2 Secret Baby Stories You Need To Read by Carol Marinelli
I love writing secret baby stories!
One of the reasons that I enjoy writing them so much is that they are all so different.
I am thrilled to have written my 100th book for Harlequin and what better way to celebrate than with not just one secret baby but two!
In March my book The Innocent’s Secret Baby is the story of Raul and Lydia. He is gorgeous, dark and brooding and doesn’t even like babies—in fact Raul requests that a crying baby is moved out of earshot during their first meeting! Not an ideal memory to have when poor Lydia finds out that she is expecting. One thing that surprised me (and Lydia) was how Raul rose to the challenge when he found out he was about to be a father. Yes, he and Lydia might just be ships that passed in the night but he is determined to do the right thing by his baby and the mother of his child.
Lydia, of course, wants a little more than just that! 🙂
Then, for my Medical Romance release, there is a secret royal baby that I had sooo much fun with. Forever I have had an opening scene in my mind of a doctor being called to deliver a baby, only to find out that the baby is his. I simply could not work it into a story though….
Now I have.
Beth and Elias are a wonderful couple. She is a daughter of the manse—a minister’s daughter, so you can just imagine how well her parents took the news! Elias is, unbeknown to Beth, a royal prince and his parents were equally unimpressed when they found out!
Secret babies provide a wonderful timeline. For Raul and Lydia I wanted their relationship to be sorted before the arrival of their baby. In Elias and Beth’s case they have a window of time, before the birth is registered and the world finds out a princess has been born, to focus on their very new family and to see if they can make their romance work.
While it might be autumn in Australia, it is spring on the side of the globe I was born and so what better way to welcome March than with two gorgeous secret baby stories. 🙂
I do hope you enjoy them and would love to hear if you enjoy a secret baby story or two, or three…
When Sicilian tycoon Raul Di Savo meets Lydia Hayward, it’s not only her cool elegance he desires—seducing Lydia will also deny his lifelong rival’s bid for her body… Desperate to escape being sold to a stranger, Lydia turns to Raul—he promises her only one night, but his expert touch awakens her to pleasure she cannot resist! Discovering she’s a pawn in Raul’s game of revenge, Lydia leaves…until she realizes an unexpected consequence will bind her to Raul forever!
About Their Secret Royal Baby
Dr. Elias Santini, secret prince of Medrindos, has his world rocked when he attends an emergency delivery. The patient is Beth Foster, the woman he spent one stolen night with, and she’s in premature labor…with his baby! Beth both fears the desire between them and yearns for the support Elias offers her as their tiny newborn fights for her life. A fiery kiss tempts Beth to risk everything, but what will happen when she discovers her daughter is the future heir to the Medrindos throne?