Wednesday, 4 January 2012
365 books in 365 days Challenge ... Book #267
The Millionaire's Love-Child - Elizabeth Power
Mills & Boon Modern
In 'His Love-Child' Mills & Boon By Request
Harlequin Mills & Boon, 2004
From the back cover:
"The boss's baby...
When Annie Talbot discovers her son was accidentally swapped at birth, it's every mother's worst nightmare... More so when she finds out that her powerfully sexy ex-boss Brant Cadman has her child - and she his!
When he discovers the mix-up Brant makes Annie a proposition that's hard to resist - marry him. Annie knows only too well that both their sons need parents. And she knows that she and Brant have a sexual chemistry that cannot be ignored - because once they had a one-night stand..."
This is the third book in the By Request omnibus, as above.
The heroine Annie is shocked and devastated to learn that her beloved son is not actually her's after a mix up at the hospital where she gave birth, which led to a baby switch. To make matters worse the person whose baby she has, and who has her's, is Brant, the hero, whom is her former boss and one time one-night-stand. It is a very difficult and emotional time for both of them, and Brant offers Annie support. He has never forgotten the night they spent together, at the time he had wanted to continue seeing her but the next morning Annie had left and he had later discovered his ex-girlfriend was pregnant. They both know that their son's need parents, Brant asks Annie to marry him knowing that the chemistry between them is still there. Annie is confused over her feelings towards Brant and the very stressful recent events, plus anguished about the secret she is keeping from Brant.
This is a very, very emotional book and I thought it was quite enjoyable. The baby-switch plot is a little implausible but I think it was written well and believable, in a way. The interaction between the hero and heroine is perfect for the overall mood of the book. I really felt their relationship was real, and that they grew as characters as the story progressed. And I have to say that this was so refreshing to read as it didn't have your usual hero-blackmailing-heroine plot.
A very emotional and poignant book. Awful title though...