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Harlequin Treasury Guest Review: Mommy by Suprise by Paula Detmer Riggs

Mommy by Surprise by Paula Detmer Riggs	Prudy & Case’s first marriage ended when Case couldn’t forgive Prue for her deception. She desperately wanted a child (while Case didn’t) that she tricked him into getting her pregnant. She not only lost her baby, but her husband as well.

Eight years later Prudy and Case meet again. They let their attraction run loose and spend the night together. She gets pregnant. As she tries to get courage to admit it to him, he lands in her ER with a gunshot wound. And he needs someone to help him recuperate. Guess who’s the only one who can do it? :-)

I like Case, with all his surliness and bad temper. He loves Prudy so much, but his fear of having children drove him to hurt, eight years ago, and now. The scene at the end when he admits that he loves her, and their unborn daughter is heart-breaking.

We see some more of Luke, as well as Boyd & Stacy (h/h from Daddy By Accident (Maternity Row)).

Another great character is Case’s partner Don Petrov.


4.5 stars

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  1. Saly
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 11:15:54

    This book is really good and I liked how it raised the question of forgiveness and trust. It was wrong of Prudy to trick Case and it was shown that she had suffered for that.

  2. Kim
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 16:31:02

    I read this book long ago and I remember enjoying it. Case and Prudy loved one another, but they had different expectations on marriage. I liked how Case came to realize that he loved both Prudy and the baby.

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