Expecting the Earl's Baby by Jessica Gilmore
Series: Summer Weddings #1
Published by Harlequin Romance on April 7, 2015
Genres: Category - Harlequin, Contemporary, Romance
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Claiming his heir!
It was the most incredible night of her life, but Daisy Huntingdon-Cross never expected to see her Valentine fling again. Except six weeks later Daisy's world is turned upside down—she's pregnant! She just needs to tell the father…
Yet the man she knew as "Seb" has a few revelations of his own. He's Sebastian Beresford, Earl of Holgate — he doesn't just work at Hawksley Castle, where they met, he owns it! And with Daisy's news, Seb's determined to claim his heir…starting with a wedding!
Three “meh” stars
I picked up Expecting the Earl’s Baby randomly at my most recent library trip. I haven’t read a lot of HQNs lately so I thought I’d grab a few to try again.
Expecting the Earl’s Baby is…rather sweet. There is no on page sex in this not-quite-secret baby story. The heroine, Daisy, and the hero, Seb, are both very reasonable people and thus are very reasonable throughout the book. There is no real drama although Daisy pretended that she and Seb were getting married for love instead of for the baby (which they hid from her parents). Why? Daisy didn’t want to disappoint her family who are incredibly close-knit.
Without any real drama, Expecting the Earl’s Baby moved along rather slowly. Daisy is beautiful but lacks any real self-esteem and Seb is so traumatized by his childhood that he appears to suffer from PTSD. Let’s just be honest: these two are NOT fun at a party.
All in all, Expecting the Earl’s Baby is a decent read but lacks any fire, tension or passion.