Allie’s sister Em does a total makeover transformation on her, encouraging to leave all her bad Jack-mojo behind and have some fun. Em’s advice leads to the best night of her life and a pregnancy. She thinks she’ll put the baby up for adoption. She’s warned that unless Daniel relinquishes his parental rights, the adoptive parents may lose the child they’ve assumed was there’s for months. When she meets Daniel again, she falls in love and is not sure how to explain that he’s the father.
When she runs into Daniel again, he doesn’t recognize her, but he’s still drawn to her. He pursues her, and finally convinces her to go out on a date. He wants to help her find the father, even says he’ll go with her to tell her parents about the baby. He recognizes Allie is in turmoil, raised by a controlling father, and not sure what she wants anymore. She’s torn between wanting to keep this baby, and the consequences. Disgusted that he may have done that to a woman, he searches for the woman, only to discover it’s Allie.
He wants Allie to be happy, but he can’t lose her now.
Rebound Baby was a finalist in the 2013 Passionate Plume Award from RWA’s PassionateInk chapter. My first major award;)
Yes, it’s a horrible title. I know that. Really. So… Avon Romance has a facebook page and they encourage writers to write a story in a theme and then submit it. They didn’t like my story. Seriously??? What’s not to like? Other than the title of course. So, here is my version of a “secret baby” book. It’s cute. It’s fluffy, meaning this is not a serious piece of literature. This is written for fun, an escape from the dishes and floor mopping. Something to do while waiting in the car for soccer practice to end, because Dear God, it’s frickin’ cold out there and too long to drive home and then just turn around to come back. It’s a little “me” time before the car begins to smell like goat, grass, and outdoors. Speaking of which, have you ever noticed in romance novels some authors really get into the “scent” of the man. I’m not saying I don’t like how my guy smells, I’m just saying I’ve never smelled anyone who smelled like “rain, leather, and MAN…” Personally, wet leather isn’t pleasant to my nostrils, and after twenty years of marriage, “man” scent can be anything from Mennen’s speed stick to farts. Just sayin…
Rebound Baby, Too Available on Amazon.
I’m so thrilled that this book is a finalist in the Stiletto Contest by RWA’s chapter of Contemporary Romance Writers for Contemporary Erotic Romance!!!!
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I’m happy to say that Rebound Baby is my best seller, people love the characters and personally I enjoyed writing about the situation so much so that I planned Rebound Baby, Too and Rebound Babies. Apparently the title isn’t as off-putting as I thought to my discriminating readers. The books are all stand-alone the only common thread are those darn condoms that have been tampered with.
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Melinda Noonan has perfected the art of looking cool under pressure, intelligent when confused, and happy when she’d rather cry. Her mother’s strict rules of propriety drive her to be the woman she is today: successful, organized, and independent. Her reserved facade hides the fear that her imperfections make her unlovable. She loves her mother but the constant interference pushes Mel to act out of character, tipping the first in a series of dominoes that ends with triplets.
Michael Salvatore loved the Marines: order, hard work, his brothers, his service to his country. After getting out, he built a successful security firm in Indianapolis and hires Melinda to handle PR. When she admits she’s pregnant, Mike is reminded of his ex-wife who had an abortion without his consent while he served overseas. With nine brothers and sisters, and forty-four nieces and nephews, he always presumed he’d have a big family, but lately, the women he’s dated are more concerned with their career. He’s in awe of Mel’s strength and dedication to her unborn babies, but frustrated by her insistence on doing everything herself. Mike struggles with his dominant nature and his desire to provide.
As they grow closer, Mel discovers that submitting to Mike in the bedroom is an empowering experience. But all those years of being taught what’s appropriate make it difficult for her to look past her preconceived notions that an unconventional sexual relationship is not respectable.
Can Mike persuade her that if you strip away the titles, the nature of their D/s relationship is perfect for them?