“It’s a recording studio,” Claire laughed, “not that you would be able to tell from the outside. But privacy is of the utmost importance to the owner and anyone that he lets use the facility. No one wants a lot of fan fare while they are trying to focus on their music. So, let’s get down to the details, shall we? You will be working for Chase Brighton.”
My eyebrows shot up in surprise. Superstar Chase Brighton? “I’m not sure what job I could possibly do for him. Does he need a secretary for the studio or something?” I stated feeling slightly confused.
“Well, you wouldn’t be providing services for Chase per se, you’d be looking after his daughter. For your reaction, you didn’t seem all that excited when I said Chase’s name.”
I shrugged. “Should I? He’s just another celebrity.”
Claire studied me a moment. “Huh. Most women would fall at his feet.”
Rolling my eyes, I replied. “Well I’m not like most women who lose their mind over someone’s fame. Fame can lead to a big ego and I’m no ego-stroker. I definitely don’t have any kind of ridiculous crush on Chase Brighton.”
She seemed satisfied by my response. “Good, because I need this to work out. So as I said, you would be taking care of Chase’s three year old daughter, Ivy. We’re going on tour, you see, and he wouldn’t agree to go unless she came with us.”
“That’s understandable. So I would be babysitting her.”
Claire nodded. “More like a live-in nanny.”
“Wait a minute, do you mean I would be going on tour too?”
“Yep, that’s the job.”
I leaned back in my chair and let out a breath. “Wow that is a lot to take in.”
Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars
Elle doesn’t care that Chase is a rock god, and he likes that he can be himself around her. He’s been in a writing slump lately, and Elle has given him inspiration to write new material. I liked that they didn’t keep their relationship secret from the rest of the team for very long, so they were able to be as normal a couple as they could.
But naturally, they aren’t a normal couple. And when their lifestyle differences and his celebrity cause an issue for the first time, Elle goes running and breaks both of their hearts.
I kind of disliked that she did that. I get that it created drama for their relationship, but Chase didn’t do anything wrong. And one thing that I kept thinking during the grocery store incident was, if she’d just had it delivered, none of that would have happened!
But overall, this is a cute single dad/nanny romance. Nothing unexpected, but a sweet resolution. I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.