Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thursday Book Review


Jet-setting bachelor Dex Messina thought he knew everything about women...until he met the tiny infant girl abandoned on his doorstep. One thing Dex was sure of: the gorgeous redhead who stormed back into his life, insisting she'd made a mistake, was hiding something. And uncovering her secret would be his pleasure.

To gain custody of her beloved niece, Lucy Alwin would do anything—even pose as the woman with whom Dex had shared one intimate night. But if boldly lying to the powerful billionaire was difficult, resisting their burning desire could prove impossible.



Trying to do the right thing for an innocent child, Lucy follows her niece to Dex's. She believes that he's the father, irresponsible for allowing the pregnancy to have happened and unfit for fatherhood. He's well known through the newspapers and tabloids as a player and an emotionless businessman, so to reclaim her niece she lays a thick trail of lies.

Dex isn't the kind to want marriage, wife, family, kids, but soon finds himself irresistably drawn to the little imp discovered on the steps of his brother's home. When Lucy agrees to move in under duress to not disappear with the baby until the real father can be determined, she never expected the business wolf to in truth be a man she could imagine cuddling a child. But even first impressions can change.

A heartwarming story of best intentions with a little sauciness added in with Lucy. She's tenacious about regaining her sister's baby, already working to have adoption papers put through. But she hadn't expected Jewel to take the baby to the daddy's home either. Both characters have emotional flaws which I felt were believable, but I felt the lack of justice to Jewel, or the conclusion of her apparent motherhood-or lack thereof-was left unanswered. Without giving away any of the story, I just felt a final explanation to Jewel, and Derek's final place in Isabella's life, could have been explained.

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