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Harlequin’s Recommended Reads August Review: THE NANNY’S SECRET BABY by Lee Tobin McClain

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Title: The Nanny’s Secret Baby
Author: Lee Tobin McClain
Genre: Romance
Harlequin Imprint: Love Inspired
Publication Date: July 16th, 2019

What she knows will change everything… at Redemption Ranch.

Arianna Shrader’s new nanny gig is more than a job—it’s an opportunity to bond with the infant boy she gave up to her sister for adoption. But widower Jack DeMoise doesn’t know she’s not just his child’s aunt. As Arianna grows closer to the ranch veterinarian and his son, can she find a way to reveal her secret…and become a permanent part of their family?

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Review:

The Nanny’s Secret Baby is a sweet inspirational romance with themes of forgiveness and starting over. Widower Jack has just received some difficult news about his adopted toddler son–he is autistic. At least now the reason why his son thrives with routines is clear; unfortunately, finding someone who understands who can watch him while Jack tends to his busy veterinary practice is proving difficult. His sister-in-law Arianna is out of work and back in town to start over–asking her to temporarily be Sammy’s nanny seems like the perfect solution. Or is it?

Jack and Arianna had a sweet romance, though at times it felt a bit doomed. At first Arianna struggled with her secret–she knew Jack should know, but didn’t know how to tell him without ruining their fragile bond. She was right to worry–Jack does not take it well when he does find out, and for a short while there it seemed as if their HEA was out of reach. It’s hard to argue that Arianna kept her big secret from Jack a bit longer than she should have, except for two factors: her own sister’s insistence that she do so, and the legal strings surrounding the closed adoption Chloe (Arianna’s sister and Jack’s wife) had insisted on. I couldn’t help but feel that Chloe deserved more of the blame here than she was getting–yes, she has passed on, but a lot of both Arianna and Jack’s issues with Sammy and with their relationship stemmed from her actions when she was alive.

Fortunately, Jack and Arianna do manage to move past their problems and find their way to an HEA. The ending is absolutely adorable, and made up for much of the aggravation I felt earlier while reading.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars / B-

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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About the author:

Lee Tobin McClain read Gone With The Wind in the third grade and has been an incurable romantic ever since. The PW bestselling author of eight contemporary romances for Harlequin Love Inspired and twenty independently-published novels and novellas, she recently contracted with Harlequin HQN to write three mainstream romance novels, coming in 2019. When she’s not writing, she’s probably cheering on her daughter at a gymnastics meet, mediating battles between her goofy goldendoodle puppy and her rescue cat, or teaching aspiring writers in Seton Hill University’s MFA program. She is probably not cleaning her house.

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Amazon: https://amzn.to/2KhL4f3
Web: https://www.leetobinmcclain.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/leetobinmcclain
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8585094.Lee_Tobin_McClain
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leetobinmcclain/

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