Christina Skye's Group Guide to Code Name: Nanny

June 2004

Dear Friends,

First, thank you so much! Because of you Code Name: Nanny is a bestseller! You're wonderful!

And now it's time to pull out your favorite beach towel and pick out your first read for the summer. And what better way to start off than with a white-hot navy SEAL and a kick-butt heroine? Forget about terrorism, organized crime and money laundering; special agent Summer Mulcahey is about to enter the terrifying world of ballet classes, Spanish tutorials and carpooling.umbrella The FBI is tough, but the 'burbs are murder in my latest novel Code Name: Nanny, out in June from Dell. Summer's tied to her badge 24/7 and the last thing she wants is to go undercover as a nanny to protect the family of a prominent San Francisco D.A. Now she's chaperoning the kids from hell and rehearsing for the blowout society wedding of the decade. Gabe Morgan is doing a favor for an old friend. But the gorgeous daredevil who claims to be the kids' new nanny could torpedo his organized operation-not to mention his heart. Now they're unwilling partners, caught in a deadly game where one false move could shatter lives and trigger a political maelstrom. I hope you can't put this one down!

Here are ten discussion questions to get you started:

  1. What does Summer's initial reaction to the naked man in her shower reveal about her personality and past?
  2. What was your opinion of the O'Connor girls' pranks? How would you have punished them?
  3. If you were forced to play married for a good reason, how would you react?
  4. Would you hide something important from your children if you needed to protect them? Why or why not?
  5. How did the presence of the children change the story's dynamics? (I admit it-these two nearly stole the book!)
  6. What was your opinion of Cara O'Connor's secret? Did your opinion change at the end of the book?
  7. How did Summer's early experiences with her sister Jess contribute to her devotion to her FBI work?
  8. What keeps Gabe from admitting he wants to be with Summer near the end of the story? Is this justified?
  9. Who did you think the killer was at first? What changed your mind?
  10. What was the riskiest thing Summer did and why? Would you have done the same?

If you like Summer, just wait until you read her sister's story in CodeName:Princess, coming in September. And don't forget to look at my winstructions for making your own Sisterhood Repair Kit! Also, for those of you out there working on books of your own I've started a new page. Take a look at my advice to other authors in my "Writer's Corner".

Happy Reading,

christina