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In this Billionaires & Babies novel, award-winning author Kat Cantrell presents an offer that can't be refused

When billionaire entrepreneur Michael "Shay" Shaylen becomes guardian to a baby boy, he knows there's only one woman who can teach him how to be a father--his ex-lover, child psychologist Juliana Cane. So he makes her a deal: if she gives him two months, he'll
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 6th 2013 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2013)
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Desere
May 25, 2013 Desere rated it it was amazing
Most couples of today will tell you , that she either wears her hair up only because he loves it that way, or he does not watch sports any more simply because she is not a fan. But have you ever truly taken the time when hearing someone make such a statement to really think about the reason why he or she has made the sacrifice ?

The answer is clear, our love for another is stronger than our own passion for life, without the other person we would simply not want to exist in the first place, and th
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Susan
Jul 06, 2013 Susan rated it it was amazing
Very good book that deals well with fears and expectations. Shay and Julianna had known each other back in college and had been in love. But they were very different personalities. Shay was an adrenaline junkie who lived for danger. Julianna was a person who lived for control and safety. When she couldn't handle his frequent injuries anymore she broke things off. Now Shay has shown up at her home, asking for her help. He has become guardian to a baby boy and needs her to teach him how to be a fa ...more
Jackie (Jackie's Book World)
Review can also be found at: Jackie's Book World Blog :)

*ARC provided by Netgalley*

When Shay becomes guardian to a baby boy, he sets off to find his ex girlfriend, Juliana Cane and offer her the job that will bring this two ex-lovers back together. As a child psychologist, Juliana is willing to help Shay, as long as he helps her with her career by letting her document his experience as a new father for a parenting book. With nothing to lose, Shay accepts and Juliana moves to his house where she
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Nancy Crocker
Aug 25, 2013 Nancy Crocker rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley

Billionaire Michael “Shay” Shaylen has just became a father, but not in the way most would. His best friends and co owners of GGS Aerospace Grant and Donna Greene were killed in and experimental ship designed for space tourism. In their will they left their infant son Michael “Mikey” to Shay to raise. Now he has travel to the doorstep of the one woman he knows can help teach him how to be a great father. Dr. Juliana Cane, his ex lover.

Juliana walked away from Shay eight years ago, but not becaus
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Hsiau Wei
Nov 11, 2013 Hsiau Wei rated it liked it
This book tells the story of Shay and Juliana. They have been apart for more than 8 years and when he ended up at her doorstep, she was curious. It was then, she get to know that Shay have been made the guardian of a baby when his close friends died in an explosion. He has no idea in raising the baby and he knew the only person who would be able to help him is Juliana. Juliana, a divorcee and a child psychologist, was surprised to see him but seeing the baby and craving herself for one, she agre ...more
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
Jul 25, 2013 ♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡ rated it really liked it
Shay & Juliana once dated in college. She loved him, but he wouldn't settle down. She was afraid he would get hurt or die and she couldn't handle that, so she left.

This is the story of two people compromising & learning about each other for the love of a baby entrusted to them by friends who lost their lives unexpectedly. The journey has it's ups and downs. It can drive you crazy & make you sad in the same chapter.

All I know is that by the time this story was near the end, I wanted
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Monica Cardoza
Jan 01, 2014 Monica Cardoza rated it really liked it
Never try to change someone because it’s just not right. You have to love the person for whom they are not try to form them into whom you want them to be. Sure there is compromise and there is sacrificing but the person needs to want to do those things. That is what Juliana Cole and Michael Shaylen need to realize.

Michael “Shay” Shaylen has just lost his bestfriends in an explosion. When the will was read his bestfriends, Grant and Donna had left him their son, Michael Grant Greene. Only he is a
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Donna McBroom-Theriot
Aug 12, 2013 Donna McBroom-Theriot rated it it was amazing
Kat Cantrell delivers a sizzling story with sassy dialogue and steamy love scenes, all while teaching us about love, forgiveness, and sacrifice.

"...when she opened her front door to the man who'd once taken her to heights never experienced before or since, her brain deserted her...A familiar, cloud-parting smile broke open across his stubbly jaw, its effect a forceful punch to a feminine place long forgotten. Unbelievable. After all this time, both her brain and her body still reacted to him wi
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Veronica
Dec 31, 2013 Veronica rated it liked it
I won this book for free through the GoodReads Giveaway Program. As I write my review here, I will try not to release information about the story line and plot so you may read a copy to form your own opinions. GoodReads lists this book contains 192 pages whereas my copy contains 184. Though no mention of this being an advanced or other copy, I assumed it was final.

For me, this was an okay, lazy day read. I did read it in a day, mainly to just get through such a small book, but I found it could b
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Diah Didi
My very first of Kat Cantrell. Also posted on Buku-Buku Didi

It's a wonderful story about love and life. About taking risk and letting go. About sacrifice which in the end would make you (and your partner or people around you, too, hopefully) a better person.

I must say it's very hard for me to finish reading this book. Not because the book's so hard to like, but because there were parts in this book that reminded me to my fears. To the unwillingness to sacrifice something I desperately wanted to
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Heather
May 02, 2015 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
4.5 stars

Good story with a wonderful underlining point. You can't change a person you love but rather love who they are; the differences, the similarities, personalities, their essence, their soul.

Shay and Juliana loved each other eight years ago but the timing and situation wasn't right. Shay had a little growing up to do and Juliana had to see Shay for what he was. Not just love parts of him but the whole Shay.

Well that's my review sorry I wasn't more in-depth but I finished this about a week
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Miranda Liasson
Feb 05, 2014 Miranda Liasson rated it it was amazing
Emotional, sensual, heartbreaking and heartwarming. And great writing.
Loz
Nov 25, 2015 Loz rated it liked it
Sometimes we all just need to read something highly predictable, super sweet and complete with a millionaire hottie. Thats what this was for me.
bombay_sapphire
Jul 20, 2013 bombay_sapphire rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this story, especially the point that the author made about loving and accepting someone for who they are and not who you want them to be or wanting to mold them into someone they are not (Juliana's lesson). And in the case of Shay, learning to grow up and become inspired enough by the person you love to want to change your life.
Gujju Ellen
Sep 25, 2014 Gujju Ellen rated it it was ok
I don't think that it is that easy to abandon lifelong insecurities& fear. Just by starting to play the violin again, everything gets hunky dory? Everything falls conveniently into their slots? unbelievable!
Harlequin Books
"The sassy and smart dialogue between hero and heroine is just one of the many things to enjoy about Cantrell's latest. Delivering a trifecta of heart, humor and hotness, The Baby Deal is a hit." RT Book Reviews, rated 4 1/2 stars

Miniseries: Billionaires and Babies
Category: Passion
Jemi Fraser
Great story! The main characters have a history together that adds spice and nerves to their present. Watching them take chances to regain what they lost and more was a lot of fun! Great read :)
Cheyenne Anthony
Mar 11, 2015 Cheyenne Anthony rated it it was amazing
Very good plot! loved it a lot it was very sweet!
Lisa stephenson
May 29, 2014 Lisa stephenson rated it really liked it
Great little romantic book.
Vashti
Jul 09, 2013 Vashti rated it really liked it
Great reunion story.4.5***
Rhonda
Jul 22, 2013 Rhonda rated it liked it
The Baby Deal’s blurb drew me in immediately. I was so excited to start this book. Once I did, I was a little let down. I couldn’t get into the characters like I wanted. I couldn’t understand everything they were going through. How could you love someone, only if they changed for you, especially when what you want to change is the thing you love most about them. I mean I can understand why she wanted that, but seriously to give him an ultimatum when they were younger and then try to force the is ...more
KStar0330
Mar 14, 2016 KStar0330 rated it liked it
More or less a second chance at love with the one you thought got away, or is it that you actually let them get away. Only to be back in their lives not for what you would like, but for your expertise in helping them become someone who you always wanted them to be.
Bunga
Feb 06, 2015 Bunga rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Lumayan manis. Tentang ex lover yang dipersatukan kembali setelah sahabat mereka meninggal dalam kecelakaan dan bersama-sama jadi orang tua angkat untuk anak sahabatnya itu. Saya jadi inget filmnya Kate Hudson dengan tema serupa. :)
TSN
Mar 28, 2016 TSN rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
Did not like it.
Marquetta (LoveToReadForFun)
blah. didn't like the heroine. felt zero chemistry between h/h. story was kinda boring and meh.

full review to come
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Dec 24, 2015 07:47AM  
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Kat read her first Harlequin novel in third grade and has been scribbling in notebooks since she learned to spell. What else would she write but romance?

When she's not writing about characters on the journey to happily ever after, she can be found at a soccer game, watching Friends or dancing with her kids to Duran Duran and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Kat, her husband and their two boys live in North
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