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His Unexpected Heir by Maureen Child #Review

Series:  Little Secrets #1

Title: His Unexpected Heir by Maureen Child

Author: Maureen Child

Publisher:  Harlequin Desire

Published: July 4th, 2017

Pages: 32

Rating: 3.5/5

My Review:

What a roller coaster ride this story turned out to be! Rita Marchetti had been on holiday when she met and fell in love with a marine, Jack Buchanan, who was on leave for a week before being sent on deployment. Their attraction was mutual and he promised to write . . . then he didn’t. She mourned his loss and actually moved to set up a bakery near where they met. That’s where he found her again and discovered she’s having his child!

There are so many different issues raised in this story as their attraction is still there but there are so many other aspects to be resolved before they can have any chance of attaining their HEA. Jack has shut his emotions down and isn’t relating to anyone, not even his close family, as he had before deployment. He’s very emotionally scarred by his experiences and this is a story of Rita trying to breech the walls he’s erected to protect himself and to rediscover the man she loves. Rita is a brilliant, feisty, Italian spitfire – independent, considerate and loving!

A very different romance, exploring the impact of traumatic war events on servicemen returning to civilian life. There are some heart breaking moments in the story but keep going, it’ll be worth it in the end!

I requested and was given a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion after choosing to read it.

Synopsis

Between duty, honor…and a baby! Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child. 

Six months. That’s how long Rita Marchetti has mourned Jack Buchanan. Yet here he is, alive, standing in front of her, perfect…and devastatingly sexy! Even more amazing is the former marine’s admission that he wanted Rita to think he’d died. But the two of them are about to become three and Jack is back just in time.  

That baby Rita is carrying is his. Despite the pain he holds so close to his heart, Jack can’t walk away from his child. A marriage in name only would solve everything. Everything except a desire too deeply buried and too long denied…  

Harlequin Desire: Wealthy heroes with hearts of gold… family sagas… scandalous secrets… burning desires.

Buy Links:    Amazon (UK)         Amazon (US)        Barnes and Noble

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