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Holding On to His Manny

(Amber Falls #3)

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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

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Kindle Edition, 334 pages
Published August 25th 2020
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Heather
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Rachel
Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great add to the series. I actually jump in the series with this book and loved the side characters so much went back to read the others. Dean and Owen are amazing, and I loved the way they connected on many levels. Owen is sweet and strong in the best ways but still breaks your heart at moments. Dean is sexy and seeing him come into his own and realize what is right in front of him is fantastic. Great side characters support these men and others try to drag them down, through it all they fight ...more
kathleen
Sep 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Owen has been the family Manny for years. He has struggled to keep his crush in Dean in check. Realizing that is not working he decides it's time to move on. That is just the wake up call that Dean needs.
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.
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Diane
Family is what you have when your heart meshes with others.
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
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Mary Dunlap
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Being a Manny for six years of course you would love your boss

When he loves his kids treats you with respect and cares about you as part of his family... So isn't it great when you find out he loves you too .. Its all here in this book
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Xanthe
Sep 13, 2020 rated it liked it
**3.5**
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
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Sandy_B
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars. This series has established itself as a must-read for me.

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
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P Leslie
Aug 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Dean’s sadness and grief echoed through the pages. He was lost, alone and drowning but meeting Owen changed his life.

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
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Amy
Sep 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dean is trying to survive life and grief after the death of his wife. He is trying and failing to get a grip on raising his two kids on his own. Enter Owen, a young man he meets shortly after moving to a new town to start over. Owen moves in with them and becomes the nanny. This was a good book. Dean is a strong character who just needed help. He gets so comfortable and appreciates the help Owen gives him that his feelings about him don't really register until Owen decides he just can't take it ...more
Shana
Aug 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was so much fun to read! It had me feeling every emotion! It mostly had me laughing & smiling but it did make shed a few tears as well. Dean is a widower who is looking for love and Owen is his nanny who has been in love with him for 6 years. Reading about them going from friends to lovers was amazing.

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
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Larissa
Sep 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Dean, a widower struggling to raise two kids on his own, hires 19 year old Owen as his manny. Fast forward 6 years and we see Owen has become an integral part of Dean’s family. In a fairly common setup, Owen has fallen in love with Dean, but Dean is straight. Due to some self-reflection and prompting from his best friend, Owen finally decides that after pining for Dean for six years, he needs to move on with his life. The book then follows the trajectory from Owen’s decision to leave to Dean’s r ...more
Deli
Aug 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by this author. I rly loved it, there might even have been a tear going down because it was obvious how much Owen loves the kids. Dean takes a bit of time to realise his feelings, but the two of them are really great together, and the kids are awesome.
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
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Grace
Sep 14, 2020 rated it really liked it


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
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Vicki
Aug 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm
This was my first introduction to Amber Falls and I wasn’t disappointed. A well written love story between two wonderfully likeable main characters.
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
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Xochitl
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amber falls' series started with Sawyer's and Ford's story and now expanded with this wonderful book. Dean and Owen's love story is about finding what you needed the most just in front of you. A very sweet and easy to read narration with some angst balanced with many heartwarming and romantic moments in between hot scenes. This book can be read as standalone but I strongly recommend to read it as part of the series to fully enjoyed all the amazing characters and the backstory. Just the perfect r ...more
Amanda D
Sep 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
A sweet, low angst romance

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.
Patricia Nelson
Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED this marvelous, sweet, tug-at-your-heartstrings, grab-you-by-the-feels, poignant, little bit angsty, engaging, smoldering, amazing, fantastic, and totally awesome story. I must admit to being severely tempted to rattle the teeth of a certain character. It pulled me in from the very first page, and I would definitely recommend getting this gem for yourself.
Dawn
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great Manny adventure

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
Lindsay Hardin
Aug 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you love manny stories you must read this book. It’s quintessential manny that falls for his boss. You’re also in for a treat for pining, bisexual awakening, awesome friends and sweet yet sassy children. This book really has it all. This series continues to get better with each book. This is definitely a warm blanket on a cold day and a true comfort read.
Kirsty
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was my first read by this author and my introduction to Amber Falls 😍

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!
Stephanie
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Owen and Dean's pull me right into their story from page one. My emotions were on a rollercoaster and I just love that. Rheland Richmond does such an amazing job in making me unable to stop reading because I had to know what was going to happen. Such a sweet heartwarming story. ...more
Bookcornerng
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, I mean I definitely cursed out Dean a few times when he was figuring his shit out but I loved them. They were so sweet.
Shelley Chastagner
Sep 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: have-it
4.5 stars. The storyline is friends to lovers with a side of gay for you and it was well written. I liked Dean. He's kind-hearted but a bit oblivious, especially when it comes to Owen and all that he does for the family. Poor Owen has pined for Dean and I felt his pain at making choices to distance himself. The poor guy feels torn between what he wants and what he has. I liked that Ford and Sawyer were there to give both of them support and guidance. Dean's in-laws were wonderful, they included ...more
Jamie Lee Zonneveld
Sep 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Holding on to His Manny is the third book in the Amber Falls serie by Rheland Richmond. I liked Dean and Owen's story. They were both so sweet. ...more
J
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Aww Dean and Owen!!
XI
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Definitely did not disappoint.
Ida Umphers
Sep 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dean and his kids found the perfect person to help them deal with the grief after his wife and their mother died. Owen came in and was just what they needed. However, Owen has always been in love with Dean and realizes it was a mistake to stay so long in an impossible situation. His decision to go prompts Dean to face what he really wants and needs at this time in his life both for himself and for his family. This book will break your heart in places, but is ultimately beautiful story of love an ...more
Kendra T
I liked this installment of the series. There were some head scratching moments (like why was Dean confiding in Sawyer who he barely knew, why was his friend and partner such a jerk but Dean never knew, and why did the one thing that should unite the characters be what tore them apart), but overall it was enjoyable. I liked Owen and he was so great with the kids. Dean coming to the realization of his feelings and then not questioning them was refreshing and wonderful. All of the side characters ...more
Jennifer
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Manny falls for the boss
Kids that are part of the story
Awesome friends
Sweet with enough heat to keep you going.
The villains were annoying but, Dean coming out had to have repercussions.
I will read the next installment in Amber Falls.
Rob Hawk
Aug 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Read this story

You will fall in love with the characters from the beginning. The storyline grabs you and invokes a bunch of emotions. I would love to see more about this family.
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