When fantasy becomes reality…
The last thing nanny Alice Sommers needs is to be caught skinny-dipping by her sexy, cranky-pants boss—in his pool. Her sister owes a crap-load of money to a slimy loan shark and Alice really needs this job if she has any hope of saving her family. Fortunately, her boss is richer than sin and needs her just as much.
Art dealer Lorenzo Baldi will lose his prestigious career if his anarchist father’s paintings are revealed to the art world. He’s determined to persuade the paintings’ eccentric owner to sell them to him, even if to pull it off, he’ll have to blackmail his daughter’s nanny—a woman with the sexy curves of a Botticelli masterpiece—into being his fake fiancé.
The gorgeous island of Capri inspires some major misbehaving. But even as the loan shark breathes down Alice’s neck and the paintings move closer to the art scene, Lorenzo drops one more bomb that will change everything.
A Weekend of Misbehaving was a quick and entertaining read. Alice is Georgia’s best friend from A Night of Misbehaving , and it was fantastic to see her get her own HEA (especially after we found out in ANOM that Brent never even realized she had asked him out! Talk about an ego crusher…) And whoa, does she hit the jackpot with Lorenzo! 🙂
Alice and Lorenzo were a great couple. Their little-more-than-a-weekend-to-HEA felt believable given their history–Alice had been crushing on him for ages, and Lorenzo hadn’t allowed himself to see the nanny in “that way” given their respective positions. Of course once they’re fake engaged and sharing a room–and a bed–things heat up pretty quickly.
Which is a win-win for everyone.
My only complaint–why did it take five new nanny interviews for Lorenzo to come to his senses? 😉
I loved that Alice’s dress size is in the double-digits (at one point, she’s at a designer shop where nothing is larger than a 10, and therefore has nothing she can try on) but instead of obsessing over her weight, she’s totally comfortable with who she is. She’s even turned it to her creative advantage, designing and sewing her own clothing. Yay for confident plus-sized heroines!
Georgia and Brent do make appearances here, but Weekendworks as a standalone. It’s a great first read from Ms. Falcone. and will serve nicely as a gateway drug into her other works 😉
Rating: 4 stars / B+
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Carmen Falcone learned at an early age that fantasizing about fictional characters beats doing math homework any day. Brazilian by birth and traveler by nature, she moved to Central Texas after college and met her broody Swiss husband—living proof that opposites attract. She found in writing her passion and the best excuse to avoid the healthy lifestyle everyone keeps bragging about. When she’s not lost in the word of romance, she enjoys spending time with her two kids, being walked by her three crazy pugs, reading, catching up with friends, and chatting with random people in the checkout line.