Manny Get Your Guy by Amy Lane 3.5 Stars!
Starting over and falling in love.
Tino Robbins’s sister, Nica, and her husband, Jacob, are expecting their fifth child. Fortunately, Nica’s best friend, Taylor Cochran, is back in town, released from PT and in need of a job.
After years in the service and recovering from grave injury, Taylor has grown a lot from the callow troublemaker he’d been in high school. Now he’s hoping for a fresh start with Nica and her family.
Jacob’s cousin Brandon lives above the garage and thinks “Taylor the manny” is a bad idea. Taylor might be great at protecting civilians from a zombie apocalypse, but is he any good with kids?
Turns out Taylor’s a natural. As he tries to fit in, using common sense and dry wit, Brandon realizes that Taylor doesn’t just love their family—he’s desperate to be part of it. And just like that, Brandon wants Taylor to be part of his future.
Overall, I really enjoyed this light hearted romance about veteran who comes home from war, this great found family, and a younger hero in pursuit.
The romance was really sweet and hot. I loved watching Taylor come to trust and love Brandon and the close circle of friends of a delight.
However, there were a lot of rough edges in terms of really exploring Taylor’s childhood, why there was a grudge at all for his past behaviors, Brandon’s jerky at first act and a lack of a more fully developed HEA.
Overall, a nice read.