Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Review & Giveaway ~ HIS BILLION DOLLAR BABY by Lea Nolan

His Billion Dollar Baby
Lea Nolan

 Blurb: Can her love melt this CEO’s heart?
No-nonsense physical therapist Gwen Radley has scraped for everything she has, so she surprises even herself when she gives into the advances of a sexy ex-patient the night before he returns to Afghanistan. Then she learns she’s pregnant, just as the news arrives that her soldier has died.

Grieving over his brother’s death, billionaire Carter Anderson questions Gwen’s motives when he accidentally learns about her pregnancy. In his experience, women can’t be trusted, so he doubts Gwen’s insistence she has not interest in his family empire – especially after she moves in with his mother. When her therapy expertise has them collaborating on a lucrative business project, Carter sees her in a new light. But his suspicions persist, leading them both to wonder if he will ever embrace his brother’s baby – or the love that’s blooming between them.

Review:  After reading the synopsis of this book, I had a pretty good idea what to expect.  I thought Gwen would be a broken woman who was devastated by the death of Ben and didn't know how to go on.  I assumed Carter would be a hard ass who didn't want anyone to "get rich" off his brother's death.  While part of that is true, the story is so much more than that.  Gwen had no idea who Ben's family was and she has no desire to capitalize financially off the fact she is pregnant with his baby.  
     Carter had been burned in the past and knew better than to trust any woman.  He believed Gwen was only after the family money/business and he was going to make sure she gets nothing.  What he didn't expect was to start seeing who Gwen really was and all that she was willing to sacrifice for his family.
     It is a good story about a strong woman who knows what she wants in life and doesn't depend on anyone for her happiness or her livelihood.  Carter had truly met his match when she walked into his life.  She made him open his eyes and realize that not everyone is a schemer out to take his money.  When she walks out of his life after some horrible accusations by him, he is forced to come to terms with how he treats people.  
     I truly enjoyed the story and was very happy with the ending.  The story was very well written and flowed nicely.  I am looking forward to the next book which I hope will be about Carter's best friend, Devon.  I would really like to see him get his HEA.     

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Author Bio:  Lea Nolan writes books for young adults featuring bright heroines, crazy-hot heroes, diabolical plot twists, plus a dose of magic, a draft of romance, and a sprinkle of history. She also pens smart, witty contemporary stories for adults filled with head-swooning, heart-throbbing, sweep-you-off your feet romance.

With a master’s degree in women’s studies and public policy, and an undergraduate degree in history, she spent twenty years as a health policy analyst and researcher, writing hundreds of fascinating reports and articles tens of people enjoyed. Today, she teaches graduate courses in health policy, law, and financing, and takes on the occasional consulting gig.

Born and raised on Long Island, New York, she loves the water far too much to live inland. With her heroically supportive husband and three clever children, she resides in Maryland where she scarfs down crab cakes whenever she gets the chance.

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