This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Harlequin
Released on May 1, 2012
One night of unbrittled passion was all it was supposed to be. Pippa Laingley has big plans of opening her own bakery and coffee shop. But when a condom goes foul on her one night stand with Cam, her life is dumped upside down. Now she has a waiting game ahead of her…is she pregnant or not?
Cameron Hollingsworth loves ’em and leaves them. He is upfront and clear that he only wants one night with Pippa and she is to leave the next morning. When he starts to clean up a little after their night of off the hook sex, he finds a condom that broke. Frantically he doesn’t want to deal with this issue, but he also can’t turn away from the chance he impregnated Pippa.
Pregnancy and Passion is a series, so you don’t have to wonder if Pippa is pregnant or not. She immediately accepts that she loves the child, but when Cam demands she marry him in a loveless marriage, she puts the brakes on. While she finds Cam hot, she’s not in love and she won’t just marry to make it all acceptable. But Cam’s fear of her being injured, hurt or even dying starts to get on the freaky side as he hires her a driver to get her everywhere, buys her a coffee shop to open, and generally wants to put her in a glass house.
Pippa is pretty strong through the book and won’t back down from how she feels. She grows to love him over time and they do sleep together a few more times during the course of her pregnancy, but he won’t commit anything more than money. When Pippa pushes and pushed, she finds out he once had a wife and son, who died tragically. Cam feels if he doesn’t fall in love he won’t feel the loss if he loses them.
You wonder through most of the book if he will ever get over the tragic events and move on. That was my only complaint. He held onto the past for so long it got to be redundant. Cam ended up doing some very painful things to Pippa, not physically, but emotionally. He was hot then cold and walking out on her when she really needed him.
It all comes together in the end as a true Harlequin romance does. It was a delightful reminder of the books I used to read when I was younger. Although this book is the last book in the series, you don’t need to have read them to understand. I have read book 1 then didn’t even know there were more books coming. So sometime soon, I will be backtracking to get books 2 and 3.
For a fun afternoon curled up reading a book, this hit the spot! Love, pain, humor, heartache, achievement…it hit so many emotions!