When Mariliz Jennings agrees to the nanny job for Alex Beaumont, drummer for the band Wilder, she has no idea his wife Bridget is . . . disturbingly absent.
Alex is both genuine and distant. The older daughter, Olivia, is an angel, but Sophie is a two-year-old terror. Deaf from birth, she’s never learned to communicate except by tantrums. Appalled, Mariliz begins to teach the girl to sign, finally giving her language and structure.
Unable to stay in a home this broken, Mariliz is in the process of leaving when Alex’s surprise divorce papers show up, flipping all their worlds upside down again. She can’t abandon the girls she’s grown to love. And she certainly can’t handle it when Alex looks at her that way . . .
“The chemistry between Mariliz and Alex is, of course, intense, but the story of how Mariliz and Alex find their way to their happy ending is extremely engaging.”