Cinderella’s Secret Baby by Dani Collins

Posted November 21, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

The scandal of the century…
She’s had the billionaire’s love child!

Innocent waitress Amelia Lindor’s encounter with Hunter Waverly was unforgettable. Their chemistry? Off the charts! Their connection? Soul shattering! And, for Amelia, the consequences were life-changing…

Amelia had braced herself to tell Hunter she was pregnant, only to learn he was engaged. Unwilling to endure more heartache, she vowed to raise their daughter alone. Then the news gets out! In a shocking turn of events, Hunter’s wholly convenient marriage is halted at the altar as all his attention turns to Amelia…and her secret!

Titles in the Four Weddings and A Baby series include — Cinderella’s Secret Baby —♥— Wedding Night with the Wrong Billionaire —♥— A Convenient Ring to Claim Her —♥— A Baby to Make Her His Bride —♥—

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

Owned

Title:  Cinderella’s Secret Baby
Series:  Four Weddings and A Baby #1
Author:  Dani Collins
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 27, 2022
Publisher:  Harlequin Presents
My Rating:  4 stars

Cinderella’s Secret Baby began the Four Weddings and A Baby series with a story that wrapped itself around my emotions and never, ever let go until the final page… and frankly, those emotions were not the expected ones for me.  But then different readers will view Hunter’s actions in their own way, as every reader actually reads a different story with their own life opinions coloring the characters’ actions.  I learned at my grandfather’s knee that while harsh words can be forgiven eventually, they are rarely ever forgotten.  And I would not have been able to forget Hunter’s reaction to Amelia or Peyton at the beginning of their story.  Yet, that’s me, my own life opinion – you may see this story quite differently and that is perfectly alright.

Amelia’s and Hunter’s one-night stand resulted in an adorable, innocent daughter who Amelia has decided to not tell Hunter about as he is engaged now.  In fact, when she did try to tell him he immediately responded with a do not contact me again message even before the words were spoken.  So be it then.  Amelia would raise their daughter on her own and be completely fine… until her father decided to step in and change everything in the most public, humiliating way.

I gave Cinderella’s Secret Baby a 4 star rating for a couple of reasons.  Just because I think the hero is a jerk does not take away from the overall story.  And Dani Collins is a go-to author for me, so while I might not agree with a story’s direction – I’m not the one who wrote it, so all I can do is react to the end product.  Amelia wasn’t perfect either to be fair to both sides.  I kept reading to find redemption for Hunter and eventually did find his version of it.

I really believe that Hunter and Amelia’s story needs to be read because, this is life at times, never perfect, often events hit us out of the blue and we fumble with answers.  I also think that this will be a different story as far as reactions go for each reader.  This one is complicated and while Hunter isn’t my most loved hero by far, he is realistic in so many ways.  Only you can decide what you think of this one.  I enjoyed the writing, the passion, and watching a couple work so hard yet so against each other to find their own happy ending… eventually.

I own a Kindle edition of this title.

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