Richard VanRyan can add another line to his resume—Daddy.
How does he handle the new addition to his life?
The Baby Clause is a short continuation of Richard and Katy's story, containing humorous glimpses into his life as a father, and how his world has changed.
A must-read for all fans of The Contract!
Originally published as a brief chapter for charity to support the Keith Milano Fund. Readers asked for it back. Here it is with expanded content and in paperback.
Perfect Follow Up to The Contract
Do yourself a favor, last year this time I was going ON and ON and ON about this story called The Contract. If you haven't read it, you've been not been following me closely as it was one of my all time favorite reads. What made the story? The leading man.
For all of us who need: give-me-a-man-who-will-sweep-me-off-my-feet-by-his-handsome-alpha-ways, we got: I-want-to-slap-him-then-kiss-him-and-kick-him. Never has an author so turned on every emotion for reader in a character. And it wasn't just the leading man we adored. The heroine and secondary characters left a lingering mark. So what happens after the HEA?
Ms Moreland gives us exactly the perfect followup and so much more. Best part about 2.0, Richard is still Richard. You want to smack him upside the head while you hug his mug. And Katy still deserves every reward for taming this man. You get their next phase that has you grinning and swooning with each page turn. And wanting the 3.0 "Teenage Years" next. If you've not read The Contract, you must. Then pick up this gem to get a further look into these fabulous characters.
One of my favorite characters comes back to let us know that he's still a bit crazy, but this time around he's crazy about his wife and his new baby on the way.
I love when authors give us insights on the lives of the characters we adore and what happens after their first adventure is over. Richard is a daddy to be, and although he's not the ogre anymore, he's still a bit of a control freak but definitely turns very soft when he experiences the miracle that is fatherhood. It really is adorable to see such a powerful man dotting over his baby and his wife.
Melanie did a wonderful job bringing a lovable Richard to the surface, a swoony man, really. Her writing as usual is top notch and her storytelling is the kind that keeps the reader wanting more after the story is over. This is a short story that is not only entertaining but the money is going to a good cause. I would recommend that you read The Contract before you read The Baby Clause so you can understand the characters and their story a bit more.