on November 1, 2016
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Sometimes it feels good to be a little bad.
Callie has found the perfect job. As nanny for a single dad and his adorable daughter, she can pay off her student loans and live in a nice house in the heart of Chicago. There's just one problem-her new boss. Definitely no dad bod here. Just six-plus feet of raw, sexual energy. Whoever heard of a dad being so hot?
From the sparkle in his daughter's eyes, Aaron can see that hiring Callie was a good decision. But Callie's breathtaking smile and long legs have him thinking about his own needs. Aaron knows it's a bad idea to get involved with the nanny, but it's been years since anyone has captivated him like Callie.
When living under the same roof proves too tempting to resist, Callie and Aaron discover a mind-blowing passion unlike anything either has experienced. But with a curious child and a nosy family in the mix, their secret, no-strings fling soon turns into a twisted, tangled knot . . .
The Bad Behavior Series:
I enjoyed this debut novel SO TWISTED by Melissa Marino. I mean come on – who doesn’t love a single dad story!
Single dad Aaron needs a nanny to look after his 4 year old daughter Delilah. The reason why he is single and left to care for his daughter really broke my heart because when it comes to broken homes and children needing both parents in their lives, my heart and mind is always with the child and what’s best for them. I think Aaron is a good father and makes up for being a single parent by doing it all for his daughter – and he does it all really well.
Callie wants to be a teacher and bartends at night to pay the bills and when the nanny job comes up offering better pay and doing something she loves which is to be with children, she jumps at the chance.
And how can someone resist a cute little girl and her hot single father?!?!
The forbidden aspect of dating your employer while actually living in his house comes into play. And while this story was predictable, it was fun watching them tip toe around each other to hide their feelings and attraction.
And while I enjoyed this debut novel, I am not a fan of insta anything and it all happened so quick for me. I didn’t understand their instant connection, I wanted to know more about them as individuals before jumping into something so quick and quite honestly when there is a child involved, a growing relationship needs time before revealing to the child that there is more happening between the father she has always had for herself and her new nanny. Sometimes I felt that Delilah was thrown in to scenes as an after thought. I did love her relationship with Callie but I felt that whenever they needed her to go so that they could be alone that it was easy to have her just run and watch tv or go stay at Grandma’s house. For a dad who has done a lot on his own and to basically put his life on hold for his daughter, it just seemed too quick for him to change that part of him for a new woman in his life.
There were some parts of the book that were boring that I did find myself skimming at times and the ending (or last 20-25%) seemed like drama for the sake of drama and conflict and left me feeling meh.
Would I read more in this series? Maybe…I am interested in reading Abel’s story – Aaron’s brother who I liked very much.
Good debut and looking forward to seeing this author grow.