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Today, I’m hosting author Shannon O’Connor’s latest release I Saw Mommy Kissing the Nanny, a f/f contemporary romance.  Be sure to read my review.  And don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.


Title: I Saw Mommy Kissing the Nanny
Series: N/A
Author and Publisher: Shannon O’Connor
Genre: Contemporary Holiday FF Romance
Tropes: Holiday Romance, Nanny/Parent, Single Mom, love after divorce
Themes: Holiday Romance, love after divorce
Release Date: December 15, 2022
Heat Rating: 4 flames
Length: 60 000 words/225 pages

Blurb:  Morgan loves three things; Books, women, and being single. But when Grad school costs more than her rent, she needs to come up with a way to make some money and fast. After a one-night stand with a beautiful woman, she wakes the next morning in a hurry to make it to her interview as a live-in nanny.

Despite acing the interview, she has to pass one final test; meeting the mother—who just so happens to be her one-night stand. They both decide to call it a one-night thing and move forward, with Morgan becoming her son’s nanny.

As a divorced, single mom Lucy can get all the help she needs. But as the mistletoe is hung and the stockings are filled, are sparks flying too? As Lucy begins to fall for her son’s nanny, she shows her love in a series of her favorite books. Counting down the 24 days of Christmas with Morgan, by trying to tell her how she feels, worried she doesn’t feel the same.

Morgan devours each book, desperate to know if Lucy is sending her a sign. But as Christmas approaches, will each woman get what they want? Or will they be stuck out in the cold as the days of Morgan’s nannying contract are up?

Note:  It is a standalone story and not end on a cliffhanger.

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I enjoy a wonderful Christmas read, so when this came up for review, I was in.  Even better, the novel takes place in NYC, one of my fave settings, and the author did a great job taking me all over NYC and even upstate, which made this read special.

As stated in the blurb, Morgan needs a new job to finish her schooling, and while drowning her sorrows at a local pub, she picks up her soon-to-be boss.  I enjoyed Morgan.  She’s fun and lively, but also very responsible.

Then there is Lucy, who is much older than Morgan.  She runs a publishing company and loves books as much as Morgan.  Imagine Lucy’s surprise when she rushes home to meet her assistant to see how the nanny interviews are going, only to find her one-night stand sitting in her house.

From there, it’s sexual tension, friendship, and bonding over books.

Morgan and Lucy are a great pairing.  Yes, there is an age gap, but the duo click so well, that it’s inevitable they won’t be able to maintain their boss/employee relationship for very long.  And there is Lucy’s son who also does his job of bringing the two ladies together.

It has all the great feels of a Christmas romance with ice skating, hot cocoa, and even driving through some terrible weather.

There is no high angst, just two lovely ladies attempting to navigate a relationship that won’t let go of each other, even if they tried.  They are that connected.

This is a great read with lots of heat and tons of heart.  Do yourself a favour and get a copy.  You won’t be disappointed.


Shannon O’Connor is a twenty-something, bisexual, self-published poet of several books and counting. She released her first novel, Electric Love in 2021 and is currently working on several sapphic romance novels. She believes there is a lack of positive Female/Female romances in the world, and wants to make them more accessible. She is often found in coffee shops, probably writing about someone she shouldn’t be.

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2 thoughts on “Shannon O’Connor – I Saw Mommy Kissing the Nanny

  1. Katherine DuGarm says:

    Thank you for this review. I mostly read M/M romance. The few F/F one’s I’ve tried were more erotic than relationship. Your review sounds like a book I could read.

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