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New Release Review! LET IT BE ME by Jodi Holford

Let It Be Me coverLet It Be Me
by Jody Holford


Megan Carter’s spent the past five years nannying for a pint-size boss—the adorable Charlie—while also navigating her full-size boss, his somewhat grouchy, way-too-methodical dad, Adam. Now that she’s finally moving on, helping Adam find her replacement should be easy…except he doesn’t want another nanny. He wants a wife.

Adam’s been burned by love in the past, so of course he believes finding someone who can be a partner in raising his son is all that matters. Too bad the woman helping him search is the biggest believer in love at first sight and happily-ever-after he’s ever met.

Even as Adam’s funny, charming, and—who would have thought it?—super-hot side starts to come out, Megan knows that without love, a family would never be complete. But convincing Adam of that might be harder than she thought.


Absolutely adorable romance! The swoon-worthy ending makes up for 90% of the aggravation I felt earlier in the story… 😉

I have to be honest–Adam wasn’t my favorite character for about 2/3 of the book. His reasons for asking Megan to “find him a wife” were pretty lame, and he went way too far with that plan considering he’d already started having feelings for his nanny mid-way through. He kept letting his job put itself first in his life, and though the author does a decent job of showing us why, it was still frustrating to read. I’m also not sure when he had time to do the jogging and weight lifting that apparently led to his stellar physique–if he did it while Megan was with Charlie, wouldn’t she have suspected his shirtless glory prior to seeing it for the first time in the book? Honestly, believing that neither of them even once thought of each other “that way” for the five years before the story is a bit of a stretch…

But still.

Put aside all of that, and it’s a darn cute story. Charlie is about as wonderful as a fictional second-grader can get; Megan’s brother, his boyfriend, and Stella (her book is out next!), her BFF are great too–really, the secondary characters shine here. I liked Megan and was cheering on the single dad / nanny trope with every page, even when I wanted to clock said single dad over the head with his work phone. There were a lot of LOL moments and almost as many swoony ones–you can’t deny that Adam does a good grovel, even if things don’t go exactly to plan.

Looking forward to Stella’s book–and likely checking out Ms. Holford’s backlist in the meantime!

Rating: 4 stars / B+

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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