REVIEW BY: Christie
TITLE: The Virgin Manny
SERIES: Dreamspun Desires
AUTHOR: Amy Lane
NARRATOR: John Solo
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 6h 14m
RELEASE DATE: February 14, 2017
Growing up and falling in love…
Sometimes family is a blessing and a curse. When Tino Robbins is roped into helping his sister deliver her premade Italian dinners when he should be studying for finals, he’s pretty sure it’s the latter! But one delivery might change everything.
Channing Lowell’s charmed life changes when his sister dies and leaves him her seven-year-old son. He’s committed to doing what’s best for Sammy… but he’s going to need a lot of help. When Tino lands on his porch, Channing is determined to recruit him to Team Sammy.
Tino plans to make his education count—even if that means avoiding a relationship—but as he falls harder and harder for his boss, he starts to wonder: Does he have to leave his newly forged family behind in order to live his promising tomorrow?
One of the tropes I like most is manny x employer. Add in that this book was written by Amy Lane and narrated by John Solo, and I simply had to get my hands on this audiobook. Glad I did, because it was great!
Channing Lowell is basically at the end of his rope. His sister recently passed away, leaving behind her 7 year old son, Sammy. They are both grieving her loss, and barely navigating thru dramatic life changes. The thing is, Channing is an adult and can’t act out like Sammy can, and does. Frequently. What he really needs is someone to help.
Enter Tino Robbins. A recent college graduate whose sister just so happens to run the Box Dinner Girl pre made dinner service that Channing’s sister subscribed to. Tino gets guilted into delivering for his sister one day, and ends up receiving one heck of a job offer from the gorgeous man on his last delivery (after inviting himself in for dinner and taking care of Channing & little Sammy, of course). Full room and board in exchange for becoming Sammy’s manny definitely goes along with Tino’s wishes for independence. And, since it is only for the summer, it will give him plenty of time to find a more permanent job in his field of choice by the time summer comes to an end.
The problem is, the chemistry between Channing and the virginal Tino are off the charts! Every day Tino spends with Channing and Sammy brings him one step closer to falling head over heals in love with the two of them. Which means that Tino has quite the dilemma on his hands: what happens when summer ends?
The Virgin Manny is a very sweet (extremely) slow burn that will embed itself into your heart and never let go. Channing and Tino have such a beautiful relationship. And, the way Tino is with Sammy is patience personified, mixed with pure gold.
Amy Lane definitely knows how to weave a beautiful story, and John Solo voices it like no other. This combination is a wonderful treat that I highly recommend you indulge in.