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Staking His Claim (Billionaires and Babies #34)

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When her flaky sister abruptly backs out of their surrogacy agreement, Ella McLeod is left with a newborn she's in no position to care for. She'll have to give the baby up for adoption. Enter Yevgeny Volkovoy—her sister's bossy billionaire brother-in-law.Yevgeny won't let a Volkovoy be raised by strangers; he wants custody now. How can Ella be so cold as to deny him? Even ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 27th 2012 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2012)
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Tia
Dec 04, 2012 Tia rated it it was ok
To think there are women out here in the real world that act like the heroine. It ticked me off to be honest. She was a hypocrite as well. She offered her clients counseling but never took a session herself? The heroine was one fucked up lady!
Colleen
Dec 28, 2012 Colleen rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-in-2012
Horrible. There are no other words for this book other than horrible.
Lynne
Jan 20, 2013 Lynne rated it did not like it
This author must not have done a bit of research about having a baby! You're not supposed to have sex for six weeks after having a baby. She had sex after 12 days. Really? And it was a glorious experience that she repeated several times that night? It just went along with all the other yuck that was this book.
Lilah Chavez
ok not much romance till the last 50-75 pages and even then very lukewarm. the synopsis sounded great but was a definite letdown.
Susan
Dec 18, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it
Good book. I liked both Ella and Yevgeny, though Ella was a little hard to warm up to at first. She had agreed to be the surrogate for her sister who couldn't have kids. But when her sister changed her mind, Ella was left holding the baby. She'd had no intention of ever having children and felt completely unable to care for a baby. So she decided to give the baby up for adoption. When Yevgeny showed up he stated his intention of raising the baby, she was surprised - and not happy about it. She c ...more
Dancer
Jun 30, 2013 Dancer rated it liked it
Ella McLeod agrees to carry her sister Keira's baby, but before the child can arrive, Keira and her husband Dimitri decide they no longer want the child. They plan to go to Africa instead. Dimitri's brother Yevgeny Volkovoy arrives at the hospital when Ella goes into labor. She plans to place the child up for adoption, but Yevgeny is determined to have the child with him. He says he will adopt the child, but when Ella says she has already chosen a couple for the child, Yevgeny decides the only w ...more
Melissa Maxwell
Dec 31, 2012 Melissa Maxwell rated it it was amazing
I loved this book though to me is was so predictable. Ella was to be her sister's surrogate but less than a week before the birth her sisters says she has changed her mind so now Ella has to deal with the child. Ella never wanted the child because of a painful past so she plans to find the little girl a proper home. In comes her brother in law, Yevgeny, to take the child, but Ella wants holly to go to a home with to parents who will love and cherish her. Yevgeny is a single type A personality li ...more
Debbie
Dec 19, 2012 Debbie rated it it was amazing
This was an AWESOME book. Love the storyline. I have to say though at the beginning I really didn't like the heroine.
Mem
Nov 29, 2016 Mem rated it really liked it
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Verónica
Nov 13, 2016 Verónica rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Fue muy corto. Odie a los hermanos de los protagonistas que personas mas egoistas
Anna Lukyanova
Jan 20, 2016 Anna Lukyanova rated it did not like it
Where do I even start with this book?

I felt terrible for the main character. Not only did she sacrifice her body, time, and health so that her sister could have a baby, but when the sister backs out, literally at the last minute, everyone acts like Ella a horrible person for not wanting to raise a baby she never intended to raise. I don't know what made me more angry: that the flaky, immature, selfish sister basically got away without so much as a slap on the wrist (take her ass to court!), or
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Oky Septya
Sep 22, 2014 Oky Septya rated it liked it
Shelves: harlequin, ebook
Sebenernya ceritanya lumayan manis. Mulai dari gimana awal kedua karakter ini saling ga suka. Ga suka pake banget. Sampe akhirnya fall in love. Bahkan saya salut sama penokohannya, terutama penokohan adek2 mereka berdua yg super egois dan nyusahin kakaknya, bahkan sampe akhir pun masih nyusahin. Ckck.. beneran ada lho manusia kayak mereka di dunia ini. Keterlaluan. Bahkan pesan moralnya pun bagus. Jangan terlalu manjain anak sampe anaknya ga punya rasa tanggung jawab dan cuma ngandelin org lain. ...more
Wendy
Jun 11, 2013 Wendy rated it it was ok
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Leslie
Jul 08, 2016 Leslie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: _read-in-2016
I've seen reviews and seen that they say they didn't like Ella. Being an adopted child, I understand that world a bit more than most. I think she was beside herself with worry and hurt and pain. I think this turned out to be a great story. The odds are way up there for it being "his" but I'll take it! These are romantic fiction stories after all!
Kate
Jan 05, 2013 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall rating -- 3.5 stars

I like that the plot of this book was different than most romances, but I wish there'd been more spark and less arguing between the hero and heroine for the majority of the book.
Ker
May 18, 2014 Ker rated it it was amazing
Me gustó mucho. Y ¡AL FIN! Encontré a una heroína que use lentes hasta para ir a las galas. Esta autora nos entiende a las que usamos este invento del demonio realmente necesario para algunas.
Mimo
Jan 20, 2015 Mimo rated it liked it
The author does not not know anything about a love life " or lack thereof" after giving birth.
But the story itself is not bad.
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Wow. What a twist of events. Loved the happily ever after.
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USA Today Bestselling author Tessa Radley considers herself a reader at heart and discovered books at an early age. Growing up in a world surrounded by Nancy Drew, Ken and Flicka, Cherry Ames, Anne of Green Gables, Bilbo Baggins and the ponies of the Pullein-Thompson sisters, she eventually moved on to reading everything she could lay her hands on.

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