Romance Review: Temporary Arrangement and Tempted by Her Boss by Karen Erickson

Temporary Arrangement (The Renaldis, #0.5)Temporary Arrangement by Karen Erickson
 Samhain Publishing
ISBN: 1619214792
Genre: Romance
Release date:  June 4th 2013
Number of pages: 46
Source: Amazon Freebie

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Alone and broke, Paige Stewart can t believe her good luck. Who hires a virtual stranger out of a New York City coffee shop to care for their adorable grandson? Apparently Claudia Renaldi does.

Widower Matteo Renaldi isn t pleased that his mother found a replacement nanny so soon after he fired the last one. Yet little Matty takes to Paige like no other nanny before. And Matteo can t deny he s quite taken with her as well. She s beautiful. Sweet. And far, “far” too young for him.

There s something about the gorgeously sexy Matteo that fills Paige with longing to break through his wall of formality and touch his softer side. But no one knows better than she that crushing on her boss is one thing. Acting on those feelings is forbidden. Foolish.


Warning: Sexy, grumpy Italian hero who is determined to keep his walls up. No matter how much his son s sweetly beautiful nanny drives him to distraction



One afternoon I decided to start this freebie and it’s really short so I finished really fast, but what I didn’t knew was the fact this is a prequel and I loved Matteo and Paige so much that to start the full novel. I only gave three starts because the book is short and I had no idea it didn’t have an end, super pissed at that.

I loved the Renaldi’s, Claudia is the perfect matriarch and it’s always meddling in his kids life and one afternoon she found th perfect nanny for Mattie. I liked her, she’s a perfect grandmother and she has some demons, but it’s still happy and busy with her family.

Tempted by Her Boss (The Renaldis, #1)Tempted by Her Boss by Karen Erickson
 Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1619213419
Genre: Romance
Release date:  July 3rd 2013
Number of pages: 202
Source: Bought

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Paige Stewart has committed the ultimate nanny sin—she’s fallen in love with her boss. She adores Matteo Renaldi’s sweet, precocious son. Who wouldn’t? But it’s torture going about her day-to-day tasks, catching fleeting glimpses of the boy’s enigmatic father. Chastising herself for fantasizing she’s in the Renaldi master bed…

It’s ridiculous, pointless. After all, soon little Matty won’t need her anymore and she’ll move on.

Matteo has no interest in dating. He’s consumed by work, his son…and his son’s nanny. She’s everything he’s not: young, carefree, trusting, maybe a little naïve. She deserves better than an embittered widower. Yet when she accidentally falls into his arms, he can’t resist drawing her in for a kiss that quickly spirals out of control.

As they travel to his family’s home in Italy and slowly fall in love, the whispers start. And when one particularly ugly story blows up in their faces, their reputations might escape unscathed, but their hearts may not…

Product Warnings
The sexy, grumpy Italian hero is finally won over by his son’s sweetly beautiful nanny—though it was quite the challenge for her to catch him. Watch for lots of high drama, passionate love and malicious rumors before these two can find their HEA.



Okay, Matteo and Paige finally have a HEA, but things were a little difficult for these two. I loved Paige and she made a huge difference in Matteo life, especially taking care of little Matty, but I did not liked the way his family, especially his brothers treated her as a simply golddiger. One dinner was extremaly difficult. I loved their relationship and how much Matteo oppened his heart for this new love.

I think these two made a cute couple and I was dreading the end, but things became more difficult in the end and they barely managed, but Matteo was so honest and almost perfect in saying sorry. Loved this family and will hunt the previous series now.

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Series in Order

#0.5 – Temporary Arrangement
#1 – Tempted by Her Boss
#2 – Kidnapping His Bride

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