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Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny

(Loose Ends #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  5,132 ratings  ·  1,196 reviews
All Dr. Sloan Copeland needed was someone to watch her kids. What she found was the man of her dreams…

After a nasty divorce and a thousand mile move, Dr. Sloan Copeland and her twin daughters are finally getting the hang of their new life in Los Angeles. When their live-in nanny bails with no warning, Sloan is left scrambling to find a competent caretaker to wrangle her sm
ebook, 239 pages
Published September 26th 2018 by Rebekah Weatherspoon
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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was SO STEAMY?????? Holy heck
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really really enjoyed this.
Rafe is probably one of the best male love interests I have read. He is super masculine but without the toxic masculinity.
Sloan was a really great character as well. Being one of the youngest black female surgeons and single mom to twin girls, she had a lot on her plate. But she was such a great mom and I loved her relationship with her daughters.
I really liked that the conflict in this book never came from lack of communication. These characters actually talked t
4.5 Stars

YES BUFF MALE NANNY. I thought this was a super sweet (and steamy) romance between Rafe and Sloan. I was surprised how early their discussion of their attraction came out and how Rafe just put it out there that he was attracted to her. But that also means that there was amazing communication between Rafe and Sloan and I was so here for that. I did like how Sloan was a successful single mom and could stand on her own. Her romance with Rafe was life-changing and she had a lot to think abo
Aug 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars


Rafe is the first book in Rebekah Weatherspoon's 'Loose Ends' series, and even though I liked Xeni a bit more, I still liked this one a lot. I probably should have read them in order, but they can be read as stand-alones so all is good. 

Sloan is a successful surgeon and has twin girls getting ready to start kindergarten. She doesn't live near her ex-husband or family so she has a lot on her plate. When her nanny walks out on her one day, she's left in a really bad spot. Until Rafe st
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
Sigh. Don't get me wrong. 3 stars is not a bad rating. It's just that this book was one of my most anticipated reads and I was so convinced that I would adore everything about it, and instead, it fell short in so many ways.

the good:
• Rafe is super sweet, gentle, and 100% anti-toxic masculinity
• Sloan is a brilliant, hilarious, badass surgeon & mother
• the kids are cute AF
• Xeni & Monica are 10/10

the bad:
• too much pointless dialogue, not enough happening
• a lot of really awkward phrasing
I think I’ve found a new favourite romance author.
This book was so sweet and almost too perfect, since the characters barely had any flaws, but it didn’t bother me.
I love that this story highlighted healthy relationships, the importance of having good people around you and healthy families that have been formed after some tough times.
I happily could’ve read on and on about Rafe and Sloan.

I can’t wait to read more books from this author.

Read for #Smutathon.
Hannah Notess
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: writers-of-color
Okay so, this one requires some explanation. "Hannah," you may be thinking, "you are an award-winning literary author with a master's degree from a prestigious, nationally ranked institution." (note: I don't usually refer to myself as such, but it's true). "Why," you may ask, "would you be giving four stars to a romance novel titled Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny, when you just gave the exact same amount of stars to a highly regarded literary memoir?"

Well, never fear, because I have fired up the old la
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
Reread with the audio june 2020!
Melanie A. *mostly on hiatus*
Audio: 4 STARS!
Story: 3.5 STARS!

This is perfect if you're looking for something that's extremely light and fluffy. There was almost no conflict, but the author has a great sense of humor and she writes some decent sexy times. Plus the kids were cute a/f!! Ergo, I'm rounding up.
Jan 13, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: black-voices
2.5 It started so good but the pace of the relationship felt off to me considering the complications of children being involved and the importance of Rafe’s role to them. Not saying that it had to be slow burn, just that it could have more anticipation, more time to develop, more build-up tension, more holding back before they crossed that line. I enjoyed the idea of it but not the execution as much as I could have.
Jul 08, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2021, romance

3.5 stars

Sometimes I just need a good, low angsty romance, ya know? This one was particularly suited to my mood because the main characters were excellent at communicating and much of the conflict was from external sources.

This was a great combination of steamy and soft. Some of the descriptions in the sex scenes were questionable, but overall, it was easy to read and entertaining. I enjoyed Rafe as a character. I'm a sucker for big mountain men with a soft inside so this fit the bill.
Jul 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
yuhhhh get into it! The main character Sloan literally woke up, went to work and saved lives like Christina mf Yang, and then came home to a hot nanny that d****d her down so well. I was so happy for Sloan. She really won the lottery. And she was a great mom too!! Her kids were so well-behaved and she treated them with such respect.

My favorite part was that there was no weird "race conversation" that is standard in a lot of BWWM romances. Thanks to Rafe's upbringing /family (his step-mom and li
Vicky Again
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was so great!! I've never read any Weatherspoon before but I'm so in love with RAFE and how comforting this story is. It's such a perfect blend of sweet and sexy, with a hefty dose of healthy relationship dynamics I looove.

Sloan and her daughters were so cute, and seeing Rafe and Sloan navigate their relationship healthily was just so heartwarming. Would highly recommend to adult romance lovers.
Korrie’s Korner
Jul 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m in love!

Rafe, the buff male nanny has my heart! Omg, THIS BOOK! I legit have stars in my eyes.

“I’ve never worked for a single mother I was this attracted to before. I am very attracted to you.”

From the get go that chemistry between Sloan & Rafe, you could cut with a knife. I absolutely adore interracial romances, I mean hello, it is my life. But this story is so special. A male nanny? I definitely haven’t read this trope before. I fell in love with every aspect of this story, but especially
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Fans self. Seriously. This book was ridiculously hot. I loved Rafe and I loved Sloan. I am so going to track down the books in the rest of this series. Thank you for hot male nannies with tatoos who also can comb little girls hair.

"Rafe" I thought was really good, there are some odds and ends that I would usually ding a book for, but the love scenes more than made up for it. I loved that the main character was a black woman, top of her field (heart surgeon) dealing with two 6 year old twin girls
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Jul 09, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: july-2021
3.5 stars! I enjoyed the story because our hero is the biggest teddy bear ever. He's a cinnamon roll despite his tattoos and beard and i enjoyed them getting to know each other before they 'fell in love' though tbh this was instalove. ...more
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***3.5 Stars***

I really enjoyed this!

What are you gonna get? Tatted, bearded, muscled, biker ginger + successful heart surgeon and single mom to two twin girls + no angst, feel good story with enough spice to satisfy your taste buds!

This was an easy read. It had me smiling from start to finish. There’s heart, steam, and plenty of humor.

Rafe may look like a guy with a tough exterior, but he was all ooey, gooey soft goodness on the inside. He was genuinely, straight up a nice guy. A teddy bear.
h o l l i s
Do I know why I checked this out on OD? Nope. Do I know why I actually followed through to read it? Also nope. Did I like it? Some of it. Did I hate it? Far from it. I am in no-lady's land right now.

If you like successful, smart, career-focused ladies, and soft, not-remotely toxic pseudo-alphas who make their living being a homemaker slash nanny, and, as a bonus, want to diversify your romance with an interracial couple where little to nothing has to do with race? You will probably love RAFE.

J.Paul (inactive because of drafting)
Don't let the book cover fool you into thinking that this is just a crappy, toxic fantasy, stereotypically pigeonholed by the views of society as targeted solely for women.

NO! Scrap that. This book is so adorable, cute, funny, and full of heart. Although the relationship started on a strong, lusty attraction, I didn't feel that it was the sole driving force of their romance. I really liked the sexual tension and dynamics between Sloan and Rafe. Sloan is a strong-willed, caring, passionate, and s
this is Rafe in my mind and you can't convince me otherwise...

3,5 stars
Ashton Reads
This was steamy and fun! Definitely going to be reading more from this author!
Fadwa (Word Wonders)
Okay but can i just say how nice it is when the couple come together to solve an external conflict instead of the conflict between the two of them? Love that for Rafe and Sloan! But I wouldn't recommend the audiobook for this one because the voice the narrator does for Rafe took me out of the story more times than one but I luckily loved it enough that that didn't really hinder my enjoyment of the book. ...more
mina reads™️
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 this was adorable
maura delaney
when i say i don’t like cinnamon rolls never am i ever talking about rafe

why do i put off books that i know i’ll love?

Steph's Romance Book Talk
4.5 Stars / 4 Steam Fans

OMG!!! This book was so good! I enjoy interracial romances and this was just what I needed. It has so much sass, heart, family, and sexiness that I didn't want the story to end. It also makes me want to read more Rebekah Weatherspoon works as soon as I can.

This specific video review is included in the July 2019 wrap-up.

For other video book reviews check out my YouTube Channel: Steph's Romance Book Talk.
Dee's Reading Zone
Love the way this author weaved this sweet story! The memorable banter and relationship between Rafe, Sloan and those twins, Avery and Addison pulled me in and had me hanging on the very edge of my seat. Loved it!

Team Rafe as masculine nanny for life! lol

5 Happy feels stars *****
The cover blurb for Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny by Rebekah Weatherspoon is no lie. Everyone you know are already saying "gimme" because this book is EXACTLY what the doctor ordered.

Dr. Sloan Copeland finds herself in dire need of a new live-in nanny after the one she entrusted her six-year-old twins to suddenly quits, with no warning.

In a bind, she agrees to hire a male nanny, something she's never considered. He comes highly recommended from people she trusts and immediately clicks with her girls,
Under the Covers Book Blog
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sometimes you pick up a book because the blurb and the tropes sound like total catnip for you.  That's how I ended up not being able to resist reading RAFE and as soon as the audiobook released, I had to pick it up.  I've read Rebekah Weatherspoon before and I knew I was in for a sexy ride.  But this book was different then the previous book I've read by her.  This one felt like a fun, fluffy ride while my previous read by her had more intensity and emotion.  Never fear.  This is not a bad t ...more
Sam (AMNReader)
Somehow, I ended up, despite the three superfantabulous reads I've got going, reading and enjoying Rafe.

Am I glad I did? Sure! It's the nanny-family my favorite plot? Nah. Did I think it was escapist, diverting fun? Yes. I love Sloan's (black cardiothoracic surgeon with twin 6year olds) conversations with her friends. I liked, too, Rafe's interactions with both families. Rafe is a total love, without being sappy. Sloan's mix of ambition and innocence, essentially, were important to the dynamic
Olivia (Stories For Coffee)
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Rebekah Weatherspoon is the queen of romance. Any story she will write, I will read. I absolutely loved this short romance that I read in one sitting which is a feat for a distracted reader like me, but Sloan and Rafe stole my heart from the moment I began this book. I just am such a sucked for a cool and collected, kind love interest and a smart, strong-willed female protagonist falling in love and creating a family together with Sloan’s wonderful and adorable twin girls. This book had just the ...more
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After years of meddling in her friends’ love lives, Rebekah Weatherspoon turned to writing romance to get her fix. Raised in Southern New Hampshire, Rebekah Weatherspoon now lives in Southern California where she will remain forever because she hates moving.

Her BDSM romance At Her Feet won the Golden Crown Literary Award for erotic lesbian fiction. Her novella FIT (#1 in the FIT Trilogy) won the R

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