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Megan is the nanny of the adorable Charlie. She loves him with all her heart, but she's ready for the next step in her life, becoming a teacher. This means Charlie's dad Adam has to find a replacement. Megan wants to do anything she can to make this process go as smoothly as possible, but Adam doesn't want a new nanny, he wants a wife. He sees this as a business arrangement and asks Megan to find him a suitable woman. Will Megan be able to fulfill this request?

After his divorce Adam carefully
Heather andrews
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Adam could be affectionate at times, “way to throw my words back at me. In that case…” he said, letting his hands glide down to grip her incredibly shaped bottom. Pulling her tight against him..." I liked this book, and it was a good thing Adam had Meg because the man could be really daft at times.
Stacey spence
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oooh what a perfect title. I wanted it to be me.
Loved watching these two grow to love each other or rather he learned to love again.

LOVE LOVE LOVE this book.
Sofia Lazaridou
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
Let it be me was the book I was expecting. I had not realized that Adam would expect Megan to find him a wife and I not offer her the role. I was expecting to feel angst the most, but what I felt was frustration and unsatisfaction. I wanted a hero who was a little bit more focused on his family and didn't make me feel like his kid was an afterthought. He was not a good father for a hero in a novel. Megan was a good heroine and I liked her though. She saved the book from the one-star rating.
Bookgasms Book Blog
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shelly
Oh, you guys, Let it Be Me was such a treat! I wasn’t sure what to expect going into it. I mean, not really. There are certain things I automatically expect from Ms. Holford’s books: authenticity, heartwarming interactions, and a certain sweetness threaded throughout the story. Those things are all present here, but I felt like there was a bit of unexpected edginess in this one. A hero who was frankly unlikable at first, giving me pause and causing me to wonder how he could ever be redeemed. And ...more
Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
She knew she needed to be sensible, but it was like her heart wanted to jump up and say, “Me! Let it be me.”

Sigh. (The good kind, promise.)

That’s how I feel at the end of Let It Be Me by Jody Holford. It’s a warm, sweet, feel good romance—one that is light on angst and altogether just a really enjoyable read.

It’s funny—normally I feel like I have a lot to say about the books I read, but with this one, I kind of don’t. And please, don’t take that to mean this book isn’t worthy, because it is.
My thoughts:

> Adam, the H, does NOT make a good first impression. He was an asshole to Megan in the first chapter! And though I understood his reasons/actions/decisions by the book's end, I was still meh about him when I finished reading. He's one of those MC's where I felt like she (the heroine) deserved someone better.

> I was hoping this story would be cute and light and more flirty fun. Instead, Adam is so caught up in his issues and to be fair, Megan was too; thus, there's a lot of
Apr 06, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
FREE on Amazon today (4/6/2019)!

Megan Carter’s spent the past five years nannying for a pint-size boss—the adorable Charlie—while also navigating her full-size boss, his somewhat grouchy, way-too-methodical dad, Adam. Now that she’s finally moving on, helping Adam find her replacement should be easy...except he doesn’t want another nanny. He wants a wife.

Adam’s been burned by love in the past, so of course he believes finding someone who can be a partner in raising his son is all that
Isha Coleman
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In matters of the heart, it's the clueless that make the perfect match. Jody Holford puts her heart in her stories and Let It Be Me in my opinion shows the most evidence of that. The romantic and the Scrooge is a common theme in romance, but add in an adorable pint sized matchmaker and you have comedy gold to add to the adorable factor. Megan wants to find love, but has been looking in all the wrong places. Adam wants to avoid love at all costs and ends up landing in the middle of a mine field ...more
Raquel Cortes
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is my first book from Jody Holford and it was a pleasant surprise.
Megan just graduated from college and aspires to work as a teacher at the local school. To achieve such goal, she'll resign her job as the nanny of Charlie, an eight-year-old boy who adores Megan. Leaving the little boy is hard as they both have grown attached to each other. What Megan didn't anticipate was how hard it would be to leave Charlie's father, Adam. The hot but workaholic man went through a failed marriage which
Dec 31, 2017 rated it liked it
This book contains both cursing (a lot, including f-bombs) and explicit on screen sex.

This book was not my cup of tea. There was a lot of inner dialogue, and a lot of secondary characters/scenes that were fine but that didn't really add a lot to the story (her brother and his partner being the lone exception). But the biggest problem with the book was that I really, really didn't like Adam. AT ALL. I spent most of this book wishing he'd just go away and that Megan would hook up with her
Michelle Mina scheiber
She does it again

Jody is one of my favorite authors. Her relatable characters never fail to grip you by the heartstrings. Adam and Megan are no exception. My heart was invested only a few pages in. Jody is a must-read author if you want to end up feeling good.
E-Reader Addict
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
This book was a tough one for me to rate. I’m not sure if my lack of enthusiasm for the book is because I’m not a fan of the “relationship with an expiration date” plot, or because of a couple other reasons. But this book just didn’t work very well for me.

Megan has been eight year old Charlie’s nanny for the past five years. She has now finished her schooling though, and is ready to move on to a career as a teacher. With her employment by Charlie’s dad, Adam, coming to an end, Adam has asked
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it

Megan Carter has finally achieved her dream. She's going to be a teacher, which means she's moving on from her job as a nanny to the sweet and adorable Charlie. Finding a replacement nanny is her first task, but when her boss Adam decides finding a wife for him is the better option, Megan can't help but feel a little disappointed by his need for companionship instead of love. However, as Megan does her best to find Adam what he wants, she finds it becoming harder and harder to deny the chemistry
Alex (Briennai)
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Megan has been a live-in nanny for Adam's son Charlie for 5 years. She dreams of being a teacher, and she has been trying to find another job for years. When she finally gets the job she wants, she wants to help Adam make sure that Charlie has a good nanny. Someone who actually cares about him and won't leave him again like his mother left him.

But Adam doesn't think that a nanny is good enough, he wants a wife who will actually be committed to staying with him and his son. Now, Megan has to
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, contemporary
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 9/6/18.

Absolutely adorable romance! The swoon-worthy ending makes up for 90% of the aggravation I felt earlier in the story... ;)

I have to be honest--Adam wasn't my favorite character for about 2/3 of the book. His reasons for asking Megan to "find him a wife" were pretty lame, and he went way too far with that plan considering he'd already started having feelings for his nanny mid-way through. He kept letting his job put itself first in his life, and
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
**I received a copy of Let it be me from Entangled Publishing and Net Galley in exchange for a honest and voluntary review**

Let it be me by Jody Holford was a pleasant surprise but my only wish would be a bit more heat between the H/h. Other than that you'll fall in love with Parker and Garrett, Stella and of course Charlie. I'd give the book a solid 4 stars total. This is the first book that I've read by Jody Holford and look forward to reading Stella and Parker/Garrett's stories in the future
Wit & Wonder Books
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*** ARC provided by the author for an honest review ***

Learn how to recognized and accept love again with Let It Be Me by Jody Holford.

Megan Carter has been working for Adam Klein for five years as a nanny to his young son Charlie. During this time she has worked hard to also finish school and obtain her teaching degree. Now it is time for her to move on, but is she really ready to leave this man and his son whom she has come to love so much over this time?

Adam Klein’s wife left him and their
Melena Torretta
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, netgalley-arcs
Another fabulous book by Jody Holford, author of the Kendrick Place series!

I loved that series and how the characters from each book appeared throughout the others. Since they were some of my favorite books this year I had high hopes going into reading Let It Be Me.

Megan has worked for Adam as his son Charlie's nanny for five years. During that time, though, they have barely gotten to know each other because he is often working and their conversation often centers on Charlie. She is optimistic,
Bette Stanek
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the first book that I’ve read by Ms Holford. As soon as I read, “Megan Carter’s spent the past five years nannying for a pint-size boss—the adorable Charlie—while also navigating her full-size boss…” in the blurb I knew this one had to be fun. It was!

Megan got her job as a nanny for Charlie when she was nineteen. She’s grown to love the kid like her own. But now it’s time for her to move on. She’s graduated with her teaching degree and has landed her first job. She conflicted on leaving,
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Let It Be Me by Jody Holford is a nicely-written story about a nanny falling in love with her boss. Actually, they fall for each other almost simultaneously, as their business relationship evolves into much more.

The nanny, Megan Carter, and her boss, account manager Adam Klein, really don't know each other very well on a personal level. It is only after Megan gives her notice to pursue a teaching career, do they begin to see each other differently. Adam asks Megan to find him a wife, instead of
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Despite seeming to fit into a formulaic plot of hot guy falling for his nanny, there were several aspects that made this novel stand out. The heroine, Megan is a sweetheart and has a wonderful relationship with the little boy, Charlie, that she’s been taking care of for five years since he was two. Unfortunately, the hero, Adam, is really rather a cold stick of a guy. - Having had one failed marriage, he’s determined never to love again. But he is going to need someone to replace Megan now that ...more
Christine Frieseke-Miller
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really connected with Adam and Megan's story.

Megan works for Adam in caring for his son. She has worked for him for 5 years and they've never spent much time together. As Megan gets ready to quit and move onto being a school teacher, she ends up spending more time with Adam to find a replacement for her. What Adams wants though, is a wife who is more of a partner in raising Charlie than a soulmate. Adam and Megan end up crossing the employee/employer line and Megan falls hard. What Adam
Jan 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

I enjoyed how this book was character driven. There was obviously a conflict but it focused more on the conflicting emotions of the characters and whether they wanted to risk a relationship or not. I liked all of the characters but especially Megan. She had a calm, loving presence within the story which makes sense due to the fact that she is the nanny. I loved the relationship that she had with Adam's son. It
Jan 21, 2018 rated it liked it
If you enjoy a nanny-and-her-boss romance, you likely will enjoy Jody Holford's contribution to the genre. You will like Megan, a young woman whose goals and aspirations have tended to be placed second to the needs of others. Having worked as a nanny for a few years, she is ready to pursue a career as an elementary school teacher. But she loves her young charge, Charlie, and she doesn't want to abandon his father, Adam. Will she put herself first?

Adam, meanwhile, is one of thsoe "burn me once"
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