Review – Temporary Arrangement by Karen Erickson

Temporary ArrangementGenre: Contemporary Romance
Series: The Renaldis Series, Book 1
Downloaded my copy from Amazon for free on February 11th, 2013

Look, but don’t touch…

The Renaldis

Alone and broke, Paige Stewart can’t believe her good luck. Who hires a virtual stranger out of a New York City coffee shop to care for their adorable grandson? Apparently Claudia Renaldi does.

Widower Matteo Renaldi isn’t pleased that his mother found a replacement nanny so soon after he fired the last one. Yet little Matty takes to Paige like no other nanny before. And Matteo can’t deny he’s quite taken with her as well. She’s beautiful. Sweet. And far, far too young for him.

There’s something about the gorgeously sexy Matteo that fills Paige with longing to break through his wall of formality and touch his softer side. But no one knows better than she that crushing on her boss is one thing. Acting on those feelings is forbidden. Foolish.


I love Karen Erickson. I couldn’t wait to read this free read. Temporary Arrangement is a prelude to the Renaldis Series. I can’t wait for book 2 which is the full story of Paige and Matteo.

A tortured hero, who feels guilty over the fact his wife is dead and even guiltier over the fact that he doesn’t really miss her, Matteo spends all his spare time with his son, who is his life. After a string of nannies that haven’t worked out, Matteo’s mother comes to the states to help out with her grandson and the nanny search. When his mother hires one that she met in a coffee shop while interviewing others, without a background check or references or anything, Matteo is furious until he sees how his son reacts around her.

Kayla is extremely down on her luck. She’s broke and a long way from home. After being nearly raped, then dismissed from her job as a nanny (where she worked for a year), she’s close to calling home for help. Then an Angel in the guise of Claudia saves her.

There was too much heat for these two to fight it for too long. I hate that it was left with a cliffhanger, but I will definitely buy the next book as soon as it comes out.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Slinky

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