Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on May 2, 2019
Twin swap makes for a funny baby troupe story from a one night stand!
Rome and Denver often change names as they are identical twins. But to do this when you sleep with someone isn’t cool dude. Harley shows us claiming Denver is the baby daddy to Calista, an 18 month old. She just wants his DNA so she can find out what is causing a rare condition in her daughter where her blood doesn’t clot. Coming into a family party though puts her front and center of the Bailey family, even Grandma Dori. Not to be confused with the blue fish.
Denver has no recollection of the woman, let alone having a one night stand. But Rome starts to get an inklying of what is going on and remembers telling her he was Denver on the night we was to head to Europe for his chef schooling. Fustrated with the flight delays and possibly missing his opportunities, he vents some fustrations with a one night stand, never giving a last name, nor his real first name.
When Harley sees a report on a plane accidenti in Alaska with a guy named Denver who looks exactly like her baby daddy, it still takes time to track him down. Not wanting anything from Rome, she is surprised when he wants to be a part of Calista’s life, even if Harley moves back to Seattle. Now he is on a course to convince her to stay, be a great dad and fight the attraction he feels for Harley just when he decides it’s time to grow up and mature.
This was a heart warming story of a woman not trying to hide her baby, but really not having much to go on when she becomes pregnant. Growing up in foster care, she wants Calista’s life to be the opposite of hers. When Rome steps up to be a dad, she is persuaded to give him chances. Chances for her daughter to have not only a dad, but the big family that comes with it. The big hiccup is Rome is opening his first restaurant. This means he can’t pick up and move, and a lot of his time is already taken.
Like every story, there is a bump in the road…or a few potholes as well. But in true Bailey style, these siblings have each others backs and are very welcoming to adding to their numbers. The town of Starlite is also small, but seems to have Ubers that even my small town doesn’t have. Delivery of Chinese food, but everyone knows the owner…gosh our only good Chinese food restuarant here just closed. I am ready to pack up and move to Alaska…I just have to ask first…do they have a Starbucks? Just kidding, I hate snow, cold and ice so Alaska is no go for me.
With every story in this series you learn a little more about every sibling. By the third book are you picking up the names? Hint: Austin, Savannah, Brooklyn, Rome, Denver, Juno, Kingston, Phoenex and Sedona – yeah, the mother was a travel writer and each one conceived in the city of their name. Denver was a layover to Rome. They haven’t mentioned Phoenex and Sedona, but I am guessing something similar since they are all twins.
Each sibling brings about a totally different personality, but in the end, they are family. When the chips are down they help each other out. It doesn’t help that Rome has the first child in the next generation. Who can resist? Even uptight Savannah, who took over the family business, wonders if she will have one.
So catch up later when Savannah gets her story with a someone I haven’t mentioned much in my reviews, but I have a huge book boyfriend crush on. Stay tuned.
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