A down-to-earth heiress in the market for a baby daddy gets more than she bargained for in this Colorado romance that “hits the emotional jackpot” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
As the only daughter of the wealthy Harrison clan, Tess Harrison has everything—except the baby she longs for. With no husband in sight, she escapes to her family’s retreat in Aspen, Colorado, with visions of sperm donors dancing in her head. When ruggedly handsome ski house manager Logan Carter accepts the job in exchange for her playing his girlfriend, Tess is breathless to begin the charade. After all, what could go wrong? The brokenhearted heiress knows better than to fall in love . . .
Tess would be Logan’s dream girl, if his dark past had left him with any dreams. After a painful divorce in New Orleans, all he wants is to satisfy his mother’s dying wish to see him happily paired off—and give lovely Tess the baby she longs for. But when he and Tess opt to make a baby the old-fashioned way, their playful charade gets seriously real in ways neither of them can deny.
Gracen gets better with every book, and with her fourth Harrison siblings contemporary (after Happily Ever After), she hits the emotional jackpot with a multilayered tale of a rich yet down-to-earth woman and an intelligent, caring man who can't forgive himself for past mistakes. At a joyful Harrison Christmas celebration, Tess Harrison feels alone her brothers are all married and have children, and she's still single. She decides to have a baby on her own, heading to the family's house in Aspen, Colo., to dodge unwanted questions. Meanwhile, after a disastrous divorce in New Orleans, Logan Carter goes home to Aspen, planning to take care of his dying mother and work as a house caretaker one whose duties involve the Harrison house. Logan is honorable and generous, and he still blames himself for not saving more people during Hurricane Katrina. He's got combustible chemistry with Tess but refuses to let himself fall for her. When Tess asks him to be her sperm donor, Logan is floored, and it changes their relationship forever. Gracen's lyrical prose, combined with heartbreakingly perfect characterization and a stellar cast of supporting players, makes this one a keeper.