Book Review: The Nanny Arrangement by Rachel Harris
The Nanny Arrangement by Rachel Harris
Soft-spoken and shy Hannah Fisher is determined to make the man she’s loved her entire life finally see her as a woman. With the help of a makeover, a new mission—Operation Find My Happy—and the conveniently forced proximity of a tour bus, she vows to win her best friend Deacon’s heart.
Former bad boy and current fiddle player Deacon Latrell has the world at his fingertips: a new gig with a famous band, plus his best friend on tour as his son’s nanny. Life couldn’t get much sweeter. Now if only he could stop imagining kissing the daylights out of his childhood BFF…
With one friend set on pushing the boundaries and the other afraid to rock the boat, one thing’s for certain—their story would make one heck of a country song.
The Nanny Arrangement:
I received an e-arc of The Nanny Arrangement by Rachel Harris from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This has no way influenced my thoughts and feelings about the book.
I’ve read a lot of Rachel Harris books before and I have a pretty good idea of how I am going to feel about them and The Nanny Arrangement was no different. This is book 2 in the Country Blues series, but book 3 about Blue’s band.
The Nanny Arrangement follows best friends Hannah and Deacon as they begin their journey with Blue. Deacon as the fiddle player and Hannah as the Nanny for the little ones on the tour. Things have always been effortless for these two. But when feelings start to change, everyone is in for a ride.
Hannah was a fun protagonist to get along with and I was able to really connect with her. Although Hannah no longer has her stutter, the reader is able to see that she is still riddled with anxiety and that haunts her. She let’s past comments take over and when she is feeling down, they consume her. But, I admire her strength. While she does let these comments take over – she also challenges them and faces them head on. The reader is able to see that she has grown before the book has even started. Throughout The Nanny Arrangement, we are able to see Hannah grow even more and it was really fantastic.
Deacon is a hard protagonist to crack. We only know him slightly from the pervious books in the series, but the reader gets to really know him in The Nanny Arrangement. I really enjoyed it because we get to see two sides of him, the first is the side that he shows. Then there is the other that only Hannah can see. It was really nice, seeing that. There were times that Deacon really did hit a nerve and I just wanted to yell at him – but he did make up for it.
What I loved most about The Nanny Arrangement was the aspect of family. I cannot explain how much I loved Deacon and his little boy. I loved their relationship and how much he cared for him. How much he would do for him. His whole life is about making sure his little boy is going to have what he needs and he doesn’t want to let him down. I also loved how much Hannah cared for him – she has loved him since he was born and she like Deacon would do anything for him.
The romance side of The Nanny Arrangement was a hit and miss for me. For the most part, I really enjoyed it. I adored friends to lovers and I think it worked so well in this novel. The reader is able to see that they both care deeply for one another and in reality, they have loved each other for quiet some time. However, I didn’t feel like we got to see Deacon’s feelings enough until the end. I felt there was a barrier between the reader and his feelings. I was able to understand his feelings until the end.
Plot wise The Nanny Arrangement was very cliche at times, but I really didn’t mind it. Sometimes I just want a book that will put a smile on my face. I want to fall into the world and in love with the characters. And that is what The Nanny Arrangement did. I also think because the reader already knows most of the characters – we want to see how they are going on their journey.
Overall, The Nanny Arrangement was a fun read. Yes, it was full of high emotions, heartbreak, and adorableness, but it was a quick read. The Nanny Arrangement explores the notion of what family really is and best friends that are totally something more. It explores friendship and what you would do for your family. If you are a contemporary romance lover, then this is for you.
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