This is a good quick read. I read this book while traveling on vacation this past weekend. I started reading this book on my iphone and wanted to finish reading it, so I ordered it from PaperBack Swap.
I always like Susan Napier's books. She has never written a stinker. This one was pretty darn good. Teary ending, great hero, fantastic heroine, beautiful setting. What could be wrong?
While this is not the best, it's better than many books out there and a good quick read. I have gone to reading these shorter quick reads in between a longer deeper book -- The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. Quite a difference! But it breaks up the routine.
Katherine (Kate) is a researcher for a publishing house, who is pregnant with the baby of Drake Daniels, a wildly famous author whose "speciality was constructing tough, gritty, anti-heroes who were rude, crude and lethal to know". He often disappears for months, no one knows where, to write his novels, but Kate has figured out that he has a house in Oyster Beach, New Zealand. She follows him there to try to break the baby news.
The best Harlequin I've read so far. I'd recommend this one. If I graded, I'd say B+? Things I liked:
*I loved that this wasn't set in the U.S. The writing has a New Zealand slant, and uses non-American words for certain things. Quite a refreshing change.
*The banter was fabulous, both of them using lines from classics and old movies on each other. It flowed well and was fun to read. You really feel a connection between the characters and the romance felt believable because of it.
*Kate I liked for keeping in character most of the time by exuding a calm exterior even when she's nervous, she may be thinking about something that will reveal her secret, but she doesn't do anything TSTL. Basically, she was good at recovering and I liked that she had spine.
*Cute pets! And they move the plot along, not just there to be cute.
The millionaire's baby
Kate had learned certain lessons as Drake Daniels's lover: Lesson number one: the price of loving Drake was not to love him. Lesson number two: never give him what he expected. Discovering she was pregnant certainly fulfilled lesson number two. Drake had made it clear commitment and children were not on his menu. Now Kate must break her news. But when she sees Drake, passion kicks in, begging to be indulged again...just once