Date Published: April 9, 2016
After being at the center of a sex scandal that made national headlines a former nanny tries to rebuild her life by becoming a personal assistant to a reclusive writer.
What happens after your 15-minutes of fame are over?
Find out in SO FAR AWAY, a romantic comedy novella by USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Dakota Madison.
Maddie Malone is the nanny who made national headlines. She’s the temptress who broke up the marriage of two of Hollywood’s most beloved movie stars. She’s the girl everyone in America loves to hate.
Now two months after the Nannygate sex scandal Maddie is desperate to rebuild her life.
She accepts a position as a personal assistant to the reclusive writer, Jackson Drake. He’s fired every one of the assistants his manager has sent him within the first few days of employment, but Maddie is determined to do whatever is takes to make her new job work.
Maddie is able to follow every one of Jackson’s eccentric rules to the letter. That is until Emerson Drake shows up for Spring Break. He’s Jackson’s son from an affair he had with Bahamian creative writing student when he taught at UCLA. He’s the son who Jackson has somehow managed to keep hidden from his fans for all these years.
Maddie finds Emerson incredibly attractive…and Jackson has forbidden Maddie to date him.
WARNING: This book contains foul language, insta-love and a little bit of hanky-panky. Buyer beware.
I really enjoyed this fun, quirky read from Dakota Madison.
Maddie is being blamed for the break up of Hollywood’s beloved super couple, even though she did not do what she is being accused of. As a result, she loses her cushy job as the super couple’s nanny. She is hiding out from the paparazzi and really needs a job, like yesterday. She takes a job with a recluse author, Jackson Drake, which is really the perfect job. Then Drake’s son shows up and boom, sparks are a-flyin’, romance is a-bloomin’ and, oh yeah, she is not allowed to date him on orders of his father, her boss.
This was actually quite a cute book. It is short, so the plot moves along at a pretty quick pace, but not so fast that you miss out on anything. The writing is good, the characters are great and overall, I was satisfied with how the ending turned out.
USA TODAY Bestselling author Dakota Madison is known for writing new adult, love in midlife, and contemporary romance with a little spice and lots of heart. Dakota is a winner of the prestigious RONE Award for Excellence in the Indie and Small Publishing Industry. When she’s not at her computer creating spicy stories Dakota likes to spend time with her husband and their bloodhounds. Dakota also writes under the pen names SAVANNAH YOUNG, SIERRA AVALON and REN MONTERREY.