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The Baby Race
     

The Baby Race

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by Elysa Hendricks
 

Race Reed reserves his love and attention for the abused horses he cares for on his ranch. Because his mother changed husbands as often as she changed clothes, Race doesn’t believe in wedded bliss. Now to save his ranch he needs the money his paternal grandmother is offering as a marriage incentive. The bizarre contest she’s set up between him and his

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Race Reed reserves his love and attention for the abused horses he cares for on his ranch. Because his mother changed husbands as often as she changed clothes, Race doesn’t believe in wedded bliss. Now to save his ranch he needs the money his paternal grandmother is offering as a marriage incentive. The bizarre contest she’s set up between him and his two cousins to produce her first great-grandchild is another matter. His only option – cheat in The Baby Race.
Claire Jensen wants two things out of life, home and family. During her younger years she never questioned her father’s nomadic lifestyle as he hunted for treasure, but as she grew older she longed to put down roots. When her father remarried and gave Claire a stepmother and baby stepsister, she’d thought her prayers were answered. Instead, she took over the parental role to her stepsister as her father and stepmother continued to search the world for treasure. In every way that matters, the six-year-old is Claire’s daughter. When Claire’s father and stepmother are killed on their latest quest for treasure, without a steady job, husband or home, Claire is about to lose custody of her young stepsister. Her only option – run the The Baby Race.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011432897
Publisher:
Elysa Hendricks
Publication date:
07/28/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
270 KB

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Meet the Author

Elysa Hendricks is 5'6" tall. She has curly hair and brown eyes. She's an author, a wife, a mother and a daughter. Everything else is subject to change without notice.

After trying her hand at a variety of careers, insurance underwriter, video storeowner, home day care, and domestic goddess for other people, Elysa Hendricks, a longtime reader sat down to write a short contemporary novel. When her heroine turned out to be a winged, telepathic alien, Elysa decided she enjoyed writing stories set in different places, times, and realities. She's published 14 full-length books, ranging from sweet contemporary to sexy sci-fi, as well as numerous short stories.

While living in north east Illinois she helped found the Windy City Chapter and the Futuristic, Fantasy & Paranormal Chapters of Romance Writers of America, and taught workshops on writing at writer’s conferences and at community colleges. Recently relocated to sunny Florida she’s happy to be part of the TARAN family.

Her "real life" motto is: Boring is good. Excitement is vastly overrated, so she saves the adventure and excitement for the characters in her books.

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The Baby Race 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Baby Race is a delightful, sweet romance that features wonderful characters. Race is very much the hero with a painful past, but it doesn't turn him into a jerk. He's understandably reserved, wary, and cautious, but he's also still kind and thoughtful. It's not easy to gain his loyalty, but it's definitely worth winning, as Claire quickly learns. Circumstances bring the two of them together, sexual attraction makes them want to get together, but it's their basic integrity and the warmth and kindness of their characters that makes readers root for them from the start. Once I started the story, I didn't want to stop. I could hardly wait to find out how Race and Claire would overcome their problems to get together and how the baby race situation would work out. It seemed like such a no-win situation. I was charmed when the author managed a solution that featured a few twists I never saw coming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was so sweet and loving andI wish that the grown ups with got to the point a little faster and knowing their love for each other. however it was such a sweet story and I look forward to more from the author. B! :-)
Mebuffy More than 1 year ago
The Baby Race is really a highly emotional story. One minute you’re full of hope, and the next you want to cry…or just smack someone *cough*Race*cough*. Put together a large, close-knit family, a small town, and a cowboy, then throw in an innocent, naïve woman and her kid stepsister (and prospective adopted daughter) and you get a whirlwind of drama. This is totally a story that I can easily get caught up in, and I did, but there were times I really wanted to slap Race for saying or doing something completely boneheaded. The grandmother is the one that sets everything in motion, but while I understand her motives, I don’t like how she went about it, though I don’t think anyone can argue with the results lol. The writing style was a little daunting as we frequently switched focus from Claire to Race without any warning, and the passage of time wasn’t always easy to keep up with. However, that being said, it’s still easy enough to follow and the journey is so very sweet with a very satisfying ending. The only thing I was left wondering is what the ultimate fate of Race’s ranch, as that was still a little unclear, but that’s really just a side note, and doesn’t impact the bigger picture.