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Feature book: Beauty and Her One-Night Baby

21 October 2020

Beauty and Her One-Night Baby by Dani Collins

Subgenre: contemporary romance
Release date: 1 Jun 2020
Publisher: Mills & Boon
Format: ebook and print
Length: 177 pages
RRP: $5.99 (ebook); $8.99 (print)

It was a madly passionate night they shared … and then Scarlett was gone. Unforgiveable then that when she next enters Javiero’s life is when she is giving birth to the baby that resulted from that night.

At war with his father, a manipulative and immoral man, Javiero refused to see his father as he was dying. His father had kept his mistress right up until his wedding to Javiero’s mother and she’d also given him another son. Scarlett went to visit to try to make him change his mind about seeing his father before he died and (unknown to him) disinherited him. He didn’t but they did end up in bed.

After Scarlett left him, he was still so stunned that sometime later he got mauled by a jaguar when not paying attention. She didn’t do anything but call once, earning his scorn and, almost, hate. The incredible scarring of his once-handsome face added to his fierceness when they met again. Then his father died and left the fortune that would have been his to his, as yet, unborn child.

Javiero decides that his child is not going to be the product of a broken home and now he is not letting either of them go. He is much more supportive than Scarlett expects at the hospital. She refuses to marry him, his mother is a harridan, the baby cries all the time and she feels like a failure.

The book deals sensitively with post-partum depression as Scarlett struggles with that along with the situation she finds herself in. Her family is as difficult and demanding and mean as his. Neither of them had a good childhood, or even adult life, and they both want the best for their son.

Through ups and downs, mistrust, mischief and a quite a lot of in-fighting between the brothers, these two strong people find their passion burns bright. Love is eventually admitted to and that brand promise—a happily ever after—is delivered.

reviewed by Sharon

A review copy of this book was provided by the author.

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