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The Christmas Secret (Fatherhood #32)
by Lee Mckenzie (Goodreads Author)
AJ Harris needs to leave town, before his past sneaks up on him in the form of a tool-belt-wearing beauty who also happens to be the mother of his child. Fate has other plans when AJ inadvertently hires Samantha Elliott to renovate and sell his grandmother's old house. Now he has to hide the truth--he secretly adopted the child Sam abandoned three years ago.Only, AJ can't ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Harlequin
(first published January 1st 2011)
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AJ Harris knew he needed to depart very soon but needed to sell his inherited grandmother’s property before he could leave town, before his past snuck up on him. In order to sell, he’s hired READY, SET, SOLD to come in to stage, and update the old family homestead. What surprised him was the young tool-belt-wearing beauty who was part of the the team he hired, who just happens to be the mother of his child. The child he secretly adopted when Samantha Elliott gave him away with nary a backward gl ...more
Very good book, classic example of couple torn apart by interfering parent. I loved Sam -- not only had she given up her baby to give him a better life, she was taking care of her ill mother, too. I also enjoyed seeing her work at the non-traditional job of carpenter -- you don't see too many of those. AJ was really nervous having Sam around because of the whole adoption thing, not knowing the whole story about her giving him up. The sparks between the two of them were still strong, and you just ...more
Here the reader meets a man with an 'adopted' son who is preparing to leave where he has grown up to take his son and move to another state so that he can raise his son as he likes. Problem is that when taking on the real estate agent who is involved in fixing up the home before selling he runs into the natural mother who doesn't know anything about his son being her son. There's more to the tale than that but it certainly does show that the saying there's his side of the story, there's her side ...more