Baby on the Bad Boy’s Doorstep
Published by: Entangled Bliss
Publication date: February 12th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Connor O’Leary knows nothing about babies, families, or good women, yet he’s up to his ears in all three. Coming to Shadow Creek, Montana was meant to be a new start for this former oil rigger, but he had no idea that fresh beginning would include a baby on his doorstep and a hot nanny he can’t stop thinking about. Diapers, feedings, and late nights soothing his little bundle of surprise were definitely not on his itinerary.
The last thing Haley Thomson expected to see is the reclusive Connor with a baby in his arms. Before she knows it, she’s volunteered as nanny—temporarily. Helping out with baby Rosie is a dream come true and fills a space in her heart she believed will never be filled. But falling for Rosie’s hot and sexy bachelor daddy is not on her to-do list…but boy would she ever like it to be…
“A nanny,” he said, staring at the baby as he ran a hand through his hair. “I haven’t even thought that far ahead. Man, before today I’ve never even picked up a baby or changed a diaper or anything.”
Haley’s heart started pounding. She was a first-grade teacher. Last year when she’d left her old life and her disastrous marriage behind, she’d also been forced to leave her career. She wouldn’t have to leave for Chicago until August, months away.
She could do this. She loved babies, so much more than she ever let on. She had nothing going on right now. In fact, her life was so pathetic, she was living with her brother and sister-in-law because she couldn’t afford her own place. They were newlyweds, too. This would be perfect.
Luke came back in and everyone stepped aside as he undressed the baby and started a quick examination.
She stared at Connor for a few seconds, knowing what she was going to suggest would sound crazy. She knew he didn’t really like her. She knew…very little about him. But she did know that he looked like a man with a past, a lot of secrets, a lot of trouble; she understood that. She understood what it was like to be an outsider. She also understood that if she wanted to move forward, to bury her past, she was going to have to be the one to do it. No one would do it for her. This job would give her a head start on saving money, on being able to move out of Luke and Gwen’s.
As everyone fussed over the baby, formula and bottles, diapers and clothes were being dispersed. As advice, conversation, and laughs floated around, she stood next to Connor who looked like an outsider in his own life.
“Connor,” she whispered. He turned to her and her mouth went dry. Oh boy, he was magnificent up close. She was either going to make the best or worst decision of her life, because Connor wasn’t going to be a man she’d be able to ignore. And that little baby certainly wouldn’t be one she’d be able to say goodbye to easily. She forced herself to concentrate.
She cleared her throat. “I’ll do it. I’ll be her nanny.”
Victoria James is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.
Victoria always knew she wanted to be a writer and in grade five, she penned her first story, bound it (with staples and a cardboard cover) and did all the illustrations herself. Luckily, this book will never see the light of day again.
In high school she fell in love with historical romance and then contemporary romance. After graduating University with an English Literature degree, Victoria pursued a degree in Interior Design and then opened her own business. After her first child, Victoria knew it was time to fulfill her dream of writing romantic fiction.
Victoria is a hopeless romantic who is living her dream, penning happily-ever-after’s for her characters in between managing kids and the family business. Writing on a laptop in the middle of the country in a rambling old Victorian house would be ideal, but she’s quite content living in suburbia with her husband, their two young children, and very bad cat.
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