Title: The Baby Contract (The Billionaire Bachelor Series Book 1)
Author: Olivia Starke
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Publication Date: July 21, 2014
Tour Host: Dreams Come True Promotions
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.
Content Warning: contains graphic sex, explicit language, mild violence, and a heroine with a history of domestic abuse
Liam Whitmore has a problem, a major problem. He has 12 months to sire an heir to his fortune, or he will be forced out as CEO of his late father’s company. Why the old man put that stipulation into his will is beyond all reason. But, it gets worse. If he doesn’t produce an heir, his cousin Spencer will take over the company and he will immediately sell the business to a competitor. Now he has to find a woman willing to have a baby on her own, with no wedding or commitment to him involved to save his father’s company. That will be a difficult if not impossible task.
Abby is a visiting nurse who loves her patients and especially the kind, older woman Caroline. With only her wealthy son in her life, Abby has become a close friend to Caroline and the two look forward to the weekly visits. Caroline has taken over a maternal role in Abby’s life, since Abby’s own mother died several years ago. She does still have her dad and brother, but they live on her family’s ranch a few hours away and due to a drought and cattle rustlers, the ranch is barely staying afloat.
Liam begins thinking of the women he knows, and his thoughts bring him to the nurse who takes care of his mother. His mother adores her and he is convinced that he can make this business arrangement work with the beautiful young nurse. He will pay her five hundred thousand dollars for her to carry his child, and she will have full custody of it. He will have nothing to do with raising the child. Abby has always wanted a child and with no relationship or man in her life right now, she knows the clock is ticking. The money will save the ranch for her dad and brother and set up a college fund for her child as well. Looking over the contract, she decides she will agree to the terms and go through with this unconventional plan. She begins to arrange the visit to a clinic for the artificial insemination when he drops another bomb on her. It will take too long to get into a clinic and privacy is of the utmost importance, therefor they will need to procreate the old fashioned way!
I really enjoyed the story and read the entire book in one night. The characters were written in great detail and I loved Caroline. Such a wise, loving woman. Highly recommend this book, 4 stars.
Olivia Starke calls the Ozarks home. One of the most beautiful areas in the country, she loves hiking trails with her dogs, kayaking on the numerous waterways, and enjoying southern Missouri's fresh air and sunshine.
She's also 'Mom' to four dogs, a growing number of kitties that show up at her door, and four VERY spoiled horses that do little to earn their keep. Not that she'd ever hold that against them.
She's a HUGE fangirl of Doctor Who and to a lesser extent Supernatural, and has a pretty interesting love triangle (or square?) going on in her head between the Doctor and the Winchesters.
Available for purchase July 21, 2014!!
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