Review: You Can't Kiss the Nanny, Brady Banks by Piper Rayne (Kingsmen Football Stars #2)

Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the authors via Valentine PR.

The writing duo of Piper Rayne take the field once again with the second novel in their Kingsmen Football Stars sports romance series. You Can't Kiss the Nanny, Brady Banks is, you guessed it, a nanny romance featuring the aforementioned Brady Banks, one of the star players for the San Francisco Kingsmen, and Violet Park, nanny extraordinaire. Brady is thirty-two and shares custody of five-year-old Theo with his ex-girlfriend. When his ex is given an opportunity to work overseas for several months, they decide the best thing to do would be to hire a live-in nanny. Leaving Theo's mom to choose the most qualified candidate, Brady has no idea that it would turn out to be the woman he hasn't been able to forget ever since they shared one unforgettable evening together six months ago. Twenty-eight-year-old Violet remembers every bit of that night as well. She never thought she'd see Brady again. Now, she'll spend the next three months living under the same roof. Nothing can happen, of course, but kissing the nanny is the least of their problems because a connection like Brady and Violet's? It can only be resisted for so long.

The tiny peek of what Brady's story was going to be like in You Had Your Chance, Lee Burrows certainly had me eager to see how he was going to fare with his son's nanny, and Piper and Rayne did not disappoint. I loved that Violet wasn't some simpering girl barely into adulthood. Yes, she had her struggles when it came to her parents, but she was someone who had backbone and wanted to follow her own path rather than go down the one her parents thought was best for her. I really liked the relationship that she was building with young Theo as well. I also appreciated that Hannah, aka Theo's mom and Brady's ex, wasn't made into some villain and that she and Brady co-parented well while also being supportive of each other. Brady was no slouch when it came to the main character department either. Was he perfect? No. He made his share of missteps and probably could have dealt with some things better, but there's no denying the fact that the guy was a loving father, supportive friend, and had the potential to be an amazing partner. He and Violet were perfect together, and I enjoyed the heck out of their journey to their happily-ever-after. You Can't Kiss the Nanny, Brady Banks easily deserves 4.5 stars.


Read my reviews for the Kingsmen Football Stars series:

False Start (prequel novella) - four stars - My Review

You Had Your Chance, Lee Burrows (book one) - 4.5 stars - My Review

You Can't Kiss the Nanny, Brady Banks (book two) - 4.5 stars - My Review (posted above)


Release Date: 14 February 2023

Date Read: 31 January 2023

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