Published June 2019
Blurb: 34-year-old Ryker Forrest is the all-powerful, stern and imposing CEO of Forrest Holdings, his family multinational enterprise, and very few people are allowed to see his more playful side, but there’s a thing even his nearest and dearest don’t know about him.
He has a secret.
He might be the most sought-after, eligible, debonair bachelor in the state of New York, but he hasn’t been on a date in seven years.
Not since he met someone that grabbed ahold of his heart and never let go, but she can never know.
He wishes he could tell his best friend about it, but something tells him the guy would be none too pleased if he knew that someone is his little sister.
Izzy Garnet is sweet and shy, the odd one out in a long legal dynasty. She’s a 26-year-old eleventh-grade chemistry teacher that has been called ‘geeky’ more times than she could count, but she’s proud to be a nerd and would never let words slow her down. Her totally-up-in-your-business family thinks they have her all figured out, but they don’t know she has a secret.
She’s been covertly crushing on her older brother’s best friend since the day they met.
Not only Ryker and Izzy unwittingly share a corresponding secret, they also have the same wish: they want a baby. Now.
This story has it all.
It’s sweet, filthy fluffiness and it’s SAFE.
There’s NO-cheating, no OW/OM drama, it’s HEA-guaranteed and features baby-making-fever, an innocent but willful curvy heroine that is totally oblivious to her luck, a possessive, just-this-side-of-crazy, over-the-top alpha hero that does more growling than any sexy man should be permitted to do and an off-the-pages, slow burn love that will jump at you from the start and melt your Kindle into a gooey puddle.
So what do you think?
Are these clueless two going to immediately own up to their feelings or will they come up with a wacky plan that allows them to have everything and nothing at the same time?
Option B, ladies and gentlemen. Option B all the way.
I’ve given you sweet heroes with filthy in them, and filthy heroes with a sweet filling, but probably never someone as dirty as Ryker. You have been warned!
May be spoilers:
I received an ARC for an honest review.
Secret Crush’s Baby has 16 chapters and 2 epilogues and is about Ryker and Izzy.
They’ve both been in love with the other after meeting 7 years ago. Neither one knows how the other feels. They both try to avoid the other.
He’s her brother’s best friend.
Things change when he sees she’s looking for a baby daddy. He knows he wants her and he’s the only one who is giving her a baby.
They agree to make a baby together and he’s doing everything he can to lock her down. I really wish they would have shared their feelings early on. As for awhile, they both think they are just doing it for the baby they are working on.
Over half way before steam happens. Slow, slow burn.
She’s a virgin and he’s been celibate since they met, which I thought was great.
I don’t like that she ran for a few weeks and wouldn’t talk to him. That’s the only drama really. I did like it, but it took to the end to share their feelings.
Good read. No cheating, no ow/om drama, a 2 ½ weeks of separation. Little steam, not much.
Epilogue is 5 years out, then another year out. They are happily married with a daughter and a son.
Cute read. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. Thanks for reading. Hope you check it out.
Goodreads shelves: arc, celibate-during-separation, celibate-hero, epilogue-kids, epilogue-married, faithful-since-meeting, hea, little-no-steam, love-how-he-loves-her, no-cheating-between-mcs, no-ow-om-drama, no-sex-scenes-with-ow-om, push-pull, read, safe-for-me, short-separation, slow-burn, virgin-heroine