Friday, 10 February 2012
365 books in 365 days Challenge ... Book #313
D'Alessandro's Child - Catherine Spencer
Mills & Boon Modern
In 'His Child' Mills & Boon By Request
Harlequin Mills & Boon, 2008
From the back cover:
"When Michael D'Alessandro discovers that three years ago his ex-wife gave birth and then had his baby adopted, his only desire is to find his son.
Michael finds little Jeremy safe and utterly loved by his new mom, the lovely Camille. Soon passion takes over. But Camille is unaware that Jeremy is Michael's son.
How can Michael tell her the truth - and keep both his child and the woman he adores?"
This is the third book in the By Request omnibus, as above. I really don't like the individual cover of this book, it looks like the guy on it is laughing at me!
The hero Michael has just discovered that his ex-wife had not told him that she was pregnant when she left him, and then allowed his son to be adopted, illegally since he did not give his permission. He tracks down the people who adopted his son, not knowing what to expect, and finds the heroine Camille - a devoted single mother. Even though his son has a loving home, Michael can't fathom not being a part of his child's life so he positions himself into meeting Camille and becoming friends with her. Camille enjoys spending time with Michael, and finds herself more and more drawn to him, which after the disaster that was her marriage is something she never expected to feel for a man again. Michael is also surprised by his growing feelings for Camille, and he feels guilty for lying to her about his true reason for being in her life. The passion between them is intense, but when Camille discovers the truth, her hurt crushes her feelings for him.
Wow, this is an emotional story and really enjoyable. The subject matter is quite brave and unlike many other books like this. The hero is really well rounded and written beautifully - he is angry and behaves badly at times, but this is totally understandable, and he is also very willing to show his feelings. I liked the heroine, but at times she was a little too naive.
This is a very poignant and emotional book, and I really enjoyed it.