Sheri has twins, and she was meant to be a surrogate mom, but something changed. And now there’s a stranger knocking on her door.
Author Mimi Barbour keeps her reader’s intriguingly unsettled as her romantic novella, The Surrogate’s Secret, begins. The stranger’s obviously going to be a love interest, but quiet surprises are waiting, keeping the reader pleasingly glued to the page. Of course, Sheri’s not the only person dealing with past hurts. And she’s not the only strong character in this tale. Miguel and his mother are used to fighting and winning, and just might turn out to be the good guys in a curious romance that travels from DC to the jungles of Columbia.
All the requisite misunderstandings, strong characters and determined individuality can’t keep these two away from hot romance, and the story ends with their bodies as entangled as their lives. The Surrogate’s Secret is a tale filled with twists and turns too, and, if they’re not always plausible, they are definitely fun and make for an enjoyable short read.
Disclosure: I found a free ecopy and enjoyed it.
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Sheila Deeth (SheilaDeeth)
Sheila Deeth's first novel, Divide by Zero, has just been released in print and ebook formats. Find it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, etc. Her spiritual speculative novellas can be found at … more
Surrogate mother, Sheri O'Connor, loves her adorable twins. Since the donor parents were killed before their birth, she's gladly taken on the responsibility to raise them herself. When their Chilean Uncle, Miguel Rivera, arrives with no warning, expecting to take them back to his country, she unravels and coldly informs him that isn't going to happen. After all, they were her eggs used in the In Vitro process. Consequently, her claim supersedes anyone else's. Never in a million years does she dream that the South American heartstopper wants her babies so much that he will force her to marry him by threatening to withhold the money she needs for an operation for her tiny son.
Miguel knows women aren't to be trusted. Didn't his devious fiancé give him up for dead and marry someone else while he spent months being held hostage in the jungles of Columbia? If his mother hadn't brought a team to save him and end up getting shot during the rescue, he wouldn't be alive. Therefore, if the only thing that can help his Mamacita from succumbing to her wounds is to adopt his dead brother's surrogate children, then he will do anything to see that happen. Even marry the ditzy blonde whose saving grace, beside her gorgeous body and beautiful face, is her absolute devotion to her babies.