Title: THEN CAME YOU
Author: Marianne Rice
Series: The Wilde Sisters, Book #2
Thyme Wilde doesn’t make long-term decisions—until she falls in love with one…
Easily bored and quickly distracted, Thyme enjoys her freedom, so being a temp at her sister’s company is the perfect job. But when she takes a position as a nanny, she instantly falls in love with the five-year-old princess named Maddie—and just two months later, Maddie’s parents are killed in a plane crash, leaving Thyme in an unfamiliar role of responsibility.
Multi-millionaire architect Grayson Montgomery lives in the lap of luxury—but at a cost…
Being the sole heir of his family’s fashion empire and his father’s architectural firm, Grayson has never lacked for anything. But in return, he must stay subservient to the matriarch of his family—his grandmother—and date the heiress of their largest business partner. The only freedom Grayson has is his architectural designs, which are his true passion.
One day changes Grayson’s future forever…
A lawyer summons Grayson to Maine for the reading of the will of a woman he once knew. He doesn’t expect to be named the father of a five-year-old orphan. Then he meets his newly-discovered daughter—and her incredibly sexy nanny.
While acting as Maddie’s loyal nanny, Thyme develops feelings for her new employer that are more than professional. And after several passionate nights with Grayson, it’s clear the feeling is mutual.
When it’s made evident Grayson sees her as a convenient placeholder, Thyme must push aside her desires and put Maddie above herself—even if it means sacrificing her heart to do it.
The beginning of ‘Then Came You’ sets the scene for a lovely cute meet and a heart warming sensual love story, which travels beyond Maine, but retains its small town charisma and values. This is Thyme’s story and makes a great standalone read, even though it is part of a series.
Thyme the youngest and wildest of the Wilde sisters was introduced in ‘Sweet On You’ and despite her lack of responsibility, being the typical baby of the family, she is warm hearted and instantly likeable. Becoming a nanny to Maddie really changes Thyme’s outlook and helps her become the person she always wanted to be.
Intelligent, dedicated but a little stuffy, it’s only when Grayson discovers he has fathered a child, his true nature is revealed. His beyond wealthy family is only happy on the surface and his deference to his tyrannical Grandmother threatens any future happiness he may have with Maddie and Thyme.
Thyme’s character matures in this story, Grayson loses his staid image, as he realises what’s really important in life. This is a story of heartbreak, missed opportunity, dynasty but most importantly love. The ending is romantic and vivid but there is an unexpected twist that threatens the happy ever after and leaves questions posed for final book in the series, perhaps?
‘Then Came You’, is an absorbing, fun and romantic read.
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.
Marianne Rice writes contemporary romances set in small New England towns. Her heroes are big and strong, yet value family and humor, while her heroines are smart, sexy, sometimes a little bit sassy, and are often battling a strong internal conflict. Together, they deal with real life issues and always, always, find everlasting love. When she’s not writing, Marianne spends her time buying shoes, eating chocolate, chauffeuring her herd of children to their varying sporting events, and when there’s time, cuddling with her husband, a drink in one hand, a romance book in the other.