San Diego hockey team's PR director Elle Austin goes beyond the call of duty to keep their rebel captain in checkeven playing nanny to his son!
Max Beasley knows nothing about looking after a baby, so he enlists Elle's help after little Troy is left on his doorstep by his irresponsible ex.
Maybe it's the spirit of Christmas, or seeing Max's softer side, but Elle wishes he saw her as more than just an employee, and that they could give Troy the best gift of alla family!
|Series:||Harlequin Romance Series , #4355|
|File size:||240 KB|
About the Author
A fifth generation California, Teresa Carpenter lives in San Diego within miles of her extensive family and knows with their help she can accomplish anything. She takes particular joy and pride in her nieces and nephews who are all bright, fit, shining stars of the future. If she’s not at a family event, you’ll usually find her at home reading or writing her next grand romance.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Baby Under the Christmas Tree by Teresa Carpenter 4 STARS Baby Under the Christmas Tree has a play on Beauty and the Beast. Elle Austin as little girl went to princess camp and she was Belle. She made some good friends thier. Elle had four brothers so she was always around sports and sports. She wants different things in her adult life so she wants no sport loving guys and no athletes especially the Hocky team. Elle job is deputy of PR for hocky team. She gets called in the middle of the night to go get some members out of jail. One of them is Max Beasley better known as the Beast. Max Beasley is a womanizer and star of the hockey team. When she takes him home they find a lady he doesn't know at his door with his two year old son. Elle did not even know that he had a two year old son. He was tired and wanted his grandmother who was out of town with her male friend. Troy's mother had droped him off with a friend and said she would be right back and never showed. So she brought him to his father. Troy throws big tantroms when he does not get what he wants. Elle stays while Max goes to shower and he ends up falling asleep. She tried waking up Max. tried to put Troy down to bed by his dad, tried to put him in his own room. Troy wanted to sleep by his dad and her. When Elle woke it was to find that her job for the day was to help Max to prepare to take full custdy of his son. Improve Beast public image and get his house ready for Max to live thier. Troy has mostly been taken care of by his grandmother but she has a new male friend that lives out of town. Troy's mother just wants the child support and does not take care of him well. So the Grandmother thinks its good for Max to keep his son over her daughter and she will be free to move and still keep a relationship with her grandson. She won't have to worry about Troy not being cared for all the time. Thier is one love scene in the book that I skipped over. It was a fast read. I think that too many people wanted Elle to hook up with the Beast because she was Bell at a Camp when she was younger. The more I read I grew to really like Max. Troy is precious and I like Elle she is not afraid to stand up for herself or others. Elle knows what she wants and that she wont settle for less. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review by Netgalley. 11/01/2012 PUB Harlequin Imprint Harlequin Romance ISBN9780373178513
Baby Under the Christmas Tree by Teresa Carpenter The book starts out with Elle Austin at Princess camp when she was a little girl and her friend gave her a notepad and told her to write down everything she could hear. All the ideas others were talking about. That was the start of her career. She helped her dad with his job of athletic director by organizing everything associated with the teams. It got her to be the assistant where she was also the PR liaison for all the sports. She loves order and lists and hates chaos. Being the deputy director of PR now with hopes to get her own PR firm by 35 and she's on track. It's 2am and she is at the jail to bail them out. Maxwell-the Beast-Beasley is the leader of the pack. He does good PR and also bad PR. When she drops Max off at his house a woman is there and hands him the bundle and leaves. It's his child, Troy. She had NO idea he even had a child. Along with her boss Ray they devised a plan that might work to show Max in a good light so things would go his way when he was awarded full custody of the child. His ex girlfriend was getting a lot of money and a house so she'd be able to take the child on occasion-when he traveled. She might catch wind of his plan and go to the press to show herself in a good light especially for the hockey team. He was attracted to her and had even kissed her as they did the chores she had listed-legal dept, clothes shopping and then lunch at Old Town. Love this locale as I've heard it described in other books, fun place to be! Her family birthday party finds them all together, some tense and some calm moments. Everybody kept seeing them as Beauty and the Beast. After his ex girlfriend attacks Elle he has to make a decision as to what to do with the situation. Elle concentrates on the big Gala event to keep her mind off Max and Troy but it's not really working out that way.. Great read with the sex scenes, hot and steamy.