Killeen Ames has it all...beauty, brains, a college softball scholarship and a rich and handsome boyfriend who has helped to stretch her college funds and fill her social calendar. He is the only boy she ever allowed past second base and now he's her baby daddy. However, being a father was not in his short-range plans. He graduates, then he splits, leaving Killeen to decide what she wants to do about the pregnancy...and to worry about how she's going to keep her scholarship. With no marketable skills, no job, no home and medical bills for her and the baby on the horizon, she knows she must move forward. A knock at the door of her boyfriend's apartment changes the game forever when an attorney gives her the news of an inheritance from an unknown dead relative.
After traveling to Austin, Killeen walks into the meeting and is surprised to find out that the relative was actually her birth father, and he had been a popular music star who recently died of an overdose. Even more shocking are the four strangers who share the same absentee dad. He has left them a highly successful private investigation agency, Scandals. The catch is...they have to make the commitment to work there.
Their introduction to the P.I. business almost gets them killed when a bomb goes off in the warehouse that sends Killeen to the hospital. She has kept the secret of her pregnancy from everyone, including Christopher, the totally irresistible manager of Scandals. Their hot night of wild sex in the office was a one-time thing...right? She chalks up her attraction to him as just raging hormones. They have no chance of a future together. He's gorgeous, intelligent and successful. He would never want anyone with so much baggage.
Christopher has a secret of his own. He's been investigation the possibility that, despite popular opinion, their father's death hadn't been an accidental overdose. He thinks it was murder.
Even though the five siblings still haven't accepted the fact that they have a father who made no attempt to be a part of their lives, they join together to discover the truth about his death. The search throws Killeen and Christopher together and their passion grows hotter. As her feelings for him slowly become more serious, she knows she must tell him about the baby.
After a fun day in the sun, an event happens that outs Killeen's secret. Christopher, as expected, doesn't take the news well. But they must continue to work together to track down a killer, especially since the killer has now focused on them.
Someone doesn't want them to stay and take over the business. In fact, someone wants them all dead and now the decision on whether or not to be a part of the agency seems very unimportant compared to the job of trying to stop from being killed.
They set up a trap that goes terribly wrong. Suddenly, Killeen must make a big decision. Who should she save? Her baby? Christopher? Her new brothers and sisters? Their lives are in her hands.
Baby Daddy is the first book in the Scandals New Adult series of romantic suspense. Each book of the series will focus on one of the offspring of Roger Elliott, a famous musician who left them with a legacy they weren't expecting. This book is about Killeen Ames who must deal with an unexpected pregnancy, an absentee baby daddy, an irresistible attraction to a hot new guy and four new half-brothers and sisters. Tramp Stamp, the second book in this series will be released in Spring, 2014 and will tell Reno's story.
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About the Author
In September 2012 she launched a new suspense series, Denver After Dark centered on three brothers, one a cop, one a firefighter and one a paramedic. The first book, After Midnight has been named the Best Indie Suspense of 2013 and won a prestigious 2013 Readers' Favorite Suspense Award. Cries in the Night is Book #2 and Graveyard Shift, Book #3 will be released in Fall, 2014.
Also in 2012 Kathy teamed up with her husband Bob Wernly to write a Young Adult Time Travel Mystery/Romance series called CUL8R (See You Later) under the pen name of Bob Kat. Book #1 OMG (Oh My God), when they go back to 1966 to save a girl's life, was released in October, 2012 and was named as the Best Indie Young Adult Suspense of 2013 and was a Beverly Hills Book Awards finalist. Book #2 BRB (Be Right Back), when they travel back to 1980, recently won First Place in the Readers' Favorite Young Adult Awards 2013. Book #3 BION (Believe It Or Not), when they go back to 1927 and join a circus to save a boy, was just released in July, 2013. All three books in this series have received rave reviews and 4 and 5 star ratings. Book #4 RIP (Rest in Peace), a ghost story set at the famous Stanley Hotel in 1911 will be released in January, 2014.
Also, under the Bob Kat pen name, Kathy and Bob wrote a fictionalized version of his fraternity days at Kent State University in 1970 that mixes the drama of senior year with the first military draft lottery, the Vietnam war and the Kent State shootings. This novel was named as a finalist in the Best Indie Mainstream Book of 2013 Awards.
Kathy and Bob also write a New Adult series called Scandals with the first book Baby Daddy released in November, 2013 and the second book Tramp Stamp scheduled for Spring, 2014.
Kathy is currently a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America and was on the board of directors of national RWA and Colorado Romance Writers for several years. Her books and screenplays have won numerous awards, including top honors from Romantic Times, Colorado Romance Writer of the Year, two RITAs and several film festival screenwriting competitions. When not writing, she and Bob love to travel, hang out on beaches, spend time with their five sons, go to movies or just play with their dogs and their turtles.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite Kathy Clark has created a wonderful gem in Baby Daddy, the first in her new Scandals trilogy. Upon first glance you think this will be the same old story of a young college student, Killeen, getting knocked up by her boyfriend Brandon, who storms off angrily, leaving her to deal with finals, morning sickness, and colic on her own. But that is the only thing typical about this story. After a visit from an attorney about a possible inheritance, Killeen learns that her father was a country music star and that she has several siblings she has never met. Her inheritance includes a private investigation firm run by the gorgeous Christopher. Killeen decides to keep her pregnancy a secret from Christopher and her siblings. Things appear to be looking up for her, until a warehouse bombing nearly kills them all. Although they shared a night of white hot passion, Killeen doesn’t believe there could ever be a future for her and Christopher, given how gorgeous and put together he appears to be. But as I am slowly learning about Kathy Clark, nothing is ever that simple. Christopher thinks Roger’s purported overdose was actually a murder and works hard to prove his theory. Baby Daddy is a fun story filled with tension, danger, and of course, romance. This blending of multiple genres worked well and kept me entertained from beginning to end. As the tension of unraveling the mystery ratchets up, so too does the sexual tension between Chris and Killeen. You never know what’s going to happen in their relationship or the P.I. firm and you’ll be dying to find out until all is revealed.