by: V.S. Tice
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Twenty-five year old Sophia Ashwood, part-time nanny, has just graduated college and is ready to write the next best seller; however, she needs a full time job flexible enough for her to fulfill her dream.
When Sophia steps into the Bishop home to care for emotionally neglected Victoria, she’s positive Dr. Collin Bishop, aka The Anti-Christ, despises her. The intensity of his glare is unsettling and frustrating.
Sophia’s determined to bide her time until she can gain publication and freedom from the Bishop’s snobbery. However, the longer she cares for Victoria, the more wrapped up in their drama-filled lives she becomes.
"Sigh. With a bathroom like this, I may be able to handle daily life with the Antichrist. Wait, am I selling my soul for a bathroom? I glanced around the large white and lavender tiled room, once more. Yes, I think I am."
After I finished this book and started looking for all the information for this post, I realized this book is 700 pages long. Those pages flew by like nothing. It's hard to believe that it was so many pages, since I devoured it in a day. This book gracefully flowed through the day-by-day life of Sophia's job as a nanny, and the gradual relationship with Dr. Baker.
What's really awesome about this book is how well the relationships are built. I loved the fact that Sophia built up a loving relationship with Victoria before Dr. Bishop really entered the picture. I found this endearing, and was a great way to fully develop the characters. Victoria was an adorable little girl, it would be hard not to fall in love with her. Her interactions with Sophia brough a gamut of emotions from fear to bliss.
I loved the fact that this book spanned over the course of several years. This seems more realistic to me than many romantic stories involving children. It takes some time to integrate a child or a new mother to your life, and the author here did a great job representing all the holidays and the drama they entailed for the Bishop family.
I also enjoyed that Sophia realized that a nanny and her boss sleeping together was a complete cliche, which made her fight against the relationship. It seemed like something I would do, were I in that position.
Why not a 5 star? I completely enjoyed this book, but I couldn't help but feel that the climax was fairly anticlimatic. Everything seemed a little too smooth. I feel like a final, larger conflict would have pushed this book over the edge to being a five star book. Still a great book that I'd recommend to romance readers.
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