His Brother's Baby by Blanche Marriott
About The Book:
Illegal cigars. Mistaken identity. Heated passion on a cold stormy night. David Rutland has spent a lifetime covering for his errant twin brother and making things right. No more. Time for the irresponsible womanizer to grow up and face the music. But David isn’t prepared for his world to be rocked when he meets the beautiful redhead who mistakes him for his missing brother. David doesn’t know what’s worse, deceiving his brother or deceiving this woman he’s waited his entire life to find. Gabriella Santori knows the meaning of a rock and a hard place. Lured by the big tipping Damien Rutland to save cigar bands for him at the cigar lounge where she works, she eventually realizes he’s up to no good. She decides she’s had enough and arranges a meeting to tell him, but she’s taken back by the difference in him. He’s not the creepy, macho, unnerving customer from the cigar lounge and before she knows it, she’s smitten. When Gabriella later discovers she’s pregnant and learns that Damien is missing, she enlists David’s help out of desperation. As the family waits for news of Damien’s whereabouts, Gabriella can’t help falling in love with the wrong brother…or is it? Must David forego the love of his life because of his twin’s irresponsibility? And will they ever find his missing brother?
This is an excellent read. I thought for sure that I knew where the story was leading, and then it really surprised me. This is a story that keeps you enthralled and intrigued the whole time. I finished it quite fast, as I did not want to put it down. A perfect read for me during these last few rainy days. Also would be an excellent Summer beach read! The dialogue and characters are so well thought out and blended together. A very nice read!
About The Author:
Blanche Marriott began writing romance novels in 1991 while balancing her career as a wood products manufacturing manager. She often joined the troops in the factory, working on sanders, drills, and saws. It gave her time to "talk" to the characters in her head and figure out what they would do next. In 2001 she switched careers and now works for a CPA firm as an accounting assistant, specializing in payroll. She has completed 14 novels while staying active in 2 writing groups, serving on the Boards of Directors several times, and a number of conference committees. But the best part was the life-long friendships she's formed with so many writers, published and unpublished. Her first published novel with Avalon Books, Kaleidoscope, won 2nd place in the 2003 WisRWA Write Touch Readers' Award. Her second book, Way Out West, won the 2003 New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Award for Short Contemporary, was a finalist in the 2004 Virginia Romance Writers HOLT Medallion Awards, and received a Rose Award Nomination ("books that are truly special, one of a kind, memorable for a lifetime") from The Word On Romance. Her third print novel, April's Fool, was released in December 2011. In the meantime she's concentrating on publishing eBooks. His Brother's Baby is available now and she hopes to have many more soon. Blanche lives in Rhode Island with her husband. She enjoys gardening, reading, and playing with her grandkids.
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I received a complimentary review copy of this book from the author. All thoughts and opinions are my own.