Title: The Tycoon's Convenient Bride...and Baby
Author: Shoshanna Evers
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+
Sexual Content: Steamy
Publication Date: July 28, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Indulgence
Event Organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
About the Book
After her brother and his wife go missing and are presumed dead, Lauren Peters plans to raise their infant daughter. Her brother's will, however, stipulates that baby Callie can only be raised by a married couple. Lauren’s as single as they come.
Mack Hansen can’t stand idly by while his business partner’s baby is thrown into a foster home. As he sees it, there’s only one solution the and Lauren will marry for the sake of the baby—and he’ll keep his attraction to her at bay.
Lauren knows that Mack is all about business, including their marriage of convenience. But her unexpected feelings for him have her turned upside down. With passion sizzling between them, can Mack keep Lauren from stealing his heart...and becoming his wife for real?
Overall I enjoyed reading this story. It's quick paced and fun. The characters are independent and strong in their own ways so that when combined together they make a good couple.
I found myself easily delving into the story. It starts off with a bang with a big shock thrown at the main characters. It's one that the reader can sympathize with if you have a close family member with children. I don't yet but I have close friends who have kids so it's something I can still relate to in Mack's shoes.
My only real qualm is the fact that the main characters kept fighting their natural urges and attraction. It really is like watching a ping pong match going back and forth. They keep sending mixed messages, for instance, they say or do something trying to distance themselves when they really mean the opposite. This sort of irked me but I can see why they did and reacted the way they did. Still I believe truth would have been an easy solution if they were more honest to each other and themselves.
It was interesting to watch the two characters handle their new changes into temporary parental-ship. It was adorable to see Mack handle the transition since he was more of a bachelor so his lack of training was more entertaining. Whereas Lauren runs a daycare so it's more natural for her, plus the baby is her niece so there's more of a connection.
The love scenes were nice and sexy. I liked them a lot. They were spaced out decently but for some reason I couldn't believe they would be able to do any that with a baby around... I would imagine they would be too tired from work or taking care of the baby and would want to pass out. lol But I guess I shouldn't underestimate the need of the libido.
The ending was good. All the points leading up to the end was decent and am satisfied with how it concluded. I like at the end there was no change in Lauren that could have easily solved one of her internal problems. Instead she dealt with it in a different way and I applaud the author for handling it that way.
I recommend this book if you like the movie "Life as We Know It" because it's similar to the book.
3.7 out of 5 rating for me!
(An ARC was provided for an honest review. I was not compensated in any other way.)
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Shoshanna Evers has written dozens of sexy stories, including The Man Who Holds the Whip (part of the bestselling MAKE ME anthology), Overheated, The Enslaved Trilogy, and The Pulse Trilogy (from Simon & Schuster Pocket Star).
Her work has been featured in many anthologies such as Cowboy Heat and Smokin' Hot Firemen, the Penguin/Berkley Heat anthology Agony/Ecstasy, and numerous erotic romance novellas including Bedhead and Ginger Snap from Ellora’s Cave Publishing.
Her two bestselling non-fiction writing anthologies include How To Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors, and Successful Self-Publishing: How We Do It (And How You Can Too).
Shoshanna is also the cofounder of SelfPubBookCovers.com, the largest selection of instantly customizable, one-of-a-kind, premade book covers in the world.
Shoshanna Evers has been listed on Amazon as one of the "Most Popular Authors in Romance," as well as on the Contemporary Romance, and Erotica "Most Popular Authors" lists.
Reviewers have called Shoshanna’s writing “sensuous, delightful, and sizzling” with stories where “the plot is fresh and the pacing excellent, the emotions...real and poignant.”
Shoshanna used to work as a syndicated advice columnist and a registered nurse, but now she’s a full-time romance writer and a home-schooling mom. She lives with her family and three big dogs in Northern Idaho, and loves to connect with readers on Twitter @ShoshannaEvers, and Facebook at Shoshanna.Evers.
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The grand prize is a $25 Amazon or B&N giftcard (One (1) USA or International winner). Two winners will win autographed paperbacks of another Tycoon romance, Snowed in with the Tycoon (USA only). 3 winners will win ebooks of Snowed in with the Tycoon (USA or International).