Published: 2nd May 2019
Author: Piper Rayne
If you’re having fun living your bachelor life in your Alaskan hometown and out of nowhere a woman shows up holding a baby she insists is yours, you need a plan-a birth plan.
BP Step #1 – Lift your jaw off the floor.
BP Step #2 – Figure out the baby’s age-do the math.
BP Step #3 – Try to remember the woman and with any luck, her name.
BP Step #4 – Double check that she’s not confusing you with your twin brother.
BP Step #5 – Ignore your five sister’s scowls as your entire family watches the drama unfold.
There’s only one thing you shouldn’t do.
BP Step #6 – Don’t assume she’s there because she wants your daughter to call you Daddy. You’ll only end up disappointed.
Time to figure out a new plan-one that changes her mind.
Goes down as another off my 2019 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book you didn’t want to put down. Well if you have read Advice from a Jilted Bride you know how this might start but will you be right in thinking she has the correct twin? I had my doubts when a certain name was mentioned so was pleased to see that my thoughts were correct that it was the other one.
With Lake Starlight being a small town you know people are going to talk about a newcomer with a baby in tow and what better place than on Buzz Wheel. I feel the Baileys are about to make headline news again. Something that Harley is about to get introduced to.
So Harley has come to Lake Starlight for a couple of reasons. First to find the father of her daughter Calista and second to get him to take a DNA test so she can have his medical history. Once got she plans on heading straight back to Seattle. She turns up looking for Denver, as that’s the name she was given that night but it seems our boys liked to switch names once in a while and this time it almost got him in trouble he didn’t do. She gets quite the shock when she sees two of them. She might have a name but is it correct? One things for certain, she’s about to get more than she bargained for with the Baileys. You never just get one but a whole clan.
Now I loved Rome, Denver and their friend Liam in Advice from a Jilted Bride so I was looking forward to seeing a bit more of them, especially Rome. He has finally come back home to Lake Starlight to open his restaurant Terra and Mare. On a family night before the big opening he gets quite the shock in the form of Harley and Calista. Talk about baby bombshell, seems his best-made plans for the future are about to be re-written.
Harley’s plan to just get what she needs from Rome and leave are thrown out the window when she sees how much he wants to get to know Calista. One scenario she wasn’t even thinking about. She’s someone that doesn’t trust easily due to the upbringing she had as a foster child but is about to get a crash course in the dynamics of the Bailey clan and how quickly they rally round when needed. It’s not just Calista that they are trying to pull into the fold either.
It’s so sweet how Rome took to the role of being a father so quickly. He clearly loves his daughter a lot and tries to find a way to get Harley and her to stay longer (or rather for good). There just might be a small problem with someone from back home. Seems jealously is a motivation to get someone to see things a bit clearer. Let’s see if Dori can come up with some words of wisdom? Or maybe Rome will take the lead?
I liked that they weren’t just jumping straight into bed with each other, regardless of the underlining chemistry that was brewing between them. They had to think of their family unit they were building and didn’t want to mess with that as they were getting to know each other for real this time. Thing with chemistry though is that it won’t go away but will get stronger so you just had to wait for the spark to set them off. That being said when it does holy hell are they hot. I’m talking swiping everything off your desk to take someone on it kind of hot. They just need to be careful with what they are starting and not let past patterns of dealing with (or rather not dealing with) things knock them off course. Can they keep their family together without drama pulling them apart?
Got to love Dori, she meddles just the right amount when needed and is loyal to the core for family. She’s about to add two new members, whether they are ready for that is another matter entirely. Still love the banter and pranks Rome, Denver and Liam get up to. Can’t wait for their books. Liam and Savannah are going to be good and as luck would have it is coming next. Let’s see what buttons he can press to get her pulse racing – whether from anger or passion, but more than likely a bit of both.
Another great read from a fabulous series. Can’t wait to check out the rest of the Bailey clan’s stories.
5 out of 5 stars
I received this ARC from the authors via Wildfire Marketing Solutions for my honest review.