Millionaire's Baby Bombshell
I originally read this book as published by Mills and Boon, with the title of Three Weddings and a Baby. However, in February 2011, I have been glad to see it released in the United States by Harlequin with the title Millionaire’s Baby Bombshell. No matter which copy you read, Ms. Harper tells a very compelling, insightful story.
After a whirlwind courtship. Jennie Hunter and Alex Dangerfield impulsively elope to Vegas , While on their Paris honeymoon, Alex is called away on a family emergency. His ex-wife has been involved in a injurious accident and Alex’s name was still in her wallet as next of kin. Jennie initially is very understanding but as the days go by, her childhood insecurities cast doubts on his motivation, and on the rightness of their rash marriage. So she bolts.
Alex is living a nightmare. Jennie burst into his life, chasing away the grayness that settled over him after his failed marriage. She made him feel alive again. Now, when he should be looking forward to his future, he is dealing with his past. Then he finds out that his ex-wife has a child, and before she dies, she says it is his. Thrown for a loop and needing Jennie, he flies back to Paris, but the consummate party girl has left. Alex meant his promises but did Jennie, and how will a child affect her willingness to give their marriage another go?
Ms. Harper clearly exposes the myriad ways misinterpretation, attitude, insecurities, and assumptions do disrupt a marriage. And then using great insight, she impeccably shows how to put it back together. While that all sounds quite introspective, and at times it is, she handles it adroitly and with humor. Numerous times I chuckled with the book, and other times I was extremely touched. Ms Harper impressed me with her talent for writing great descriptive scenes, pulling me into Jennie and Hunter’s dilemma. However, since most of the book is quite reflective, dealing with the hero and heroine’s feelings, I did at times become impatient for the story to pick up and move faster.
If I was only judging the book by the author’s ability to set the scene, and pull me into the story, this book would be a definite B+, but the pacing did bother me a bit, so my overall grade is B. However, this book definitely put Ms. Harper on my radar, and I will be looking forward to future books by her.