Thursday, March 31, 2016

Book Review: The CEO's Unexpected Child

Author: Andrea Laurence
Title: The CEO's Unexpected Child
Publisher: Harlequin Desire
Publish Date: March 1, 2016
Buy: Amazon

A shocking fertility clinic mix-up has resulted in Luca Moretti fathering a child with a woman he's never met. There's no way the CEO will walk aw.ay from his baby girl. But he has thirty days to convince her distractingly beautiful mother to do exactly what he wants.

Widow Claire Douglas is still reeling from the loss of her husband when she discovers a stranger has fathered her child. And the rich bachelor will stop at nothing to gain joint custody. How can she possibly fight a man with such money and power…and a charm she can't resist?

Review: I've read several Harlequins that have weightier subject matter lately. This is definitely one of those books.

A mix
up at a fertility clinic causes two unlikely people to have a baby, especially since they don't know one another.

I liked  Claire and Luca, both characters were the type that you could feel for her. Imagine if a man you don't is the father of your child and wants custody.

It bothered me that it took so long for the author to clue us in on why Luca had used a fertility clinic. When that was revealed, I let out a groan, because I knew what was going to happen. There were no ifs ands or buts about what was going to happen. I'd say what they issue was, but it would be a huge spoiler.

All that aside, I liked the romance between the two. Luca was definitely father material and he deserved to be part of Eva's life. Claire definitely deserved a better relationship than the one she had with her husband, so these two really worked well together. They were both broken individuals, but were strong too.

I especially loved Luca's family and how devoted they were to him and his happiness. If the issue with his health would have been done more realistically this would have been a fantastic book.

Rating: 4 flowers


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