(Love in the Balance #3)
by: Jessica Lemmon
LOVE IS A DEAL BREAKER . . .
Millionaire ad executive Landon Downey has a policy: no romantic relationships allowed. So when he's saddled with his six-year-old nephew for a week, he doesn't think twice about asking Kimber Reynolds to act as live-in nanny. What he doesn't expect is the undeniable attraction to the woman he hasn't seen since they were kids. And not only does she like him back-she suggests they work their way down a list of extracurricular activities in the bedroom. How can he resist?
Kimber wants to prove once and for all that she can love 'em and leave 'em with the best of them. All she has to do is keep her sixteen-year crush on Landon out of the equation. No problem . . . until she realizes she may not be the only one whose heart has gotten completely tangled up in their no-strings agreement.
Love in the Balance is one of those series that makes you laugh, cry, scream with anger and obviously leaving you with a big smile after finishing each of the books. My favorite still is Hard to Handle, but this book is getting close. Guess what? It was time for another millionaire... it was time for Landon.
The book begins with a prologue from the past, and in my opinion was a very sad part, but it give us a sneek peak of how Landon will be in the future/present. Spoilers aside, that moment in his life made him to be the "Tin Man". Someone without touching the feelings side, but everything changed when he sees Kimber once again. Kimber is a family friend (Landon's sister best friend), and who spent some summers back in the Lake Michigan when they were teenagers. She always had a crush on him and seeing him again brought back all those feelings that were hidden.
Faith brought them together, when Landon has to "babysit" his nephew, but actually can't because of work. So he "hired" Kimber to stay with the kid when he was working. Such a baby sitter she became! When the sex tension is too much to continue, they went all in and finally gave in to temptation. Kimber bring the idea of making a list of top ten things to do between them and when they strikethrough every item, they would walk away from each other. No feelings. No strings attached. But faith had other things in mind and that didn't work out for neither of them. How goes the line? "First comes the baby and then love in a carriage"?
It was one of those books that you actually need to keep reading because you want to know whats going to happen. So, yeah, it was that good. It was short for me, too fast even, but I love it either way. I love even more the epilogue, which was totally sweet. When the characters of the past books show up, it was even better. I always like to know some snippets of what happened to those characters I have read and had their happy ending. At the end, the author made an excellent job and I wouldn't say no to other of her books.