Holding On to His Manny
A single, grieving father.
A manny with a big heart.
Two kids who need them both.
When Dean loses his wife, he wonders how he’s supposed to raise his children alone. Meeting Owen is like a wake-up call... Owen was the lifeline keeping them from drowning… he still is.
Owen loves taking care of Dean and the kids, but he's broken the manny’s cardinal rule: No fa...more
This is just a wonderfully sweet family love story. I loved how much Owen cares for the kids, as if they are truly his own.
This story has just the right amount of heat, humor and a touch of angst. Great addition to the Amber Falls series. ...more
It doesn't have to have a blood tie, but sometimes it does.
Death usually brings families closer together.
Trusting others to have your back forms the deepest bond.
True...but often love comes in the least expected forms and at the strangest of times. Facing your fears and accepting a new reality may be all it takes to bring closure to questions that have suddenly plagued you.
You'll be sure to enjoy this romance...even when those with sel ...more
So I'll start with how much I enjoyed the characters and the family unit of Dean, Owen and the two children. Owen is hired as a nanny by Dean when he moves to town and is struggling to cope with work and two young children just after his wife passed away. Six years later and the kids love Owen, he's really become a part of the family and Dean relies heavily on him for a lot of the day to day stuff around the house. However, Owen has an unrequited crush on Dean and it's gotten to the point ...more
Owen and Dean are both sweet MCs and their romance is fun to read. I loved reading how they navigated going from friends/boss-employee (always a sticky wicket for me) to lovers, and the acceptance and support from nearly everyone around them was realistic and also kind of affirming. Secondary characters being good caring people is always a bonus in a romance.
The bleak moment was a bit too much for me - the villains were over the ...more
Dean was totally oblivious to a lot of things especially, when it concerned Owen. I think he finally saw Owen when he was ready to move forward and it couldn’t have happened at a better time. Dean might have been a little confused about his feelings and attraction to Owen but that didn’t deter him from reaching out and finally making his move. I was cheering for Dean every step o ...more
They mostly get support from everyone around them but they do have to deal with a local jerk who wants to end their happiness. Their connection is too strong to be broken though.
From th ...more
The only thing i strugled a bit was the end or the "final climax" before the end. Some stuff didnt really play out to my satisfaction but i think a lot of it was me being picky so its still 4* as i rly loved the other 90% of t ...more
I have to admit, I adore a good Manny story. And this one is no exception. A bit different from others I’ve read, this is the story of Dean and Owen, after Owen has been the manny for Kennedy and Asher for 6 years. Dean is a widower, after his wife was killed in the line of duty and moved himself and his kids to a small town to start over. Owen came into their lives very soon after the move and is the family’s anchor, even though he doesn’t realize it.
I so enjoyed watching Dean work through h ...more
Dean and Owen have been in a working relationship for years, with Owen crushing on Dean big time. Dean, a straight single father of two, has no idea and it takes a while for him to see who and what is right in front of him.
Lots of chemistry later, then sweet and tender mixed with hot and steamy, some feels and some angst - caused by bumps along the ...more
While there was a time or two in the book that made me tear up, for the most part this is a sweet, happily ever after romance that’s just the type of book you want to read when you need a feel good book. Owen and Dean’s relationship is not smooth but you can feel the love between the two of them from the start. I like this author a lot and look forward to the next in this series.
This was a fun if not hard at times romance adventure. Loved Owen the manny he is the glue holding Dean and his kids together but he has fallen in love with Dean and after 6 years thinks it’s time to go. Dean has to face his feelings or loss Owen. Together they found happiness and made a safe haven for kids. Great Read
Owen is Dean’s anchor as he navigates life as a widower with two young children. Owen habours a secret crush on Dean for many years but thinks his feelings are unrequited as Dean is straight.
Their journey to HEA is incredibly sweet with a few hurdles along the way!
For as long as she can remember Rheland had her nose stuck in a book, getting lost in the world of someone else's creation (She still does). Her love for writing came from her love for reading. She could never have one without the other.
Writing was always a hobby and a cathartic experience for her. There are many stories lost to the never to be completed or pu ...more