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Burned by love and grieving over his brother’s death, sexy billionaire CEO Carter Anderson wants nothing more than to protect his family. So when beautiful and unassuming physical therapist Gwen Radley shows up at the funeral, pregnant with his brother’s baby, Carter’s certain she wants an interest in the Anderson empire—and both his suspicion and attraction grow when circumstances force Gwen to move into his family’s mansion.

An orphan, Gwen’s never wanted anything more than a family, and she finds in the Andersons a place she and her baby might belong. When Gwen’s therapy expertise leads to long hours of intense, late-night collaboration on a lucrative project, the attraction between her and Carter leads to a night of white-hot passion. But Carter’s distrust remains, leading them both to wonder if he will ever embrace his brother’s baby—or the love that’s blooming between them.

175 pages, ebook

First published May 19, 2014

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Lea Nolan

11 books383 followers
Lea Nolan is a USA Today bestselling author who writes witty contemporary stories filled with head-swooning, heart-throbbing, sweep-you-off your feet romance. She also pens books for young adults featuring bright heroines, crazy-hot heroes, diabolical plot twists, plus a dose of magic, a draft of romance, and a sprinkle of history.

Born and raised on Long Island, New York, she loves the water far too much to live inland. With her heroically supportive husband and three clever children, she resides in Maryland where she cracks crabs and bakes ugly birthday cakes.


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1,393 reviews244 followers
May 11, 2014
This was simply a pleasure to read. Whilst very light on the sexy content (which based on the storyline is no bad thing) it has a simple yet captivating storyline, loveable frustrating characters and some real touching, intimate, heartfelt moments. Whilst some pregnancy/baby plots air on the far-fetched side, this didn't.

Carter Anderson is going through a pretty rough time; his brother Ben has been killed whilst on tour in Afghanistan, his Dad is struggling to recover from a stroke and he has taken over the running of the family multi-million company. With wealth comes the playboy reputation and Carter doesn't appear to be having any problems in mastering it. The icing on his not-so-very-pleasant-cake comes in the form of Gwen Radley, who arrives at his brother's funeral, quietly wishing to pay her respects to the man who's rehabilitation she assisted in and had a one night stand with before his deployment. A rendezvous which has left Gwen with a permanent piece of Ben who will be entitled to a share in his family's business. But not if Carter gets his way...


The pair of them gave me whiplash but I adored them. Gwen is no wallflower, she hasn't had an easy life but this has made her the tough, independent lady she is and I loved that she didn't take any crap from Carter. And her relationship with his Dad was just heartwarming. Carter is cocky, stubborn and infuriating but you can't help but feel for the guy as much as want to shake some sense into him. Dig deeper and underneath is a thoughtful, kind and misunderstood man. Granted their journey didn't hold any particular surprises, but it was the fact that their chemistry blossomed as opposed to sizzled and amongst the angst was fun which made it such a lovely easy read.

I can't fault it. From the gorgeous cover to the satisfying epilogue, I devoured it and would love to see Devon, Carter's best friend get a book; as much as I wanted to wallop him, I think he has potential. His Billion Dollar Baby is a fine addition to the Indulgence line and one I'd recommend.

I received a copy of this courtesy of Entangled Publishing for an honest & unbiased opinion
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1,303 reviews89 followers
May 20, 2014
This is a romance that readers can just fall into. With a strong direction, well defined and marvelously written characters, and a story driven plot; His Billion Dollar Baby, is a read that gives romance lovers so much more than their money's worth.

Gwen Radley has been through a lot in her life, and with the tragic death of her unborn baby's father leading to her unceremonious introduction to his uber-wealthy family...let's just say that things are about to get a lot more interesting for our girl.

Gwen's heartfelt honesty and "can do" spirit are two of the driving forces that keep one reading.
She is not a person seeking to impose herself or her problems upon anyone. If anything, she is the first to offer a helping hand in any case.

When the open heart and trusting soul that is Gwen, comes up against the calculating cynicism that is Carter Anderson, sparks will fly and readers will take sides.
Not to worry though, for all of those that are TEAM GWEN. This is one fiery redhead who doesn't take things lying down. She is out to show Anderson that not everything in life has a price tag.

The romance here is very sweet and because Gwen is an expectant mother, the love scene here is a little on the sedate side.
That does not mean that it is in any way less effective in conveying the passion that these two share for each other.
This is a book that is built on story however, so most of the "must read drama" has nothing to do with bedrooms.
There is also a very interesting family dynamic that takes place between Gwen and Carter's parents.

This is a wonderful read that is full of surprises and feel good moments!

In the world of Contemporary Romance...His Billion Dollar Baby is simply priceless!

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Author 4 books77 followers
May 22, 2014
Carter - you are a jerk. You remain a jerk for a very, VERY long time. But the grovel almost makes up for it. Almost.

Gwen - you deserve better than a judgmental jerk like Carter.

Now that I've got that off my chest, I can move on to the review. I enjoyed this book for the most part, but I swear, Carter moodswung/condemned Gwen the way a woman pregnant with twins moodswings. And I know how bad that is, having done it. But it was Gwen who really made me fall in love with this book. Her physical therapy work was incredible, between helping design a phenomenal shoe to help recovering military amputees walk better to getting Mr. Anderson Senior to open back up to the world.

Some of the romance was lovely in this book, as Carter began to open up a bit to Gwen. Gwen really wants the family that the baby she's carrying will give her. She doesn't want any money, just wanted the child to know its father's family. She's a genuinely good woman who deserved a genuinely good man.

I enjoyed watching Mr. Anderson's slow progression from being entirely bound by his stroke to much more mobility and freedom, all because Gwen can't not help someone when she's so close to them. I felt Ms. Nolan did a remarkable job giving life to the Anderson family altogether.
On a side note - I'd love to see the corporate attorney get his own story. He's awesome and while Carter's jerkiness tinges on almost unforgiveable, the lawyer's reaction to Gwen made sense. I'd be suspicious of her too if I weren't living with her, seeing every single thing she does to improve life around her.

So - this had the potential for five gargoyles, but because of my reaction to the hero, I can't justify giving it more than 4. Sadly. I can't wait to read more by Ms. Nolan though!

Book provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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298 reviews175 followers
May 12, 2014
4 Stars!

'Desire fired in his chest, stroking his passion and squelching any well-laid plan to stay away from her.'

Okay so I wanted a book where the woman has a kid or is pregnant or something..Now you are probably like whaaaat? Yeah I don't even know why but that's the book i was looking for and well I could have just asked right? on facebook or here or anywhere but at the time I was too lazy to even do that pft! So in the end I found this book on Net Galley when I was randomly browsing. Looking on Goodreads and finding out that not many people have reviewed it at the moment which made me nervous..is it just me that that happens to? I need to see that a lot of people have reviewed the book I want to read < this somehow calms me and makes me think ahh it can't be that crap if there are so many reviews (even if they are a mixture of good and bad)

I really enjoyed this book, I didn't really think it would be all that, just a short normal okay-ish book so i was surprised when I finished it in one go and wanted more.I thought it would be longer as I prefer longer books to short ones but oh well it was still an enjoyable read.
So yeah let me get to the story since I seem to be rambling!

Carter Anderson is sexy billionaire CEO with a reputation of being a player. He has been betrayed in the past which leaves a bitter taste in his mouth, he can't seem to get passed it.So at his brothers funeral when he meets Gwen Radley he automatically thinks she doing it all for money. Gwen claims to be pregnant with Carter's brother’s baby.

'She was tempting, no doubt, but below that beguiling exterior laid the heart of a woman like any other.One who couldn't be trusted because she would indisputably, exploit you and rip out your heart.'

Gwen Radley has never had much as she is an orphan, she always longer for family but she didn't expect it to be like this. She goes to Ben's funeral to put a picture in his casket a little piece of the baby he will never get to know. Being discreet doesn't work out and things get messy when Carter steps in claiming that she obviously wants money.That this is all a lie. She never knew a one night stand would bring her to this.

Ahh these two were constantly going at each other and at times I just wanted to smack Carter for being a mean little shit.I understood how what he went through in the past messed him up but he really needed to let it go and see past his own issues. I adored him at times and other times not so much but hey it happens.Loved the happy ending, even though this book was predictable its still a great quick read.

Gwen is a strong character, after all she went through she had to be.Things keep going wrong for her yet she never quits, she carries on with her head held high and never gives up.They are both stubborn at times which at times made things worse.
I loved the work Gwen did with Carter's dad and how she helped bring the family together and make it stronger.

*ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review*

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484 reviews99 followers
June 3, 2014
OK this book was really amazing!!! It's a beautiful, touching, heartfelt, sexy but also funny romance, with two strong and captivating heroes!

Carter Anderson is a 34 years old Billionaire and CEO of one of the world most famous sport equipment company "Work it Gear", imagine him like the hire of "Nike" for example. He's totally sexy,blue eyes, dark brown hair, a body to die for and is a fix of the socialite gossip page. But he comes from a terrible love situation with his ex cheating gold digger wife, who made him lose total faith in women.

And we have Gwen Radley, she's a 25 years old no nonsense heroine. I love the girl, she's so tough, funny, kind and intelligent. She's beautiful, has auburn hair, green eyes and works as physical therapist. She's a foster care child and had a really hard life, but she never let the situation drown her, so she made it to collage and took her degree in physical therapist and works since one year at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Is there where she met her patient Ben, a wounded soldier from the Afghanistan war. Well Gwen and Ben became friends, but before he left again for Afghanistan he asked her out and they had a one night stand induced by music and tequila...but that night had consequences.

Now 4 months later, pregnant with his baby and without a chance to inform him about the pregnancy, she planed to go to Ben's funeral to put a photo of the life they created together in his hands, to send him to eternity with this one memento and than leave the funeral without anyone noticing her or questioning her. But there because of a little accident his brother Carter and his mother Judith learn that she's expecting a baby from Ben and all the hell breaks down!

This is a beautiful love story, Carter will fight Gwen a lot, he will be a real A-hole with her, for him she's a just an other gold digger who got pregnant to inherit the billions of his family...and he will fight his attraction to her and his love for the baby...but a lot will happen and well they will have their HEA :D

I loved this book, the story plot captivated me from the beginning, the story development was great, I loved both Carter and Gwen, even though Carter sometimes was a total jerk! I love also the other characters with their interesting personalities...Emmerson was so fun,I loved Gwen and Rockey's moments and the epilogue was so sweet with baby Callie <3
The story is very light on sex content, I mean this is not a book based on sex, this is a book with a story and sex it's perfectly measured by the story development.

I totally recommend it!!
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321 reviews27 followers
December 30, 2014
5 stars ~ A feel-good, slow-building, sweet romance!

Lea Nolan has created quite the situation for the lead characters in His Billion Dollar Baby. This story immediately starts with an overall sad tone. Gwen goes to the funeral of her baby's daddy with a specific purpose. She hadn't known Ben very well before he left for another tour of duty. She ends up meeting his older brother Carter at the funeral, and the plot gets pretty tense from there. Carter immediately doesn't trust Gwen at all. He thinks she's a gold digger when she's completely the opposite.

There's a reason why Carter Anderson has a huge distrust in women. If Gwen's baby is truly an Anderson heir, he believes it would pretty much ruin all his plans. I adored Gwen! She's smart, witty, hardworking, and headstrong. She makes the most of what she has despite being handed the short end of the stick in life.

I liked that the plot surprised me in such a pleasant way. This wasn't a story about a single mom-to-be asking for a handout. His Billion Dollar Baby turned out to be a feel-good, slow-building, sweet romance. I have a huge soft spot for stories like these! The secondary characters, especially Carter's parents, were just lively and well-written. I loved that Gwen's skills as a physical therapist was prominently used, too. This was my first time reading anything from Lea Nolan, and it won't be my last, especially if she continues with Devon's story...hint, hint!
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228 reviews28 followers
January 14, 2015
A good, quick read but it ended quickly once the characters got together. I was hoping to see more of their relationship and not just the build up.
1,127 reviews4 followers
June 7, 2017
great book wasn't sure what was going to happen between those two
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689 reviews46 followers
May 26, 2014
I love that "unexpected baby" trope. With "His Billion Dollar Baby" Lea Nolan delivered exactly what I wanted. She pulled my heart strings with Gwen's back story. While she had a very tough childhood, she fought for her future and didn't expect it to be handed to her on a silver platter. In fact, when Carter tried to hand that platter to her, she backed away.

To begin with, Carter was a suspicious jerk. But he was one who could LEARN to follow his heart. He was badly hurt by his gold-digger of an ex-wife. Trust is just a word to him. It's not something he just gives to anyone. And the woman who is pregnant with his brother's baby? Well, that's just not going to fly.

He needed some facts pounded into his head. Thankfully, Gwen had the backbone to tell him what those facts are. That was fun!

The side characters of his parents were enjoyable. Although I could have done without the cliched gay best friend. He was just such a stereotype.

Even with that one caveat, I enjoyed Gwen and Carter's journey. I will definitely be looking for more words from Ms. Nolan.

*Thank you, Entangled and Lea Nolan, for the opportunity to read His Billion Dollar Baby
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Author 9 books20 followers
September 20, 2019
I really enjoyed reading this story. The first few pages drew me in, and I didn't want to put down the book when it was time to go to work. Thankfully I worked a short shift, and was able to pick up where I left off.

The story starts out with Gwen attempting to place a ultrasound picture in Bens casket. Ben had died while serving in Afghanistan. She wanted Ben to know he was going to be a father. Afterwards she tripped and her purse fell, scattering the contents onto the floor. That's not how she wanted Bens family to find out she was pregnant with Bens child. Gwen was embraced with love from Bens mother.
Bens brother Carter was skeptical. He was a damaged man. He had taking over the family business after his father had a stroke. His divorce left him thinking every lady was only after him for his money. He thought Gwen was a gold digger. I loved the way Gwen stood up to him, and went toe to toe with him. I also loved the way they bantered back and forth.

Rocky, Carter's father had a stroke. The family got him the best care money could buy. Rocky did not respond to therapy. He still could not move, or do anything on his own. It was heartwarming to see how he responded to Gwen. She treated him as a person, and encouraged him to try. The family was touched to see how far Rocky had come, with Gwen's help. Rocky wanted to be able to hold his grandchild, when the child was born. The moments between Rocky and Gwen was touching.

This was just a great book. I really enjoyed the part about enemy's falling in love.
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1,499 reviews20 followers
May 28, 2014
When a novella manages to make you cry in the first chapter you know there's a good chance you'll have a winner on your hands. This entire story had me on an emotional roller coaster - very hard to do in under 200 pages. All the characters involved in the story were amazingly well written. I cheered for them to find a way through everything with every word. This was more than a book about two people falling in love - it was about the power one person has to change the course of an entire family - and to do it without even realizing it.

Gwen's touch in the Anderson family it felt immediately and strongly. Some embrace it while others (notably Carter) think she's a gold digger willing to anything to get a piece of their fortune. She battles these opinions throughout the whole book. I loved how people's minds weren't instantly swayed. Her process of winning them over was gradual and it had many bumps along the way.

The ending was perfect for me. It had just the right touch of a fairy tale while still somehow remaining firmly grounded in reality. I can't remember being so excited for two fictional characters in a long time.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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693 reviews19 followers
May 19, 2014
This was such a fun read. Not that it was a humorous book, but rather it was a classic romance theme that I love to read. Gwen is a PT at Walter Reed and has a "before I ship out" fling with Ben Anderson resulting in a baby. When Ben is killed overseas, Gwen goes to his funeral and meets his brother Carter. Cue the troubled alpha male who distrusts women because of a bad experience in the past. Gwen is a former foster child trying to keep her head above water, in other words the perfect gold digger situation according to Carter. After a series of disasters, Gwen ends up living in the family manse and helping the patriarch recover from a stroke in her spare time.
I know it sounds familiar, but this story was perfect. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Sure enough, Carter behaves like a cad, tries to make amends and then screws up royally only to realize he can't live without Gwen in his life. Gwen makes him suffer before she gives in but it all works! Yes, we have read this before but it totally works in this book. I enjoyed every page, every kiss, every fight, the whole shebang!
Sometimes you just have to read a romance book for the fun of it and this is the perfect one for that.
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791 reviews9 followers
May 23, 2014
I cried when the opening is her going to put the ultrasound picture in the casket of her child's father who died in war by an IED it hit home because my cousin died the same way he had a child also but thank god he was able to meet him before dying. Gwen is a strong independent woman who is having a child with a guy she had a one night stand with they were friendly with each other when she met him as a client and the night before he leaves he asks her out and they had drinks then she got pregnant. So she goes in stealth mode she wants to go in and then out fast where no one sees her she feels it's the right thing to do that he take the picture of the baby with him. But when she gets in the casket is closed so when she goes to the funeral director to ask if he can do the favor he says he has to ask the family she says fine then turns to leave only to bump into Hot and sexy looking Carter. Carter is immediately thinks she is good looking but when she drops her purse and the ultrasound photos fall out Ben's mother sees and she's happy not Carter and the adventure starts there and you will love the book.

It's so well written and to be honest this is the first book I've read of Lea Nolan and I'm impressed so read the book it won't disappoint you'll laugh, cry, and fell hot.
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795 reviews36 followers
May 18, 2014
A nice easy read.

In the midst of all the surprise baby books I love to find books like this that have a heroine up front and honest.

Gwen is extremely honest and wants to help people. Her job as a physical therapist at Walter Reed proves that. Carter has been burned by a greedy ex-wife and it shades all relationships. The few things Gwen drew out his shell were very intriguing and I wish there was more time devoted to "nice" Carter.

I will definitely check this author out again.

I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley for my honest review.
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1,388 reviews4 followers
February 24, 2016
2.5 ⭐️⭐️ So I have had this sitting on my iPad for ages. I mean a really long time. When I read it it felt like one of the books that I might have read and liked years ago, but the story just fell short for me in so many ways. Like a blast from the past, but just not as good as the plethora of options available today within this genre. The story and writing were not smooth or sophisticated in any way.
August 18, 2016

It was an okay read for me, however nothing special. Seemed like your everyday HQ novel. You have a filthy rich ahole hero, your typical headstrong, somewhat very naive heroine in this case pregnant heroine. They were a lot of things I liked about her but it's just as I mentioned in the HQ novels once they start getting some, they get clingy and lose the headstrong-ness.
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229 reviews4 followers
June 3, 2014
Despite the uncalling-title, for me at least, this book is totally worth my time.
Simply to say, this book shows me there always more sides to intrepret acts or talks of people. Be wise to choose which sides you're looking from.

Another great book to read!
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192 reviews
August 23, 2021
Tava tudo bem legal, uma historinha leve e divertida, as interações deles eram boas, relevei os comentários políticos (típica merda estadunidense, se mostrar uma foto de Xi Jinping os personagens vão correr de medo k), mas depois dela descobrir "a coisa" ficou muito muito ruim. Me diverti, porém o finalzinho é chato.
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251 reviews2 followers
January 25, 2018
This book is an easy read and I enjoyed it, but it lacked depth of the characters and it seemed a little rushed. I like the plot and how the story developed, but I just was expecting a little more, because it had potential with that description.
Still easy read, and a nice story.
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864 reviews1 follower
September 3, 2022
Read on Radish. Carter and Gwen make an amazing creative team. Wanted to shake him for allowing his past to color his judgment of her. She overcame so much growing up in foster care and gives generously to others. Adore Rocky!!
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884 reviews92 followers
May 22, 2014
Overall Rating: 3.5 Rockin’ ★★★☆

Gwen had worked hard to leave her past behind as a foster child. She had finished college and worked as a physical therapist at Walter Reed helping to rehabilitate wounded soldiers. That’s where she had met Ben Anderson and they had become friends. Gwen had never dreamed that she would be involved in a one night stands with too much drinking that ended with an unexpected pregnancy. She planned on raising her baby by herself but would let the father know about his child. The only problem is the father was killed by an IED in Kandahar Province and that is how Gwen found herself at Jenkins and Sons Funeral Home and Mortuary.

This was her only chance to give Ben a picture of the life they’d created. He’d never meet his child in person; the least she could do was send him to eternity with this one memento.

The plan was to place the ultrasound in Ben’s casket and get out without anyone knowing she was there. As expected, plans never go as they should and Gwen must ask one of the funeral attendants to help her since it is a closed casket funeral. The attendant says he will be happy to help, but must ask the family first. Gwen turns to leave and runs into Carter, Ben’s brother. Her reaction to him is immediate and unexpected.

What was she thinking? Pregnant with a dead man’s baby, the last thing she should be doing is checking out his brother. He was her future child’s uncle, for goodness sake.

Carter has been stung by a woman before, his ex-wife. He finds it hard to trust women; especially one claiming she is carrying his dead brother’s child. His mother believes that the child is Ben’s and wants Gwen to move in with them, but Carter sees her as a con-artist after the families’ money. He insults Gwen and she leaves telling them she wants nothing from them.

"There is, if that grandchild is encased in the womb of a con artist,” he retorted. Carter’s words seared like a lash from a whip, causing Gwen to suck in a sharp breath of air. “I didn’t come looking for charity, and I certainly won’t be insulted. I came here because it was the honorable thing to do, to explain that Ben had fathered a child. But I can see now it was a giant mistake.” Head throbbing, she spun on her heels and stalked out of the room, trying not to trip on the Persian rug.

Things go from bad to worse for Gwen. Her apartment is destroyed by fire and she has nowhere to stay; so sleeps at work. When her best friend finds her there he offers his home. Knowing it is a bad decision, because of his boyfriend, she goes home with him. Ben’s mother comes looking for Gwen and offers her home until Gwen’s apartment is repaired. The only way Gwen will agree is if she is allowed to pay rent and doesn’t have to interact with Carter.

“But I won’t live there for free. I’ll only stay if I can pay rent.” She bit her lip. “Though I can only pay as much as I did to live at my apartment.” Judging by what she’d seen the morning of the funeral, that would probably cover the cost to clean River View’s door mats. “Very well,” Judith grinned. “If you insist.”

Gwen moves in and the conflicts begin between her and Carter. But Carter is advised by his attorney to play nice and get Gwen to sign over the baby’s shares in the family’s company. So Carter begins his pursuit of Gwen and her proxy which means he must play nice and change Gwen’s opinion of him.

Bolstered by his plan, Carter plastered on a smile and turned to Gwen. “Truce?” He extended his hand.

Carter will do anything to get what he wants. He begins with a lunch date that turns out totally different than what he is expecting. This woman is nothing like he expects her to be, instead of wanting to eat at a fancy restaurant she leads him to a street vendor.

“A falafel cart?” Carter worked to keep the distress from his voice as he eyed the bright silver box in the quad between two buildings on Walter Reed’s campus…”Carter? Are you okay?” Gwen asked. “You look at little…I don’t know. Disgusted.”

When Carter finds that he wants more from Gwen will he be able to convince her to give him a chance? Or has he burned to many bridges?

Hero –Carter Anderson: 3.5 stars
Heroine –Gwen Radley: 3.5 stars
Steam: 2 stars
Plot: 3.5 stars
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! If you’re looking for a book about true love and its struggles to find a way when huge obstacles are in the way this book is for you.

Would I read other books by this author: Yes! I really enjoyed this book and know I will enjoy reading others written by author.

***Received an ARC of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review***

His Billion Dollar Baby
Lea Nolan
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63 reviews1 follower
January 28, 2021
Well Written book

Enjoyed reading about Carter and Gwen. Great story details and cute, predictable story. Highly recommend. Easy read and worth the read.
205 reviews4 followers
June 10, 2022
The H was an ass all through the book. It was only on the last say 10% that he showed any growth at all. Heroine should have run far away!
771 reviews8 followers
July 19, 2014
He has been deceived before can she make him see that she is not like his ex-wife that she doesn’t care about money all she cares about is him. Will she be able to forgive him before she moves away?

Wow, I can’t believe that I have waited this long to read that amazing, fun, emotional story about two characters that were meant to be together. I love reading stories in which it has to deal with an ignorant man that thinks that a loving woman is only after the family fortune. This was a captivating read and I didn’t want for it to end, I wanted a longer epilogue. But let’s get to the fun part and incise you to read this wonderful, charming book.

Carter Anderson and Gwen Radley have one thing in common; they are caring people and are willing to do anything for those they love. Carter has a very good heart and the person that almost broke him was his ex-wife. I say almost because I knew that he still had one and he could still love a good woman especially a woman like Gwen. Gwen has lived a hard life but guess what she has survived and look at her now. I know she still has it hard she is homeless now but she will do whatever means to survive on her own two feet. She could care less about money and she intends to show the Anderson family that she doesn’t want their money.

When she moves into the Anderson home she intends to pay her way. For the time being she gets to know Carter’s parents and she can’t help but want to help with Rocky’s physical therapy. Then there is Carter, there are times that he can be a charmer but then something happens and then what he says hurts her feelings. Carter knows that the only way that he can get Gwen to sign over her baby’s rights to the family company is to seduce Gwen then he can get her to sign the patent. I can’t believe him why not come out with the truth.

Gwen can’t believe that the person in front of her is the same Carter. They are both working on a shoe design that could help amputee men and women. They start hanging around, going to dinner just spending time together and Carter is falling for her. Then there is Gwen the more time that they are together it’s getting harder not to fall for him. Then comes what I knew would they end up in bed together but then everything goes to hell. She finds something and it goes down from there, she ends up signing what he wanted and she disappears. Carter and his mom have a heated argument and that is when he finds out the truth. Now it’s time for him to go and grovel to Gwen and let’s see if she will forgive him.

His Billion Dollar Baby was a read that left me speechless. I could not believe what Carter was doing but mostly because he could not take that blindfold and see what a good woman he had in front of him. I knew that he was going to play dirty for what he wanted from her but he did not need to break her heart so badly. Those were some hurtful words that he was spewing out but at the end it was him that was lost, it was him begging for forgiveness. I read this story in one sitting and I loved every minute of it. The characters were well developed and one of the characters just tugged at my heart and that was Rocky, Carter’s father. I love how he was able to change his life around and how he wanted to get better because now he had a reason to get better, to hold his grandchild. Ms. Nolan’s writing is beyond uplifting, the words just flow so smoothly. I love stories that are easy to read and I don’t have to think too much just enjoy, cry but most of all see the love that these two characters had for each other and how no matter what that at the end their happily ever after was just that a happily ever after. The chemistry between them was evident from the first time that they met, it was there lingering but when they shared their first kiss it was explosive.

This is a must read book and I hope you all pick this up and enjoy it as much as I have.
Received ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an Honest Review
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May 14, 2014
Gwen Radley works at Walter Reed Hospital helping wounded soldiers recover from their injuries during physical therapy. During one of her sessions she meets an outgoing, funny, and kind man, Ben Anderson. He would be returning to active duty as soon as he met all his required physical needs, it would be his third tour. Once he completed treatment, like all the other soldiers, she thought that would be the last of it.
Several weeks later and the day before Ben was to ship out he came by to see her and ask Gwen out to dinner. After thinking about it she saw no harm in it since he was no longer her patient. Ben was a nice guy and oh so funny. After dinner and way to much drinking for both of them they ended up having mad hot monkey sex, with no promises and not attachments.
Almost four months go by and she finds herself pregnant, sitting in a parking lot holding a sonogram picture of her baby. She is trying to talk herself into going into the mortuary. You see she wants to get in unnoticed and be able to slip the baby’s picture into Ben’s hand and whisper to him that they are going to be parents. On shaky legs she makes it inside only to find out it’s a closed casket. She finds the director explains her plight and he understands he agrees to take the picture. He does explain however that he will need to talk to the family to get the final okay. She schools her face not to show her panic but thanks him and turns to leave. She bumps into a tall, handsome, and blond man she remembers passing on the way in, he extends his hand to her and thanks her for coming and introduces himself to her as, Carter Anderson, and then wait for her response.
Now panic really sets in. Ben had a brother? He waits as if waiting for a name so she has to give it. She explains that she knew Ben from Walter Reed and that she helped with his recovery. Carter continues to watch her with a smile. Carter noticed her too when she first walked in. She is beyond beautiful, she must know that, right? He had noticed her when she first walked in but then felt bad due to the reason they were where they were. When his mother joins their group. Carter introduces her and lets her know that she had helped Ben recover at Walter Reed. When all of a sudden it comes out that she was the one that had wanted to put something in his casket…All of a sudden she drops her purse and the remainder of the pictures from her sonogram fall out of her purse. This is how this tale begins more or less…
You can’t even begin to see how this all goes just by this beginning. Take time to see what all happens. Carter is filled with so many trust issues that he spreads his distrust everywhere and it just causes so many problems. They have all lost so much and they have Carters hangs ups to deal with too. Gwen has a stubborn streak a mile long from her background but it gives her the strength to not let Carter and the Anderson money hold her hostage. Gwen is the salve they all need and see how she does it. I really enjoyed this book a lot. The reader got to see how hard it is for a child that has grown up in the system to make connections when they have never had any. Then to see how hard it is when for Carter to have trust to lose it too to gain it again. I give this book 5 stars. Follow us at: www.1rad-readerreviews.com
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September 12, 2016
I started this book right before Memorial Day weekend & found the subject matter, by Lea Nolan, rather fitting for that. This was a great short read that had a little different spin than the books I've read as of late.

Gwen Radley is a Physical Therapy that had a one night fling with a former patient, Ben Anderson. There was a mutual attraction between the 2 but they knew that it wasn't something that would be more than casual, Ben was on his way back to fighting for his Country. While Ben was away Gwen discovers that she is pregnant and being a product of the Foster system she is determined to give her baby everything she missed out on growing up. Before she has a chance to give the news to Ben, she finds out that was killed in combat and now, rather than meeting up while he's home on leave, she's attending the funeral of her baby's daddy. She wanted only to give him the news and expected nothing from him other than to be ok with her decision to keep the baby.

Carter Anderson, Ben's brother, runs the family business due to his father's stroke. Work It Gear is a prominent fitness wear company created by Carter & Ben's dad, who was formally a well known football player. Carter hasn't been lucky in love and not only him but his family had to pay for a money grubbing woman that married him for all the wrong reasons. Things didn't end well so with the guilt of what that did to the family and the fact that Ben left to be in the military, he felt he needed to step up to be the one to learn the business. Now with his brother gone and his dad's condition not appearing to be getting any better and being burned by love, he feels he's destined to a life of a bachelor who plays his way through the women strictly for company.

Carter and Gwen meet at Ben's funeral and while she didn't want to let the baby news get out, it does. Carter isn't sure what to make of it or her and finds much conflict in the immediate attraction he had to her. His mother however is nothing but excited as the prospect of having a little piece of Ben live on and wants Gwen to move in. Gwen doesn't have much and soon finds what little she does have being burned away. She's against taking any charity from the Andersons, even more so after finding out how wealthy they are. The last thing she wants is for them to think she is out for their money or anything from them. Momma Anderson has a way of getting her way however and Gwen soon moves in and from there she moves into the hearts of the Anderson family, but not without a lot of resistance from one of the Andersons.

It's a sweet read really. One that will frustrate you in some parts but there is a happy ending that you definitely can predict but it doesn't take away from it at all. Grab up a copy, you won't be disappointed.

This book is not in the erotic category at all, for those who like to steer away from that sort of thing:-)

I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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