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* * NEW: The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny with added epilogue! * * Finn Henry was once a rodeo star. That was, until life happened. His wife was expecting, his father in law was injured, and the family ranch needed someone at the helm. There seemed no choice but to retire from glory and move back to their hometown to raise their family. When Finn’s wife died suddenly just * * NEW: The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny with added epilogue! * * Finn Henry was once a rodeo star. That was, until life happened. His wife was expecting, his father in law was injured, and the family ranch needed someone at the helm. There seemed no choice but to retire from glory and move back to their hometown to raise their family. When Finn’s wife died suddenly just three years later, it seemed like their twist of fate had given him the twist again: all his dreams were dead. To compensate he’d thrown himself into ranching—losing himself in the grief. Callie Winter, has landed her dream job moving to the east coast to work for a prestigious private school, but she’s fallen in love out west...with an adorable kindergartener. Wendy Henry has imprinted on Callie and Callie is scared she’s imprinted right back. Callie knows she should head out in June and get settled out east, but then she finds herself offering her services as a summer nanny after one too many parent teacher conferences gone badly with Finn. Callie’s excuse is to earn the extra money she needs to rent a home in the historical area around the school...but the reality may be that it’s harder to leave the pair than she ever expected. Callie’s goal for the summer is to reunite father and daughter so that she can leave and know that the two of them have bonded again. However, as they learn to live together, Callie finds that she’s more involved than ever, as she learns to love the stoic rancher. Suddenly, she’s wondering if maybe her dream isn’t her dream anymore...but is Finn ready to open his heart again? This novel contains scenes with sexual content and profanity.


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* * NEW: The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny with added epilogue! * * Finn Henry was once a rodeo star. That was, until life happened. His wife was expecting, his father in law was injured, and the family ranch needed someone at the helm. There seemed no choice but to retire from glory and move back to their hometown to raise their family. When Finn’s wife died suddenly just * * NEW: The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny with added epilogue! * * Finn Henry was once a rodeo star. That was, until life happened. His wife was expecting, his father in law was injured, and the family ranch needed someone at the helm. There seemed no choice but to retire from glory and move back to their hometown to raise their family. When Finn’s wife died suddenly just three years later, it seemed like their twist of fate had given him the twist again: all his dreams were dead. To compensate he’d thrown himself into ranching—losing himself in the grief. Callie Winter, has landed her dream job moving to the east coast to work for a prestigious private school, but she’s fallen in love out west...with an adorable kindergartener. Wendy Henry has imprinted on Callie and Callie is scared she’s imprinted right back. Callie knows she should head out in June and get settled out east, but then she finds herself offering her services as a summer nanny after one too many parent teacher conferences gone badly with Finn. Callie’s excuse is to earn the extra money she needs to rent a home in the historical area around the school...but the reality may be that it’s harder to leave the pair than she ever expected. Callie’s goal for the summer is to reunite father and daughter so that she can leave and know that the two of them have bonded again. However, as they learn to live together, Callie finds that she’s more involved than ever, as she learns to love the stoic rancher. Suddenly, she’s wondering if maybe her dream isn’t her dream anymore...but is Finn ready to open his heart again? This novel contains scenes with sexual content and profanity.

30 review for The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny

  1. 4 out of 5

    Julie (Jewlsbookblog)

    A widowed dad, adorable kiddo, single teacher/nanny should equal a great read, but this fell short. Callie was funny and smart and Finn’s little girl, Wendy, was a cute, lively child. However, Finn came across stilted and abrupt. Even then I held out hope he would get better, but that died when he came up with his ridiculous idea for Wendy so he could join the rodeo.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Courtney

    I've had good luck with single dad falling in love with their nanny books before, so I was looking forward to this one. Unfortunately, it just didn't really work for me. Honestly, I hated Callie. For a woman with no children of her own, she sure is opinionated about the "right" way to raise them. I don't know how Finn could stand her. She was so judgemental about everything he did. It really got on my nerves. I mean, how dare this woman decide when Finn should feel comfortable letting his I've had good luck with single dad falling in love with their nanny books before, so I was looking forward to this one. Unfortunately, it just didn't really work for me. Honestly, I hated Callie. For a woman with no children of her own, she sure is opinionated about the "right" way to raise them. I don't know how Finn could stand her. She was so judgemental about everything he did. It really got on my nerves. I mean, how dare this woman decide when Finn should feel comfortable letting his daughter do certain things. If she were my nanny, I would have fired her ass. Also, the whole extra rodeo plot didn't work for me. And Finn's dad? Yeah, the rodeo clown thing was bizarre. It was really hard to take any of that seriously, especially when Finn gets freaked out by the clown they see at the rodeo - which that biotch Callie makes him let Wendy go see even though he's terrified of it. By the end, though, I disliked Finn about as much as Callie. Honestly, who sends their 5 year old alone with a nanny to an entirely new state for weeks? And if that rodeo guy Sam hadn't quit after his accident, would Finn have stayed at the rodeo or not? Meh. I would have preferred more conviction that he chose Callie, you know? Really wasn't as romantic as it could have been.

  3. 5 out of 5

    M Hurford

    Uneven Love Story I love cowboy romances. Don’t know why. Don’t care to analyze it. So I’m always happy to see when one comes along to read and review. That being said this book had the makings for a good storyline with all the right characters: Callie, kindergarten teacher/Nanny; Wendy, five year old daughter to Finn; Widower/Rancher/former Rodeo Star. Unfortunately it just missed the mark with Finn. I found his dialogue just weird. Every other character? No problem. Enjoyed and loved Wendy. But Uneven Love Story I love cowboy romances. Don’t know why. Don’t care to analyze it. So I’m always happy to see when one comes along to read and review. That being said this book had the makings for a good storyline with all the right characters: Callie, kindergarten teacher/Nanny; Wendy, five year old daughter to Finn; Widower/Rancher/former Rodeo Star. Unfortunately it just missed the mark with Finn. I found his dialogue just weird. Every other character? No problem. Enjoyed and loved Wendy. But when Finn appeared on the pages it was like an actor who came on stage and stumbled thru his lines. Sigh. There is an HEA that is sweet so there’s that. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Verseman

    So this was the first time reading this authors work and I really enjoyed it. I really like a great hot steamy cowboy story, and that's what this story was.Once I started I couldn't put it down til I finished it.Has a great storyline and great characters to read about to.Plus its hot and steamy.So I hope you all enjoy it to! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen Bradbury (Bulfon)

    Absolutely Awesome Read, well written, great characters, Awesome story line, easy read to hold you on their journey, this genre might not be for everyone but its a really wonderful story cannot wait for more from this Author. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Coco.V

    ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 💝 ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 💝

  7. 5 out of 5

    lf

    Sometimes the Unexpected is just what you need!! The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny is the first book that I have read by Mary Sue Jackson so I was not sure what to expect. But given I really like books by Leslie North and the book description looked interesting I figured I would give it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of this story and the editing of the book. But then again I maybe should not be as the same can be said for Leslie North's books also. The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny Sometimes the Unexpected is just what you need!! The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny is the first book that I have read by Mary Sue Jackson so I was not sure what to expect. But given I really like books by Leslie North and the book description looked interesting I figured I would give it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of this story and the editing of the book. But then again I maybe should not be as the same can be said for Leslie North's books also. The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny is a wonderfully touching and poignant story with lots of heart, love, loss, unresolved feelings, family, community, dreams and a whole lot more all woven together into a coherent and engaging book. The rancher is Finn Henry. A former rodeo bucking horse rider who unexpectedly had to leave the circuit after his wife got pregnant and her father had an incapacitating injury. So they came home to the family ranch in the foothills of Texas and took over the ranch. A few years later Finn's wife died and he was left with lovely, beautiful, smart and intelligent little girl named Wendy. It seems that Finn is much better at connecting with the livestock than he is Wendy and he is not quite to sure what to do with her but he stumbles along trying to due his best but really having no clue. This story takes place when Wendy is 5 years old and finishing up kindergarten. The nanny is Callie who is actually Wendy's teacher. She has been living her life sort of in a bubble. First she was born with a birth defect which meant she was isolated at home for the first half of her life until she grew out of it. This meant that Callie was more single focused on achieving in her life as opposed to living her life. She has already achieved becoming a teacher, even if it is in her home town. But one big goal that is about to be realized at the beginning of the next school year is she is moving to NYC and is going to teach at a prestigious private school. Callie and Finn meet at a parent-teacher meeting to discuss what is the best for Wendy regarding school. It seems that little Wendy has a whole lot of brain matter that is not being properly stimulated and Callie is recommending she attend a different school the following year. Poor Finn is just barely hanging on as it is and adding one more thing on, like a 1 hour commute each way at 2 trips a day, is just too much for him to even fathom. Callie is willing to do anything she can to help Wendy and Finn mistakes that to mean that she is willing to become Wendy's Nanny for the summer. Callie ends up going along with the plan after an issue with her apartment and not wanting to move home. Over the summer Callie becomes much more attached to Wendy and in turn also Finn. Finn starts wanting to be around and involved a bit more with Wendy and Callie, as Callie keeps asking him to do "jobs" where he is around the house and can interact with Wendy. You can feel they are all becoming a tight little family unit. As a result Finn and Callie have a slow burn with eventually combusts and turns into a sexual relationship also. But as with all things plans and commitments are already set on both Callie and Finn's sides, plus they are trying to downplay their feelings for each other. I really enjoyed reading The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny and look forward to reading more of books by Mary Sue Jackson/Leslie North. I received a free ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. My opinions are all my own.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Char (1RadReader59)

    This begrudging ex-rodeo rider who states his wife got pregnant and that happened all herself, for this I am sure. (hand over mouth laughing) Anyway, when her father gets injured bad enough, he can’t run the ranch Finn and the family move in so he can run it for him. I get the impression he never said, “Sure until I can get it in running order with people in place so I can get back on the circuit.” You know owning his manhood. I don’t get that, he did that. Since his father in law seems to hold This begrudging ex-rodeo rider who states his wife got pregnant and that happened all herself, for this I am sure. (hand over mouth laughing) Anyway, when her father gets injured bad enough, he can’t run the ranch Finn and the family move in so he can run it for him. I get the impression he never said, “Sure until I can get it in running order with people in place so I can get back on the circuit.” You know owning his manhood. I don’t get that, he did that. Since his father in law seems to hold some powerplay at the ranch. Life never sees to work in our heads the same in reality. Because three years later his wife passes away. Now here he is single, with a five-year-old daughter, Wendy, and a ranch he never wanted to run. Enter Wendy’s well-meaning teacher who seems to have Wendy’s best interest at heart, but he doesn’t have enough hours in a day for another meeting with Callie Winter. First off, he finds her way too attractive well actually beautiful. Which in turn did cause him more stress and to be somewhat testy. Today, what Callie had to say is that Wendy is extremely gifted causing her to be bored. Not unlike herself as a child. What she feels Wendy needs is to attend a gifted program where she will be around other children with the gift of the same mind. A private school. But it’s an hour away. She expected the worst when offering the info so she was prepared to say help from a nanny could be the answer. Finn seemed to be receptive to this. Now, she’s a nanny for the summer. Not quite who she had meant when she mentioned the nanny. Hey, working for a sexy rancher was no hardship. Passing the mother-in-law test was a good thing. She hopes each test would be so easy. Her job now was not only to care and teach Wendy but as she observed the interaction and the schedule, Finn made her, it’s much more. She needs to find a way for father and daughter who love each other immensely to reengage their lives again as one. Together by interacting more. Can she do it without losing her heart and giving up her dream? I enjoyed the story and the people around the three main characters who feel a need to bring clarity to Finn and a little to Callie too as to what is truly important. I just felt the couple never connected, Finn is sexy yes, the daughter I feel never became her dad’s priority his first was getting to Callie. I loved Sam, the bronco rider. He was the one to drive it home finally, as to what is important. Callie’s mom I just did care for. I give this: 4 stars. Provided by netgalley.com. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Rebmay

    Callie is a young school teacher who takes special interest in her young students. Young Wendy is showing signs of real boredom in school and Callie pitches the idea of a private school to Wendy’s father, Finn. He is a widower who gave up his dream of being a rodeo star in order to fulfil family responsibilities. He is not keen to send his daughter to a private school in another town, though he is proud his daughter is so smart. Callie mentions the idea of a nanny for Callie over the summer and Callie is a young school teacher who takes special interest in her young students. Young Wendy is showing signs of real boredom in school and Callie pitches the idea of a private school to Wendy’s father, Finn. He is a widower who gave up his dream of being a rodeo star in order to fulfil family responsibilities. He is not keen to send his daughter to a private school in another town, though he is proud his daughter is so smart. Callie mentions the idea of a nanny for Callie over the summer and somehow she becomes the nanny. She has accepted a dream position at a school in New York, but she can take the summer to help Finn and Wendy. Over the summer, Callie is able to bring father and daughter closer together, prepare her young charge for the more challenging private school, and fall hopelessly in love with the sometimes gruff, but always hot and sexy Finn. He has grown to depend on Callie, and has become much happier with her in his and young Wendy’s lives. Their attraction is magnetic, their chemistry combustible but both know that they only have the summer together. Callie is not sure she wants to go to New York anymore, and hopes she can have a future with Finn and Wendy. When he is given the chance to return to the rodeo circuit, Finn jumps at it, leaving Callie’s hope for the future in ruins. Instead of asking her to stay, he is the one leaving, and he even asks her to care for young Wendy until he gets settled on the rodeo circuit. Will these two ever have a future together? Read this sweet and sexy romance to discover what the future holds for this couple. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lady Elizabeth

    Finn is a single dad that's raising his daughter Wendy the best he can. He also wants to go back and give his biggest dream a try, and that dream was to work in the Rodeo. When Wendy's teacher tells him that she should be moved to a better private school, one that's an hour away, he doesn't want to listen. When the said teacher becomes the nanny, he can't keep her out of his mind. Callie is living her best life of sorts, she just got her dream job in New York and will be moving there soon enough Finn is a single dad that's raising his daughter Wendy the best he can. He also wants to go back and give his biggest dream a try, and that dream was to work in the Rodeo. When Wendy's teacher tells him that she should be moved to a better private school, one that's an hour away, he doesn't want to listen. When the said teacher becomes the nanny, he can't keep her out of his mind. Callie is living her best life of sorts, she just got her dream job in New York and will be moving there soon enough but before she could move, she needed to deal with the fact that her landlord got her out before it was time. She refused to go back to her parents home so she decided to go on with the offer to Finn of being Wendy's nanny for a while. She was not counting on falling in love with the single dad and the little girl. I loved the character development in this book, especially on Finn's side of things. Totally hated how he did what he did, but at the same time... nop. Hated him for it until he made it right in the best way possible. I'm not getting into details because of spoilers. The story was well written and told in a cute way involving Wendy almost every time. Having the child being part of the development of the adult couple was very endearing to me. I would hope some other authors could do it as seemingly as this two did. I would recommend this book to those that love cowboy romances mixed with millionaires. I also would recommend it because the message was beautiful. Simple but beautiful. I am voluntarily reviewing an Advance Reader Copy of this book provided by Hidden Gems. The opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated for this review.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jacky

    This was an okay read. I thought Finn was more then a little selfish. Callie put a lot of effort into ensuring Finn's daughter Wendy was happy, well taken care of, and that his house ran smoothly. It was interesting to me that everyone thought Finn was so wonderful, helpful, and dependable, and he really was that way. Yet, he couldn't or wouldn't give his daughter the attention she seemed to desperately desire. She seemed to be looking for both quantity and quality time. I know Finn was better This was an okay read. I thought Finn was more then a little selfish. Callie put a lot of effort into ensuring Finn's daughter Wendy was happy, well taken care of, and that his house ran smoothly. It was interesting to me that everyone thought Finn was so wonderful, helpful, and dependable, and he really was that way. Yet, he couldn't or wouldn't give his daughter the attention she seemed to desperately desire. She seemed to be looking for both quantity and quality time. I know Finn was better with Callie around because his relationship with Wendy improved. The relationship he had with Callow also began to develop. There was chemistry between the two, and some mild heat, but no intensity in terms of passion. I didn't like Callie's mother. She seemed really whiney and unpleasant. There was not enough detail regarding Callie's childhood situation to determine things about her mother's behavior, or Callie's intense desire to go to New York. Why New York? Why not some other part of the country? I really liked Finn's mother in law, Stacy and his daughter Wendy. I liked Wendy and Callie's relationship. I liked that Callie was able to figure out what she wanted and needed. I think Wendy was the best part of the book. I have to admit I was pretty surprised at Finn's behavior and conversation with Sam after the rodeo issue. I was not expecting that. Ultimately they all ended up with their HEA. I wish there had been an epilogue. I think it would have taken this from 3 stars to 3.5 or 4. I voluntarily read and reviewed the Advanced Reader Copy received via Hidden Gems.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny by Mary Sue Jackson is a sweet romance without many surprises. It is an easy read and enjoyable, although not challenging. The characters are pleasant enough, although not compelling and the plot is not complex with little in the way of subplots. After a teacher's conference in which he is told his daughter, Wendy, is exceptionally bright and needs more challenging work, Finn finds himself hiring that same teacher as a nanny. It will work out well with more time The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny by Mary Sue Jackson is a sweet romance without many surprises. It is an easy read and enjoyable, although not challenging. The characters are pleasant enough, although not compelling and the plot is not complex with little in the way of subplots. After a teacher's conference in which he is told his daughter, Wendy, is exceptionally bright and needs more challenging work, Finn finds himself hiring that same teacher as a nanny. It will work out well with more time for him to train for his return to the rodeo and time for Wendy to prepare for the private school she will attend in the fall. The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny is a fun read with few surprises along the way. As most romances, it is pretty predictable. Not in a bad way. It is a character-driven novel and the characters are good, if not very deep. Finn is a young widower with plans for his life that didn't necessarily include the ranch he has been working for his in-laws. Callie is a good teacher with big plans for herself. She wants to get out of rural Texas and give the big city a try. She has a job for the fall in New York and she can't wait. She is an interesting conundrum-really the quintessential teacher. Finn's mother-in-law is an entertaining character who loves Wendy and Finn both, and wants what's best of them. You have to love her. This book is worth a read if the reader is looking for a positive, easy read. I recommend it. I received a free ARC of The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny. All opinions expressed herein are my own.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kara Quade

    Finn Henry is a former rodeo star, a rancher, and a widower raising his daughter, Wendy. Finn left the rodeo when life came knocking on his door with a pregnant wife, his father-in-law injured in an accident, and someone needing to take the helm at the family ranch. Callie Winter has landed her dream job of working for a prestigious private school on the east coast but finds that she has lost her heart to one of her kindergarten students, Wendy Henry. Callie tells Finn that Wendy is bored and Finn Henry is a former rodeo star, a rancher, and a widower raising his daughter, Wendy. Finn left the rodeo when life came knocking on his door with a pregnant wife, his father-in-law injured in an accident, and someone needing to take the helm at the family ranch. Callie Winter has landed her dream job of working for a prestigious private school on the east coast but finds that she has lost her heart to one of her kindergarten students, Wendy Henry. Callie tells Finn that Wendy is bored and suggests sending her to a private school an hour away. Callie also suggests Finn get a nanny to help him out. Finn misunderstands and offers Callie the job of nanny for the summer. Callie accepts the nanny position when her landlord rents out her apartment out from underneath her. Will Callie and Finn give into their attraction to each other knowing that Callie is leaving at the end of the summer? Is Finn ready to open his heart to a new love? What will happen when Callie must leave for her new job earlier than expected? Will Finn realize that the rodeo doesn't mean as much to him as Wendy and Callie? Will Callie realize her dream job isn't really her dream after all? I enjoyed The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny by Mary Sue Jackson and Leslie North. Loved Finn's mother-in-law, Sally, and how she did her best to push Callie and Finn together. The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny will make you laugh out loud one minute and scream in frustration the next minute. Can't wait to read more from these two authors. I received an ARC of this book from Hidden Gems, and I am leaving my honest review.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kristy Halseth

    I received this as an advanced reading copy. The set up to get Callie living with Wendy and Finn felt forced and awkward. It was a sign of things to come. The characters do not sound right. Their language seems off. I can't put my finger on what it is but something is wrong with it. 25% way through the book I couldn't connect to any of the characters. They all seem emotionally bland. I really don't care for Finn. It seems like he loves his daughter but she is an after thought. She is in his way I received this as an advanced reading copy. The set up to get Callie living with Wendy and Finn felt forced and awkward. It was a sign of things to come. The characters do not sound right. Their language seems off. I can't put my finger on what it is but something is wrong with it. 25% way through the book I couldn't connect to any of the characters. They all seem emotionally bland. I really don't care for Finn. It seems like he loves his daughter but she is an after thought. She is in his way for having the life he wants. Everything is in his way, even if he is good at it, a natural at ranching. He seems to completely fail to see the pitfalls of a smart child that is bored. As long as the child isn't getting into 'trouble' then who cares? Also, 25% of the way into the book and almost nothing happens other than Callie making the nanny suggestion, losing her apartment, and then moving into Finn's. That is really not much happening in a 1/4 of a book. I'm I'm trying to push through but the truth is that I find it almost impossible to care about any of the characters in this book other than the 5 year old. And this book isn't about her, it is supposed to be a romance about adult characters. I don't know if I can finish this book.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Raecharmed

    Callie is a teacher that is very dedicated to her students. She calls one students father in to talk about Wendy going to a school that will be better suited for her because she is more advanced than the other students. However talking to Finn about it causes a stir because he is a single father struggling to do it on his own. So when she suggests that they try a summer program to see how Wendy does Finn misunderstands and thinks that Callie is offering to work as his nanny and help out with Callie is a teacher that is very dedicated to her students. She calls one students father in to talk about Wendy going to a school that will be better suited for her because she is more advanced than the other students. However talking to Finn about it causes a stir because he is a single father struggling to do it on his own. So when she suggests that they try a summer program to see how Wendy does Finn misunderstands and thinks that Callie is offering to work as his nanny and help out with Wendy. When she realizes he misunderstood and that because of it that it helps her in a way she agrees to help him. What neither counted on was the attraction between them to be so intense. Its not long before they give in. But when Callie has to leave for her job in New York earlier than expected Finn asks if she'll tale Wendy with her because he got on the rodeo circuit. Will Finn see that Callie and him are the perfect fit? Can they make it work? This is a great story once I started it I couldn't put it down. The chemistry between them is blazing hot. This is a well written and very entertaining story. I would recommend this book to any book lover. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  16. 5 out of 5

    MIPat

    An excellent second chance at love romance! Finn Henry gave up his rodeo career when his father-in-law was injured. When his wife died three years later, he thought he had lost all of his dreams. He did not know how to relate to his young daughter and he threw himself into ranch work to contain his grief. Callie Winter is a dedicated teacher and has bonded over the past year with Wendy, Finn's daughter. She has accepted her dream job in the East, and as her last task in the west, she wants to An excellent second chance at love romance! Finn Henry gave up his rodeo career when his father-in-law was injured. When his wife died three years later, he thought he had lost all of his dreams. He did not know how to relate to his young daughter and he threw himself into ranch work to contain his grief. Callie Winter is a dedicated teacher and has bonded over the past year with Wendy, Finn's daughter. She has accepted her dream job in the East, and as her last task in the west, she wants to help Wendy and Finn bond. Finn misunderstood the suggestion Callie made and thinks she is going to be his nanny for the summer. Although she should be finding a new place to live out East, she ends up living on the ranch with Finn and Wendy. Callie comes to love Wendy even more and to love Finn as she comes to know the man under the mask. Finn loves his daughter but does not know how to express it to Wendy. As Callie guides him back to being a loving father, he finds that he is becoming attached to a woman who is leaving at the end of the summer. Mary Sue Jackson has crafted an excellent and unexpected resolution for Callie and Finn. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  17. 4 out of 5

    LMR

    The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny By: Leslie North Presents Mary Sue Jackson "The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny" is Shak'n things UP! She was offering a Temporary SOLUTION, NOT HerSelf Up ON a Patter for Her Employer to Feast Upon, But the Best laid plans keep going Astray, Every Time She looks His Way... After ALL, that's How She came to be "The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny," When She was headed to NYC... Then, She started Fall'n for a Rodeo Inclined Single Dad, Instead of Focusing Her HEART On Her upcoming The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny By: Leslie North Presents Mary Sue Jackson "The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny" is Shak'n things UP! She was offering a Temporary SOLUTION, NOT HerSelf Up ON a Patter for Her Employer to Feast Upon, But the Best laid plans keep going Astray, Every Time She looks His Way... After ALL, that's How She came to be "The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny," When She was headed to NYC... Then, She started Fall'n for a Rodeo Inclined Single Dad, Instead of Focusing Her HEART On Her upcoming Career & its City LIFE! Ahhh being "The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny" isn't ALL it's cracked up to BE... Especially, When She'd rather be His WIFE! I was granted, via B00|{$P®0UT, an ARC of Leslie North Presents Mary Sue Jackson "The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny;" I recommend this book to others based upon its own merits. All opinions expressed within this review are uniquely my own & freely given! Until next time... Happy Reading!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Brigitte

    Here we have a story that is quite a good one acutally. There is something amiss though and even though I cant really point a direct finger at what I cant give more than three stars to this story. While reading it I felt it quite drawn out. Like when talking about the leading ladies childhood as happened on occasion and her illnesses - that was that and no further explanations - it seemed strange and somehow felt irrelevant as there was no real connection to today - how did she overcome this Here we have a story that is quite a good one acutally. There is something amiss though and even though I can´t really point a direct finger at what I can´t give more than three stars to this story. While reading it I felt it quite drawn out. Like when talking about the leading ladies childhood as happened on occasion and her illnesses - that was that and no further explanations - it seemed strange and somehow felt irrelevant as there was no real connection to today - how did she overcome this all? how did she get better? any explanations? And there we have the leading man, actually I thought not just once, what a douche he is, but then, they are certainly a dime a dozen in the real world.... But somehow not all the story connected with me and some parts felt more drawn out than neccessary. It is, however, quite well written and there were no noticable typos or any of that sort so that was really well done and probably therefore that I am giving this one three stars. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Glenda

    Callie has dreamed of seeing more of the world and of being a teacher all her life. She finally has her foot on that path when a couple of blocks get thrown in her path. A misunderstanding with a parent has her being offered the job of nanny for the summer and another has her landlord throwing her out early with nowhere to live for the summer. So, to make the best of a bad situation, she takes the nanny job instead of spending the summer preparing for her new teaching job in New York. Finn put Callie has dreamed of seeing more of the world and of being a teacher all her life. She finally has her foot on that path when a couple of blocks get thrown in her path. A misunderstanding with a parent has her being offered the job of nanny for the summer and another has her landlord throwing her out early with nowhere to live for the summer. So, to make the best of a bad situation, she takes the nanny job instead of spending the summer preparing for her new teaching job in New York. Finn put his rodeo dreams on a shelf for his pregnant wife, but now that his daughter is older, he's determined to get back to it. He jumps on the idea of a nanny as the perfect solution when her teacher suggests it and offers her the job, although he later realizes she didn't mean herself. Things seem to go just fine for a while, but when the trial run is put into practice, things take an unexpected turn. Wonderful story of unexpected love! I laughed and cried, oohed and aahed and just absolutely loved it!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sheila

    Finn who is widowed is busy raising his daughter and running his ranch while training to get back to the rodeo to have any spare time for anything else. When Callie, his daughters teacher suggest he put her in a school for exceptional children he’s not sure how he can do that but she suggest getting a nanny for Wendy so he takes her up on her offer. Callie wasn’t suggesting herself but since she is leaving for New York at the end of the summer she decides to move in with them and spend some Finn who is widowed is busy raising his daughter and running his ranch while training to get back to the rodeo to have any spare time for anything else. When Callie, his daughters teacher suggest he put her in a school for exceptional children he’s not sure how he can do that but she suggest getting a nanny for Wendy so he takes her up on her offer. Callie wasn’t suggesting herself but since she is leaving for New York at the end of the summer she decides to move in with them and spend some extra time with her favorite student. Finn and. Allie grow close over the summer in fact she has fallen in love with him and one day her new employer calls wanting her to come to New York a month sooner and then Finn gets a call wanting him in the rodeo now. He ask Callie to take Wendy with her and he will come and pick her up in a few weeks but when a young cowboy gets hurt in the rodeo he rethinks his plans and goes to get his girls. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Karen Roma

    The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny is an enjoyable story with a good plot and interesting characters for the most part. I have become very fond of Mary Sue Jackson’s work and her stories usually revolve around complex characters and intense circumstances which eventually come to a HEA conclusion. So while this story had most of those features, I found Finn’s portrayal to be average at best and annoying on occasion too. I realise he was the epitome of the over-worked, dream denied, single dad, trying The Rancher's Unexpected Nanny is an enjoyable story with a good plot and interesting characters for the most part. I have become very fond of Mary Sue Jackson’s work and her stories usually revolve around complex characters and intense circumstances which eventually come to a HEA conclusion. So while this story had most of those features, I found Finn’s portrayal to be average at best and annoying on occasion too. I realise he was the epitome of the over-worked, dream denied, single dad, trying to juggle all the aspects of his life while providing for his little girl. What I found distracting was his mundane and often vague dialogue, and his overall oblivion to his personal surroundings. For me personally, Callie and Wendy stole the show and without their wonderful depictions, this book would have been a miserable fail. I’ll continue to read Ms Jackson’s work, as it’s usually thoroughly entertaining, I simply found Finn a boring and indifferent character.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Debbie Caswell

    Finn's life just seems to bounce from one disaster to another first he had to give up his rodeo career because his father was ill and his wife was pregnant. Then his wife died suddenly and he left to raise his daughter Wendy alone. Callie is finally going to be able to live her dream she has found a job working at a prestigious school out east. She should go there at the end of the school year but she ends up signing up to be the summer nanny for Wendy Henry even though she has clashed with Finn's life just seems to bounce from one disaster to another first he had to give up his rodeo career because his father was ill and his wife was pregnant. Then his wife died suddenly and he left to raise his daughter Wendy alone. Callie is finally going to be able to live her dream she has found a job working at a prestigious school out east. She should go there at the end of the school year but she ends up signing up to be the summer nanny for Wendy Henry even though she has clashed with Wendy's father on numerous parent teacher interviews. Her aim over the summer break is to get this father and daughter connecting what she didn't expect was to connect with them both in fact she has fallen in love with Finn. Will Finn bring himself out of his self imposed exile and will they get a HEA together You will have to read to see. This is another great story by this very talented writer yes there not rocket science but they are always great fun reads

  23. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    Callie is a teacher of a brilliant little girl named Wendy. Wendy isn't being challenged enough in school and Callie has a chat with Wendy's father, Finn about moving her to a more advanced program. She tells him that the little girl needs more and would benefit from a nanny that could help Finn out. Miscommunication has Callie taking the summer job as nanny before she moves to New York. Finn's working the ranch and trying to get back to his dream of becoming a rodeo star and Callie is helping Callie is a teacher of a brilliant little girl named Wendy. Wendy isn't being challenged enough in school and Callie has a chat with Wendy's father, Finn about moving her to a more advanced program. She tells him that the little girl needs more and would benefit from a nanny that could help Finn out. Miscommunication has Callie taking the summer job as nanny before she moves to New York. Finn's working the ranch and trying to get back to his dream of becoming a rodeo star and Callie is helping so much with Wendy. As Callie and Finn become closer they become each other's 'family'. What will happen when it's time for Callie to leave? Will she ever get to tell Finn how much he really means to her? This is fantastic story about how as we get older our dreams can change and what we really need is right in front of us, sometimes we're just too blind to see it. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Theresa

    Finn was a rodeo star who gave it all up to return home to care for his wife and ranch. He is now a widower with a young daughter. He is dedicated to the ranch work and often tends to leave Wendy with his in-laws while he works. He still has dreams of returning to the rodeo. Callie is a kindergarten at a private school, a dream job. She becomes fond of Wendy, a student and daughter of Caleb. She has a meeting with Caleb to recommend that he consider sending Wendy to another school that would Finn was a rodeo star who gave it all up to return home to care for his wife and ranch. He is now a widower with a young daughter. He is dedicated to the ranch work and often tends to leave Wendy with his in-laws while he works. He still has dreams of returning to the rodeo. Callie is a kindergarten at a private school, a dream job. She becomes fond of Wendy, a student and daughter of Caleb. She has a meeting with Caleb to recommend that he consider sending Wendy to another school that would challenge her academically. She agrees to be Wendy's nanny during the summer to get her ready for the new school. She and Caleb are physically attracted to each other. Can Callie reunite father and daughter? Will she and Caleb develop a meaningful relationship? I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to everyone. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  25. 5 out of 5

    KL Cassanello

    Callie's leaving Texas at summer's end, for her dream job in New York. But she's about to be homeless - her landlord rented out her apartment. She agrees to be Wendy's nanny for the summer, working for Finn. He's had a tough time since his wife died, and he's not sure how to handle a precocious little girl. As Callie and Finn get to know each other, the walls begin to soften, but not fall just yet. The three of them fall into a nice routine, and Callie and Finn begin a sort of relationship. They Callie's leaving Texas at summer's end, for her dream job in New York. But she's about to be homeless - her landlord rented out her apartment. She agrees to be Wendy's nanny for the summer, working for Finn. He's had a tough time since his wife died, and he's not sure how to handle a precocious little girl. As Callie and Finn get to know each other, the walls begin to soften, but not fall just yet. The three of them fall into a nice routine, and Callie and Finn begin a sort of relationship. They both hold back, though, knowing that she's leaving in a couple of months. As they both take off to chase their dreams, they begin to realize exactly who and what is important to them both. And it's happy ending time. I really liked this book - just couldn't put it down. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    This is dramatic, amusing and interesting. Finn is a single dad rancher. Wendy is his daughter. Callie is Wendy's teacher. When Callie suggests that Finn get a nanny, he hires her. She never gets a chance to say no, so she just goes home, to find that she wouldn't have a home for long. She takes the nanny job so that she doesn't have to live with her parents. His daughter, and his dead wife's mother conspire to get them together. They do fall in love, but Callie's dream, teaching in New York, This is dramatic, amusing and interesting. Finn is a single dad rancher. Wendy is his daughter. Callie is Wendy's teacher. When Callie suggests that Finn get a nanny, he hires her. She never gets a chance to say no, so she just goes home, to find that she wouldn't have a home for long. She takes the nanny job so that she doesn't have to live with her parents. His daughter, and his dead wife's mother conspire to get them together. They do fall in love, but Callie's dream, teaching in New York, and Finn's dream of rejoining the rodeo, make a relationship hard. I'm not a fan of what they did next, Callie should have said no, but in the end everything works out like it should. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Karen L Ledee

    4.5 stars Finn, widower and father of five year old Wendy, has too much on his plate to devote enough time to her. Her teacher Callie calls him in for a conference to explain that Wendy is smart and bored with school and tell him about a school that will challenge. Callie has an opportunity to teach in New York at the end of summer. Finn wants to go back on the rodeo circuit. Callie manages to get herself roped in to being Wendy’s nanny for the summer. The more time they spend together the more 4.5 stars Finn, widower and father of five year old Wendy, has too much on his plate to devote enough time to her. Her teacher Callie calls him in for a conference to explain that Wendy is smart and bored with school and tell him about a school that will challenge. Callie has an opportunity to teach in New York at the end of summer. Finn wants to go back on the rodeo circuit. Callie manages to get herself roped in to being Wendy’s nanny for the summer. The more time they spend together the more complicated is their relationship. Is she going to teach in New York and is he going to ride broncos? Nicely written and a nice enjoyable read. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lisa H

    Can he finally let go of an old dream? Finn Henry is a widower with a precocious young daughter, Wendy. He gave up his todeo career to take over his in laws ranch and raise Wendy. But he wants back at rodeoing. Callie Winters is his daughter’s kindergarten teacher. When she calls him in for yet another awkward parent teacher conference, it’s to suggest that Wendy goes to a private school since she’s bored at school. With her place being rented out for the summer and a job waiting for her in the Can he finally let go of an old dream? Finn Henry is a widower with a precocious young daughter, Wendy. He gave up his todeo career to take over his in laws ranch and raise Wendy. But he wants back at rodeoing. Callie Winters is his daughter’s kindergarten teacher. When she calls him in for yet another awkward parent teacher conference, it’s to suggest that Wendy goes to a private school since she’s bored at school. With her place being rented out for the summer and a job waiting for her in the big city, Callie accepts Finn’s offer to be the au pair. Will this new living arrangement be the start of a new family? I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ewa

    Finn Henry is a widower workaholic rancher who is raising a young daughter, Wendy, on his own. Cassie is Wendy’s kindergarten teacher who notices that Wendy is developed above grade and should be moved to higher level.She suggests to Finn, during a parent-teacher interview but Finn is not sure how to deal with this. Cassie volunteers to be her Nanny for the summer and get her ready for this new adventure. What she didn’t know that her life will turn to new adventure,too Their relationship started a Finn Henry is a widower workaholic rancher who is raising a young daughter, Wendy, on his own. Cassie is Wendy’s kindergarten teacher who notices that Wendy is developed above grade and should be moved to higher level.She suggests to Finn, during a parent-teacher interview but Finn is not sure how to deal with this. Cassie volunteers to be her Nanny for the summer and get her ready for this new adventure. What she didn’t know that her life will turn to new adventure,too Their relationship started a little shaky as Finn seems very overbearing and controlling,and she is there only for summer. Are they both wrong? I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kathy L.

    Such a sweet and heartwarming story! A teacher-turned-nanny with a goal, a rancher/single father with a dream of his own, and a little girl in need of consistency and attention.... yes, this just about equals a perfect story. The story kind of takes a life of its own. You can not help but get roped up in it and fall in love with the characters. I would have liked to see a little something extra in the end, though. It felt it was missing a bit more to the story for the ending. And there seemed to Such a sweet and heartwarming story! A teacher-turned-nanny with a goal, a rancher/single father with a dream of his own, and a little girl in need of consistency and attention.... yes, this just about equals a perfect story. The story kind of takes a life of its own. You can not help but get roped up in it and fall in love with the characters. I would have liked to see a little something extra in the end, though. It felt it was missing a bit more to the story for the ending. And there seemed to be a few small details that needed to be cleared up, but other than that it was a really nice story worth reading. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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