Friday, February 23, 2018

Kishaz Reading Corner: The Secret Baby Scandal (2 for 1) by Jennie Lucas & Kate Hewitt

Disclaimer: I have received no compensation from the author or publisher for this honest review.

About the Book

The Count's Secret Child

Theo St. Raphael summoning Carrie to his castle means only one thing to her. He's finally ready to accept their baby son. So as she walks up the grand steps, the last thing she expects is to discover that all Theo wants is her back in his bed and a paternity test!

The Sandoval Baby by Kate Hewitt

For Rafe Sandoval, discovering he has a three-year-old son by his late ex-wife is a shock. Max's nanny, quiet, beguiling Freya Clark, is a godsend. One night, the growing tension between them turns to passion, and soon Rafe discovers he's to be a father again! This child will have two parents from the start and Rafe wants marriage!

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Here's what I'm giving it:

The Count's Secret Child Rating: 3.5 stars
The Sandoval Baby Rating: 3.5 stars

Here's why:

The Count's Secret Child - Theo was smug, overbearing and annoying and I wondered what had possessed sweet Carrie to fall for him. I guess riches can turn a person's head. It was interesting to learn what had brought them together and torn them apart. It made me want to smack Theo even more. I did appreciate that Carrie stood her ground and thought about her child's needs before her own.

The Sandoval Baby - This story was a little more intense and a little rushed I felt but otherwise it flowed rather well. I felt bad for Rafe who learned 3 years later that he had a son due to the machinations of his ex-wife. I also felt bad for Freya who had raised the boy as her own only to have the natural father come back demanding his child back. The chemistry between Rafe and Freya was quick to burn and things progressed a little too fast before settling down with a predictable twist.

Would I recommend this? Both were solidly written and can be enjoyed.

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