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Summary

A grieving football player hoping his son will speak again. A speech pathologist with a dark secret. An unexpected love that sparks danger from the past.

After Ryder Quinn’s wife died, his four-year-old son stopped speaking. Desperate for a solution, Ryder hires Bree Stevens, a spunky speech pathologist to be his son’s nanny and therapist. Bree moves in, breathing new life into their home. As his attraction for her grows, Ryder fears he might have more help than he bargained for.

Bree Stevens quickly falls for the devoted father and his adorable boy. But when her twisted past catches up with her, she has to choose: selfishly hold onto the love that she’s found, or leave and keep them safe.

©2018 Cami Checketts (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Ria
  • 09-01-21

More intrigue than I expected

This isn't my personal favorite genre but I think people who like the genre will like the book. It is clean, has romance, intrigue, a little humor, touching moments, sad moments, and joyful moments.
For my own personal taste, it spent too much time noting physical attributes and attraction. I began to feel that if they edited out every mention of that, the book would be cut in half. Maybe not literally but it felt like it to me. I get bored with that really fast.
The romance is pretty much insta-love. Probably moved too fast for me. And parts of the plot felt surreal or almost soap opera-ish.
Tate was super cute but I'm not 100% sure that a 4 1/2 year old is really capable of what happened. Maybe. But he was really adorable. Ryder's family is full of personality. We didn't see that much of them but what was in the story made them feel like they fill a room. So I imagine the rest of the series will be full of personality too.

Sex: kissing, a lot of admiration for physical attributes
Language: no
Violence: some

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  • Samantha R.
  • 17-09-20

Ok, but not my cup of tea

If you like instalove stories with mild drama and even milder love scenes, then this is perfect for you. I did finish the story, but I am unsure if I continue with the series.

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  • L Lund
  • 31-10-20

Seemed rushed

I liked that the Ryder didn't mistreat, abuse, or act like a jerk towards Bree. The story seemed rushed, though.

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  • Cindy H.
  • 08-09-20

Devoted Groom

I gave up in the first few minutes. I hate when an author makes the heroine stupid in order to make the man smart. It’s a deal breaker. Especially when said author goes to great pains to tell us how smart the woman is by extolling her college/masters degree. Then, the 1st time they meet, she has a spate of Tourette’s syndrome & swears stupid childish swears at him. Maybe it’s supposed to be funny, but it seems demeaning to me.

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  • Jerky man
  • 11-11-19

Rabid reader

I am really enjoying the Titan series! I hope we get to find out what happens to Jasmine next. Great story, good clean fun, great characters! Keep them coming!

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  • Reggie
  • 16-08-19

Feel good story w swoony H and cool h!

Who doesn't love a good story of a single dad with an adorable kid? A boss-nanny relationship? Some danger with romance? Well we check off all of those in this book! NFL player, single dad, widower...all words to describe Ryder Quinn. He lost his wife to breast cancer almost a year ago, but his marriage wasn't all roses even before his wife's diagnosis. Now he's coping with the aftermath of a relationship that shouldn't have been, well except for the fact that he got his awesome son out of it, and trying to get his son to talk again. When he hires a speech pathologist/nanny to work with his son, Ryder does not expect to get an outspoken, fun young woman...but that's what he gets. Bree grew up in the foster system after the death of her parents, at the age of 12. To make matters worse, she was separated from her 10yo sister. She had a rough time but survived and made it through college. Now with her first well-paying job, as a therapist/nanny, Bree can finally afford to replace her POS car and hire a private investigator to find her sister. Bree doesn't plan on the insta-attraction to her new boss, but that's what happens. Now Bree and Ryder just have to navigate the pitfalls of a personal relationship with boss/employee, while determining how best to help little Tate regain his speech. Of course, there is also the suspense of locating Bree's sister, Jasmine, and finding out that she's some type of undercover agent with bad guys chasing her.
As previously mentioned, lots of action, drama, fun times and love are packed into this short story. We get brief glimpses of the other Quinn siblings and can look forward to their stories as well. The narrator did a fabulous job with all of the characters...he really upped the 'swoon' factor in Ryder! Can't wait for the next book!

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  • Christy
  • 08-01-21

Didn't make it past the first chapter

I'm trying to find books that aren't completely far fatched or so raunchy they make me need a shower, and I was hoping this genre would be it, but I barely got through the first chapter. The first conversation between the male and female lead was ridiculous, especially considering it was supposedly a job interview. Being an adult and a professional was obviously not in this game plan.

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  • KAM
  • 26-10-20

Great narrator- subpar story

This one just didn’t do it for me. I’ve been reading all the Brooke St James books which are all intsa-love and I’ve enjoyed all of them. So when this one was suggested I decided to give it a try. I don’t know what was missing but it just wasn’t my kind of story.

Rider is a famous football star, he hires Bri to help his 4 year old son. She is a speech pathologist that comes in and figures out what therapists couldn’t. And of course he falls in love with her in less than a week.

Some of the things that just didn’t work for me was I didn’t feel any kind of connection except them saying how attractive the other person was. And I thought Bri was unprofessional. She ditched him at a benefit that she already agrees to help him with. And all for a sister who really wanted nothing to do with her. Her sister had the resources to look her up any time she wanted and she didn’t. Good riddance. So she put her new job in jeopardy, the job that was funding the PI looking for her sister. It just rubbed me the wrong way.

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  • Jennifer Norman
  • 24-10-19

A different kind of love story...

the story was sweet though I must admit the mc sister's current story was a little out there and a little distracting from the main story but little Tate and his dad made up for it.

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  • Ashley Washington
  • 13-09-21

what a wonderful book to relax too.Funny adventure

this book was full and Adventure from of love full of wanting and needing it was just all right all the way around the great books to listen to you. the guy reading the book really did a great job sorry I can't remember his name but his voice is lovely to listen to and relax.