With so much drama that you’ll think you’re watching a soap opera, this light, fun romance has humor and heart. I always look forward to this author’s easy, sexy rom coms, and that’s exactly what this is. It starts with the steam, then transitions into a drama-filled but low angst read. I loved our stoic, serious hero and his unwavering support and loyalty. While it was lacking in the “romance” department for me overall – these two seriously needed to have a conversation – it was an enjoyable read from start to finish.
The story follows Jo and Edgar, two people who feel an instant attraction. When they meet at a party, it doesn’t take long for sparks to fly and they find themselves sharing a steamy evening. But their lives are in different states, so it seems like keeping things to one night is the best option… until Jo realizes that she might be pregnant. Add in a blackmailing ex and some family drama, and this relationship starts out in a very unexpected way. As Jo and Edgar navigate all of the changes, they find themselves connecting on a level that’s not purely physical.
This wastes no time getting right into the steam, and it took me a little bit to warm up to the romance. It’s definitely baby-focused and there’s not a ton of actual relationship development – there’s so much drama that it feels over the top, but that’s also part of the appeal. This is for those readers who love a soapy read; a story that plays up the tropes and borders on ridiculous. And that’s not a complaint. The author’s humor doesn’t work for me 100% of the time (there are a few jokes that definitely fall flat or border on offensive), but there’s a lightness to the story that makes it fun. I liked Edgar a whole lot and wish that there were a few quieter moments to really develop the relationship more. He’s the kind of hero who needed a few more tender scenes to showcase his softer side, rather than the business-like, transactional relationship at the heart of the story. But it’s a fun book and I enjoyed reading it.
If any of my over-protective brothers ask, I’m pregnant via immaculate conception. Otherwise, the baby I’m carrying could be the death of one hot billionaire…
After a succession of relationships bad enough to set a Guinness World Record, running into a ruggedly handsome billionaire feels like a sign. Edgar is from out of town, mesmerizing, and his voice reminds me of Louisiana heat. Just listening to him makes my toes curl. So I throw aside all caution and spend the hottest night of my life in his bed, knowing we’ll never see each other again.
Until a positive pregnancy test brings him back into my life. And now he only wants to marry me to do right by the baby, but here’s the thing…
I’ll never settle. I want what my parents have: true love. Nothing–not even the electric chemistry that crackles every time Edgar and I are together–will deter me from that goal.
Love is like alcohol. It destroys clarity and impairs judgment. I’ve seen my parents making one bad decision after another in the name of love, destroying our family.
But Jo wants love before she’ll marry me. So I’ll approximate it. Unlike my father, I’ll make sure my child knows she’s cherished (contrary to what Jo thinks, I know it’s a girl). I’m too sensible to fall in love and disrupt my already well-ordered life, even though every second I spend with her feels like skydiving without a parachute…