Tuesday 13 February 2018


Baby on the Bad Boy’s Doorstep
Victoria James
Published by: Entangled Bliss
Publication date: February 12th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Connor O’Leary knows nothing about babies, families, or good women, yet he’s up to his ears in all three. Coming to Shadow Creek, Montana was meant to be a new start for this former oil rigger, but he had no idea that fresh beginning would include a baby on his doorstep and a hot nanny he can’t stop thinking about. Diapers, feedings, and late nights soothing his little bundle of surprise were definitely not on his itinerary. 
The last thing Haley Thomson expected to see is the reclusive Connor with a baby in his arms. Before she knows it, she’s volunteered as nanny—temporarily. Helping out with baby Rosie is a dream come true and fills a space in her heart she believed will never be filled. But falling for Rosie’s hot and sexy bachelor daddy is not on her to-do list…but boy would she ever like it to be…

In Baby on the Bad Boy's Doorstep (Shadow Creek, Montana #4) by Victoria James, Haley Thomson doesn't know whether she'll ever be ready to give happy ever after another chance, but Connor O'Leary is certainly tempting. So, when he finds a baby on his doorstep, Haley is determined to help him by becoming his in-house nanny. Yet, the more time they spend together, the more Haley finds herself getting attached. Will Connor be able to convince Haley to give him a chance, or will she walk away because she has plans for her future?

Coming back to Shadow Creek and visiting new and old characters is always a lot of fun, and I've got to say that Ms. James has penned a mesmerizing and completely absorbing read in this book that I could not put down for even a second. Because the main characters are spectacular together and have some tough obstacles to overcome including whether the heroine would tell Connor her secret and whether the hero can convince the heroine to give him a chance; and the dialogue was compelling, as the hero and heroine have magnetic chemistry, but tend to stay away from each other. 

The way this story started had me instantly hooked, as I really liked Connor. He's a bit of a mystery; a puzzle that needs to be solved, and Haley is the perfect person to do just that. However, Haley hasn't had the best of relationships with what happened with her ex-husband, which has made her wary of happy ever after and giving another man a chance for fear he'll be a controlling jerk just like her ex. Will Connor be able to prove to Haley that's he way different than her ex and that she can trust him? Moreover, the heroine is strong and brave and goes through a lot in this story such as dealing with her ex and having to decide whether she can trust Connor completely, otherwise they'll never work out. I also liked how good she is with the baby, and that she does everything she can to get Connor to bond with the little one, because the heroine won't be in the child's life forever due to Haley having plans that finally have her living her life for her. 

While the hero, he's a good guy that doesn't know the first thing about babies, but I liked how his friends all banded together to support him. I also liked how generous the hero was, because how could he not be so supportive of a place that helps women; and how determined Connor was to win the heroine over, especially once he realized she was the one for him. Yet, what I liked most of all about Connor was the growing bond he shared with the baby. It was sweet and adorable and showed how good of a dad Connor is, especially towards the end when things go awry between the hero and the heroine. Will the heroine be able to forgive herself for her past in falling for the wrong man, so she and Connor have a shot together? 

Overall, Ms. James has delivered another fantastic read for this series where the secondary characters are very entertaining with their interactions and their advice; the chemistry between this couple was intense; and the ending that had me worried for one of the main characters, but left me completely satisfied because of the choice the heroine made. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up wonderfully, as no one deserves happy ever after more than this couple. I would recommend Baby on the Bad Boy's Doorstep by Victoria James, if you enjoy the enemy to lovers trope, the opposites attract trope, stories containing bad boys or books by authors Erin Nicholas, Jeannie Moon, Sonya Weiss and Ashlee Mallory.

She stopped crying and opened her eyes, and he swore to God in that moment, when her large blue eyes latched onto his, when he felt a jolt of recognition run through his body, that this was his kid.

Except she was scarier than him, especially as her mouth opened wider and she let out a roar that would scare the crap out of a bear. What the hell was he going to do? Jack. Jack knew about babies—he had two.

He grabbed his phone and called his friend. “Yeah?”

“I have a situation,” he managed to choke out.

“Take a cab.”

“No, you idiot, I’m not wasted, I’m at home. You need to get over here. Now.”

He heard grumbling, muttering, and then finally, “Be there in ten.”

“Wait. Bring baby things.”


“Baby things. Like, whatever a baby would need to, you know…live.”

“Oh man, this is starting to sound really bad.”

He hung up the phone and looked down at the baby. His daughter. Or Tess Junior, as the name on the birth certificate stated. He was going to have to change that when he applied for paternity. If he applied. If she was his.

Author Bio:
Victoria James is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.
Victoria always knew she wanted to be a writer and in grade five, she penned her first story, bound it (with staples and a cardboard cover) and did all the illustrations herself. Luckily, this book will never see the light of day again.

In high school she fell in love with historical romance and then contemporary romance. After graduating University with an English Literature degree, Victoria pursued a degree in Interior Design and then opened her own business. After her first child, Victoria knew it was time to fulfill her dream of writing romantic fiction.  
Victoria is a hopeless romantic who is living her dream, penning happily-ever-after's for her characters in between managing kids and the family business. Writing on a laptop in the middle of the country in a rambling old Victorian house would be ideal, but she's quite content living in suburbia with her husband, their two young children, and very bad cat.  
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