The CEO’s Christmas Manny
Blurb: Anything but business as usual.
Billionaire CEO Nic Price lives for his job. With sales down and grumbling from the board of directors—including Nic’s permanently dissatisfied father—the last thing Nic needs is distraction from the new manny, whose freewheeling approach to childcare is outlandish… and who makes Nic feel things he’s never allowed himself to feel.
Ex-teacher Sasha Lindsey is all about fun—that’s the reason people love him, so he has to be. After a bad break-up leaves him jobless and homeless, the live-in manny job with Mr. Price seems like a windfall. But his chemistry with Nic is off the charts, and he can’t afford another workplace romance disaster.
Can Nic leave his dominance in the bedroom and open his heart to the best thing that’s ever happened to him? Or will Sasha’s leap of faith backfire and ruin his chances at the family happily ever after he’s always dreamed of?
Length: 222 pages.
Series: Beyond the Boardroom #1
Read as an: eBook.
My Thoughts: The CEO’s Christmas Manny is a quick and emotional Christmas read. The characters of the novel shine through and the story is an engaging and entertaining one. Tipping the babysitter/governess trope on its head, The CEO’s Christmas Manny is a such a great Christmas read.
Written as part of the Dreamspinner Press’ ‘Dreamspun Desire’ house line, the story is very reminiscent of the quick and simple Mills and Moons novels, that is they’re tropey, fun to read, and can pretty much be finished in a day – sigh fine, two days. The story of The CEO’s Christmas Manny is fast paced, focused towards a happy ending, and is incredibly sweet, with just a light dusting of angst.
I found myself really enjoying the characters of the novel. Nic starts off as a unapproachable ice man but soon you see him thawing and beginning to connect with his found family. Sasha on the other-hand starts off as such a warm character, however its as the story progresses that we begin to see the real strain behind his outward appearance – the pain behind his mask.
The slow reveal of both characters kept me intrigued and genuinely invested in the story of these two characters. The novel doesn’t have any huge grand redemption moments or reveals, however it does have the true acceptance of Nic and Sasha for each other. Which, when you understand both these characters and the lives they have lead, you appreciate every moment.
Recommendations: I would recommend this for anyone looking for a sweet and emotional read this Christmas! With all of these emotions flying around, it’s find it hard not to fall in love with Nic, Sasha, and the kids.
Please note: I received a copy of The CEO’s Christmas Manny from NetGalley.