Thursday, 19 October 2017

Release Blitz & Review...The Manny by Piper Rayne

Title: The Manny
Series: Dirty Truth #1
Author: Piper Rayne
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 19, 2017
Secrets and lies are a killer way to start any partnership—especially a horizontal one.


Now, I’m a glass half full kinda of guy, so, after the ‘you’re fired’ speech was directed at me, I figure now’s the time to be the screenwriter I came to sunny California to be. Unfortunately, there are about as many people trying to sell a script in L.A. as there are vegans in the pacific northwest. 


But lucky for me, a few weeks ago my agent found an investor for my script. Hooray, all my problems are solved! NOT.
Because the investor will only agree to fund my film if I use one specific actress. And that one specific actress? Well of course, it just has to be the same actress I screwed over only months before. But she doesn’t need to know about that one tiny detail, does she? All that matters is getting her to agree to do the film and I’ll do whatever it takes. We can leave the past, in the past, right?
I thought my charm would win her over. Never would I have been prepared for the terms she laid out on the table.
She needed a nanny.
I needed a lead actress.
Somehow I became The Manny.
Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two established authors for the price of one. You might be wondering if you know us? Maybe you’ll read our books and figure it out. Maybe you won’t. Does it really matter?
We aren’t trying to stamp ourselves with a top-secret label. We wanted to write without apology. We wanted to not be pigeon holed into a specific outline. We wanted to give readers a story without them assuming how the story will flow. Everyone has their favorite authors, right? And when you pick up their books, you expect something from them. Whether it’s an alpha male, heavy angst, a happily ever after, there’s something you are absolutely certain the book will contain. Heck, we’re readers, too, we get it.
What can we tell you about ourselves? We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.
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After Vance is fired from his producer job it gives him the push he needs to find an investor for the movie he's been writing. When he finally finds one, the last thing he's expecting is them to have one stipulation... he has to get Layla Andrews to agree to star in his film. 

Layla is a single mum and the actress that seems to keep getting overlooked for the starring roles. Trying to balance work and family isn't easy, especially when her little monster of a son keeps scaring the nannies away. When she finds Vance on her doorstep with an offer that she can't pass up, she ends up roping him in to watching her kids....and the manny is born! 

I loved Vance. You've got to give the guy credit for trying and I loved the parts with him and the kids. The nappy changing scene is one of the funniest scenes I've read in a long time. Layla rocks as a single mum. Does she always get everything perfect? No! And that's what makes her easy to relate to. Of course there's secrets been kept that have the potential to blow up in people's faces and plenty of sexual chemistry between Layla and Vance. 

A really enjoyable, funny romance with characters that are very easy to love and that will leave you desperate for more from Vance's friends Leo and Jagger.