He’s going to claim his child and the woman who got away…from USA TODAY bestselling author Naima Simone.
Will they ever learn…
that giving in to desire is playing with fire?
After discovering he has a secret son, oil heir Ross Edmond isn’t letting Charlotte Jarrett walk away again. He proposes they move in together—to share their son…and a bed. But Charlotte has secrets, and Ross doesn’t know the real reason his family’s former chef left town three years ago—and they still have a powerful enemy who could bring them both down…
From Harlequin Desire: Luxury, scandal, desire—welcome to the lives of the American elite.
Visit Royal, Texas, and find out if the Edmond family is all that they seem in Texas Cattleman’s Club: Heir Apparent.
Book 1: Back in the Texan’s Bed
Sex, lies, and family secrets form an intoxicating brew in the first Texas Cattleman's Club: Heir Apparent romance from Simone (Vows in Name Only). Fast-rising culinary star Charlotte Jarrett returns to her hometown of Royal, Tex., to become head chef at a new restaurant, with her toddler son, Ben, and a truckload of romantic baggage in tow. Apart from Ben, work is her life and her kitchen is "her baby." But she's never liked interacting with her elite clientele so she's doubly displeased when her ex-boyfriend and unsuspecting baby daddy Russell "Ross" Edmond Jr asks to pay his compliments to the chef. As far as Charlotte knows, the infamous playboy used and abandoned her when she needed him most. Ross, whose bitter romantic and familial histories have made him cynical about love, harbors similar misgivings about Charlotte. It's not a promising foundation for a second chance but almost all of what Charlotte and Ross believe about their breakup is misinformation fed to them by a manipulative family member. Once they've deconstructed the mountain of miscommunication between them, their mutual chemistry and the bond of caring for Ben bring them back together in convincing fashion. Simone packs it all into a tightly drawn, if sometimes predictable, package. Fans of secret baby stories will be pleased.
Love me some Naima Simone!
This book is everything I’ve come to love and expect from a Naima Simone story. Unbridled passion, strong emotions and steamy, hot scenes. When Charlotte ran away from Ross, three years ago it wasn’t because she didn’t love him, it was to escape his father and the feeling of being unwanted by Ross. Little did she know she was taking a piece of him with her. When she returns back to Royal for a head chef job at a new restaurant, she was not expecting to run into Ross so soon. This book has everything you will want in it. A second chance story with a secret son and don’t worry, she didn’t scrimp on the sexy scenes 😉🔥