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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
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There are certain words that have always described Cam Brantley: Town bad boy. Soldier. Protector. But never, ever dad. Until he returns home from his latest military tour to discover the girl he had one smoking-hot night with is now mom to the adorable two-year-old Zoey. Who has his eyes.
Plenty of words could describe Emma Walker these days. Mom, dutiful granddaughter, budding designer, the town’s golden child. But when her longtime crush Cam Brantley comes back to town, she knows the perfect word to describe herself: screwed.
Cam and Emma are both shocked to discover he truly wants Zoey in his life. But Cam’s not sure he’s ready to be a dad, and Emma can’t gamble her daughter on maybes. As the long-simmering heat between Cam and Emma reaches a boiling point, he’ll have to work past his demons in order to be the man both girls need.
I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Logically she’d known that she might see the father of her child again someday. But logic and seeing him were two different things, and the latter made her completely lose hold of the former.
Emma woke up one morning thinking that the day would be just like all the others. But when she gets to work, she comes face to face with the father of her child. Almost three years ago, she slept with Cam and the result of that night is her adorable 2 year old daughter, Zoey. Cam takes the news that he is a father quite well and makes it very clear that he wants to be part of Zoey's life . Of course Emma is on board with that idea and he becomes a part of both of their lives.
I was impressed with Cam's parenting skills. He picked it up pretty quickly and it was not only endearing, but also very entertaining. It didn't take long for Zoey to wrap Cam around her little fingers. She was adorable and I loved her.
Zoey started dancing around, a dance that looked suspiciously like—
“Go potty,” Zoey said.
Cam looked to the front door, praying for Emma to come through it, but he could see her pacing outside the window, still on the phone. He didn’t want her to think he couldn’t handle a few minutes alone, even though he wasn’t sure he could.
I have no idea what I’m doing. One thing was sure, he was definitely in over his head.
“Um, bathroom’s right there.” He pointed at the door.
She grabbed his hand and started toward it. Once they stepped inside the bathroom, she looked up at him like he’d know what to do.
“Need help?”he asked and she nodded, handing him the doll. Tucking it under his arm, he helped Zoey get her pants down and lifted her onto the toilet. She smiled at him, kicking out her legs and looking toward the ceiling for a moment. Then she was done, and he exhaled a relieved breath.
But as soon as he got everything back into place and her hands washed, she demanded candy.
“I don’t have any candy,” he said.
She pointed at the toilet. “Go potty. Candy.” When he simply continued to stare, she wrinkled her face up, and he could tell she was about to cry, the way she’d done after he’d stopped her from climbing on the nightstand earlier. But that was when Emma was still inside, and she wasn’t now.
“All right. I’ll find…something.” Zoey followed him into the kitchen, and he opened the pantry and eyed the sparse contents. He had several leftover MREs from his army days, but he figured she’d be as unimpressed with the ready-to-eat meal contents as he was after a week straight of choking them down in the field.
The bag of marshmallows he’d bought for hot chocolate caught his eye. He glanced at the door again, feeling like he was about to get into trouble for reasons he wasn’t even sure of. So he quickly opened the bag and handed Zoey a marshmallow. She shoved the entire thing in her mouth and smiled at him, one cheek popping out.As he spends more time with Zoey, he gets to really know Emma. Although they slept together, they barely knew each other, so they are basically starting with a clean slate. He sees that Emma is a great mother and a fantastic architect. She's funny, sexy, compassionate, loving, outgoing and exactly the type of woman he needs. Unfortunately for Cam his past holds him back and puts his future with Emma and Zoey in danger.
This book was a pleasant surprise! I've read a few stories with the secret baby trope, but if the rest are all as good as this, I'm gonna need to add them to my TBR!
USA Today Bestselling author Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she'd be even crazier. She has way too many shoes but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they're sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.
Visit her at www.cindimadsen.com, where you can sign up for her newsletter and learn about upcoming releases.
Cindi is the author of YA books All the Broken Pieces, Cipher, Rift, Resolution, and Demons of the Sun, and adult romances Falling for Her Fiancé, Act Like You Love Me, Resisting the Hero, Cinderella Screwed Me Over and Ready to Wed.
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