Eight Days a Week by Amber L. Johnson: Review

Eight Days a Week by Amber L. Johnson: ReviewEight Days a Week by Amber L. Johnson
on November 6, 2014
Genres: Humorous, Love & Romance

Gwen Stone has secrets she’s not ready to reveal. After a recent promotion at work, she needs a caretaker for her children. She’s frenzied and in a lurch and pretty much ready to hire the first person who comes along. So she does.

Andrew Lyons needs to get out of his sister’s apartment, and a Craigslist posting may be the answer to his prayers. But what he thought was an ad for a room rental turns into a job offer he can’t refuse. Accepting the nanny position could change his life, if only he had a clue how to be a grownup.

A working mother, a shirtless manny who looks good in a towel, two children who need more than than a babysitter, and hours of kids’ TV can only spell disaster for everyone involved.

Because a manny should always mind his own business.

And he definitely shouldn’t fall in love with his boss.

Alexis says…

Eight Days a Week has been on my Kindle for a while so it was a perfect excuse to read it for #cleanoffyourkindle.  This was also my first Amber L. Johnson book and I will definitely be reading her others. I loved her story and the writing was fab!

Andrew is a mildly immature, okay pretty immature 25-year old.  In order to get his inheritance he not only has to move off his older sister’s couch but also get a job. While on Craigslist he finds and ad for an apartment but there is one caveat, it comes with a job. A nanny job. Queue the Manny jokes please!  Once he goes to meet Gwen, the smoking hot mom of 2 children, Bree and Brady does he accept the job.  What happens when Andrew is left with Bree and Brady is pure comic genius.

“You know what? That could be cool. You’d get paid to play with kids all day and go to the park. Hang out with lady nannies. Get some ass.”

Honestly, I laughed out loud throughout this entire book. Between the comparisons to Tony Danza, the Hyundai jokes, the Manny Log, and don’t even get me started on the baths.  I really just enjoyed this book.

There were some things that I had a few issues with. I wish that we got to learn more about Andrew and Gwen’s background.  You know there was strife with both sets of parents but it was a little blurry for me.

“Be cool. What did they do on television? What would Tony Danza do? He’d sleep with his boss, Angela. Shit. Sitcoms were no help at all.”

I also wanted to feel more of the love that blossomed between the two characters. I think that Andrew fell a little too hard a little too fast. To me, it felt a little out of place because of the immaturity he showed during the first part of the book.

“WTF? I am so tired I can’t see straight. Kids have no bedtime in the summer? Screw that shit. I’ll enforce it—if not for them, then for me. I want to pass out by eight now , which is uncool because the sun is still out. Can you give children melatonin? Or is Benadryl still the go-to?”

But, there were so many other things that made me enjoy this story SO MUCH that I looked past all of it and took it for the fun, sweet, and breezy love story that it was.  I mean, I could’ve read a whole 100 more pages of his Manny Log alone.

On a side note, I am not a fan of children in books (don’t kill me) but Brady and Bree were the heart of this story. They were so sweet and beyond enjoyable. Andrew’s interactions with them had my heart beating that much faster

I highly recommend this one for anyone looking for a book that you can read in one sitting and just want to hug throughout. You will laugh your butt of throughout, I promise!!


About Amber L. Johnson

Amber lives in Georgia with her amazingly talented husband and incredibly gifted son. Most known for her novella Puddle Jumping (a 2014 Goodreads Choice Award for Best YA) she is constantly trying her hand at new genres and ideas to force herself to think outside the box.

She is inspired by music, her family, a close group of friends, and real life. Mostly in that order.