The Playboy’s Baby is a great mixture of sugar and spice with a little conflict thrown in for flavor. ~ Charnel, Guilty Pleasures
They can’t forget the past, but is it enough to create a future? When an accident leaves her guardian to her six-month-old niece, Emma Stanton must return to her small hometown of Hastings, Montana to find the one man she’s spent the last eight years trying to forget. She and Dillon had grown up together–he was her sister’s best friend. But that hadn’t stopped him from sharing a kiss with Emma that had followed her through the years. Now, not only must she break the news of her sister’s tragic death to Dillon, but she must risk the only family she has left and tell him he’s the baby’s father. Wealthy nightclub owner Dillon James has been used for his name and money one too many times, so when he comes face-to-face with Emma Stanton and her gorgeous lips, he’s determined to keep things light. All he wants is to be the father his daughter needs, to make up for not being there for her and her mother. But spending time with Emma, as she shows him the ropes of caring for his daughter, is wearing down his defenses. Perhaps it’s time he took a chance on love. If only he can convince Emma to take a chance on him.
Sweet and spicy is what J.M. Stewart writes and it’s the perfect way to describe The Playboy’s Baby.
Dillon James and Emma Stanton have known each other since childhood; Dillon being Emma’s little sister’s best friend growing up. Emma comes back to town after eight years to drop the most unexpected news on Dillon. Emma’s sister, Janey, has recently passed and left Emma raising Janey’s daughter, Annie. A daughter that is also, unknown to Dillon belongs to him.
Dillon is not exactly a playboy like the title implies. Yes he’s wealthy and heart-stopping-ly good looking but he is a lot more than a handsome face. Dillon is a man that has been use for those superficial attributes and is tired of putting his heart on the line for women who don’t deserve him.
Throughout the book Emma has to come to the understanding that the nineteen-year-old, wild Dillon she hasn’t seen in eight years is not the same Dillon she’s dealing with now. The Dillon of now is the kind of man women look for to provide not only a good time but mainly stability; financial and emotional. Emma has big trust issues stemming from a past relationship but begins to have confidence in Dillon while watching him take care of his daughter and ultimately take care of Emma too.
There’s a couple times in the book where Emma leaves Annie with Dillon so she can return to work and home a few hours away. To deal with the loneliness, she has not really experienced since her sister died, Dillon talks Emma to sleep over the phone nightly. Those intimate conversations build the couple’s bond and lead to some very steamy parts of the book. Once the pair starts to open up things heat up fast between them, the love scene fit the book so well; I haven’t read sex scenes so full of love and understanding in a while. The way Dillon is there for Emma really made me fall for him.
The Playboy’s Baby is a great mixture of sugar and spice with a little conflict thrown in for flavor. A pleasurable afternoon read.