Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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Bayou Billionaires #4
Joanne Rock
Releasing May 1st (Digital)
Releasing May 10th (Print)
Harlequin Desire

His proposition: pretend they’re a couple to end a scandal. But she has secrets of her own…

Tatiana Doucet has dealt with sexy, arrogant athletes most of her life. But Jean-Pierre Reynaud is a whole different animal—in bed and on the field. Unbeknownst to him, their one amazing night produced a son. Now her family’s biggest football rival is back, offering a seductive wager she can’t refuse.

Jean-Pierre despises the media. When rumors fly, he knows a fake relationship is the perfect diversion for the tabloids—and Tatiana’s unbridled passion is the perfect diversion for Jean-Pierre. But when she drops a baby bombshell, the scandal will rock them both!

SECRET BABY SCANDAL is an engaging romance and a wonderful conclusion to the Bayou Billionaires series. Jean-Pierre is the youngest Reynard brother and the one that doesn't work with the family football team. Months after a sexy one night stand with Tatiana Doucet, he learns that they have a son together.
     Their reunion is bittersweet. They cared for each other when they were younger, but that was ended by a falling out between families. Their reconnection brings a lot of heart to a nicely paced story of two people that are given a second chance to make things right. I loved the spark between Jean-Pierre and Tatiana.
     This is a sweet romance and a fun and sexy way to end the series. You also get to see the rest of this hot group of brothers and the women who make up their other half. Joanne Rock and Catherine Mann continue to make a heck of a talented writing team and I look forward to reading more from both talented authors in the future.

Darting back the way she came, she turned a corner and nearly plowed right into none other than Jean-Pierre himself.
Oh!” With a yelp of surprise, she gripped his forearm to stay upright.
Shh,” Jean-Pierre warned her, tucking her under his arm and pressing a finger to her lips. “There’s a camera crew just down that hallway.” He nodded to the ramp just ahead on his right.
Tatiana tensed at his touch. His scent. His maleness. She’d spent so long avoiding him, but in spite of all logic, he affected her. At six-three, and at this close range, he had to peer down at her, his brown eyes flecked with hints of gold and green. She’d fallen for him hard back in prep school, a young love that had only felt more poignant after they’d been torn apart by their families’ sudden rift. They’d both moved on, of course, two thousand miles of separation proving as effective a deterrent as the well-publicized feud. But when he’d joined the Gladiators and she’d seen him at the occasional party, she’d been as drawn to him as ever. It had been an attraction that hadn’t been reciprocated, judging by his cold words about her court case last winter. She still didn’t understand how that terse confrontation in the courtroom had turned so heated.
Now, heart hammering, she simply nodded, knowing they needed to avoid the press. Heaven forbid the media were to overhear what she had to tell Jean-Pierre.
He frowned down at her, not moving.
What?” she whispered, shaky and off-balance as she peered up into his shadowed face.
We could let them find us,” he suggested, his gaze roving over her as he seemed to weigh the idea. “They could photograph us kissing.”
The mention of kissing should not have sent a bolt of lightning through her. Especially when Jean-Pierre seemed to be mulling over the idea with the same attention he might give a playbook. Dispassionate. Assessing.
Are you insane?” Her whisper notched up an octave as she grabbed his sleeve and tugged him in the other direction.

Not that he moved….

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Four-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn't like. The author of over seventy novels enjoys writing contemporary romance and medieval historicals alike, recently exploring Young Adult romance under a pseudonym. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance–in all its forms-- fits her life outlook perfectly. When she's not writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her favorite sports teams play with her former sports editor husband and three athletic-minded sons.

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  1. Thank you so much for the read and the review, Karen! Thrilled to have the spot on the blog today and I'm so glad you enjoyed the series :-).

  2. You are so welcome, Joanne! It was such a good series.