Amy Daws released a new romcom book and I was all in. Check out my book review of Last on the List to see if this is a nanny/single dad romance book worth reading!
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Last on the List
by Amy Daws
Category: Contemporary Romance
Tags: Nanny, Single Parent, Forced Proximity, Curves, Strong Heroine, Age Gap
Published June 2022
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Rating: ★★★½ – 4 stars
CEO millionaire, Max Fletcher is a single dad in desperate need of a nanny.
Cozy Barlow is in the middle of her self-appointed “gap year” and doing everything she can to detach from her past.
But when her sister begs her to interview for the nanny position of a high-maintenance client, she doesn’t have a good enough reason to say no.
While Max is prepared to give the twenty-something the boot, his little girl thinks this plus-sized in body and spirit nanny might be her new bestie, so she hires her on the spot.
Now Max is stuck with this bizarre woman who hates everything he represents—corporate greed, money, status, power.
But one stormy night when the power goes out, he discovers Cozy doesn’t hate him. In fact, he’s the leading role in her fantasies.
Such an enjoyable read that made me laugh AND swoon!
Amy Daws is definitely one of those one-click authors for me because I know she’s going to deliver a unique story, great characters, laughable banter, and all-around sweet romance.
Last on the List gave me similar vibes to Daws’ Blindsided which is one of my favorite books so I totally enjoyed it!
You’ve got the curvaceous heroine who beats to her own drum and a hunky hero who can’t help but fall for her and fulfill every fantasy.
Cozy was great. She was an awesome nanny and just an overall fun woman! I thought her backstory was really unique and provided just enough angst to cause some friction between her and Max’s budding romance.
Max was great too with his own unique backstory that kept him from pursuing any new relationships after his divorce.
I also loved all the little side stories to this one that made it a great, complete package – Cozy’s love of romance books by Mercedes Loveletter, her charcuterie board creations, Max’s involvement in LGBTQ+ charities, and Max’s three brothers who make a few appearances. (I’m hoping they are the next spin-off series!!).
My only hang-up is the first scene where Max and Cozy get hot and heavy.
It really skirted the issue of consent in my mind which made me feel uncomfortable even if I as the reader knew that Cozy wanted Max.
I didn’t buy that Max would just cross the line like that given their power dynamic as boss/nanny.
But, I got over it and was able to enjoy them. I only wish there was a bit more build-up to his attraction to make it more believable.
Overall, a great romcom that I highly recommend!
*I received an advanced reader copy. All opinions are my own.
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