Six Books Featuring Big Surprises at New Year’s!
by Karen Green
January is all about ushering in new possibilities, hope for a bright future and fresh starts. And what encompasses those things at the birth of a new year more than the birth of a new baby?
Poetic and hopeful, a new arrival for the new year also brings with it a chance for drama, intrigue and, of course, romance. As we say goodbye to the year that was, and hello to the year that will be, take a look at these six stories that welcome in the new year, as well a little bundle of something extra special.
Her New Year Baby Secret by Jessica Gilmore
Waitress Sophie Bradshaw is used to being ignored at glamorous parties and, bruised by a disastrous relationship, that’s fine by her. Until Marco Santoro offers her his jacket, leading to a magical Christmas evening together. But one heart-stopping night with Sophie isn’t enough, and he invites her to his Venetian palazzo. Little does he know that Sophie is bringing one tiny, life-changing surprise with her!
The Cowboy and the New Year’s Baby by Sherryl Woods
When single, independent-minded mother-to-be Trish Delacourt went into labor on the side of a snowy road, she swallowed her pride and flagged down the nearest passing motorist. What she hoped for was a Good Samaritan. What she got was rancher Hardy Jones, handsome as sin and sworn to be single. He knew nothing about birthing babies, but he was going to have to take a crash course—pronto!
A Very… Pregnant New Year’s by Doreen Roberts
When fate stranded them together, Anne Parker fought her attraction for roguish Brad Irving. She couldn’t possibly want this scoundrel—her father’ s sworn enemy, breaker of hearts. Until… uh-oh! She’d just made love with the one man in the world she shouldn’t have. Yet never in her life had she felt such fierce desire as she felt now for Brad. And soon a baby was on the way… Would their child be raised a Parker or an Irving? Or was this finally the truce they were looking for?
The Fortunes of Texas: Happy New Year, Baby Fortune! by Leanne Banks
Single mom Stacey Fortune Jones tries to count her blessings. She has an adorable baby girl, Piper; supportive parents; good friends. Best of them all is Colton Foster, her longtime neighbor from the ranch next door. He always seems to be around when she needs him and the tall, muscular rancher turns to mush every time he sees Stacey. But falling for his little sister’s best friend seems wrong on so many levels. She’s on the rebound. She’s got a baby. She’s…complicated. What’s a big-hearted cowboy to do?
The Queen’s New Year Secret by Maisey Yates
As the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve, the fairy tale is over for all of Petras when Queen Tabitha—refusing to live in a loveless marriage—asks her husband for a divorce. But anger erupts into passion, and when Tabitha flees the palace she’s carrying King Kairos’s heir! Discovering her secret, Kairos kidnaps his wife. Against the backdrop of his secluded island paradise, he proves there’s no escaping his royal reach. He will use the desire that’s gone unsated between them for too long to ensure his wife returns to his side.
The Greek Doctor’s New-Year Baby by Kate Hardy
Madison Gregory’s temporary new boss, obstetric consultant Theo Petrakis, has everything—gorgeous body, gorgeous mind, gorgeous heart. He’s a great doctor and he can cook! She knows he’s the one, even if she won’t admit it. There is just one problem—he has vowed never to marry or have children.
Yet Theo’s behaviour just doesn’t add up. He behaves as if he loves her, he just doesn’t say it, and he adores kids, so why doesn’t he want any of his own? Then, just as Madison discovers the reason, she also discovers she is pregnant with his child…
What’s the biggest surprise you ever got on New Year’s Eve? Let us know in the comments!