So Far Away (California Dreamers #2) by Dakota Madison (Review by Katie – #NerdGirlKtLBLy)

So Far Away

Title: So Far Away (California Dreamers #2)

Author: Dakota Madison 

Published Date: April 8th 2016

Genre: Romantic Comedy


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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.


***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Katie – #NerdGirlKtLBLy’s  Review***
Maddie is in desperate need of a job. She used to be a nanny in LA for power couple Daniel Robinson and Annabelle Miller, but she is in the middle of a scandal right now. She “supposedly” slept with Daniel and not only does everyone in the media world know, but every person who interviews her for a job knows and doesn’t want the home-wrecking nanny working for them.
Her roommate’s friend says he knows a guy named Jackson who needs an assistant. He goes through assistance very quickly so he doesn’t even need to interview her, he just needs her as soon as possible.
Once there she thinks it’ll be a good fit until she meet’s Jackson’s son. They are immediately attracted to each other and have to keep their love affair a secret because of Jackson’s number one rule: no hanky panky.
I enjoyed this story and don’t usually mind insta-love, however it was literally only a day that they met and were already falling in love. I understood their attraction for each other and had no problem with them wanting to date, but they got pretty possessive of each other too soon in my opinion. But it is a very short story so if you’re looking for a love story that is fun, quirky, and quick I’d definitely recommend it.


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