ARC Review: Expecting a Bolton Baby

Expecting a Bolton Baby (The Bolton Brothers)

Author: Sarah M. Anderson
Publisher: Harlequin Desire
Date of Publication: November 5, 2013

BabyIn this Bolton Brothers book, first comes the baby…and maybe then comes marriage? 

He’d never expected to see Stella Caine again. After one wild night, she’d walked away—right after revealing that her father was the one man who could threaten the biggest business deal of Bobby Bolton’s career. So Bobby left her alone. 

Until now. 

Now Stella is pregnant and staying in his condo. This is a complication that can be solved only one way: marriage. Bobby wants to do the right thing. Hell, he wants her—has never stopped wanting her. Surely he can convince her to say yes, even without those three little words….

My Thoughts:

There’s something to be said for a man who believes in marriage. Granted, it wasn’t his first thought when it came to Stella, but as soon as he found out she was pregnant, and accepted that it might be his, he was willing, heck, he wanted to step up to the plate because that’s what he’d been taught to do. Good for him!

Stella was a bit of an oddball to me. She was brave enough to go out and have a one-night stand (though she hadn’t been looking for it when she went to the club), yet not to stand up to her father. She was apparently this incredible designer, but again didn’t stand up to her father for what she was passionate about.

And yes, Stella’s father was an a**hole to the nth degree. Yeesh.

I like how Bobby stuck to his goal of marrying Stella. Yes, he had to work around some major problems, what with Stella’s father having a morality clause in the contract to produce Bobby’s television show, but he stuck to it even after she initially turned him down. I was glad to see a stubborn hero chasing the woman for marriage, not just to get back into her pants (which he wanted also – heh).

I’m glad these two managed to get their acts together and get married. I loved the look at the Bolton family as a whole and how they came together when they needed to, even though Bobby’s brothers were pissed he’d gotten her pregnant (not that she was pregnant, but because of who she was). I’ll happily read the next book in this series when it comes out, and for me, that’s saying something. I’m not a big fan of most of the Harlequin lines, though I keep trying them because I never know what’s going to work for me and what doesn’t.

So, happily I can say this earns a 4-star rating from me. Thanks, Ms. Anderson, for writing a great book.

Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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