The CEO’s Christmas Manny (Kirstin’s Audio review)

Title: The CEO’s Christmas Manny
Author: Angela McCallister and John Solo (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 2nd 2019
Genre(s): Romance
Listening Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


Anything but business as usual.

Billionaire CEO Nic Price lives for his job. With sales down and grumbling from the board of directors—including Nic’s permanently dissatisfied father—the last thing Nic needs is distraction from the new manny, whose freewheeling approach to childcare is outlandish… and who makes Nic feel things he’s never allowed himself to feel.

Ex-teacher Sasha Lindsey is all about fun—that’s the reason people love him, so he has to be. After a bad break-up leaves him jobless and homeless, the live-in manny job with Mr. Price seems like a windfall. But his chemistry with Nic is off the charts, and he can’t afford another workplace romance disaster.

Can Nic leave his dominance in the bedroom and open his heart to the best thing that’s ever happened to him? Or will Sasha’s leap of faith backfire and ruin his chances at the family happily ever after he’s always dreamed of?

When I first read this book, I absolutely loved it. And I have nothing but high praise for the audio version as well.

Nic is the CEO of his family’s corporation and he’s working round the clock to ensure it gets back on track. It’s hit a downtrend and his father is threatening to have him removed if he doesn’t turn things around in 6 weeks. On top of work stress, he’s also the guardians of his 16 yr old niece and 12 yr old nephew who have been causing trouble and skipping school. Nannies have come and gone and he’s going out of his mind. So, when his friend and assistant hires Sasha, he can’t wait to meet her and make sure she’s capable.

Sasha had nothing. He was in a relationship with his coworker, which landed him jobless and looking for another math teaching position. When nothing was available, he accepted the position to be a manny.

I loved how insightful Sasha was, and how many great ideas he had to make the kids actually want to learn and be a family.

The slow burn was ever present. I loved both MC’s so much and was totally invested in their relationship and happiness from the start. This was so well written and flowed so seamlessly. I seriously enjoyed the heck out of it and this will be one that I will end up re-reading for sure.

This was my first audio book narrated by John Solo and it was exceptional. With a story so well written there was so much room for emphasis on the character’s tone and the overall delivery, which had me from the start. This audio version of Angela McAllister’s story is brilliantly executed.

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Galley copy of The CEO’s Christmas Manny provided by publisher in exchange of an honest review.


Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday
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