Eight Days a Weekby 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 , 2014Published by The Writers Coffee ShopGenre: Romance / ContemporaryISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-329-4
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.
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
~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~
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.
~~CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR~~
Guest PostHow do you balance being a full time mom, full time wife, employed full time AND writing?
For a time I just wrote when my son was asleep or in my down time/ lunch breaks at work. I work 45 hours a week and have just a few hours with my son at night. My husband is currently going back to school so we really have a lot on our plates. For the last year I have just been in edit-mode. Now that things are slowing down, I find myself outlining a few new books, jotting down new ideas. I hope after the first of the year I can start working on new material – when my son goes to bed.
I think it’s hard, as a mom, or just a woman in general, to balance everything effectively. If I’m editing on a deadline the laundry isn’t done as fast as I’d like. My son watches Disney Jr. more than he should. And when I’m at work I’m constantly talking to these new characters in my head – they want out – but always at the most inconvenient times. I’ve been very lucky that my husband wants me to be successful at this venture because he’s been there to pick up the slack when I need him to, and vice-versa when he has an assignment due.
I wish I had prioritizing skills.