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Blog Tour: Review: The Nanny by Lana Ferguson

The Nanny is a story that I fell into. It’s steamy and full of heart. Just the right amount of all my favorite elements! Keep reading this book review for my full thoughts.


After losing her job and being on the brink of eviction, Cassie Evans finds herself with two choices: get a new job (and fast) or fire up her long-untouched OnlyFans account. But there are no jobs to be found, and as for OnlyFans. . . . Well, there are reasons she can’t go back. Just when all hope seems lost, an ad for a live-in nanny position seems the solution to all her problems. It’s almost too perfect—until she meets her would-be employer.

Aiden Reid, executive chef and DILF extraordinaire is far from the stuffy single dad Cassie was imagining. She is shocked when he tells her she’s the most qualified applicant he’s met in weeks, practically begging her to take the job. With hands that make her hindbrain howl and eyes that scream sex, the idea of living under the same roof as Aiden feels dangerous, but with no other option, she decides to stay with him and his adorably tenacious daughter, Sophie.

Cassie soon discovers that Aiden is not a stranger at all, but instead someone who is very familiar with her—or at least, her body. She finds herself at a loss for what to do, given that he doesn’t remember her. As their relationship heats to temperatures hotter than any kitchen Aiden has ever worked in, Cassie struggles with telling Aiden the truth, and the more terrifying possibility—losing the best chance at happiness she’s ever had.


(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

The Nanny is a story about characters who have to confront what scares them. Those conversations, vulnerabilities, and doubts which haunt us at night. Ferguson delivers a story that just builds on the scaffolding of these characters. On Aiden who is trying so hard to be a good dad and struggling to find balance. And Cassie who is so convinced she doesn’t deserve happiness. I loved their instant chemistry and banter both in the present as they ‘meet’ for the first time and their previous relationship.

It’s so obvious their connection. The ways in which they expose their scars and hopes to each other. We’re allowed to see the impact they have made – and always have – on each other. The Nanny also took a turn I was not expecting! At its core, it’s a story about realizing that we can make space and embrace happiness. We deserve joy, second chances, and the hope of possibility. An immediate question we have, from the beginning, is whether their relationship can work.

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And that’s part of why it is so touching: is because that question, that fear, feels so universal. Cassie stole the show in The Nanny for me. All the ways in which we can push people away because we aren’t sure if we can hold it, hold happiness, if it’s for us. Find The Nanny on Goodreads, Storygraph, Amazon,, & Blackwells.


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