Thursday, November 13, 2014

Blog Tour: Eight Days A Week by Amber L. Johnson

Eight Days a Week
by Amber L. Johnson

A "manny" should always mind his own business. And he definitely shouldn’t fall in love with his boss.  

Release Date: November 6 , 2014
Genre: Romance / Contemporary
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-329-4
Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH
Eight-Days-a-Week-3D-Bookstack-2 Gwen Stone has secrets she’s not ready to reveal. After a recent promotion at work, she needs a caretaker for her children. She’s frenzied and in a lurch and pretty much ready to hire the first person who comes along. So she does. Andrew Lyons needs to get out of his sister’s apartment, and a Craigslist posting may be the answer to his prayers. But what he thought was an ad for a room rental turns into a job offer he can’t refuse. Accepting the nanny position could change his life, if only he had a clue how to be a grownup. A working mother, a shirtless “manny” who looks good in a towel, two children who need more than a babysitter, and hours of kids’ TV can only spell disaster for everyone involved. Because a manny should always mind his own business. And he definitely shouldn’t fall in love with his boss.    

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4.5 Star Review by Jen Skewes

OMG where can I find a manny like Andrew Lyons. Do they even exist, because if so I would hire him tomorrow.  I completely fell in love the the adorable, sexy, funny, man child that is "Dee" Lyons. 

"Do none of these cartoon kids have parents?  Max and Ruby-do they live alone?  And why won't she EVER listen to what Max says? Damn goody-goody know-it-all.  Reminds me of Cece."

Ha!  As someone whose kids have watch Max and Ruby over and over again, I would have to agree with Drew. :)

Andrew Lyons has never really lived up to his fathers expectations of him.  Always feeling like his older sister set the bar so high that he could never do anything right.  He left for two years spending most of his inheritance on traveling and living life as carefree as possible.  But now that he is back he needs to face reality. He is broke needs a job and a place to live.  Because living at his sisters just isn't going to work any more.  He's considered to be a bit of a slacker and in order to collect the rest of inheritance he needs to find a job. And he just found the perfect one.  A job as a manny which also includes a free apartment and a boss who his very sexy. How bad can it be?  Not bad at all.  But somewhere along the way something starts to happen to Drew.  He starts to have feelings. He starts to actually care about someone other than himself.  He has fallen for his boss and these two little kids have completely captured his heart.  But is being with your boss really a good idea, especially when kids are involved who can get hurt??  

“Be cool. What did they do on television? What would Tony Danza do? He’d sleep with his boss, Angela. Shit. Sitcoms were no help at all.”

Eight Days a Week is told from Drew's POV which I loved.  I always love getting inside the hero's head and trust me being inside Drew's was certainly a fun and interesting place to be.  The things that sometimes came out of his mouth just made me laugh out loud.  Drew is a big kid himself.  He honestly has no experience taking care of kids but he can definitely relate to them on some level.  He knows that their is more to their story than Gwen is telling them, but he doesn't pry and just does his job.  But little by little Drew starts to love these two little children as if they were his own. He wants what is bet for them and wants to see them happy and to be little kids.  And I loved watching him transform from a man who needs to grow up to a man who now has responsibilities.  Seeing Drew love these two children and at the same time fall in love with Gwen was so sweet and heart warming.  I loved seeing him grow and accept the responsibilities.  Don't get me wrong he was still Drew and still did and said some things that were a little immature and silly but I still found myself laughing and at the same time questioning my own maturity levels.  

"What are you humming?"  Xander asked

"The theme song to Doc McStuffins.  Why?"

I loved Drew and Gwen together.  Gwen has so much on her plate at this point in her life that I think Drew showing up on her doorstep looking for a job was exactly what she needed.  He helped her see certain things with the children that she herself was too busy to see.  He brought fun and laughter into her life.  She had her reasons as to why being with him was wrong, but Drew never accepted them.  He wanted her and he would do whatever it took to make her his.

"This is more than right.  I don't regret being here.  With you.  With the Kids."

The first book that I read by this author was Puddle Jumping, which is one of my favorite books this year.  What I loved about it was that it was one of those beautiful "feel good" books.  So when I read the synopsis for this book I knew that I had to read it and Ms. Johnson does not disappoint.   Eight Days A Week will make you laugh and even cry a bit.  It is heart warming, fun and witty, but underneath the humor and wit is also a story with real issues as well.    Drew's relationship and love for Bree and Brady will melt your heart.  He will make you laugh out loud with with all of his shenanigans.  And I loved the many journal entries.  From his numerous names for his new "ride" to naming his favorite body part, to loving and caring for two children, to doing what it takes to make sure that he ends up with Gwen, Drew Lyons will completely capture your heart.   Eight Days a Week is one of those books that you want to go back and read all over again. It gives you that happy cozy feeling inside when you read it.  And the epilogue was fantastic!   Another wonderful job by Amber L. Johsnon.   I cannot wait to see what she has in store for us next.

"Don wants to know what he did to make Gwen hang out with other dicks."


Amber is a full-time mom and a full-time wife who is employed full time and writes when she can. She believes in Happily Ever Afters that occur every day—despite the obstacles real life serves up on a regular basis. Or perhaps they’re sweeter simply because of them. She always has two rubber bands on her wrist, a song in her head, and too much creamer in her coffee cup that reads ‘Cocoa,’ because she’s a rebel. If she’s not at her desk, with her boys, or behind the computer, she’s supporting live music with her arms raised above her head and her eyes closed, waiting for the drop.    

Praise for Eight Days a Week
"Laugh-out-loud story about a guy who goes to look at a room to rent and discovers it comes with a job - that of live-in nanny to two damaged kids. So Andrew Lyons accidentally becomes the "manny". Written in his POV, this book chronicles his hilarious escapades as he looks after and grows to love Bree and Brady, and his employer, Gwen. His pranks and spot-on observations about kids' TV shows had me giggling, but there were a few serious moments worthy of a sniffle as well. The star of the show may be Don, though - you'll just have to read this book to find out about him! Highly recommended." 
 - Andrea Goodreads Review

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