The deepest hurts can herald the deepest love.
Kiri Love had no need for friendships. She had no time for distraction. She was in her final year of medical studies by the grace of God to do a job - and she was determined to do a darned good one. There was no way she could fail.
Her mom had scrimped and saved every last dollar she earned and worked three jobs to pay for Kiri’s education, and Kiri was determined to make her proud. She would be the first person in her family to receive a degree and achieve her ambition of being a heart surgeon.
But when her mother is murdered, she sacrifices her ambitions and travels back to the tiny Far North town which had created so much pain. With three sisters under nine to feed, she’ll do whatever it takes to provide them with the security they need - even if it means groveling to Benotti Zegna, reclusive billionaire jeweler-to-the-stars.
Benotti Zegna has a heart of gold, but a failed marriage has left him cold. His hands are full running his global empire, plus being top-dad to his young and motherless daughter. He can spot a diamond in the rough, and while alarm bells warn him to watch his heart, intuition tells him that Kiri Love will make the perfect nanny.
The role he offers is a far cry from her the life she’d hope to lead, but Kiri quickly discovers the power of family and sacrifice to heal the deepest of wounds.
Love Me as I Am is a short, clean romance story, full of quirky humor and the promise of a happily ever after.
Set in The Bay of Islands, New Zealand - one of the most beautiful, unspoiled, sensuous places in the world. Love Me as I Am is part of Mollie Mathew’s best-selling series Passion Down Under Sassy Short Stories. It can easily be listened to as a stand-alone story, but you’ll love the other books, too.