Maid of honor Kelsey Peterson is disappointed when the bride-to-be bails on her bachelorette party—especially since Kelsey’s already ordered the stripper. Desperate for a break from her romantic woes, Kelsey goes through with the party. After all, why let a good stripper go to waste?
Dr. Aaron Baucus is definitely not a stripper. He’s a legit doctor with a Ph.D. in neuropsychology. But when his friend calls him over to a bar to meet a bunch of tipsy, flirtatious bridesmaids, they assume otherwise. After all, their stripper was supposed to be dressed like a doctor. Aaron isn’t much for pretending, but with Kelsey, he’s willing to be whatever she wants him to be. At least for one night.
But fate has a wicked sense of humor: Aaron and Kelsey are the maid of honor and best man at the same wedding. And after their one-night stand, Kelsey’s pregnant, but she doesn’t know how to tell him. Aaron wants to start a relationship, but he doesn’t think Kelsey wants something long term. Can their fragile romance survive all the half-truths and secrecy?
There is a slight connection to The (Half) Truth.
Title: The (Secret) Baby
Series: connection to The (Half) Truth
Author: Leddy Harper
Genre: Rom-Com, Contemporary Romance
Published: July 9, 2019
Publisher: Montlake Romance
My Rating: 4 stars
Pretty much everything you need to know to make a decision about picking up The (Secret) Baby is up in the Cover Description.
For me, The (Secret) Baby was an enjoyable romp with characters I’d love to know who are dealing with life and a few deeper issues. Kelsey was completely messed over by a former boyfriend (and I can’t say more than that because of possible spoilers) and she has vowed to never, ever trust another man again. Oh, they’re good for the occasional fling but nothing serious. Right up until she discovered who the “not really a male stripper” was that she’d spent the most incredible night with – and also created a baby with.
Both Aaron and Kelsey are likable characters who have to wade through the secrets each were holding onto in order to get to their happy ever after. It’s quite the journey to get there, yet I enjoyed the trip very much. Although it’s going to be out of order, The (Secret) Baby had me downloading The (Half) Truth in order to get another interesting couple’s story. I had fun, and that’s the entire point of Romance.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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