Publisher: Carina Press
One-night stand + two percent condom failure rate = happily ever after?
Bar owner Kevin Kowalski is used to women throwing their phone numbers at him, but lately he’s more interested in finding a woman to settle down with. A woman like Beth Hansen. If only their first meeting hadn’t gone so badly...
Beth’s tending bar at a wedding when she comes face-to-face with a tuxedo-clad man she never thought she’d see again. She tries to keep her distance from Kevin but, by last call, she can’t say no to his too-blue eyes or the invitation back to his room. Then she slips out before breakfast without leaving a note and, despite their precautions, pregnant.
Kevin quickly warms to the idea of being a dad and to seeing where things go with Beth. After all, he’s not the player she thinks he is. But she’s not ready for a relationship and, given his reputation, it’s going to take a lot to convince her to go on a second date with the father of her child...
What I thought:
I'm such a sucker for romances that involve a pregnant heroine. *Content sigh* Okay, so I know this doesn't happen often in real life, but it was a beautiful story of a man stepping up and doing what he should when the unfortunate happens.
Kevin uses the term prickly for Beth throughout the book, and that is an apt description! I loved it! All the normal fears one would think someone would have when accidentally getting pregnant would go through. Independent and used to being alone, she struggles to get accustomed to no longer having a life just to herself. I thought the character felt very real.
This was my first Shannon Stacey novel (Kindle online didn't let me know this was book 2 in a series), and you can bet it won't be my last! I loved her writing! The narration was fantastic. This wasn't my first baby romance, but it is definitely one of my new favorites in the category! Such a beautiful story!