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A Secret Colton Baby

A Secret Colton Baby - Karen Whiddon Book Info
Paperback, 288 pages
Expected publication: October 7th 2014 by Harlequin
ISBN 037327890X (ISBN13: 9780373278909)
other editions None found
Source:Netgalley EARC

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A new addition to Wyoming's most scandalous family;

Is Theo Colton the father of a baby dropped at his doorstep by a dying socialite? Even more shocked than the sexy bronc-riding champ is his beautiful cook, Ellie Parker. Just as she becomes the baby's nanny, she discovers a terrifying stalker has followed her to Dead River.

What's worse as a mysterious virus quarantines the town, danger goes viral, too. But to Theo and Ellie, the biggest dangers are their sizzling attraction and profound new feelings. Can Ellie tame the cowboy who wants nothing more than a wild ride with women? Or must she deny her heart to save his life?

My Thoughts

Theo Colton has made a life following the rodeo circuit, never staying in one place longer than it takes to compete, living from moment to moment without tying himself down in a serious relationship until the day that his world falls apart during a bronc riding mishap that caused him serious damage to his spine and put him in rehab for months.

No longer able to even ride a tame horse on his family ranch in Wyoming Theo believes that life without rodeo is no life he wishes to be a part of, that becomes a secondary worry the day a woman that he had spent a few nights with in the past shows up with a baby in tow that she claims he fathered. When the babies mother dies in the local clinic in town shortly after she collapses in his doorway Theo finds himself with not only a newborn daughter but having to fight the budding attraction to the woman that he has hired as a cook and now as nanny.

There are no real surprises in store as far as the romance between Ellie and Theo,it plays out about the way I expected and for the life of me not really sure why the two hooked up other than the fact that they are living in the same household.

Although I get it that Ellie and Theo have a great chemistry together, get that they both cherish baby Amelia and even understand how they could find themselves thinking they have fallen in love but for some reason it just never really works for me.

As a romantic suspense, for me, this was kind of lukewarm thrills wise and the identity of the villain stalking Ellie when revealed made perfect sense but still felt kind of off for me when all was said and done.

[EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]