I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by Loveswept on April 17th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance
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Is this man: A) a super-hot NFL player, B) the guy you’re sexting, or C) your new boss?
If you’re Carrie Herron, the answer is all of the above. First Carrie starts exchanging steamy text messages with the sexy single dad she meets in line at the grocery store. Then she lands a job—and a bedroom—as the live-in nanny for the daughter of the Milwaukee Dragons’ newest star. But when Carrie shows up for work and realizes that they’re actually the same guy, she has no choice but to try to keep things professional. After all, Seth Chamberlain is her boss now. Her chiseled, charismatic, oh-so-tempting boss. . . .
After getting traded from Houston to Milwaukee, Seth’s having a tough time keeping his head in the game, let alone setting up his daughter in a brand-new city. So if the only nanny his daughter will tolerate while he’s on the road is the gorgeous, cosplay-loving redhead he’s had his eye on, well, so be it. Surely he can resist Carrie until football season is over. But with her knowing glances and kissable lips driving him wild, Seth must decide whether he’s ready to put everything on the line.
I’m sort of a sucker for romances with nannies and hot single dads. Maybe part of it is because I worked in childcare for many, many years so it makes it easier to connect to a character with a job I’m quite familiar with. But who doesn’t love a man who is great with kids too? On the Line was a must read for me for those very reasons. Plus he’s a football star? Bonus!
Carrie is struggling to find a teaching job position and just when she thinks it can’t get any worse, she’s suddenly without a place to live either. On the plus side, she’s been sexting the cute guy she met at the super market. When her brother mentions an old friend, a football player named Seth, needing a live-in nanny, Carrie decides to go for it but it’s about to get a whole lot of complicated when the dad doing the hiring turns out to be the guy she’s been sexting!
So Carrie is this huge science nerd and comics superfan and basically a fun character you can’t help but like. Seth’s daughter, Maddie, just so happens to also be hugely into comics. There were all sorts of fun touches thrown in about comics and a comic-con and I adored those little moments throughout the book. Seth is pretty sweet and all about his daughter and his dedication to the life he was trying to build for them. Seth and Carrie try to deny the connection they felt before she becomes the nanny, neither wanting to complicate the situation. There was a lot of great sexual tension between these two that built and built and I was a big fan of the push and pull, slow burn it sort of took.
On the downside, it just felt like it was missing something. The story heavily focuses on these characters of Seth and Carrie and the role his daughter plays within that relationship but I felt like the story sort of perused over other issues and didn’t explore some of the outside influences quite as much as I wanted. The possibility of issues were set up and just fell flat and overlooked, especially with Carrie’s brother. I wish he was more prominent in the story.
All in all, a good romance read. I would love to continue the series and see what’s to come for the football players of the Milwaukee Dragons.