Last on the List Release

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Author: Amy Daws
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: June 16, 2022

Cover Designer: Amy Daws
Cover Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Cover Model: Tanner Hueter

Only bad nannies know what it’s like…to kiss the boss.

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Only a bad nanny knows what it’s like to kiss the boss.


CEO millionaire, Max Fletcher is a single dad in desperate need of a nanny.


Cozy Barlow is in the middle of her self-appointed “gap year” and doing everything she can to detach from her past.


But when her sister begs her to interview for the nanny position of a high maintenance client, she doesn’t have a good enough reason to say no.


And when Max locks eyes on the twenty-something in a tie-dye sweatsuit who pitches the idea of daydreaming all summer—he prepares to give this bad nanny the boot.


One problem: Max’s little girl thinks this plus-sized in body and spirit nanny might be her new bestie, so she hires her on the spot.


Now Max is stuck with this bizarre woman who hates everything he represents—corporate greed, money, status, power.


But one stormy night when the power goes out, he discovers Cozy doesn’t hate him. In fact, he’s the leading role in her fantasies. 


Fantasies, he would very much like to make a reality.


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A light knock on my door has me straightening in my desk chair. My daughter doesn’t knock, so I can only assume it’s the nanny. I smooth down my tie and attempt to look busy as I call out, “Come in.” 

The nanny walks into my bedroom, dressed in a long tie-dyed T-shirt and a pair of black leggings. She glances briefly at my bed and then forces her eyes on me. 

“Can I have a word with you, Mr. Fletcher?” Cassandra asks, her hands playing with the hem of her shirt as she approaches my desk. 

“Yes, of course. Where’s Everly?” 

“She’s reading upstairs,” she replies quickly, tucking her damp hair behind her ears. 

The smell of coconut invades the room, and I wonder if she’s just gotten out of the shower. Not that I should be thinking of my nanny in the fucking shower. 

“I was wondering if maybe we could tell Everly I quit?” Cassandra quips, her tone sharp and contained. 

My heart rate increases as I repeat her words in my head before I can mutter them out loud. “Quit?” 

“Yeah…” she responds, her eyes staring down at the floor. “I’d rather she think I quit than blame herself for getting me fired. She keeps apologizing about the accident today, and I know it’s breaking her little heart that she hurt me. If she thinks you let me go because of the pool incident, she’ll never forgive herself.” 

I sit back in my chair, processing everything Cassandra has just said to me. She’s known my kid for one freaking day, and she’s willing to take the fall for her? I’m rarely speechless, but this situation makes forming a coherent sentence difficult. 

I clear my throat. “Do you want to quit?” 

“Not at all.” Cassandra’s round eyes lift to meet mine. The sunlight pouring in the windows behind me makes her eyes look greener than ever. “But I know that what happened today was terrifying for you and Everly. We were lucky you were here. I mean, I don’t think I was going to drown. I was getting up to the top of the water before you jumped in. But I fully admit that it wasn’t safe. Yes, it’s true I’m not a great swimmer. I mean, I think I can save my own life, but if something like this happened to Everly, I’d be terrified of what that could look like. And with how much time you want us to spend in the pool this summer, I realize this makes me unqualified for the job I accepted. Therefore, I take full responsibility and will tender my resignation, Mr. Fletcher.” 

My head jerks back. Tender her resignation? That’s pretty official language for someone whose past employer involved making footlong subs. I inhale a deep breath and stand, propping myself on the edge of the desk. “Let’s take a breath here, Cassandra,” I say, crossing my arms over my chest. 

She nods and tucks her hands behind her back, her chest jutting out toward me. I flinch as I recall the feel of her extremely full breasts in my hands. How is it possible to be completely fucking terrified and half hard at the same time? That’s really something I should talk to a therapist about someday. But not Josh’s wife, Lynsey. Patient confidentiality or not, I don’t need her to think I’m lusting after my kid’s nanny. 

“The truth is, Everly is an excellent swimmer,” I continue, refocusing on the task at hand. “An incident like this never should have happened. Everly feels awful because she knows what she did was wrong. She usually has better impulse control than that, but I think she’s really excited about hanging out with you this summer, and she got carried away.”

“Hey, I’ve been there,” Cassandra huffs with a laugh, her hand pushing into her dark hair as she gazes out the sliders behind me. “I remember pushing my sister off the dock at the lake once. She whacked her ankle on the boat hoist and screamed bloody murder for hours. Even had to get stitches.” 

I fight back a smile at that very random overshare. “Ouch.” 

“Yeah…the whole lake heard her battle cry. It was Awkward City. I immediately regretted my life choice that day.” 

I cringe knowingly, thankful for the turn in the conversation as the tension relaxes. “Kind of like your new boss regretting accidentally grabbing your chest as he attempted to save your life?” My shoulders lift with embarrassment. 

“I mean, I was a kid, and you are a full-grown man, but I guess you can still relate.” She lets out a soft giggle, and the tension eases between us as I watch her with downcast eyes. 

“Awkward what?” I frown and watch her curiously, wanting to know more about her. 

“City. Awkward City.” The teasing smirk on her face makes it hard to keep scowling. 

I click my tongue and sigh, trying to figure out the best way to resolve this. Giving up, I gesture awkwardly toward her chest, trying hard not to look at it. “Well…I am sorry about that.” 

“It’s fine. My tits get in the way a lot.” She closes her eyes and shakes her head. “I shouldn’t have said that. Can we stop talking about my breasts now?” 

“Please,” I agree because now I can’t stop looking at them and recalling how the weight of them felt in my hands. Fucking hell…Awkward City indeed. 

Holy Freaking HOTNESS!!! And I'm not just talking about Max. I totally fell in love with Cozy. She's my spirit twin I swear. She's super vibrant and her attitude toward life is just Zen. Don't get me wrong she hasn't had it easy, but she doesn't let what happens to her deter her from becoming who she wants. Max and his hilarious daughter will just melt your heart from page one. They really are just fun to read. When Cozy goes to interview for a nanny job she has no clue that she's about to meet two people that are going to change her life forever. While Max and Cozy try to find a new normal and she adopts the less is more program with his daughter the dynamic will change. I just loved this couple and I think they are fast becoming my favorite. Max can only deal with so much but when he learns the real reason Cozy has become a nanny well things are about to change. Can these two live happily ever after? Or will they destine to just have a summer?


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Number 1 Amazon Bestselling author Amy Daws writes spicy love stories that take place in America, as well as across the pond. She's most known for her footy-playing Harris Brothers and writing in a tire shop waiting room. When Amy is not writing, she’s likely making charcuterie boards from her home in South Dakota where she lives with her daughter and husband.

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