Baby Talk & Wedding Bells

Baby Talk & Wedding Bells

by Brenda Harlen

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Overview

The start of a new chapter? 

Braden Garrett felt blessed the instant his adopted baby girl was laid in his arms. Fifteen months later, the widowed CEO feels out of place as the only man at the local library's toddler music class! Until his gaze falls on the librarian. Beautiful Cassie MacKinnon sparks a desire he'd long forgotten…but why can't he convince her to go out with him? 

After a disastrous broken engagement, Cassie's given up her dreams of white picket fences. That is, until tall, dark and sexy Mr. Garrett sparks fantasies of a different kind! Tempting as Braden is, though, Cassie is afraid the single dad only sees her as a substitute mommy. Or is the dedicated daddy offering everything she's ever wanted—true love and family—in one perfect package?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488014017
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Series: Those Engaging Garretts!
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 123,356
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Brenda Harlen is a multi-award winning author for Harlequin Special Edition who has written over 25 books for the company.

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Baby Talk & Wedding Bells 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
connie430 More than 1 year ago
Braden Garrett is a widower trying to run the family business and raise his 15 month old adopted daughter, Saige. He feels guilty because the birth mom wanted her daughter to have two parents. Braden wants a mother for Saige also but he refuses to fall in love again. He meets Cassie who is the librarian where Braden's mom takes Saige weekly for story time. By the time they meet Cassie already loves Saige and Braden's mom. Braden and Cassie are attracted to each other but both have reasons for not wanting a romantic relationship. Unfortunately Cassie falls pretty quick for Braden but Braden seems to only want to be with Cassie in hopes of gaining a mother for Saige.(the hero living in denial of his feelings) It was a great story with some steamy chemistry between these two and you want them all to be happy. Saige is a doll and of course reading about all of the other Garretts is a plus. It was a heart warming book that touches on the subject of open adoption along with the sweet romance of two very likable characters.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
Baby Talk & Wedding Bells was more realistic than I expected and hit home on two questions rarely seen tackled on romance novels: adoption and infertility, and a relationship/marriage for the sake of a family instead of romance and love. Both Braden and Cassie were likable and relatable characters that I enjoyed getting to know. Cassie had had her heart broken by the loss of family and unsatisfying relationships. She was determined not to fall in love, even though Braden and his daughter, even his mother, were so tempting with the warmth and affection that had been missing in her life for so long. Braden has had his own heartbreak and trouble with his marriage before his wife died. He will not fall in love, has no interest to get emotionally involved, yet he is looking for a wife as a companion and a mother for his daughter. The feelings that both Braden and Cassie goes through are rather raw and deep. The process for them to find peace in their hearts and lives, and find the balance they are looking for, the joy and cheer they were able to share with each other, it all takes it time, effort, and compromises they had not expected to make. During this process, Cassie goes on a date with another man, and Braden claims to want only a marriage of convenience without bringing Cassie up to the same page with him. Both things that I wasn't a fan of, and in general don't like in my romance novels. Braden's rowdy family around them, and Cassie's family of heart at the library, are a great addition to the story and the secondary characters help to move the plot along and contribute to the story in a significant way. Not to mention little Saige, Branden's daughter, who stole every scene she was in with her cuteness overflowing. A fascinating story about marriage, children, the journey one has to go through to get to the point to be ready to be in a committed relationship, and the fumble life and love sometimes is. ~ Three Spoons with a teaspoon on the side