Eight Days a Week by Amber L. Johnson

| November 12, 2014 | 1 Comment
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


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.




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

Guest Post (https://www.bookenticer.com):

A “manny” should always mind his own business. And he definitely shouldn’t fall in love with his boss. Out of all of the “forbidden love” angles out there, why did you decide to go for the Manny/Mother theme?

What’s so intriguing about a Manny and a mom? When the idea first hit me I was thinking of story lines that hadn’t been explored to death. I’d read a lot of summaries for books about female care takers falling for their bosses – these men who were raising children on their own and in need of a female presence in their home. The girls always had a mothering instinct about them and bonded with the kids while trying to fight a growing attraction for the man who paid them to live in his house.

What I wanted to do was look at it from a different perspective. What if you had a guy with no instinct whatsoever who moved into a house for a less than honest reason, and flat out thought he’d bang his boss with no repercussions? It was, in my opinion, the exact opposite of the female nanny situation because that character is usually wise beyond her years and well-schooled. She’s usually incredibly mature.

Andrew is a 13 year old stuck in a hot guy’s body. He has no idea what he’s doing and in order to be what this family needs, he has to find his way all by himself because it appears that the mom hasn’t got a clue how to raise these kids either.

What would happen if the many fell in love with the kids first? What if they taught him what true family is because he’s run away from family his entire life and never felt that kind of acceptance?

Both Andrew and Gwen have family issues that arise from their upbringing. I felt like both of them were looking for something but they didn’t know what it was until they were knee-deep in caring for two children who needed a family more than anything. It’s not an instant realization. It just makes sense in the end.

by FS Meurinne

Category: Contemporary Fiction, Cover Reveal, New Adult, Romance

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  1. Thank you for having me on your blog and for being part of the Eight Days a Week tour!



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