Just one night? Yeah, right. Pippa Laingley should have known better. When an unplanned evening of passion with Cameron Hollingsworth results in unplanned pregnancy, she's at a crossroads. She knew going in that the enigmatic entrepreneur had built a fortress around his feelings. What she's just discovered is that he's loved and lost before—wife and child. Tragically.
Now Cam stands to lose it all again. If he lets Pippa get too close. If he pushes her away with loveless arrangements of financial support. Either way, he's doomed…unless he can let himself love again.
Cam is totally hot for Pippa and vice versa. One night they decide that they're finally going to quench their lust for each other. Cam is up front about the fact that this is just a one night stand, he will not call her and he does not want a commitment. Pippa is all for it and agrees whole heartedly. They spend a night of total passion and it's wonderful.
The next day Cam calls Pippa and lets her know that he found a condom and realized that it had broken. He lets her know that there's a possibility that she might be pregnant. Pippa freaks a bit but since she's trying to get her business off the ground she tries to concentrate on that instead of the possibility of being a single parent.
Pippa eventually discovers that she is indeed pregnant and Cam is more than happy to be there with her every step of the way. But Cam wants to wrap Pippa in cotton wool and Pippa's not up for that at all. Cam and Pippa start to be friends but then Cam will pull back. Despite Pippa telling herself that it would be the worst thing for her to fall in love with Cam she ends up falling anyway. But Cam is cold, remote and completely emotionally unavailable. He has had experiences in his past that makes him the way he is and is not willing to let the past go and move on with his life.
In this story Pippa is great. She's strong and determined to start her business. She's not afraid to tell Cam how she really feels and stand her ground and I had to admire her balls of steel. Cam was completely intimidating and I can't say I would have stood up to the man.
Cam was so screwed up in this book. He really was living in the past and was so scared of living life that he was letting it pass him by. I understood why he was frightened of letting Pippa into his life as well as the new baby but he was so mired in the past that he couldn't let go and make that step into the future. He was really mean to Pippa at one point and frankly I didn't want him to get Pippa back in his life. There was much grovelling but it just didn't feel like it was enough to me.
While I liked the story it seemed kind of odd at times to me. For all of the work that Pippa put into her business it almost seemed like once it was up she just didn't care about it too much. Then there was the fact that Pippa, who was a very smart woman, completely ignored any information about childbirth. She read all about being pregnant and the child's development after the birth but didn't want to know anything about labor and delivery. This just seemed uncharacteristic to me since she was such a smart woman and not one to be uninformed.
So while I thought it was a good story and a nice end to this series I did have some issues with it.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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