The Husband The Husband
#4 - A Keeper Series

The Husband

    • 3.9 • 14 Ratings
    • $3.99
    • $3.99

Publisher Description

One couple, a pending divorce, and a baby who needs a family...

No matter how hard Kate Malone strives to be perfect, everyone she's ever loved leaves. She foolishly believed "I do" meant "forever." Now, her wedding ring is in a jewelry box, and she's alone once again. But when Kate and her soon-to-be ex-husband become the sole guardians of an infant, divorce is not an option with a new baby counting on them.

Jared Reed loves Kate more than anything—even if he did push her too far. Now he's determined to keep his promises to his best friends and especially to his wife. A marriage of convenience sounds rather inconvenient, but Jared will do whatever it takes to get Kate back and provide their new little girl with parents who not only love her, but love each other, too.

Parenting brings them closer, but their undeniable attraction makes Kate want to keep her distance. Jared, however, won't give up on having the family and marriage he wants. Can Jared prove to his wife that he's the husband she's always wanted before it's too late?

* This is a revised, expanded version of a book previously published as Marriage for Baby.

These men know what they want, and love isn't on their list. But what happens when each meets a keeper?

A Keeper at Heart Romance series:
Book 1: The Groom
Book 2: The Soccer Star
Book 3: The Boss
Book 4: The Husband
Book 5: The Date
Book 6: The Tycoon

July 17
Cardinal Press, LLC
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

Cheryl33610 ,

Sweet and emotional

This book surprised me for a few reasons. First off, I expected the couple to marry for the sake of their deceased friends’ child, not already be married but estranged. That was an interesting spin on the marriage of convenience trope, but it also was a dilemma for me. I found that I didn’t particularly like either lead. I’ve never had that happen before and it frankly alarmed me, especially since I’ve never had this happen.
Don’t get me wrong, Kate and Jared love each other, even if they don’t think the other does. My issue was they were both so darn stubborn and unwilling to bend to be together! I was inspired by their desire to be good parents to their new daughter, but they seemed to be bogged down by their expectations of how they should each live their own lives...not a life together. Kate had so many walls built up that protected her while she was a child in foster care, she still hadn’t learned as a married adult how to let Jared in. And Jared was living in the gender-defined role that his father seemed to perpetuate. So while he was proud of Kate’s business, he still thought his job was more important.
After some much needed compromise by both parties, the story changed for me. I began to cheer for this new family rather than despair.
I should have had more faith in the author, as Ms. McClone as never failed me with her writing. While her sweet, clean stories are soothing to my heart, sometimes my own pushy nature wants to move things along faster than the story needs them to be! I suspect that’s a big reason why I’m the reader and not the writer!
In the end, I thoroughly enjoyed this story of acceptance, love, devotion and growth. It’s a great addition to an already wonderful Keeper series.

Sug36ll ,

The Husband

Another intriguing and thoughtful storyline! What a wonderful gift you have to be able to project all ~ sincerity and honest loving for your characters.

Jbean168 ,

A Delightful Sweet Romance!!

I really enjoyed this story because it’s full of hope and enlightenment. Jared and Kate love each other but there is a lot of misunderstandings until a sweet baby comes along that needs love. The beginning broke my heart but as I continued to read it changed. My favorite part was when Jared stuck up for Kate against his family. Kate had needed that loyalty to be shown to her in order for her to have the confidence in herself to know she could make her family whole. Recommended for lovers of second chance romances.

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