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Secret Baby Scandal by Joanne Rock
Series: Bayou Billionaires #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
His proposition: pretend they’re a couple to end a scandal. But she has secrets of her own…
Tatiana Doucet has dealt with sexy, arrogant athletes most of her life. But Jean-Pierre Reynaud is a whole different animal—in bed and on the field. Unbeknownst to him, their one amazing night produced a son. Now her family’s biggest football rival is back, offering a seductive wager she can’t refuse.
Jean-Pierre despises the media. When rumors fly, he knows a fake relationship is the perfect diversion for the tabloids—and Tatiana’s unbridled passion is the perfect diversion for Jean-Pierre. But when she drops a baby bombshell, the scandal will rock them both!
I was new both to the series as well as to this author and I will tell you that I am so glad that I had the chance to review this book. Jean-Pierre Reynaud is the Quarterback for the New Gladiators while Tatiana Doucet is a trail lawyer and the team’s owner’s daughter. Tatiana and Jean-Pierre were teenage loves but have been kept apart for ten years. They meet again and have a one-night stand then a year later the fact that their one night stand resulted in a child is brought to light. Now they have to decide what happens and how to raise their child.
This was a really sweet read and a great second chance romance. Jean-Pierre was awesome! He’s angry when he finds out about having a child but then handles things better than most anyone else ever would in the same situation. I think he over analyzes rather than listening to his heart and while at times that is a fault I think the loss of Tatiana when they were younger has caused him to be this way. That separation hurt him deeply.
It hurt Tatiana just as deeply but with her father being the way he was she had to shove that hurt aside. He really rules her every decision even when she is standing up for herself. His love of football has affected her and is the reason she is reluctant to marry Jean-Pierre. She spent a lifetime being cast aside and doesn’t want that for herself or her child.
Bayou Billionaires series – Secrets and scandal are a Cajun family legacy for the Reynauds…
Books can be read as standalones or in order.