Thursday, December 2, 2010

Review: Sweet Surrender, Baby Surprise by Kate Carlisle

Sweet Surrender, Baby Surprise
Kate Carlisle {Blog | Facebook}
Series: Duke Brothers #2
Publisher: Silhouette Desire
Release Date: December 7, 2010
Format: Kindle
Source: Publisher
Genre: Contemporary
Characters: Julia Parrish, Cameron Duke
My Rating:

Marriage and kids? Not for confirmed bachelor Cameron Duke. Then an affair with Julia Parrish changed everything. Once he discovered the pretty cupcake maker had borne him a son, Cameron's priorities did a complete turnaround. He would marry and give his child the Duke name. But he'd be keeping his heart.

A marriage of convenience? That wouldn't have been Julia's first choice. Yes, she had always craved Cameron, and becoming his wife could be sweet indeed. But once she said "I do," this new bride and mother realized she wanted more from her husband. She wanted love.

All Cameron Duke wanted to do was rip off his tie, grab a beer and get laid, not necessarily in that order.

Cameron Duke returns to his hotel suite to find it occupied by Julia Parrish and her son Jake. Julia is claiming that Cameron is the father to baby Jake, but Cameron refuses to believe it without a paternity test.

Julia and Cameron spent an amazing weekend together that resulted in Jake. When Cameron’s mother meets Jake, she instantly knows that he is her grandchild, but Cameron takes a little more convincing. When Julia found out she was pregnant, she tried to contact Cameron but he refused to have any communication with her. He believed she had turned into an obsessive female who now was trying to cling to him for his money.

Once Cameron realizes that Jake is in fact his son, he proposes a marriage of convenience to Julia with the condition that there will never be any love between them. The marriage is only for Jake.

The chemistry between these two was apparent from chapter one. Cameron had been hurt in the past so he was not open to love. Even though he refused to label his feelings for Julia as love, it was obvious that he did love her. Both Julia and Cameron are very likable characters, that you find yourself wanting them to work it out and find happiness. The whole Duke family is great, and I really liked how they immediately welcomed Julia and her son into the fold as if they had been a part of it from the beginning.

I look forward to reading book three in the Duke Brothers series.


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