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Their Newborn Gift (Outback Baby Tales #3)

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When Lea became accidentally pregnant she decided that she would go it alone. Rodeo star Reilly wasn't the sort of man who'd want to be tied down. But five years later she needs to tell him her secret....Learning he's a daddy is bittersweet for Reilly, because his little girl is fighting to survive. Her only hope is a new brother or sister. Can he and Lea create a newborn ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published June 8th 2010 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2010)
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The UHQ Nasanta
What I liked about this book: the setting, Riley, parents' love and determination to save their child, touching upon a controversial medical issue.

I really liked the Australian setting. I rarely read books with settings outside the UK and the US, and it was a pleasure to immerse myself in this world. The author was quite good with that.

I liked Riley. He had his own set of problems, but as the reader, I was able to see his POV and thus understand why he viewed Lea the way he did. I thought him
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Roberta Capizzi
Apr 07, 2013 Roberta Capizzi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
This book has been in my Kindle library for months, I had totally forgotten about it, and I'm so glad I stumbled upon it while browsing the library for a new book to read on a lazy Sunday.
What a great, romantic and touching story. Heartbreaking at times, but guaranteed to warm your heart and fill it with all kinds of emotions.
I read the first 51% all through the morning, and finished it before going to bed, I couldn't put it down and I didn't want to go to sleep until I knew how it ended. The s
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RLA
Jun 16, 2011 RLA rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story begins with the heroine Lea travelling with her little daughter Molly to visit the hero Reilly. Five years ago Lea and Reilly shared a night together, Lea had left in the early hours never seeing him again and did not tell him that he is Molly's father. Reilly is surprised to see Lea again, he was angry that she left as he felt they had connected and he is even more angry when he learns of Molly's existence. Lea informs Reilly that Molly is very sick and needs a bone marrow transplant, ...more
LaFleurBleue
Apr 23, 2014 LaFleurBleue rated it it was ok
This book really had potential but kept disappointing me.
The main topic dealt with relates to a woman wanting to have a second child as a means to save her first born. Not an easy topic, but with really good potential, except it was barely brushed. Then some additional difficulties add up, male infertility - also barely brushed - infidelity, surrogacy... None of them really handled.
More than a few times I had the feeling the author chose the easy way out, glossing over the reality to hide some
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Blodeuedd Finland
Maybe the Australia setting made this one work for me. Because the heroine was a blind fool. Seriously!? You wonder why Reilly is upset with you? You got pregnant, had the kid and never told him! Then she shows up 5 years later and demands another child. Ok the reason was good, the first girl is dying and needs stem cells. But the way she just shows up, let him be angry cos you stole 5 years of his first child's life first.

So Lea has issues. Daddy issues, and she wanted to do it alone.

Reilly was
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Michelle Styles
Aug 09, 2011 Michelle Styles rated it liked it
Enjoyable story about the outback. As a Silver Brumby fan, it was great to have brumbies in the book. However, having had a C-section, I did get pulled out of the book towards end because the heroine was way way too active almost immediately post recovery. You can barely stand up straight!
But it is a good escapist read and Nikki is an up and coming author
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Oct 12, 2012 Donna ~ The Romance Cover rated it really liked it
This was a freebie and was shocked it was a Mills and Boon story (my mum used to read them when I was little) great story line that had me hooked and I really enjoyed it. Not one of my usual books, but a good read.
Zara Hobson
Nov 07, 2016 Zara Hobson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant

Loved the book was really good. fully enjoyed it couldn't put it down. Definitely recommended. Will be looking for more.
Karla

4 Stars! What an emotional journey! I got much more out of this read than I anticipated.

What would you do to save your child's life? Lea would do just about anything. Desperate to save her adorable daughter, Molly, she approaches Reilly, the father of her child, with a proposal that could save her life. He has no idea that he's a dad, and he's shocked to say the least. Then he's slapped with devastating news that she has a life-threatening illness, double whammy! I felt so bad for him.

Molly is
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Char
I actually really enjoyed this and I wasn’t expecting to. I thought it was well written and even though it got a bit too sweet for me in places, had a good plot to it. I liked the fact that it broke a couple of Mills & Boon stereotypes for me. I didn’t even realise it was one until I saw a bigger version of the cover. I also thought it was easy to read and after a while I forgot that I wasn’t reading a proper book. I did see a couple of issues with the typing but there wasn’t anything too cr ...more
Cedar
Nov 08, 2012 Cedar rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Romance
Freebie from www.everyonesreading.com

Lea has a one night stand, accidentally ending up with an 'Opps, your eggo is preggo', situation. And yes it is a reunion romance, but with a slight twist.

It has the angst of a man who pushes himself to be perfect, but never quite measures up to his own high standards, and is now all alone. A woman who has alienated herself from most of her area's society in choosing to do it alone, and in Outback Australia, far away from Cities, and Shops, and Mothers Group
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Gail
I really liked this book. It has angst and heat and Romance with a capital R.

It's set in Australia, and opens with the heroine coming to see the hero. She's terribly worried, and her daughter is very excited. She's going to meet her dad. But Mom wants to talk to him first. We also gather that the child is sick in some way. Fragile. However, the girl doesn't stay in the car like she's been told. She comes barging into the difficult reunion scene-mom and dad had a one-night stand several years ba
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Lou
I decided to read this one because I felt like a nice fuzzy braincandy romance, and this did the trick. I enjoyed the Australian setting, and learning little snippets about the outback along with the story. Lea and Riley did make me roll my eyes somewhat at the start with their (view spoiler)reactions to each other, which seemed a bit over the top even in the circumstances. The time period over which they calmed down and then started getting to k ...more
Ann York
Mar 04, 2012 Ann York rated it it was amazing
This book was really good it's about a woman who has a child is she is ill and she has to go and find the father of her child because she needs him to have another child with her so she can save her daughter but he say's he will do it but he gets to keep this baby they are having and she signs a contact to agree to it so now she has to move in with in with because he wants to help her and in the end he asks her stay but she can't because she loves him but he doesn't love her so she does leave an ...more
Joanna Brocklehurst smith
Jun 03, 2014 Joanna Brocklehurst smith rated it really liked it
This was a great book, a real heart string puller (especially when you know someone who's been saved by the stem cell procedure).
Lea accidentally gets pregnant after a quick fling with a rodeo ace, life's never that simple though and the little girls has sever health issues and the only solution is a stem cell transplant which has to come from a full sibling.
Now Lea must approach the cowboy (Reilly) and not only tell him he has a daughter he knows nothing about but also convince him to have ano
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Kat at Book Thingo
The complications in this story make for dramatic conflicts. Nikki Logan doesn’t let up on the angst, and with a terminally ill child involved, this book is guaranteed to be a tear-jerker. Luckily, it’s a romance. With an epilogue!

Reilly starts off acting like ye olde heartless hero bent on revenge for Lea leaving him after one night—‘as cheap as a motel television’—and not telling him about the baby. But it’s not long before he’s mush. We don’t see the story from his point of view, so there’s a
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Rosie Comia
Liked the Australian setting & Lea's motherly love & drive to save Molly from her illness. Although at first I got tired of Lea's attitude, her stubbornness & not being able to let go of her past which affected her relationship with Reilly. I liked the introduction of the placenta-stem cell medical procedure although it's better if this topic has been delved more by the author as well the Molly's recovery (although we all knew she got better or was healed). Lea's jumping & runnin ...more
Joy
Mar 28, 2011 Joy rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Set in rural Australia, a woman tracks down the man who fathered her daughter during a one-night stand. She has an unusual request: her daughter is dying of aplastic anemia and cord cells from a full sibling might mean a cure. The father, a rodeo rider with infertility-causing testicular damage (all that bouncing around on bulls! but fortunately he has banked sperm!) is initially reluctant, but willing--his only condition is that he gets the baby. It's a tough ride from here to romance. I really ...more
Annabel
Sep 02, 2013 Annabel rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-books, ebook
It was good my emotions was everywhere with this book and don't think it's anything to do with this pregnancy...

I loved how lea did everything she could to save her daughter but while she did an unexpected happen she fell in love

It was good to read about how it all worked out and I think it ended really good... The whole story was good and I think it was a good book and would recommend it to anyone (even though its. Mill & boon book it was nothing like their usually love story there was mor
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Preeti ♥︎ (Romance She Reads)
okay not a bad read...lots of emotion,emotional baggage n do.The H after his very initial inertia metamorphises into a great guy but as as i read on the h's thoughts n reasoning get so repetitive n annoying that you wanted to go out there n smack some sense into her. For someone who loves her daughter so much that she bravely ventures into a second pregnanacy with her one time lover,she sure comes across as a selfish scaredy cat towards the end...all what you would want to say to her is btw said ...more
Ammena
Jul 16, 2012 Ammena rated it it was amazing
Finished this book in about two days (would have been shorter if it wasnt for the NEXT sales) It was such an inspiring tale and so believable I felt that I was connecting with all the characters in all of the lines.
Would very much recommend it to friends

It starts with a mother who needs a child to help her living daughter survive, add a sterile unknown father who still longs for that unknown woman who ripped out his heart five years previously and you have the start of a loving family
JT Anoymous

This book got me skipped a couple or more pages because its short of conversations between the two characters. Not really a fan for third person point of view, almost hard for me to understand. I can't get to measure the character's personality kind of really vague introductions.

Maybe if this book was written to first perspective or each character's POV maybe it will be more exciting for me to read it.

It also lacks romance moment. Though is that what the writer's aim?
Harriet
Jan 12, 2012 Harriet rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
(ePub, not Kindle.) Reilly and Lea had a fling several years that produced a child. Lea meets Reilly again to ask for his help after her daughter became sick.

In spite of the few but noticeable typos, this was a pleasant surprise for me, because I enjoyed the development of Reilly and Lea's relationship over several months. They started out as strangers (in spite of their past) and got to know each other with a few bumps and tense moments.
Manda
I found this book such a sweet and delightful read. It wasn't too long and didn't bore me with too much information. I was disappointed slightly because the book didn't offer an insight into the couple's life after the baby was born. There was an epilogue but it wasn't enough for me. I wanted to read about their new life together. Despite that minor thing, the book was good.
Diana Toba
Jul 01, 2013 Diana Toba rated it really liked it
It was a great book. There were a lot of emotions. A mother doing everything that is humanly possible for the love of her child. The relationship between Lea and Reilly changing as the story advances.
I loved the fact that they both try to do the right thing for Molly and they try to be the best parents that they can.
I hope to see more books from this author. Enjoy your reading!
Netty
Nov 09, 2011 Netty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nikki-logan
I can't tell you how much I loved this book. You'd have to see the puffy blurry eyes to see how much I sacrificed to read this. It was wonderfully romantic, with characters that you instantly wanted to be or be with. I want to make it law that everybody reads this book. Its not too long, it falls straight into the storyline and its free on Amazon.
Heather
Feb 06, 2012 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a refreshing change to read a book not set in the the UK or USA!

I really liked this book, like the characters and how they intereacted with each other based on their preconceived ideas about what the other person was possibly thinking and feeling.

A good ending too!!
Lauren Agnew
Sep 15, 2013 Lauren Agnew rated it really liked it
Very good read, I really enjoyed this and glad it was a happy ending (even though most of these books usually are lol). Lea would have done anything to save her daughter Molly's life. unconditional love of a mother!
Emily Stone
May 21, 2013 Emily Stone rated it really liked it
This book was so full of emotion it really filled me up reading it, but at the same time it gave me a warm fuzzy feeling. It did make me a little angry that she kept his daughter a secret for so long, what gives a person the right to do that? But the story was good and I enjoyed reading it.
Jackie
Nov 01, 2012 Jackie rated it it was amazing
I have to say I really enjoyed this book. I wasn't expecting much as I got it free for my Kindle but once I started reading it I just couldn't put it down. I thought the two main characters were very likeable and was a good read.
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Australian, Nikki Logan, lives on the edge of a string of wetlands south of Perth, Western Australia with her partner and a menagerie of animals. She writes captivating, nature-based stories full of romance in descriptive natural environments for Harlequin Enterprises and Entangled Publishing. She believes the danger and richness of wild places perfectly mirror the passion and risk of falling in l ...more
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