The Au Pair Affair

A Novel

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Pub Date Jul 16 2024 | Archive Date Jul 01 2024

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey returns with an all-new sports rom-com about a burly, surly, single dad who falls head-over-hockey-stick for his quirky live-in nanny...

Tallulah is smart, vivacious, and studying to be a marine biologist. She’s also twenty-six and broke. So when Burgess, a battle-scarred hockey veteran and newly single dad, offers her a job as his live-in nanny, she jumps at the opportunity to get paid while living in a super fancy neighborhood and being around Lissa, his cool but introverted tween.

Her tween charge isn’t the only one who could use some help fitting in, though. According to…well, everyone except Burgess, he needs to get back on the dating scene, and adventurous Tallulah is just the girl to show him how. But as boundaries are slowly crossed and Burgess finds himself pulled between his daughter, who wants her parents back together, and his insane chemistry with Tallulah, a huge rift is formed, and Tallulah does the “right” thing—breaks her own heart and walks away.

Though Burgess knows it’s for the best—he’s too jaded, with too much baggage—a chance meeting, and a new push from his daughter, forces him to put everything on the line and fight to prove he learned his lessons well and is worthy of a happily ever after with Tallulah. 

#1 New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey returns with an all-new sports rom-com about a burly, surly, single dad who falls head-over-hockey-stick for his quirky live-in nanny...

Tallulah is...

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☆ Single dad/nanny
☆ Forced proximity
☆ He falls first
☆ Hockey romance
☆ Opposites attract

I have been dying to read this book since I read Fangirl Down a few months ago.
I instantly fell in love with Burgess and Tallulah in that book and desperately wanted to read their story.

I read this book so fast. I didn’t want to stop. From page one I was in it and just needed to know what happened next.

Super fun story and relatable characters. I really hope we’ll be getting Sig’s story next!

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I loved this book. Tessa bailey can't do anything wrong in my eyes she is an instant buy when a book gets released. I live the characters and the storyline. I love the chemistry between the two main characters. It's a great read.

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Tessa Bailey is one of my favourite authors. And this book doesn’t disappoint.

I absolutely loved it and can’t rave about it enough.

We met Burgess and Tallulah in Fangirl Down, the first book in this series, and they promised to be a great couple. My goodness! Burgess was totally gone for Tallulah from the get go!

Tessa Bailey is the queen of dirty talking MMCs and I think Burgess might be up there as one of my absolute favourites. He just kept getting better and better as the story went on. Grumpy and growly, but also thoughtful, emotionally aware and he *listened* to Tallulah.

There were some delicate subjects covered beautifully and carefully. And I just generally enjoy Tessa Bailey’s writing style. The banter between some of the side characters was top notch!

The stage has also been set for Sig and Chloe’s HEA. I’m hoping we get their story very soon.

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