Gwen Andersen loves being a schoolteacher, but she isn’t exactly raking
in the big bucks. With her bank account shrinking by the minute, she
needs a well-paying summer job if she’s going to hold onto the childhood
home she inherited from her parents. So when the father of one of her
students asks her to fill in as his au pair for the summer, she knows
she should be thrilled. Alexander Romanescu is loaded, and Gwen adores
his daughter Isabella. Plus, they’re planning to spend the vacation at
their ancestral estate—in Romania!
And yet Gwen can’t shake the
nagging feeling that saying yes to this man could lead to more than she
bargained for. She knows so little about him—and the idea of spending
six weeks in the land of Dracula and Vlad the Impaler is more than a
little creepy. But the legends of Romania will be the least of her
concerns if she doesn’t make some money…fast. And so Gwen says yes: yes
to the job, yes to a European excursion…and yes to a summer that will
change her path forever.
This book was definitely a lot better than I expected. It was decently written and I enjoyed it well enough. I just kind of felt like there was something off. It lacked a certain something that made me want to gobble it up completely. I THINK it has to do with the fact that while there was a brief sorta explanation for the dreams, there was too much kind of left floating in the air at the end. The drama seems a bit...overdone. The romance at times felt a little forced and stiff, and I don't mean the good kind of stiff. (Har de har har...) I liked the book, I just couldn't fall helplessly in love with the book.