Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Nanny Plan - Sarah M. Anderson

The Nanny Plan
Sarah M. Anderson
Harlequin Desire, Apr 1 2015, $5.25
ISBN: 9780373733798

Trish Hunter attends a lecture at San Francisco State University given by Silicon Valley’s latest “Boy Billionaire” twenty-eight year old Nate Longmire.  However she is not there to hear him speak, but instead to obtain a matching donation to hers from the creator of SnAppShot to her One Child, One World charity since he claims that technology should make life better for everyone.  Her stunt gets her in the door, but the results of due diligence on her charity by his assistant will determine whether he provides her funds.  Moments after they say goodbye his mom calls from Kansas City to inform him that his older brother and sister-in-law died in an accident. 

Two weeks later Trish arrives at his office for her appointment, but someone there mistakenly thinks she applied for the nanny job; so sends her to his house.  When she arrives there, Trish finds Nate and his employee Rosita struggling with caring for his hysterical baby niece Jane.  Trish quickly calms down the infant.  Grateful Nate offers her, a sizable donation to her charity if she serves as Jane’s nanny for a month.  Already attracted to each other, Nate and Trish fall in love, but their arrangement is for one month not a lifetime.

Based on a true occurrence by the founder of the Lakota Children Foundation (http://lakotachildren.org), this Billionaires and Babies contemporary (see Royal Heirs Required by Cat Shield) is an enjoyable family drama in which Jane’s needs overwhelm that of the adults.  Readers will root for the billionaire geek and the caring nanny to make it; at a time when each recognizes what happens to baby Jane comes first and their adult love requires a new contract.

Harriet Klausner

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