From Rivalry to Revelry…to Romance?
Competitive swimmer turned real estate magnate Michael Kelly is tastier than a Christmas cookie. But now Charlotte Locke’s sexy former lover is her top business rival…and the father of her unborn child. Determined to keep her professional cool, the hotel heiress hides her delicate condition from her family—and from her commitmentphobic ex. Until Michael moves in next door, exposing a desire left unquenched and Charlotte’s pregnancy secret.
Michael may not be daddy material, but losing Charlotte and their baby isn’t an option. He’ll close the deal at any cost—even if it takes a Christmas miracle to prove this playboy is reformed for good!
This was actually a pretty cute read. I’ve always avoided these type of romance books, the ones with half the plot explained on the jacket.
But Michael and Charlotte’s road to the finish line was fun, and filled with stops and starts. Ups and downs and twist and turns.
It got to where it was going in a surprisingly real world consequences way. I enjoyed it.
A sweet and romantic holiday treat!
Okay, I'm not going to lie. When I saw this book I thought it was going to be all fluff and zero substance. With a title like that, how could it not be? In all honesty, I only requested this book from NetGalley because I got it in my head that reading 12 books before Christmas for this blog series was a good idea and totally doable with the million other things that I have to do. <<That was sarcasm.>>
I was in for a helluva shock though when I actually started reading this book and fell in love. This little holiday book was friggen adorable!
Charlotte is pretty much the family screw-up. She hasn't found her calling in life and is trying really hard to prove to her brothers that she can be successful. This is doubly important to her right now, because a few months ago her boyfriend, Michael, broke her heart and she ran off to Europe to lick her wounds... only to discover that she's pregnant with his baby.
So, Charlotte returns home and tries to pick up where she left, in her latest career venture as a real estate agent. Her family owns a luxury hotel and her brother has converted the unused top floors into luxury apartments for sale. She asks for the listings and her brother gives her half... the rest of the listings going to none other than her ex and baby daddy, Michael.
Sparks fly between the pair as they compete to sell their half of the listings first. Charlotte is early enough in her pregnancy that she's able to hide it, promising to tell her family and Michael once she's proved she can sell the apartments.
Of course, this being a novel, there is some conflict. Michael is a bit of a diva at times, but he and Charlotte both grow as individual characters and couples.
In the end, I was absolutely delighted with this adorable holiday romance.
So, should you read it? If you enjoy romance novels I don't think this book will disappoint you. I know I'll be watching for more from Karen Booth in the future!
Little Secrets: Holiday Baby Bombshell
Recent exes find themselves thrown together when they least expect it in this fast paced romace! He doesn't do commitment and she goes through life dreaming of love and marriage at the drop of a hat. Their spontaneous nature leads to a wit filled dialogue and fun interaction.
Real estate mogul Michael Kelly is enjoying the good life and setting his sights on bigger and better every day, but when his most recent ex puts a wrinkle in his latest project, he's not overly happy about it. He can't deny he's missed her since they split, but she wanted different things out of their relationship than he did, and he just couldn't give her what she needed.
Charlotte Locke is determined to make her family see her as something more than the big screw up who can do no right, but she didn't expect the job she set her mind on to lead to her working side by side with Michael ... who just so happens to be the daddy of the baby she's carrying and hasn't told anyone about!