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Misadventures with a Manny (Misadventures, #14)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  990 ratings  ·  275 reviews
Vera Woods is at her wit’s end.

Her husband has run off with the nanny, leaving Vera with a broken heart, three very angry sons, and even less time to juggle the demands of family and her career. After her boys scare away a sixth replacement nanny, Vera is out of time off from work and desperately out of options. Still nursing an aching heart, she turns to an unlikely sourc
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 9th 2018 by Waterhouse Press
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Jacqueline's Reads
3.5 It was okay Stars

I’m not sure if this was better via audio or better reading it. I guess it depends on what you are looking for.

I like the Misadventures series. I like that each book is written by a different author and each book has a core theme. However, these aren’t 5 star books, so far they haven’t been for me. I mean, they pass the time, the stories are cute, but it’s nothing that will blow your socks off.

I like Toni Aleo’s writing, but I did find this one a little angsty which isn’t my
Jessica Alcazar
absolutely fantastic ... from start to finish.

I fell in love with both Vera and Linc the minute they hit the page. Their story put a smile on my face and warmed my heart. And don't get me started on the boys! I don't have any details to give to back that statement up. I keep rolling thru the story in my mind to see what I can and cannot mention and I just don't want to say a single thing about the plot LOL I want you to be just as happy as I was every time I turned the page.

I do want to say on
Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my god. OH MY GOD!! This book, this book was just everything I feel so emotional right now after finishing this beauty, sappy, ugly, happy tears just wow.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review

I just want to start by saying Toni Aleo did an absolute flawless job on Misadventures with a Manny. It’s not often a book hooks me as much as this one did. It’s not often that I’m whipped away from reality and completely invested in a book that I actually forget everything and everyone around me
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received for an honest review

I want a Manny! I mean, I don't have any kids, but I still want a manny. Well, this manny anyways!

I was hooked on Misadventures With A Manny from go to woah. And I mean woah, Lincoln!

I liked that this wasn't the typical workaholic single dad needs a nanny - we get the flip with a workaholic single mum needing a manny!

I love the push/pull between Vera and Lincoln. I mean, there is sexual tension through the roof with this pair, and it was just a matter of time bef
Angel Payne
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely one of my favorite books in the Misadventures series! I have to admit that I opened this one with a bit or curiosity. The idea of turning a manny into a sexy romance hero seemed like a daunting task to me--but I should have known it was Toni freakin' Aleo that we're talking about here, and the woman didn't just handle the task with grace, style, and sexiness...folks, she hit the damn ball right out of the park. The best thing is, she did it all with a subtlety to her prose and a respe ...more
Farah ファラ
My first by Ms.Aleo, I might check her other work far away in the future. I like the plot, a male working in the industry that is usually dominates by female. However, the insta sexual attractions by both parties from the moment they meet is just too much for me. Predictable story, the kids are just okay-don't have a favorite, the ex husband - a major ###hole.
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Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cute story. Vera's dumped by her skunky husband (Simon). They have 3 kids together so Vera has to put with his asshole-ness when battling for which days who gets the kids (3 boys including twins)
Dual 1st person POV. The H, Lincoln is the "manny". Besotted with Vera from day 1/minute 1.
Lincoln is fantastic with the kids.
Vera's hot for Lincoln too, but she tries to avoid admitting it.
I liked the characters-except Simon.
The plot didn't seem too far from a slice of life. A view of divorced parent
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
[I received a digital ARC for an honest review]

OMG I loved Misadventures with a Manny so much!! I have actually never read anything by Tony Aleo before but now I want to go read ALL her books because I enjoyed this one so much!!

Let's start with the kids, Charlie, Elliot and Louis, because they were the glue that held this story together. They were adorable and their struggles being in the middle of the divorce was heartbreaking. Vera, our leading lady, was a complicated woman. In her job and wit
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Misadventures with a Manny by Toni Aleo is book 16 in the Misadventures series. This is the story of Lincoln and Vera.
This is a standalone book.
Vera is really strong women who tried to keep her family together even with a cheating husband but she is now free of him but not free of the impact he had on her self confidence. Vera's boys are going through nannies until she thought to try a Manny. Lincoln is that Manny who has a way with her boys and her. Lincoln and Vera have sparks flying left an
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From beginning to end - I LOVED this book.

Almost immediately, this book gave me One Last Time (Corinne Michaels) vibes and since that still remains one of my favorite books of the year, I was all in! I loved Vera and her dedication to her children, I hated her rat bastard of an ex, and Lincoln was so unbelievably swoon worthy. I even adored Vera's sons, her sister, and her brother-in-law/Lincoln's best friend. The chemistry between Vera and Lincoln was incredible and her history with her ex made
Escape into a Booksite
Oct 07, 2018 rated it liked it
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*3 Stars*

ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed this one, but it wasn't my favourite. I don't think I really connected with either of the main characters. That said though, there are alot of great things about this story. Liam for one. The three squeezes and Vera's bond with her kids for another.

I really disliked Simon. You'll understand why when you read this one. Vera is in a situation where she is trying her best, but its been a really long time since she's enjoyed
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Misadventures with a Manny is a fantastic read. It's emotional and funny and so well written. I loved Lincoln and Vera. He's completely swoon worthy and she was so strong and honestly just a character I can really connect with. I think that's a huge sign of what a truly gifted writer Toni Aleo is. I haven't experienced what leading lady Vera had personally but the insecurities and doubts about parenting, the worries about whether you're enough? I can relate to those kind of thoughts very well. L
Nancy The book junkie
Review to come!
Romance Schmomance (Malia)


From the few books that I've read from the Misadventures series, this one is my absolute favorite! I was completely hooked from beginning to the end, from the characters and the storyline, it was everything that I was hoping for and more. I was raging from what Vera's ex-husband and ex-best friend did to her and their kids to complete and utter hope for Vera to find her happy ever after again with Lincoln.

Toni totally hit it out of the park
Sofia Lazaridou
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Misadventures with a Manny is a rather tame book for the misadventure series. It wasn't bad per see, but it wasn't so adventurous as the others. Still, I liked it and I had no problem reading it. Lincoln is interacting with Vera's kids a lot (as one would expect because he is the manny) and I was happy that they weren't pushed aside because they were no longer needed as a plot device. There was a satisfying amount of character and relationship development with a little drama thrown in to spice t ...more
Corinne Akers
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All the feels? This book has it in spades!!

All the tears I shed through out this book were so cathartic!! First, I totally identified Vera to my own mother, and her three boys to myself, my sister & my brother. That being said, emotions hit me right away as I started reading. While Simon was not exactly my father, the feelings evoked by a divorce are so dead on to what is written in this book!! Secondly, this storyline is so amazing!! It takes a very strong man to step into a role traditiona
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.5 Stars!

I absolutely loved Linc! I would take him as a manny any day! The only thing that could have made my ovaries swoon some more would have been if Vera had an infant/toddler age child for him to interact with. He was the perfect person to watch anyone's children but especially three young boys who just had their world ripped in two.

Loved the comedy, loved their internal thoughts about each other. Loved the secondary characters all around. Just a great book with mild angst. Perfect for a
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I so enjoyed Linc & Vera! It was refreshing to have a kind of twist on the boss/employee trope, and also that they didn't fall into some "expected" categories. I was a little annoyed by the conflicting advice their (married) BFF's were giving them, because I felt like they should be on the same page, and also I didn't think they had the appropriate amount of respect for Vera & Lincoln.

BUT other than those small blips, I loved the story! The kids are written well & the issue of blend
 Leo (Queen of the Rants)
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4 1/2 stars
Vera is fresh off a divorce and trying to give her three sons some stability in their new normal. After her sons run off several nannies, her sister suggested she hire a manny. Lincoln is a hot guy who has all the skills and education to deal with young kids and run her household better then her. Linc and Vera hit it off with strong chemistry with a nice tease back and forth for awhile. I adored how the kids opened up to Linc and Vera was so in tune with them.
The characters were well

I could really relate to this one on many aspects, I need a Manny!!!
Cocktails and Books
Great story. I loved Lincoln and how he took charge of a family that truly needed him.
Heather Bass
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Yes! I have read a few books from this amazing author but she keeps on blowing me away with her storytelling. I have been waiting for this book ever since I seen the cover and it is well worth the wait. This is book fourteen in this epic series Misadventure. You can read this book as a stand alone. You don’t have to read them in order. These two characters drew me in right from the beginning. You can’t help but to fall in love with them. I could not put this book down. It only took me a few hour ...more
After a week of turmoil courtesy of real life this is just the kind of book needed to heal. It’s a fun and flirty read full of heart and soul that brought a smile to my face while empowering me as someone worthy of love and happiness. It introduces readers to a near-perfect hero and a heroine and family with problems of their own that kept me fully invested in their ups and downs. By the turn of the final page I was left cheering and ready to find my own manny to make my life complete!

Lincoln Sc
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*••••There most likely going to be a few or maybe a couple of spoilers in my review•••

So I have been waiting for this book to come out, and once it did, I couldn’t wait to read it. I may say I was not disappointed at all in this book. The author did an excellent job with this one. It kept my attention from beginning to end. I was so ready for Vera to get her some Lincoln. Her husband was a scum bag and wanted to see her fail but a gotten fool. I was also g
Kat's Books & Brews
Sep 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Wow oh wow! I haven’t read an Aleo book since the Assassins series! I LOVED that series so much. Now I am back reading Aleo’s newest novel part of the Misadventures Series which I read in one sitting!

I was excited to read this, because now the roles were reversed. It wasn’t the typical single father needs help because he works too much and his kids are wild and crazy. Nope, this was totally different in this book we have Vera, recently divorced mother of three who is at her wits end. The boys a
Mary Mooney
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review.
4.5 stars
What do you do when your marriage is over because you ex-husband has left with the nanny? You get yourself a Manny. Someone to help with three boys that are angry and hurt because their father has left them. Vera was looking for a female nanny but after many failed attempts, her sister bring over the perfect nanny. Well he is a man, so you can't call him a nanny he is a manny.
Lincoln is a Manny
Ruthie Taylor
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is an absolutely lovely read - I laughed so many times, had a few tears and just wished I could meet Vera and Linc and the rest of the clan. I loved that Toni Aleo brought us a lesser used sport (lacrosse) into the book, and enabled the bonding of the boys to happen over their mutual love and enjoyment of the game.

The story is really sweet, sexy and the smooth writing style makes for super easy reading - but what r
Jamie Guellar
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved Misadventures of a Manny!

I’ve been a fan of Toni Aleo since reading the first book I of her Assassin series.

After a messy divorce, and still dealing with a jerk of an ex, struggling to raise three boys who have been through several different nannies and just needs a helping hand.

Lincoln, who is Vera’s Brother-in-laws best friend, is out of work and just maybe the right person for the job.

The chemistry between these two was amazing. As you know, no love story is without some bumps.

Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I will admit... I was not sure about this Misadventures initially, BUT boy was I wrong.

Vera is a strong heroine and is the definition of a dedicated Mom who only wants the best for her children. She has always put them first and wants what is best for them. Her only downfall is her long work hours.. She has a JERK of an EX that does everything he can to make her life miserable. Can Vera find her happily ever after? Would someone like Lincoln want someone like her?

Lincoln oh Lincoln.. Can I have
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