Title: The Manny
Series: Dirty Truth #1
Author: Piper Rayne
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 19, 2017
Secrets and lies are a killer way to start any partnership—especially a horizontal one.
Now, I’m a glass half full kinda of guy, so, after the ‘you’re fired’ speech was directed at me, I figure now’s the time to be the screenwriter I came to sunny California to be. Unfortunately, there are about as many people trying to sell a script in L.A. as there are vegans in the pacific northwest.
But lucky for me, a few weeks ago my agent found an investor for my script. Hooray, all my problems are solved! NOT.
Because the investor will only agree to fund my film if I use one specific actress. And that one specific actress? Well of course, it just has to be the same actress I screwed over only months before. But she doesn’t need to know about that one tiny detail, does she? All that matters is getting her to agree to do the film and I’ll do whatever it takes. We can leave the past, in the past, right?
I thought my charm would win her over. Never would I have been prepared for the terms she laid out on the table.
She needed a nanny.
I needed a lead actress.
Somehow I became The Manny.
The Manny (Dirty Truth #1)
by Piper Rayne
After 10 years in Hollywood, Vance Rose is now jobless and trying to find the spunk he brought all those years ago from Climax Cove. He’s decided to pursue the dream he set aside while riding the easy train of a Hollywood steady job and get his script made into a movie. With the help of his friend Jagger, he’ll find the investor he needs, but it comes with a request to cast a certain actress.
Layla Andrews is desperately trying to get the role that will boost her career and show people she’s not just a run of the mill, fit for secondary roles, former child actress. Unfortunately, she’s typecast in the same roles repeatedly and, in the midst of a divorce and single mothering young children, is not the ideal way to find that coveted role. When the proposal comes to read Vance’s script, she’ll put the spoiled actress act and request the writer himself does the pitch without knowing what’s coming her way.
Piper and Rayne have just done it again. Vance and Layla make a great couple. She’s a wonderful mother who’s full of insecurities mainly brought by a cheating ex-husband and he is man who’s made quite a few mistakes where women are involved, including Layla herself. When he becomes a fixture in her family, he’ll find out a side of life he’d forgotten all about and will have to review his priorities in order to win the girl…and her children.
This was a nice story, with scenes ranging from cute as a button to making you sweat steamy. As the authors have us used to, this book is fun and fast paced with epic LOL moments courtesy of a bachelor thinking the only challenge in babysitting is keeping the children alive. No matter how many diapers you’ve changed in your lifetime, you’ll never see the task the same way again!
4 Book Corner Stars
Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two established authors for the price of one. You might be wondering if you know us? Maybe you’ll read our books and figure it out. Maybe you won’t. Does it really matter?
We aren’t trying to stamp ourselves with a top-secret label. We wanted to write without apology. We wanted to not be pigeon holed into a specific outline. We wanted to give readers a story without them assuming how the story will flow. Everyone has their favorite authors, right? And when you pick up their books, you expect something from them. Whether it’s an alpha male, heavy angst, a happily ever after, there’s something you are absolutely certain the book will contain. Heck, we’re readers, too, we get it.
What can we tell you about ourselves? We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.