EVERYONE who is attracted to men deserves a Rafe.
This book was damn hot! Fanning myself here! The hero Rafe – OMG.
This book came to me in a Ripped Bodice care package. Yes, this is me bragging that I got one 🙂 And I will forever be grateful for getting it and for THIS book.
Let’s start with the name of the book, shall we, Rafe by Rebekah Weatherspoon, is the perfect name. And with the subheading A Buff Male Nanny – really, where is the bad?
This was the first time I read a Rebekah Weatherspoon book, and I am looking forward to reading more of her books in the future.
Rafe is a contemporary romance about Dr. Sloan Copeland, her twin six-year-old daughters Addison and Avery and their brand new live-in nanny Rafe Whitcomb.
Sloan is a cardiothoracic surgeon and single mother to two precocious and wonderful girls, who provide plenty of laughs in this book. Sloan and her daughters are also Black. I appreciated the details and authenticity Weatherspoon, a Black author, was able to provide. Like details about managing her daughters’ hair.
Going back to Sloan, I like how Weatherspoon showed her insecurities and why. Sloan presents as a brilliant badass surgeon. Which she totally is. But we learn more and more about her through her relationships with her family, friends and ex-husband. She is awesome and VERY deserving of Rafe!
Sloan’s best friend Xeni is fabulous. So it was a delight to discover the next book in the series focuses on her!
Now onto Rafe 🙂 I don’t normally objectify men, Rafe is the exception to the rule. OMG. He’s an alpha male with a cinnamon bun centre. Rafe is hot as hell, 6’4, muscular in all the right places, has tattoos, red hair and a beard. And I do not do near as good job as Weatherspoon describing him. LOOK AT THIS MAN!!
Rafe is amazing with kids! Because he is patient, kind and understanding. And Rafe also does crafts and cooks. This man is truly the thing of books and I LOVED every minute of it!
Rafe did get in trouble when he was young. We get to see how he became the man he is today through his relationships with his family and friends.
I did worry about the power dynamic Sloan being a doctor and his boss would raise. Rafe and Sloan were upfront in dealing with the boss thing. As for the vastly different careers, it seemed to sort itself out.
I greatly appreciated how Weatherspoon handled consent. Rafe is definitely an alpha in the bedroom. They were very upfront about what they each wanted from each other and there was no pressure. And believe it made the whole book sexier!
I’m not going to lie, this book has A LOT of sex – with a hero like Rafe, it truly would have been a waste not too. I said what I said. So if you are not into sexy times in your books, this is not the book for you. For everyone else, I HIGHLY recommend!!