Friday, February 12, 2010




Line: Harlequin Superromance

Release month: February

The S-Factor: Satisfying and Sensuous


A party-loving sports figure is not an ideal parent in Alexis Brown’s eyes. Too bad quarterback Dan Delito is the only parent her niece has. Alexis isn’t in a position to raise the baby on her own, which means she needs Dan’s help. And that means she’ll have to make nice with the unsuitable man. Fine.

Much to Alexis’s surprise, however, Dan is good with his daughter. He also knows he needs help, so he convinces Alexis to act as a nanny until he gets this parenting thing down. And soon their uneasy friendship changes into an unlikely romance. But can a football player, a lawyer and a baby really make a family?

Life will never be the same.

Review: ♥♥♥♥♥


Now if that isn’t the best hook ever, I don’t know what is. After that opening line, I was not about to set this book down, no matter what my husband thought he needed – like sustenance. . .

Alexis Brown’s sister had been murdered, but before she died, she gave birth to the baby Alexis was now raising. She’d used up all the time she had available, so she really needed to get back to work. But what could she do with the baby while she was at work? There is no way she could afford to pay someone to babysit, not with all her student loans and other financial burdens. Was now the time she needed to use the name her sister had whispered in her ear with her last breath?

I have to hand it to Dan. When confronted with the evidence of his fatherhood, he immediately took responsibility. But why was Alexis so reluctant to believe he was sincere? How did Alexis get along with Dan’s family? Why was she so determined to not like football? What grief held Dan in such a grip as to render him almost incapable of action?

What is the final secret that Alexis reveals to Dan at the very end of the book? Does it have anything to do with them getting together or not?

Like I said at the beginning, this story started out with a hook so strong as to make the book almost impossible to put down once you read the first page. Linda Barrett started strong, remained strong through the middle, and finished even more strong.

This is not Linda’s first book, as you can tell. Her excellent command of the written word can only have come from her love of her work, and her passion for it. This is a story written from the bottom of her heart, it has you laughing on one page, crying on the next, and both laughing and crying together on still the next page. It is going straight onto my keeper shelf. I would recommend it to anyone.

Hero Hotness Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥
Heroine Lovability Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥
Awww Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥
Stickability Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥
Humor Factor: ♥♥
Weepy Factor: ♥♥♥

Reviewed by: Donna B

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