An Heir of His Own by Janice Maynard

Posted May 18, 2022 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Harlequin Mini-Series, Modern Western Romance, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Series Connection, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Did he really just agree to live with his ex

for the sake of a baby in need?

After he raised his stepsister, being a father feels like been there, done that for Texan Drake Rhodes.

But when his ex-lover, Cammie Wentworth, needs his help to care for an abandoned baby, Drake steps up.

It’s ironic that Cammie’s desire for children was why they broke up. And two years apart hasn’t cooled anything between them.

Cammie will be back in his bed. But when it’s over, will he walk away again…or go after a legacy of his own, with her?

Titles in the multi-author series Texas Cattleman’s Club: Fathers and Sons include — An Heir of His Own by Janice Maynard -♥- How to Handle a Heartbreaker by Joss Wood -♥- Married by Contract by Yvonne Lindsay -♥- From Feuding to Falling by Jules Bennett -♥- The Rebel’s Return by Nadine Gonzalez -♥- The Rancher’s Reckoning by Joanne Rock -♥-

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Title:  An Heir of His Own
Series:  Texas Cattleman’s Club: Fathers and Sons #1
Author:  Janice Maynard
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  October 26, 2021
Publisher:  Harlequin Desire
My Rating:  4.5 stars

An Heir of His Own begins the Texas Cattleman’s Club: Fathers and Sons multi-author mini-series with a story that is both heartbreaking and heart-healing for a couple who find themselves doing exactly what originally broke them up – caring for a baby.

When Cammie discovers an abandoned baby in a car seat on the trunk of her car she immediately goes into protection mode.  And, of course, she’d run into her ex-lover in the hospital parking lot and he’d insisted on walking her to her car.  Cammie wants to take care of this baby until the mother can be found, but she’s not foster-parent certified – Drake is, and against his better judgment he offers to take in the child only with Cammie as the baby’s caregiver temporarily.

Drake raised his stepsister after their parents’ death, and she was quite a typical teenage handful, acting out, and hating him for being alive.  As far as Drake was concerned he’d done his time as a parental figure and had no plans for children of his own.  That fact is what originally broke up Drake and Cammie when her desire for their child became too much for Drake to deal with.  Now they’re back together for a baby’s sake – and the powerful sizzling attraction between them hasn’t slowed down one bit.

I’ll admit that it took a bit for me to warm up to Drake, he needed to melt just a touch before I was firmly in his corner for the expected happy ending.  I adored Cammie.  She’s still in love with Drake but knows where she stands with him.  With an adorable baby to care for and a learning curve to quickly get caught up on, Cammie has her hands full.  She appreciated Drake’s help but didn’t expect him to stick around – when he did, when he acknowledged the attraction between them was still quite alive and well, she’s understandably confused but just a bit hopeful as well.

I was easily swept up in An Heir of His Own by Janice Maynard.  It’s a very strong story to start off the next mini-series from the Texas Cattleman’s Club.  Baby “Pumpkin’s” fate is still left somewhat up in the air at the story’s ending… so we’re left to see where his situation goes from here.  This mini-series is, after all, Fathers and Sons – but time will tell how it all turns out.  I loved watching two good-hearted people find their way back to each other after realizing that the love is still there, stronger than ever, and perhaps, an attitude adjustment for Drake will come about just in time for their happy, lifetime together ending.  I had fun here and am looking forward to where we go next in How to Handle a Heartbreaker by Joss Wood.

I own a Kindle edition of this title.

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