Author: Noelle Adams
Published: August 25th 2015
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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For more than two years, Rose has been the nanny for James Harwood's daughters. She adores the girls, but she tries to maintain a professional distance with James—no matter how attractive she finds him. However, when his engagement falls apart and he starts to look at her differently, Rose no longer sees him only as her boss. James isn't the kind of man to fall for his nanny, so he doesn't know why he can't stop thinking about her in very wrong ways. He's determined to resist, to keep his life simple and to find an appropriate substitute for his wife who died.
But with a manipulative ex-fiancée, two precocious daughters, Rose's interfering Southern grandmother, a short-lived fake engagement, and feelings that won't be denied, nothing remains simple for long.
Another sweetie of a story from Noelle Adams! In this continuation of the Beaufort Brides series, the story centers on Rose. She's a nanny for two adorable girls, Jill and Julie, who are the daughters of James. After his fiancee proves herself to be less than likable, the engagement is off. He and Rose talk, and he finds himself seeing Rose in a new light. Given the circumstances, he can't give in to that temptation no matter how strong the pull is. But since his former fiancee doesn't seem to get the picture about their engagement being over, James and Rose pretend to be engaged. It doesn't take long for them to realize how much they want something fake to actually be real.
Substitute Bride is quite charming! I loved watching the romance unfold between James and Rose. It was sensual and sweet at the same time. And his daughters are absolutely the cutest--I wish I could just hug them both for real. It was also great to see and hear about characters from the first book again. Noelle Adams does it again as usual. Can't wait for the next story in the series!