Author: Mira Lyn Kelley
Publication: Harlequin KISS (March 1, 2014)
Description: The night that changed everything!
Waitress Darcy Penn is the smart, sensible type—flirting with the extremely cute guy in the bar just isn't her usual style. As for ending up in his hotel room? Definitely not! Sneaking out while he's in the bathroom to avoid the post-sex awkwardness? Much more like it….
If Darcy had stuck around, Jeff Norton could have told her about their "epic latex fail." So he shouldn't be quite so shocked when months later, Darcy turns up at his classy L.A. office and throws up in his wastepaper basket. She's got a bad case of morning sickness, and she's here to find out what he's going to do about it!
My Thoughts: Businessman Jeff Norton is in Las Vegas to help a friend get over a relationship break-up. Darcy Penn is his cocktail waitress. Neither one was looking for a relationship. Darcy had the kind of childhood that taught her that she needed to stand on her feet and take responsibility for herself. Jeff was born to rich, loving parents but had his heart broken by a former girlfriend.
However, this unlikely couple are so intrigued with each other that Darcy decides she can date a customer just once and Jeff sees her as a challenge since she has given the cold shoulder to the other men in the room. A friendly date is on the agenda but the relationship quickly heats up to a one-night stand.
Fast forward three months to find Darcy tracking him down because she's pregnant. She wants to let him know but doesn't want anything from him. Jeff hadn't been able to get her off his mind despite starting to date a woman who would make a perfectly fine, upwardly mobile wife for him. Once Jeff sees her, his protective instincts kick in and make him determined to care for Darcy.
Since the two of them are working from faulty premises about the other, it takes a whole book of touching romantic moments for them to find their happy ending.
The book was well-written; the characters were engaging. I liked the romance between the two and Jeff's relationship with his best friend and with his mother. Fans of feel good romances will enjoy this story.
She'd sworn never to allow herself to be in a position of dependence again, which meant she took care of herself. She played it safe. Stayed in control. Lived within her means. And if the cost inherent to a life that felt safe was adventure of the tall, watered-down variety? She'd gladly pay it.I got this eARC from NetGalley. You can buy your copy here.