New FREE Online Read: “The Wedding Planner’s Secret Baby” by Louisa George
When Dr. Marcus Fitzpatrick returns from abroad and discovers that his ex-fiancée is pregnant, it is up to him to prove he’s home to stay in author Louisa George’s new free online read from Harlequin Medical Romance, “The Wedding Planner’s Secret Baby”! Read a snippet below and click here to read more. Check back each day for a new chapter at Harlequin.com!
Pregnant—with her ex-fiancé’s baby!
Olivia Quinn is a wedding planner and pregnant with her ex- fiancés baby – but he doesn’t know! So when Dr. Marcus Fitzpatrick shows up out of the blue, they’re both in for a big surprise…!
Determined to only ever live on his own terms, obstetrician Marcus has helped people all over the world. But he’s finally realized that home is where the heart is – now with Olivia’s due date fast approaching, it’s up to him to prove he’s here to stay, for good!
‘The wedding is cancelled.’
Olivia Quinn inhaled deeply and waited for the guests to absorb the information. All eyes from Los Angeles society, celebrities and medical elite pinned on her, standing on the steps of the artfully decorated altar. They’d been expecting the wedding of the year. Instead, there was an awkward silence as heads turned in fascinators and wide-brimmed hats…searching for the bride and groom.
She swallowed through a dry mouth. ‘Unfortunately, due to…er…unforeseen circumstances—’ more of which she’d hopefully learn later ‘—James and Mila are not getting married. They want you to know they are very sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you for coming. Please make your way outside.’
Olivia tried for a smile. It had been a hurriedly planned wedding, but her attention to detail had been pinpoint perfect, the weather was divine, the picturesque old Spanish church was to die for—Olivia had pulled a lot of strings to get this venue at such short notice.
Mila Brightman, the bride, had looked radiant. The groom…well, James Rothsberg had looked thunderous and brooding and apologetic all rolled into one. So he should.
Never in her five years of wedding planning had she had someone cancel on the day.
In the adjoining vestry Mila was in tears, James trying to explain, and failing. After a few moments of embarrassing silence the priest emerged from counselling them, closing the door behind him, but not before raised voices were heard and Olivia caught a glimpse of one of the bridesmaids with her arm around the bride.
There was a low murmur as the guests shuffled out of the pews. Olivia watched, torn between going to check on the couple and hiding away herself. The scenario brought too many memories back to her. Breaking off an intense relationship was hard, she knew—and still hurt, every day.