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Baby Bonanza

3.37 of 5 stars 3.37  ·  rating details  ·  3,544 ratings  ·  248 reviews
Twins? The startling revelation that his affair with Jenna Baker had produced two little boys was almost impossible to grasp. Tycoon Nick Falco had never considered himself the settling-down type, yet now that fatherhood had been thrust upon him, he was determined to give his sons his name. But their mother wasn't about to let him back into her least not without ...more
Paperback, Silhouette Desire #1893, 184 pages
Published September 2008 by Silhouette (first published October 1st 2007)
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When I saw this was one of the harelquin freebies, I just had to get it. I mean really, have you taken a good look at that cover? It cracks me up! I don't know if I should start with the two fat, oblivious babies... or the way he's holding them like two wiggling footballs he scooped up off the ground while gazing optimistically into the horizon... or the strange jaw buldge that suggets a jaw tumor. I mean it looks like some oddball in a suit picked up some kids at the supermarket and brought the ...more
Wicked Incognito Now
Others have listed my reasons for hating this book. I'll just say: The hero, as a millionaire, was in the power position. Yet, he constantly remained powerful and overboding. He was overtly manipulative and unnecessarily angry before this book even started, so he SHOULD have had his ass handed to him by the heroine. He should've been taken down a notch. For this book to be acceptable for me, he should've been on his knees, giving power to the person who had none: the heroine.
The premise of this book is OK. Heroine has affair with hero, doesn't tell him she's his employee, he finds out anyway and fires her because he feels betrayed. The book starts when she runs him to earth on his cruise ship and tells him he's a father and would he please pay child support? And that's where the author lost me.

For one thing, the whole situation felt irreal. The hero is living on his cruise ship. Why would he do that? Isn't he losing money if he's living in the best cabin instead of
This is the first book I read on an ereader. Interesting experience - terrible book.

This review will contain spoilers.

Baby Bonanza is the lame story of a couple whose romance got interrupted due to some blatant miscommunication. Despite knowing he's her boss, Jenna decides to flirt and eventually sleep with Nick. Upon discovering who she is, he fires her and refuses to hear her side of the story. Shortly after that wondrous event, Jenna realizes she's pregnant with Nick's twin baby boys.

My research into What's New and Hot in Category Romance continues. This is my second free e-Harlequin.

Premise: One week of romantic bliss, which screechs to a halt when Tycoon Hero discovers that Poor but Honest Hardworking Heroine is in fact one of his employees, and not a guest on the cruise ship. He fires her and, assuming that she's after his money, refuses to countenance any explanation from her, either then or over the course of the next several months, when she calls, writes, and emails,
Harlequin/Silhouette books are like an addiction to me, so easy to get into... :)

This one was very entertaining, but nothing out of the ordinary. I can´t see myself buying Harlequin/Silhouette books anymore, but this one was free and, hey, it was good.
L.  (Will I Hit 400?)
Nick Falco is your typical Harlequin hero. He's filthy rich, handsome, has no personality and has women constantly throwing themselves at him. Jenna Baker is your typical Harlequin heroine. She's poor, beautiful, has no personality and a magic hoo-ha that makes her stand out from the rest of the women the hero has ever slept with.

After a whirlwind affair, Nick quickly dumps Jenna. She's unable to contact him via phone, text or email to tell him she's pregnant. (I guess it never occurred to her t
Janice (Janicu)
Jenna Baker worked for Nick Falco on one of his cruiseships, but after a week long affair together, Nick fired her because she didn't tell him she was his employee. Jenna got pregnant, but Nick ignored all her emails, phonecalls and messages for months and has no idea that he's a father. Jenna just wants Nick to know and to ask for child support for the twins, so she buys a ticket on his newest cruise to approach him in person.

Overall: OK, but I ended up not really liking this one. I thought Fal
Poorly written story, completely unlikable hero (he sleeps with a different woman every other night but suddenly he wants to be a father and loyal husband), silly heroine who 4 months after giving birth to twins doesn't wear bra and is more desirable than ever and can't keep her hands off the man she fell in love after spending one week with him a year ago!
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I didn't like it! There, I've said it!
I got this as a free e-book on Harlequin's site and thought it was about time I read one of Harlequin's books. Well, I am not sorry for reading it and will probably read more of their books in the future, but this particular book just wasn't for me.
The first thing that caught my eye was the cover!
I love the babies, but the picture of that macho guy holding them seems a bit silly, to be frank. But's a story about a Macho guy who just finds out he's bec
Rebecca (agirlirlblog)
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Jul 29, 2012 Sam rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Free book on Kobo, I'm so thankful I didn't have to pay for it.
The basic premise was good but the execution was dreadful. It had potential but kept going downhill until the end, that's when it went over the cliff head first. Angry, manipulative, playboy walks all over single mother of his twins. He threatens to take them away or split them up with 1 kid going to each parent because he is pissed she didn't tell him about them, and needs child support. Despite the fact she spent a year trying to
This was a really fun read. I loved that it jumped right in to the story but did not make me feel like I was missing information. Ms. Child did a very good job of quickly providing the background needed to pull the reader in to the story and then hit the ground running. Nick is a billionaire who earned his money through luxury cruise ships. Jenna is a former employee who after a brief affair becomes pregnant with his twins. After multiple failed attempts to gain Nick’s attention and introduce hi ...more
This was the first time I've read any books by this author and after a string of bad luck with not enjoying the stories from the Desire line, I was hesitant to dive in and read. But I'd made a promise to myself to get through my TBR pile here before getting any new books. :-) So I started reading it. I loved it! I couldn't put it down--just ask my hubby. :-) Due to the story plot I expected bitterness. And yes there is some. There has to be some. But it didn't dominate as I'd expected. And thing ...more
Missy Jane
I had expected this to be a cheesy love story because the title and cover were really riding that edge. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the characters and the writing. Both were really good and I'm now intrigued enough to want to know more.
Jenna met Nick aboard one of his cruise ships and they had a week-long flaming affair. Once he learned she worked for him he dumped her and fired her immediately. Now that a year has passed by without a word between them she's aboard one of his ships ag
I read this in a day not because I couldn't put it down, but because it seemed really short. The characters weren't very well developed and what we did learn wasn't really that interesting. The hero was kind of a pompous jerk who expects everything to go exactly to his plan and when it doesn't he threatens destruction. Toward the end he actually comes out and says marry me or I'll sue for custody. Nothing says I love you like using babies as bargaining chips. He also offered to take one twin and ...more
What a CUTE book,I really enjoyed the ease of reading this book and it kept me on the edge of wanting to keep reading and not putting it down. I finished it within less than 24 hours. I thought it was a fun book although the ending was expected to be as it was. I still loved reading it.

Absolutely adored Jenna,how she fights for her children's rights and is ever prepared for any accusation that Nick can hurl at her,she ready with all documents,proofs and words and when Nick is tongue tied when a
Don't judge me. It was free on my e-book, and I was intrigued by the ridiculous cover and title. Seriously, look at it. Some clueless doofus juggling two chunky babies in front of a city-at-sunset backdrop. Ah-MAZ-ing.

I'm going to have to call shenanigans on the title though. The babies weren't even in the book for at least 80% of it. What kind of poor excuse for a bonanza is that? And what kind of mother leaves her newborn babies to go off on a cruise, estranged father of her children or not?
Didn't exactly rock my world, but it was a cute read. The book would probably have ended up being several pages shorter had the author cut back the 'his pale blue eyes' to a minimum. It was seriously just too much.

Baby Bonanza is your standard "boy meets girl, girl has kids, girl tells boy he's a daddy, add some drama, happy ever after" recipe. And it works. Especially for a cute and quick read. And it's perfect for in-between the heavier reading.
A fun light read. While it's blatant fantasy (and I found it more unbelievable that Jenna could start her own business while caring for four-month-old twins than that she could get into a romance with a billionaire), my disbelief didn't keep me from enjoying the story. Jenna and Nick generally behave like adults; when they do stray into jerk behaviors, it's clear what's set them off, and they clue in and shape up reasonably quickly.
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I read this because it was a free read on kindle but I regret it now. And that's saying something because rarely do I regert reading a book no matter how bad it may be. Everything just seemed too perfect which made the characters annoying within the first chapter. Overall, a big waste of time but I've learned reading this book to be cautious with free reads.
NOT a secret baby story, thank heavens! I'm fact she went above and beyond what I would have done trying to let him know she was pregnant. He was a bit of a jerk and I really didn't "get" the attraction but it wasn't a bad read. Light and mostly implausible, this would be a good beach/vacation/rainy afternoon read. C+
Like: No unnecessary characters and story lines.
Dislike: Nothing.

I really enjoyed this book, and it's probably the best Harlequin novel I've ever read. Most Harlequin novels are too short, and leave you not knowing the rest of the story, but this book really wrapped up all story lines, and ended perfectly.
What I liked about this book the most is that there weren't any unnecessary characters or story lines, it stuck to the story, and didn't go off course.

I would definitely recommend this book
Nikita (NjKinny's World of Books & Stuff)
Dec 30, 2013 Nikita (NjKinny's World of Books & Stuff) rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: All romance lovers..
An affair and then a shattering revelation leaves Nick Falco and Jenna Baker on different paths but its been almost a year and Jenna is back with a bang. She claims to have mothered Nick's twins and wants monetary support from him if nothing else. But can Nick believe her when he knows that she is a liar and a deceiver?
Is she telling the truth this time?
Are the twins his?
What is he willing to do about all this?
Can he accept them?

Baby Bonanza by Maureen Child is your typical Harlequin romance wi
Predictable but still entertaining!
A good in between book. : )
This book does really not deserve being paid for.
Cliches are accumulated, the hero rich tycoon, who in my opinion is nothing more than an insecure playboy who managed to earn too much money for his own sake, the in-truth-shallow-though-seemingly-self-serving heroine, who is so in love with him, even if his only redeeming qualities are his hotness and the depth of his wallet. There is no character development, even if the hero goes from playboy boss to full family man in the book. Maybe it all ha
Multi-millionaire Nick Falco made it a rule to never date staff members so when he finds out that the woman he was having a passionate affair with was his cruise director he fires her for lying. Jenna Baker, the woman in question, was a bit annoyed as she hadn’t lied; she just didn’t mention the fact of her employment to him at the time. Shortly after she discovers she is pregnant and duly gives birth to twin boys. BABY BONANZA opens with her down in the bowels of Nick’s newly purchased cruise s ...more
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