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A retired SEAL is about to face his toughest assignment yet. As a nanny...

Fixer. Bodyguard. Advocate. Brann Calder is expected to play all these roles and more as a member of Torus Intercession, a security firm guaranteed to right what’s wrong. In the military, catastrophe was his specialty. Five months out of the service, Brann is still finding his way, so a new assignment might be just what he needs. Unless it includes two things sure to make a seasoned, battle-trained veteran nervous: life in a small town, and playing caregiver to two little girls. 

Emery Dodd is drowning in the responsibility of single fatherhood. He’s picked up the pieces after losing his wife and is ready to move on now, hopeful that his engagement to a local patriarch’s daughter will not only enrich his community but will grant his daughters some stability, too. 

The only thing standing in Emery’s way is that he can’t seem to keep his eyes - and hands - off the former soldier he’s hired to watch his girls until the wedding. 

Emery’s future is riding on his upcoming nuptials, but being with Brann makes him and his family feel whole again. Too bad there’s no way for them to be together. 

Or is there?

©2019 Mary Calmes (P)2019 Mary Calmes

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Great New Series - Super Plot - Excellent Cast

This is another wonderful dimension to the Mary Calmes universe of storytelling. Although an improbable scenario of a retired Navy Seal becoming a nanny in rural Montana, it nonetheless became a sweet story of family and love. I look forward to the next book in the series.

It would be cool to do a crossover with Miro Jones and Ian Doyle from the Marshals Series with Brann and Emery’s story ... and have both Tristan James and Scott Smith collaborate on the narration. The Marshals are looking for a fugitive in rural Montana and need Brann’s help.

One suggestion: The narrator blew it on the pronunciation of Montana’s state Capitol City, Helena: the proper pronunciation is HEH-LUH-NUH, NOT (!) HE-LAY-NA. The story of naming of Helena Montana is widely known as it was a compromise name between Union and Confederate veterans of the Civil War....and even then there was a disagreement as to the proper pronunciation. Scott Smith’s performance was fantastic except the constant mispronunciation of Helena (HE-LAY-NA), so 1 star exception.

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Scott R. Smith does another good job bringing all the characters to life and setting an easy listening pace in this contemporary romance with a likeable cast and a very Calmesian plot. 😘

Single POV, with no cheating, plenty of heat later in the story, a bit of a mystery to play out, and a very happy ending. I loved it. 

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Perfect Quarantine Period Listen

This book is just what I needed for this crazy quarantine period. It's low in angst. Great story. Enjoyable cast of characters, specially Olivia and April. There's a bit of humor injected in some parts of the story and I have laughed out loud a few times. There's also a bit of mystery. Frustrating in some parts because of Brann's stubbornness, but I don't blame him one bit. The story actually touches a lot of tough subjects and emotional aspects, but Mary Calmes found a way to write it without being too heavy on the angst. Also, there's a lot of steam once the MCs got together. Mary Calmes knows how to write some sexy scenes!

I enjoyed Scott R. Smith's narration of this book. He is a new-to-me narrator and his performance was great.

I can't wait for the next book of this series.

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Brann and Emery. Great creating of a couple.

Emery is in the process getting married a marriage of convenience. Brann is sent to be Emery’s girls nanny. Brann is gay and Emery is supposedly straight. Brann is immediately attracted to Emery. Though Emery fought the attraction he finally folded. Then pow. Love everywhere.

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All fixed in the end.

No quick fix was right up my alley. Any small quibbles with this story are excused as I found it delightful, heartwarming, touching and romantic.

In addition we get a bit of a mystery and murder to be solved! What's not to like? Also a cast of interesting and diverse characters to keep the story interesting and moving along.

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cant wait for book 2.

story needed more, but overall enjoyable. can't wait for book two. performance was very good.

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Good book bad background noise

I thought the story was good and the narrator was great. Am I the only one that can hear all the background noises? I hear freaking birds and traffic. It takes me out of the story and drives me crazy.

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Cringy

You know those cringe memes online where something incredible happens and then "everyone claps?" There's literally a scene like that in here. Every interaction he has with the girls made me so secondary embarrassed because of how cheesy and ridiculous it was. This must be a very young author, and I'm not saying that as an insult. There were several "weird" things in it. For example, the step-mom says something about baked Alaska, and there's narration about how the child doesn't like salmon. Baked Alaska is a dessert. There's also a scene where the MC cups the other guys face in his hands and wipes away his tears--"straight" men don't interact this way. They don't squeeze each other's hands reassuringly. Women do this, and it's clear this is written from a woman's perspective. I found myself laughing out loud in the car while I was listening to it at times. The MC is such a Mary Sue, too. He's not only a former Navy Seal, but he's the perfect baby sitter, armed protector of children, women's advocate, and relationship therapist. It's just all very unbelievable; I couldn't finish it.

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Fun start to a new series

I love Mary Calmes writing and this is my favorite of the series because of the specific trope. Single dad/manny/force proximity is my kind of jam.

The story is fast pace and keep me engaged throughout. Scott did a great job with his narration of all the different characters. His voices for April and her sisters are really good. The bantering is very engaging and enjoyable.I have relistened to this book many times and highly recommend it.

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Mary strikes again

Mary Calmes again writes a wonderful read. Loved this book. Scott was a great narrator. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

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  • 09-12-20

Great to relax to

I was looking for something warm and relaxing to listen to without much angst or devastation and it was very difficult to find one that also had a good narration. As soon as I played the sample I started to relax. This is a great, heart warming story, with just enough action and drama to frustrate the path of romance and create a few chuckles.

Trigger warning: this deals with themes of grief and loss, of a mother and wife but is handled well by the author.

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  • 04-27-21

Enjoyable story

If you want an easy read without to much stress in it, then this would be a good choice.

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  • Alice
  • 09-28-19

Wouldn't recommend

So unbelievable I kept rolling my eyes. It's like a Disney romance with two princes. Actually the story pretty much follows the plot of The Sound Of Music but with no singing and less children. But it was cute, you know... The children were the best bit.

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  • Danielle Allan
  • 07-28-19

good book

there are only a few bad things about this book, the mc sometimes goes very out of character and gets extremely distracted by stupid things when important information it being given to him this leads to him constantly interrupting other characters and ignoring important details. the only other thing is the narrator is a bit bland for the roll

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  • 09-07-19

No Quick Fix

Well read,feel good story of high quality I have come to expect from Mary Calmes. The characters were extremely likeable. A good read.