Friday, 15 April 2011

Baby Bonanza - Maureen Child

Twins? The startling revelation that his affair with Jenna Baker had produced two little boys was almost impossible to grasp. Tycoon Nick Falco had never considered himself the settling-down type, yet now that fatherhood had been thrust upon him, he was determined to give his sons his name. But their mother wasn't about to let him back into her least not without those three little words Nick had never, ever said.

Right now I'm trying to immerse myself in books that I don't care about too much so that I can dip in and out of them easily while I work on coursework. "Baby Bonanza", a free download from the eHarlequin website, is one of these books. I'll admit, I ended up enjoying this a lot more than I expected. I planned to read the first few pages to have a giggle then delete it from my Kindle, but it was interesting enough that it kept my attention and I read 20% in one sitting. Unlike the Harlequin Presents books that I'd read previously, and wrongly assumed were similar to Silhouette Desire novels, there were only two sex scenes and they were surprisingly well written. I don't generally read books with sex scenes, but these I felt were at least realistic and made sense in the context, rather than being thrown in in order to fill a quota. While the hero was the typical alpha male that I never warmed to in the slightest, I did like the heroine who could stand up for herself and didn't need Nick in order to get on in life. That said, most of the book focused on attraction and not on developing relationships. While Nick claimed he loved Jenna, I never saw any signs of it and I wondered whether their relationship could survive without the sex. So, this was a good in-between book that was a quick and easy read, but I won't be rushing out to read anything else from the Desire line due to the lack of character and relationship development. But if you enjoy romance novels with plenty of passion, desire and attraction then this is definitely the book for you. 6/10

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