Until her new job starts in September, buttoned-up elementary school teacher Laurel Harris is at loose ends and in need of cash. Fortunately her best friend’s older brother is a single dad and desperately needs a nanny. Or so she’s told. She doesn’t anticipate him being such a menacing, muscled, and undeniably gorgeous man…or that he has zero interest in hiring a nanny.Micah Crane will do right by his young daughter, no matter the cost. And right now, that cost is juggling parenthood with long hours at his bar and working as an enforcer for a notorious crime boss. He doesn’t need another complication in his life, but the sweet, frustratingly opinionated little blonde hell-bent on caring for his daughter stirs his blood like no woman ever has.
All it takes is a moment of weakness to ignite the lust blazing between them. A moment that will unravel their self-control and unleash all of Micah’s darkest secrets…
A Moment of Weakness explores a common moment that we all experience in our lives numerous of times. A moment that we put down all guards and thrown caution to the wind. A weak moment which can a result in a good thing or a bad thing that we can regret . For Micah, moment of weakness have been a bad thing for him mostly, he may have gotten his daughter . However being tied to the mob is a bad moment he regrets.
A moment he isn’t been able to shake as one you work for the mob , getting out is hard. Micah isn’t a bad guy, he is just misguided thanks to a childhood he would rather forget. A life on the wrong side of tracks he wants to get out of and if being in the mob means that he can provided and help his struggling bar, he will do anything. However being in the mod has costed him and now things are starting to get tough. His daughter is old enough to question things and sister April is worried about it. So she decides to meddle and send her best friend his way. Laurel a dreamer and idealistic who is looking for a summer job.
Laurel is the opposite of Micah. She isn’t misguided, she got her path set in front of her. She never had a moment of weakness that has made her want to forget. She just needs a job to tie her over until the summer is over and she can star her teaching career. However Micah isn’t anything like she expects and she worried. As Micah comes off as a bad boy and he isn’t that keen her on her looking after his daughter. As he believes he is doing his best and doesn’t need a woman like Laurel helping him.
In a moment of weakness, Micah says yes to having a woman who has the life that he wanted for his family becoming his daughter’s nanny. But will their shared moment of weakness changed the game ?
I like the concept for using moments of weakness to drive the novel. As we all have these moments and we can do crazy things in those moments. That can turn into a beautiful outcome. Micah and Laurel’s story was a fun cute story with a mob twist that I enjoyed but need something special to make it outstanding.
She opened her mouth, but before she could get anything out, he said, “How about we show you where you’ll be sleeping,” and walked out of the kitchen, gesturing for her to follow.Silently, she trailed him, her suitcase bumping along the carpeted hallway. With each step, she catalogued what she knew of him so far.
Right foot. Raising six-year-old alone.
Left foot. Has taken some precautions in keeping Shaelynn safe, but might need some help with that.
Right foot. His backside is really, really nice to look at.
Left foot. I wonder if those muscles under his back pockets feel as hard as they look—
“It’s only a two-bedroom apartment,” he said, suddenly coming to a stop. The movement was too fast, and by the time her brain caught up, she was already slamming into the back of him. Right against the butt she’d been staring at.
Oh my god.
He twirled fast and clamped his huge hand around the top of her arm to steady her, those brown eyes ticking from her eyes to her forehead to her ears, mouth, over her shoulder, then back to her eyes. The force of his stare triggered a nervous giggle from her lips.
“I’m so sorry,” she said, forcing her gaze to stay with his even though the intensity was making her a little dizzy. “I didn’t expect you to stop right there.”
“We’re at the end of the hallway,” he said, unamused.
Right. But… She pointed to where the carpet dead ended. “I couldn’t see because of your…”
Butt. Not a chance she’d admit that.
Your entire ginormous body blocking my view. Yeah, not that either.