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Maddie Adams doesn’t mean to make the worst impression possible with her new boss. Nor does she intend to work as his temp Christmas nanny—especially when Lyle Sutherland inspires spicy flirtation and full-on naughty thoughts.
Maddie Adams is determined to find a secure future and avoid tangled relationships. She hopes for a smooth ride in her new barista job in Edinburgh’s festive Winter market to ensure a good reference. When Maddie walked out of her prior job the person she hurt most was herself. Secrets don’t sit well with a woman who faced harsh truths in her teens. So she doesn’t mean to make the worst impression possible with the handsome café owner…or for her heartbeat to hitch and speed when he’s near. Lyle Sutherland’s suggestion that she becomes his son’s nanny shocks them both—but it’s temptingly timely.
Hot, coffee king Lyle is wary of impulsive women but intent on special care for his son. Maddie’s a sure-fire hit with Josh and attraction is on fast-track living at close quarters. But Lyle’s intense business aims bring painful reminders of Maddie’s father and his high-handed ways. At heart Maddie is desperate to shed her misfit failure childhood fears. Lyle’s hormones are in a spin around his sassy, smart super nanny. A wild ex-wife lacking in restraint should have taught Lyle emotional caution. But when attraction and passion are unleashed between boss and nanny, Lyle’s secrets challenge old wounds. Can fledgling love survive corroded trust?