Paramedic Isabella Rivas doesn’t do commitment and entanglement.
She had enough of that raising her five siblings after their mother died. But one red-hot night with a sexy stranger doesn’t count, right?
Except for that single passionate encounter that results in an unexpected pregnancy!
And when she meets Carlos Martinez’s familiar guarded eyes over a patient in the ER, she realizes that life has just got a whole lot more complicated…
Titles in the multi-author Night Shift in Barcelona series include — The Night They Never Forgot by Scarlet Wilson —♥— Their Barcelona Baby Bombshell by Traci Douglass —♥— Their Marriage Worth Fighting For by Louisa Heaton —♥— From Wedding Guest to Bride? by Tina Beckett —♥—
This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: Their Barcelona Baby Bombshell
Series: Night Shift in Barcelona #2
Author: Traci Douglass
Genre: Medical Romance, Contemporary Romance
Published: June 28, 2022
Publisher: Harlequin Medical Romance
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Their Barcelona Baby Bombshell is the second title in the multi-author series, Night Shift in Barcelona. I haven’t yet had the chance to read the first title but found that Carlos’ and Isabella’s romance stood fine as a stand-alone with only the occasional mention of characters from the first story. I love a story arc over the length of a series in the background, but what holds these titles together is that most characters work at or are affiliated with the local hospital. So, it was easy to step into this world without feeling as if I’d be lost.
Isabella is an EMT and Carlos is an ER nurse at the local hospital. It so happened that both were at the beach when a vacationing man needed their medical expertise. What began as an intense situation moved into an instant attraction that lead to drinks, conversation… and one night together that neither will forget.
I enjoyed Their Barcelona Baby Bombshell so much. Even though I understood Isabella’s feelings about being tied down by her siblings as they were growing up something just didn’t sit well with me… and I was very glad to have some additional information from the “other” side to clear that misconception up for both me and Isabella.
I adored Carlos. He knows what he wants, what he feels but puts absolutely no pressure on Isabella to see their relationship his way. His “if she feels it she’ll show it” attitude went a long way to winning me over, far more than muscle-man tactics of “you will marry me for the baby” would have done.
I also loved the mini-tours that we got of some spots in Barcelona, makes me wish my traveling days weren’t behind me but I’m sure I can find a virtual tour somewhere. I had fun with Their Barcelona Baby Bombshell and would definitely return for other titles in this series. If you enjoy a romance that isn’t always what you might expect, two people discovering that love can grow in unusual circumstances, and a steamy romance as well, then you’ll want to pick this one up soon.
Release date is June 28, 2022
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the author or author’s team via Booksprout. The opinions expressed in this review are my own – good, bad, or indifferent. I was not financially compensated for this review and no expectation of a positive review was promised.*
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