Thursday, 14 August 2014

The Baby Contract by Olivia Starke - Review


Having a baby is Abby's dream. Will Liam's enemies stop her happily ever after?

Liam Whitmore III is floored by the surprise stipulation in his father's will—provide an heir within one year or he'll lose the controlling portion of Whitmore Incorporated to his cousin Spencer. The corporation is Liam's life. He'll do anything to keep his cousin's hands off of it, including finding a woman who'll bear his child. Though finding the right woman seems an impossible task since he doesn't have room in his life for anything except running the company. He doesn't want a wife, just an heir.

Abby Haden's family is about to lose their ranch, the only life her ailing father and brother have ever known. She feels helpless and is desperate to help. When the most coveted bachelor in Austin, Liam Whitmore III, also known as the Takeover Tyrant, offers to pay her to have his child it seems too incredible to be true. She's all but given up hope of ever having a baby. Not only will her dream of being a mother come true, but she can also save the family ranch.

It was just supposed to be a business deal, but Abby and Liam find it hard to keep their hearts out of what it takes to make a baby. Even as they sort out their feelings, others have their eye on Whitmore Incorporated. Liam and Abby will soon discover how far they'll go to make sure Abby never produces that heir.

My Review

This book was everything you could possibly want from a romance and more. I’m a fan of Olivia Starke’s anyway, but she really exceeded herself with this!

Liam was a great character because the reader really gets to experience his growth gradually throughout the book. He comes across believably cold at the beginning of the book, though his attraction to Abby is obvious from the word go. Abby is the kind of heroine that is unsure of herself enough to gain the readers sympathy, and strong enough to keep it! Their relationship was addictive from start to finish.

I was also impressed with how Olivia handled the villains in this book. There were clear reasons for Liam’s cousin to do the things he does throughout the story, and he is thoroughly believable. This book has the sweet and the spicy, excitement, danger and emotion. I can’t wait to read the second one!  

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