by Carol Burnside
For Kate Morissey, becoming a surrogate seems like a great way to refill her tuition account and get the education she's always wanted. After putting her life on hold to raise and educate her two brothers, she's desperate for freedom and a college degree that will secure her future. Weeks away from realizing her dreams, a freak accident threatens everything.
Adopted as a boy into the safety of the Hawthorne family, Rio swore he'd never become a father. He won't pass along his cruel legacy of abuse. When he inherits the last Hawthorne heir, obligation and duty dictates he abandon the challenges of guiding safari's and become a parent. Convincing Kate to teach him infant care was the easy part. Proving his love isn't her prison may be the hardest thing he's ever done.
I loved the cover the minute I saw this and the title made me go 'awwww'. I had to read this. I'm so glad I did. A sweet love story where life throws curve balls and sometimes dreams do change. The love scenes were steamy and tastefully done. The story line was wonderful and well thought out. I felt like I was there experiencing their troubles and joys right along with them.
Kate had her world turned upside down upon the deaths of the baby's family. She was compassionate yet tried to keep her distance so she didn't get hurt. Biologically the baby she carried wasn't hers, but nine months of care is harder to separate herself from than she would have expected.
Rio had a poor excuse for a father and he didn't want to emulate the man. Gaining a baby was something he'd never wanted or expected. His brother's death changed his world. A straight up honorable man that was worried he wouldn't be the best caretaker for the boy about to make his way into the world.
Nobody's Baby is a challenge from beginning to end for Kate and Rio. Life changes, dreams are given up and new ones born everyday and these two had to learn that before they found their happily ever after. It plucked at your heartstrings that this little one would never meet his parents that wanted him so much. I thoroughly enjoyed Nobody's Baby and will look for more from Carol Burnside.