Nick, a cruise ship owner and playboy billionaire, cannot stand a liar. That is what he thinks Jenna did to him and he will not forgive her for it.
“I’m not a lonely rich boy looking for love.”
Jenna sees the circumstances differently. While heartbroken, she had cut her losses. Until she found herself taking care of the result of her lovefest with Nick: TWINS. She came to ask for child support, but as usual, Nick does things his way.
This is the standard Harlequin romance: playboy, commitment phobia billionaire, unplanned pregnancy, reluctant dad. And a woman in love with a man who does not trust her.
I did not like Nick. He was a self-righteous jerk for most of the book. He has women throwing themselves at him and he pretends that the only reason he flirts back with all of them is to prevent embarrassing them. I do not buy it. He is setting up his booty call girl of the week.
Plus he was overbearing. When he decides he wants something, he will not stop until he gets it. Jenna is in his crosshairs and he wants her. Objectify much?
“She was trouble. He knew it. Felt it. And couldn’t stop himself from wanting. From having.” – Nick
“We both feel it. We both want this. Why deny ourselves?” – Nick
When he decided that he wanted Jenna, she was caught up in the romance of it all that she decided to deal with the consequences later.
Bad idea Jenna. But sometimes a person gets steamrolled into poor decision making.
About half way through the book, she finally grew a backbone. You go girl!
… but that did not last long.
“Why does it have to be you who touches my heart?” – Jenna
Yes it all works out in the end. In real life, he would have sent the child support checks and continued his playboy lifestyle. The END.
Should you buy? I am undecided. If you love Harlequin, then you will probably enjoy since the writing style is typical Harlequin. I think I got the book because the cover looked so comical. I did not even read the blurb. I knew there would be at least one billionaire and two babies.
Book details from Goodreads
Paperback, Silhouette Desire #1893, 184 pages
Published September 2008 by Silhouette (first published October 1st 2007)
Original title Baby Bonanza
Available on Amazon