The wedding of the season Events manager Sylvie Smith is organizing a glittering fund raising event a wedding show in a stately home She has even been roped into pretending to be a bride a bride who s five months pregnant The bride everyone is talking about It should be every girl s dream to design a wedding with no expense spared, but it s not Sylvie s Longbourne Court was her ancestral home, and she s just discovered that the new owner is Tom McFarlane her baby s secret father Now Tom s standing in front of her, looking at her bump.

10 thoughts on “The Bride's Baby

  1. Dina Dina says:

    The book blurb made me think this was a Secret Baby story Well, it was but, at the same time, it really wasn t considering the fact that the baby wasn t a secret Confusing Yes, that s the feeling I had throughout most of the book.Tom and Sylvie had a brief meeting when she was introduced as the wedding planner for his upcoming nuptials to her friend Candy An unexpected attraction sparked on both sides, but considering that he was about to get married, Tom and Sylvie shoved that feeling aside and never let anyone including themselves realize it But after six months of heavy planning and preparation, Candy ditched everything to elope with one of Sylvie s employees three days before the wedding Naturally, Tom felt it was his due to unload all his annoyance on Sylvie after all, she had plagued his dreams since he had met her and, before they knew it, their mutual suppressed attraction took over and they were having unprotected sex on his bedSince this is Romancelandia, the worst thing you can get from unprotected sex is a pregnancy, so that s what Sylvie got Unfortunately, Tom was no longer in the picture when Sylvie found herself pregnant, since he had left the country the day after their one night stand Unable to reach him by telephone, she had no choice but to deliver him the news by letter Obviously, he never got to receive that letter and so this Failure to Communicate story took off.This was one of those stories that wouldn t make past the first chapters if the hero and the heroine sat together and spoke clearly with each other Regardless, Tom and Sylvie were likable characters, and that kind of saved the book for me and prevented me from throwing it against the wall figuratively speaking, since this was an e book I rooted for their HEA and was glad when the darn Big Misunderstanding was finally resolved.As for the writing, Ms Fielding had the distracting habit of inserting the word then between the lines of the characters speech For example Is that a fact Then, So Where are they I d come and give you a hand but I have to take delivery of a cake Then, Do you need a hand up I have to ask, what was the purpose of the word then in there To gave us pause To help her reach the necessary word count to meet the publisher s requirements I know I m nitpicking but that word was used over and over again in the story, and it was annoying.All in all, I m glad this was a freebie because I would have been mad if I had paid anything for this book.

  2. notyourmonkey notyourmonkey says:

    I almost gave this 2 stars, because OH MY GOD is it brain candy, but you know what I m taking a stand It was complete and utter ridiculous fluff, and I read it in approximately twenty minutes, but those were an entertaining twenty minutes, so three stars it is Mostly it gets three stars for taking one of my most hated plot devices if we just sat down and had a half hour s worth of honest conversation, the entire plot of misunderstandings would crumble like the sugar spun castle that this book is and made me not want to punch it in the face The Tragic Miscommunications are played plausibly within the context of this pretty ludicrous universe , and they don t result from either of the protagonists being Too Stupid To Live almost.Plus, it was free from Win win

  3. Angieleigh Angieleigh says:

    The only reason why I finished this book is because I very seldomly set aside a book and call it a lost cause This was definitely a lost cause in my opinion I can t even call it a romance like frustratingly painful to read I had hopes for it as it was set in London and I adore all things British, but this was justnot good For about a good 30 pages I was pretty confused as I had no idea what in the world was going on Both protagonists were annoying beyond belief I enjoy a good mixed signals read every now and again, but that went on for far too long I also felt that the ending was a bit hurried.If this was in a doctor s office and the only other thing left to read was the sports section of the newspaperI d suffer through the sports section.

  4. Wicked Incognito Now Wicked Incognito Now says:

    This is one of the stupidest romance novels I ve ever read Yet, it was written pretty well, which is why I finished the thing Unfortunately, the entire plot is built upon one of the most tired story devices of all time the big misunderstanding UGH So groan worthy and anti climatic when the stupid as all hell misunderstanding was worked out.

  5. Nefise Nefise says:

    2.5 stars

  6. Wendy, Lady Evelyn Quince Wendy, Lady Evelyn Quince says:

    This was a free book and I still want my money back The first chapter was nothing but the hero checking off items from a wedding list And that was the highlight of the book This was just boring wedding porn.The characters were so DULL If they had just a fifteen minute conversation, all misunderstandings would have been clarified These characters are children in adults bodies, really.This was such a painful experience, if I can prevent just one person from having to go through it, I know I ve done a good deed in my life.Rating Big old F

  7. LaFleurBleue LaFleurBleue says:

    Very close to the worst that can be expected from a Harlequin, even a freebie.A self made millionaire who did anything but work in the 7 months or so over which the story stretched A complete lack of communication between the two leads and even those surrounding them, contributing thus to over inflate any misinterpretation to give those molehills the proportion of himalayan summits A plot that seemed of at first but soon turned completely irresistible There were a few things that bad at the end of the book, that I surprised myself laughing out loud and almost hesitated giving an additional star for that, including some of the cheesiest dialogues I have ever read and view spoiler the discovery that a 4 year old boy born in an abusive family is able to write his mom when she was taken away to prison and then madhouse or whatever it s pc called hide spoiler

  8. Castiron Castiron says:

    This was one of sixteen Harlequin freebies I downloaded earlier this year.I m not the audience for this book I made it partway through the first chapter, was happy to see that the heroine wasn t going to sit and wait further on someone who s wasting her timeand then the hero comes out behaving like an unprofessional asswipe, saying that if she leaves before he s ready to talk to her, he s not going to pay her bill.At that point I deleted the ebook from my PDA.Maybe the guy gets his comeuppance later, in which case I d be slightly but only very slightly sorry I didn t read on But there s also the possibility that the guy will contine to be an alpha jerk all the way through, and I don t need to waste my time on a story that ll have me swearing at the characters.

  9. Emily Emily says:

    It was bad enough to have his bride run off with a staff member of the wedding coordinator, but to receive an astronomical bill on top of it has billionaire Tom McFarlane out for blood He cant deny his attraction to event coordinator Sylvie Smith and after a heated passionate exchange he believes she doesn t want to see him again.He couldn t be farther from the truth, especially now that Sylvie is pregnant What started as a misunderstanding has her running in circles as Tom reenters her life and promptly notices the swelling in her belly.I struggled with this one, it was so convouleted and I did not like either characters by the time it was done.

  10. Lissa1229 Lissa1229 says:

    This was one of sixteen Harlequin freebies The Harlequin romances have a recurring them misunderstanding or mistaken identity, good looks, tons of money This book is a misunderstanding Main character has a one night stand with a jerk and ends up pregnant Trys to tell him about the baby by phone After not being able to reach him via phone at his office, she decides instead of calling him on his cell,or sending an e mail, she sends a letter through the post, and you can guess what happens.