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Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny

(Loose Ends #1)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  1,023 ratings  ·  251 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 s
Kindle Edition, 235 pages
Published September 26th 2018 by Rebekah Weatherspoon Presents
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Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Elsa Bravante
Una mujer divorciada con dos gemelas de 6 años y su nanny, un tío de dos metros lleno de tatuajes y con barba. Es difícil no sentirse atraída por el blurb...
En el prólogo la autora cuenta cómo su intención es escribir un libro fluffy, y realmente eso es lo que es. Un libro mono, dulce, encantador, con una pareja mona, dulce y encantadora, donde todos los posibles escollos se van saltando sin mucho problema. Sin duda proporciona un rato agradable, pero la historia de amor es muy precipitada y la
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.

Hannah Notess
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
*Dee's books!
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 *****
Under the Covers Book Blog
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 thin ...more
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Sometimes a romance can just be two people who are really well suited getting together with the minimum possible drama. As the author says, this one is super fluffy and a good quick read to brigthen your mood.
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
Lauren (The Novel Lush)
Will review later today... because I stayed up binging this book and I have to get up for work in 3 hours
Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
Thanks to the author for generously providing me an ARC to review.
Rosie J.
What's NOT to love?! A smart likable heroine, cute and precocious kids and hot manny. Yes, this is not a typo -- manny. Plus, the hero loves his dad, (step)mama and sisters, and it's beautiful to behold! Special shout out to the hero's parents, I enjoyed reading their backstory. The guy on the cover is spot-on as Rafe, and has been used on quite a few covers, and I'm not mad -- AT ALL! Sweet, sweet love story with heat.

Highly Recommended: Read It!
Feb 21, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you're interested in my specific thoughts, feel free to ask me. I'm not doing a full review for this one. :)
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poc, mf, aoc, cont-rom
Wow. RW made me cry. Holy shit that was such satisfyingly good sexy fluff. Like, wow.
Taryn Pierson
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holiday season got you stressed? I’ve got your escapist fluff right here! Rafe is a buff male nanny, and his competence and charm will win you over immediately. Sloan is a doctor and divorced mother of twin girls, and she’s in a pickle because her live-in nanny quit without notice. Enter Rafe, an experienced nanny and studly heartthrob, who cooks and cleans and supervises playtime and just generally takes care of everything. Rafe and Sloan try to ignore the sparks that fly between them, but they ...more
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-releases
This is fun fluffy romance novel about single mom and the nanny falling in love. I love Sloan and Rafe together, I love how open and frank they are about their feeling to each other. It’s so refreshing to read a romance novel when the leads don’t dance around each other for 90% of the book.

And of course Sloan and Rafe themselves. Sloan is young surgeon, she’s a black woman and a mother of two twin girls of 6 years old. Sloan is kind and sweet, she’s ambitious and career-focused, I love how she b
The interracial romance of an extremely gifted black surgeon and her twin girls' new caring and confident male nanny.

I really enjoyed Sloan's competence and success at juggling a very demanding career and motherhood, and Rafe's character, that of a man confident enough in his masculinity to pursue a career as a live-in carer for children, (view spoiler)
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

This was OK? I don't even know. There's nothing particularly wrong. It's just that everyone's a cinnamon roll and OMG I NEED ACTUAL CONFLICT. Because there's not much of a story here otherwise and it's way too long for what it is.
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-2018
Where do I even begin? I did not want this book to end! I was all in from the very first page and if I hadn't fallen asleep at some point, I would've read it in one sitting. This book was so good. Here's the thing: it's not like it's some great literary work or it made me have some huge epiphany or anything that deep. It was just good. Sloan and Rafe are genuinely good no nonsense characters that are attracted to each other and have open and honest communication with each other and are real with ...more
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, stars-4-0

Entertaining romance where for once the characters ACTUALLY talk to each other. Quite refreshing :O)
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***DISCLAIMER: I was provided an ARC by the author, but the opinions within are my own***
My Rating: 4/5 stars (My Cats' Rating: -10000 stars because I read all afternoon and missed their scheduled feeding time)

One of my least favorite tropes is the parent falling in love with the live-in nanny trope, especially now with #MeToo and the increased reporting of workplace sexual harassment. However, I'm also a sucker for the single parent trope and tattooed beef cakes being nice to kids. I've read an
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, plus-mini-me
This was so soft and absolutely wonderful to read!!!

Sloan is one of the youngest and most accomplished heart surgeons to ever operate, divorced, and mother of six-year-old twin girls. When their nanny quits without warning just a few weeks before school starts she needs a new nanny, and fast.
Rafe has been working in childcare for half his life, and while he might not look like it, he comes highly recommended. Newly unemployed, he fits perfectly into the empty spot Sloan has to fill - more perfe
Oct 24, 2018 added it
DNF after reading the sample.

Heroine is a working mother who has hired a nanny to look after her six-year-old twin daughters. One day, she gets home from work and finds out that the nanny has quit and left the twins alone for four hours. At age six. What does the h do?


She just tells they girls they'll get a new nanny. She vents to her BFF, who honestly seems more upset about it than the h does! But she doesn't do anything about the girl who LEFT HER SIX-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN ALONE FOR FOUR
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is super cute. A successful single surgeon mom with precocious kids. A giant, tatted, engaged male nanny. Wonderful banter. Extended families and friends. Everyone has a distinct personality, especially the children. Steamy and sweet.
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
Ok, this hit all the right buttons. Great characters, unusual plot, some challenging of norms and conventions. LOVE it. Can't wait to read more by Rebekah Weatherspoon.
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let me just be blunt. I loved every single thing about this book.
This book is absolute fluffy perfection, and THAT IS THAT.

Read the full review on my blog!
Alex (HEABookNerd)
Series: Loose Ends #1
Rating: 4 stars - it was enjoyable

Dr. Sloan Copeland is desperate for a live-in nanny after her current one quits and leaves her twin daughters alone. But she never expected Rafe Whitcomb in all his tall, tattooed, and bearded glory. Rafe has been a nanny since he was 17 years old and while he loves taking care of kids he's ready to start thinking about something else. He figures he'll give Sloan until the end of the year but once they're under the same roof it's hard to res
I like this story. But it was just .... fine.

What I really liked:

The construction of the characters. I love that Sloan was the wunderkind surgeon who had a very messed up dynamic with her ex. It gave texture to her and to the story.

I love that Rafe was this big, tatted, ginger who kinda fell into nannying because he was babysat his sisters and was good with kids.

I enjoyed the depiction of the different personalities of the twin girls and Rafe's relationship as their caregiver.

What was just.... f
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was fine. I downloaded it last week when all the scotus nonsense was getting me down, thinking I'd be able to escape a little.

I... this was just too perfect and easy and linear. There's probably a lot to be said for an easy relationship story, but it was instant attraction, instant perfect sex, no arguments, perfect kids, perfect parenting, and a lot of extended family characters that just didn't add anything for me. I didn't realize that I would have preferred more conflict and tension unt
I feel like I could write a PhD dissertation on this book, but let me just say HEY LOOK it's a masculine hero who has zero toxic masculinity. Halfway think I should mark this as fantasy because that is a unicorn if I ever saw one. Go ahead, suspend disbelief and be immersed in this fantasy land of love and female empowerment, it's a well-earned reprieve from reality.
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