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Accidentally Yours

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  3,890 ratings  ·  196 reviews
WANTED: -Single mom seeks billionaire's pocketbook to fund dying son's research cure.Will seduce if necessary. Blackmail is not out of the question. Miracles welcome. -Cynical billionaire seeks working mom with a heart of gold for

PR campaign to improve his standing in the community. Must be willing to attend social events. Anyone looking for love need not apply.

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Paperback, 377 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Harlequin Books (first published January 1st 2007)
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5 stars – Contemporary Romance

Selfless, determined single mom Kerri Sullivan is in a desperate struggle to save her 9-year-old son Cody from a rare, debilitating, and progressive disease and vows to do anything and everything possible and impossible to find him a miracle, even masquerading as superhero Wonder Mom and blackmailing ice cold, ruthless, cynical, emotionless, power hungry, billionaire shark developer Nathan King into funding $15 million dollars for cutting edge research for a potenti
Why,oh why was this book on the best cont. Romance list?
On the most basic level I can tell you that this was a typical tragedy-salvation-love-marriage book.
If you'rw starving for a hallmark moment...go watch hallmark and don't throw your money away on this chunk of *bleep*!
Th concept and plot by them selves were ok, but you know how the seen+predictable combination works,right?
It ruins a read because you always feel the whole book was in the summary.The in-betweens were just for show at the publ
♡Karlyn P♡
Got 65% into the book but couldn't take the heroine one minute longer. I didn't like her, I could not see why Nathan was one bit attracted to her, and I didn't understand how she could treat billionaire Nathan with such contempt. BUT this became a solid wall banger when she keeps acting on her stupid disillusions that she has some cosmic control over her sons life if only she deprive herself of all things enjoyable. This broke the straw for me. I hate stupid ass heroines, and delusions such as h ...more
Miss Kim
Apr 17, 2009 Miss Kim rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Miss Kim by: random library grab
Starts out slow, and overall I found it 'meh'. The herione has a son dying from a degenerative disease, and she blackmails a billionaire into donating funds to work on the cure.

I didn't warm up to her much, as I found her pushy and silly. The billionaire was a cold jerk for 3/4 of the book.

There is a predictable HEA.
Lady Allison
Don't let the cover fool you, this is not a lighthearted book! But don't let it deter you either as it's also a FANTASTIC story.

Kerri is a single mom with a son who is dying from a degenerative disease. She is desperate & running out of options to keep her little boy alive. She finds billionaire Nathan, a reportedly cold hearted man, & blackmails him into donating 15 million dollars to a lab & research to find the cure. She figured he would be more open to support considering his you
This was a great book. It was very emotional, and I almost cried several times.
Kerri's son Cody is dying, and there is only one man who can help her find a cure. Nathan King's son died from Gilliar's Disease, the same disease Cody has. He doesn't let himself care about anyone, because it hurts too much. However, Kerri basically blackmails him into donating $15 million dollars to reopening a research lab to help cure the disease, and he ends up caring far more than he believes he should.
Kerri ha
Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
This was a nice little book that was probably a bit heavier on the emotional side for a contemporary romance.

The story's of a mother who's trying every means possible to find the funding for a research for a deadly desease that's slowly claiming her son. And her trials take her to the wealthy coldhearted businesman who's her last resort for the vast amount of money needed for the research. She practically blackmails him into 'donating' the money and in return he wants her to help him get the app
I'm going to preface this by saying that I normally love Susan Mallery books. However... this was not one of them.
Kerri Sullivan, the "heroine" of this story really annoyed the crap out of me. This book came so close to DNF for me. Yes, I get that people will do anything for their children but this is just ridiculous. Blackmailing a really rich man and playing on his emotions to try and save her son? And said billionaire going along with it. This book is just too twee. It doesn't deal with Natha
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After I got into this book and found out that it was about a Mom fighting for her sons life (he is sick with a fatal disease), I wasn't sure if I was going to like it. I usually have to gear up for those kind of books. But this one had me hooked and I couldn't let go. But don't fear, it all turns out okay.

I liked the characters a lot. Kerrie the heroine is funny and smart mouthed. The hero is tall dark and quiet. I liked that they each had to start to see each other differently before they coul
Two-haiku review:

Her son is dying
She blackmails him to donate
Millions for research

Loved this heroine
Unrealistic, still good
Fabulous ending
It's a love story... they all end the same. I like this one because I wanted to find out what happened. I was either going to have tears because I was happy, or I was going to have tears because I was sad.

It was always just Kerri and her son Cody, just the two of them. Cody has a degenerative illness that will take his life. Kerri is determined not to give up. She needs money in order to help the Dr. do research that will find a cure for what Cody has. In walks millionaire. It's a
Virginia Hill
Accidentally Yours was touching, clever, funny, heartfelt, and romantic! It's so much more than the synopsis and cover elude to. I was little prepared for the feelings evoked by this emotional story. Of the thirty-one Susan Mallery books I've read so far, this gem now holds the top spot for favorite! I can't recommend it heartily enough!
Mia Adorable
A powerful story about the love of a mother and second chances.

Widowed single mom Kerri Sullivan is trying to find a cure for a degenerative disease her 9-year old son, Cody is suffering from. Her husband died before they even realized they were pregnant and has been working odd-jobs mostly as a hairstylist to support her and Cody.

Billionaire Nathan King, also a widow, lost his 5-year old son from the same disease. Little does he know that the love, determination of a mother will cross his pat
Kerri's son, Cody, has a disease that is slowly killing him so Kerri tries to find someone who can find a cure. She researches the disease and locates a scientist who has been working on a cure but needs millions of dollars to continue his work. Kerri tricks a very wealthy man, Nathan, into donating the funds, but, in exchange, she and her son have to make some public appearances with him to help him to gain a more positive image.

Most of this book is about Kerri trying everything she can to get
This book rocked me to my core! It was so heartfelt and the writing was so moving! I loved the dynamics between all of the characters, Nathan and Kerri, Kerri and Cody, Nathan and Cody, Nathan and Frankie. They were all woven together so beautifully and I loved every moment of it. This book drew laughter, smiles and tears from me. Definitely worth the read!
Jessica Alcazar
what can I say ... it was cute and easy to read :)
HOWEVER, can we not cut the HEA so frikkin close to the end because I was having heart failure and hyperventilating from crying ..... just sayin ;-)
Jennifer Brown
Another fabulous book by this author! I've been reading a lot of the Fool's Gold series whenever I pick up one of her books so it was nice to select one that wasn't part of that community. Then again, I love having characters from previous books pop up in others!


Anyways, this was a different story. I thought for sure that the little boy was going to die and it would bring them together in the end and the couple would then start a huge thing for that disease. I'm very gla
Jamie Scott
This was a really great story. I loved how Kerri was willing to do anything to save her son. And Nathan clearly had a heart behind his tough exterior, even while trying to keep Kerri at bay. But he could not help but fall for her strength and wit. I thought this was going to be a fairly simple story when I first picked it up but it went so much deeper. The idea of a mother blackmailing a millionaire in order to find a cure for her dying son was hard to put down. All of the characters felt true t ...more
This book had such a wow factor for me. Who knew this book was going to be so deep. Kerri son is dying and her only hope is a billionaire who she wants to donate fifteen millions to the only scientist who came close to a cure before his lab was blown up. The beginning of the book where she is pretending to be a waitress so she could meet the illusive billionaire is both funny and heartbreaking. What seems in the beginning to probably be a light romance turn into a solid story with a sick child a ...more
In Seattle, single mom Kerri Sullivan knows she is running out of time for her nine year old son Cody is slowly dying from Gilliar's Disease. Her only hope to save her offspring is the mercy and money of Nathan King, whose son died of that illness six years ago as researcher Dr. Abram Wallace was on the verge of a breakthrough in his lab before the fire destroyed his workplace. She has taken work at the Grill where King eats although she knows the rumors that he lost his heart when his son died. ...more
The first part of this book I just loved. I kept hoping that even though the book is considered a Romance novel that it wouldn't contain the explicit details many Romance novels do.

First I loved the whole Wonder Mom thing. I think it was adorable. I also did enjoy Kerri's character but didn't always agree with all of her ways of thinking or blaming herself.

I also appreciated the story since I have a daughter with a disease that will take her away from me one day. I could also understand with N
♥ Melody
I had issues w/ this book for several reasons mainly with the heroine Kerri. It really bugged me how this character was written and the complete hypocritical narrow-minded focus she had. To me this wasn't a romance book in the least so if you are expecting to get lovey dovey sweet moments this isn't the book for you.

I sympathized with Kerri and could never imagine the situation she was going through. I don't ever want to. Guilt and desperation and anguish can drive a person to a state of mind an
This was an interesting read for me. I picked it up at the library on audio book because I've enjoyed several other Susan Mallery books and the story sounded interesting.

Kerri's son Cody has a life threatening illness and she will do anything in her power to get him better. This includes posing as "wonder mom" to give her son hope and getting billionaire Nathan King to donate $15 million to a research facility that was working on a cure for Cody's disease (I wouldn't call it blackmailing but I
This is an older Mallery that I somehow missed. The heroine is a hairstylist with a son who has a terminal illness, an "orphan" disease without a lot of research into curing it. He's already lived longer than most kids with the disease and she knows there's not much time left. She's moved to a town where a scientist was going good work on the disease, but a fire shut the lab down. When she asks what he needs to get the lab going again, he tells her "Ten million dollars." So she finds a billionai ...more
Christi Snow
My Review:
There are people in this world that have had more than their share of hard luck and bad breaks. The hero and heroine of this book could both be put into that group, but they have each dealt with that bad luck in totally different ways.

Nathan is a bitter, hard, cold man. After a long string of bad personal relationship (ex-wife, parents, sister,) his 7 yo son died from the same disease that Kerri's son has, and that's the last straw. He is determined that no one will ever to him emotio
I just finished this book. It wasn't a great book but it wasn't horrible. Okay so quick summary poor mom Kerri Sullivan needs 15 million dollars so there can be a cute for her son Cody's disease. Cue in billionaire Nathan. Kerri blackmails Nathan in to giving the 15 million and in return Kerri had to attend any event with him that he wanted.
So here's what I liked about the book. The banter between Kerri and Nathan was funny and cute. The banter with Kerri and Cody was also funny. I also like how
When I started this book and found out that is was about a mother (Kerri Sullivan) who's son has a terminal disease I wasn't sure I was going to be able to read it.. because I'm a very emotion person. But I figured I would give it a shot and kept ready. I was immediately drawn in by Kerri's determination and witty remarks. She is definitely not afraid to speak her mind. She is determined to get millionaire Nathan King to donate money to the research company that is working on the cure. Kerri ini ...more
Patti Korbet
As with any story, the characters are what make or break it for me. Nathan was a pompous jerk much of the time, and while he had some good reasons for that, we hardly saw them. Then there is Kerri, who seemed pretty great until later when she's convinced that her lack of a love life is the price she has to pay to keep her son alive. Not because he needs all her time. No, because if she has a love life, then her son will get sick.

The plot wasn't too bad - predictable, though all my review readers
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“Welcome to the real world Kerri. Shit happens. You don't get to stop it by being a nun or telling the truth or turning counter clockwise three times while facing the sun and clucking like a chicken. It's a crapshoot and sometimes you lose.” 13 likes
“He grinned like a proud male and moved closer. “It was good.”
“Are you asking or telling?”
“I know it was good.”
She’d just experienced the longest orgasm in modern history. Who was she to be critical?
“It was amazing.”
He cupped her face and kissed her. “We could do it again.”
“I don’t think that’s possible.”
Instead of answering, he bent down and drew her nipple into his mouth. Then he reached
between her legs and lightly touched her.
Instantly jolts shot through her. She found herself wanting to pull him close and beg to be
He drew back. “What do you think?”
She looked into his amused eyes. “That maybe I might have a little more time to make up
“I figured.”
“Did you bring more condoms?”
“Thank God.”
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