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The Black Sheep's Secret Child

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  126 ratings  ·  27 reviews

A second chance with her son's secret father! 

Widow Savannah Caldwell faces the challenge of her life: begging Trent Caldwell—her former fling and late husband's brother—to save the family's ailing music business. That she's still attracted to Trent makes things hard; that Trent is her son's secret father makes things impossible! 

Trent is fiercely proud of making his own

Kindle Edition, Harlequin Desire; Billionaires and Babies, #74, 224 pages
Published October 1st 2016 by Harlequin
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Melody Cox
Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
I won't go into details or an outline of the story but I simply did not care for it. When there is a child involved, no matter the situation excluding abuse, the father of that child has a right to know from the beginning -whether he wants the child or not. It's upsetting that he didn't know he had a son until 75 or 80 percent into the book. I really have no use for stories that include the music industry or acting and the type of people they represent.
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-owned
Savannah was in love with Trent but he told her that his vision of the future was not the same as hers. He had no desire for marriage or children. When she became pregnant, his brother Rafe married her but died shortly after the baby was born. Savannah went to Trent for help in the business left by Rafe. Trent helped with her legal problems and she sees how awed he is by their son. She should have told him she was pregnant but she didn’t so how can she tell him now that the toddler he is fascina ...more
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
Schield had me laughing, cringing, and hoping against hope that the illusive HEA would appear, while also enjoying this fantastic story. As often as this novel made me swoon or giggle, there were also dome definite tear jerker moments. I love how Schield shows life how it really is - a little messy, a little scary, but in the long run, rewarding and worth the effort. Expect the unexpected with this one.

I love how fully Schield develops her characters. They're all so real & the type of people
Good reunion/secret baby story. Savannah had spent her teen years as the niece of the Caldwell's housekeeper. She knew Trent and his brother Rafe pretty well and was good friends with their sister Melody, but had always had a crush on Trent. When she grew up she went off to New York and became a model, then an actress. At that point, Trent saw her as a woman and they began a fling. But he wouldn't give her the family and children she wanted, so she broke things off with him. Rafe offered her the ...more
Mar 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: harlequin
What an emotional rollercoaster ride hoping you make the right choice knowing what must be done but with so many emotions it is hard to do what is right. If I was in the same shoe as Savannah I most likely would have made these same choices. Knowing someone doesn’t want a child and wanting what is best for them giving them all you never had why put the child in a mess with a father who most likely wouldn’t be in his life. Giving him a father that you think will be there and love him it is very e ...more
Monica Cardoza
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a very sweet story about second chances. Both Savannah and Trent are able to get that second chance at happiness. Savannah just lost her husband which was Trent’s brother. He was going through chemo therapy and his health deteriorated very quickly. Savannah was left along to care for Dylan and to also battle her father in law. Trent was a bachelor and during the time that Savannah and him were dating but things didn’t work out. She wanted something that Trent couldn’t give her. Now she ...more
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this eBook in return for an honest review. I really enjoyed reading this book from start to finish. I'm a sucker for second chances.
I really liked how even though Trent was upset with Savannah for marrying his brother that he still had his instincts in helping her, being there for her even though he kept saying he shouldn't. Siggy Trent's father I hate him. In way I hate Rafe, Trent's brother as well. For lying and manipulating Savannah. The secret that Savannah kept from Trent, it u
Lorie Glowania
Jan 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Savannah loved Trent but married his brother now widowed with a young son she finds herself in financial trouble and shares of West Coast records for her son. She needs to know more about the company and wants Trent to run operations since she knows nothing about the business but Siggy Trent and Rafe's father wants nothing of it and sets out to destroy Savannah. Hidden secrets and lies, family order, deception and a past love that still is not completely gone and pain that can get in the way is ...more
Jan 25, 2017 rated it liked it
I completed this book however I hate to say that I didn't really like it. It was just okay. I know this goes against so many other reviews.

I was not a fan of it taking the entire book for the Hero to find out that this was his child. At times the heroine is very weak and all I could think was get a freaking backbone girl.
Lisa  Montgomery
Jan 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I would, in truth, give this book a 3.7 or 3.8. The reason is that it spends multiple pages setting up other story lines.
It is a Billionaires and Babies book, one of my favorite formats, but it is not one of my favorites in the series.
Lylian Aguiar
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful romance about the outcome of life changing choices. It was very nice to read about Savannah's strength and Trent opening his heart to the love of his life.
Rhonda F
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I loved the story , but wish it would of had more intimate scenes ! Just felt something was missing. I would love to see a second book of this story ! I recived an e-copy for my honest review . It is a heartwarming and good read though . Excellent story .
DelAnne Frazee
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Title: The Black Sheep's Secret Child - Billionaires and Babies
Author: Cat Schield
Published: 10-4-2016
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 224
Genre: Romance
Sub Genre: Women's Fiction; Series; Family Life; Sagas
ISBN: 13: 9780373734870
Reviewer: DelAnne
Reviewed For: NetGalley
Rating: 4.5 Stars

I received a copy of "The Black Sheep's Secret Child" from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Description From the Publisher:

A second chance with her son's secret father!

Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this book via NetGalley and the Publisher in exchange for my honest review.

4.5 stars

The passion between Savannah and Trent jump off the pages within the first chapter. I was floored by the scene that occurred. I knew there was backstory but this backstory is not what you are expecting.
They have had chemistry since they met years ago. Trent made it clear he didn't want a future just fun. So when things go to serious Savannah a prime victim of manipulation. Only Trent isn't the manipula
Andrea Guy
Oct 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Black Sheep's Secret Child reads like a soap opera. Secret father's, the heroine who was married to one brother while being married to another, a controlling grandfather, embezzling, the music industry and the tv industry, oh and don't forget the super rich.

There's nothing "real life" about this story, its pure fantasy, but it is quite as story. Savannah and her ex, Trent get it on fairly early on in the story, when she's trying to convince him to help her.

I could't really figure out how a r
Lynn Brooks
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I melt for babies on the cover of a book, so I was a sure thing for reading Cat Schield's newest foray into the Billionaires and Babies series! Not only was it a reunion story which is always fun, but there was a paternity secret too! Lots of ups and downs as they decide how they still feel about each other, and adorable baby scenes. Loved it!

Savannah Caldwell has to push her pride aside and go to the last man she might expect to ask for help. Not only did she walk out on her relationship with T
Nov 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Love gone wrong, married to the wrong person, who dies. You have a child that is really late hubby's brothers. You have always been in love with him but married the wrong one..You go to the brother to ask for help. he does give it to you and it is like you have not been apart from each other...A good second chance at love story!
Jackie F
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book just as i loved all other romance books i read since Nanny Makes Three. The Author graciously gave me a copy of this book to review. I love how fast of a read this was as with most harlequins as well as romances.
As with all my other romances i become quite addicted to these sort of books and each takes less then 1 day to read.
Cant wait to buy more romances like this one.
Clare Vicary
Jan 23, 2017 rated it liked it
The story is believable and at times heartbreaking at the what this couple had been through. Trent.... at times he is so blind you want to smack him and at times you want to hug him. Lovely read with some sexy parts. Will definitely read others stories in this series.
Terri Hebert
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was great. Had moments of sadness and moments of utter happiness. This one is the real deal. Cat Schield did an awesome job.
Alison Brownlee
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
It was like an afternoon soap opera and just like a cheesy soap opera I found myself unable to put it down.
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Geraldine Sadiku
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved the dynamics of this romance which took me on a roller coaster of emotions, well worth a read.
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Cat Schield lives in Minnesota with her daughter, Emily, their Burmese cats and a Doberman puppy. Winner of the Romance Writers of America 2010 Golden Heart® for series contemporary romance, when she’s not writing sexy, romantic stories for Harlequin Desire, she can be found sailing with friends on the St. Croix River or more exotic locales like the Caribbean and Europe. Contact her at www.catschi ...more