Holiday Baby Scandal

Holiday Baby Scandal

by Jules Bennett

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488002076
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Series: Mafia Moguls , #3
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 103,308
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Jules Bennett has penned more than 50 novels during her short career. She's married to her high school sweetheart, has two active girls, and is a former salon owner. Jules can be found on Twitter, Facebook (Fan Page), and her website She holds contests via these three outlets with each release and loves to hear from readers!

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Holiday Baby Scandal 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Holiday Baby Scandal is a friends to lovers/best friend-sibling romance and then some. This is a mafia story with bad guys going legit and a haunted, troubled bad boy in the mix. Even though this is the third book in the Mafia Moguls series, it is a standalone read. Ryker Barrett grew up a Southie in Boston. The only family he had was his alcoholic father who either ignored him or used him as punching bag. Things changed when he was twelve-years-old and came to the aid of Braden and Mac O’Shea. The three quickly became friends and when the boys’ father Patrick learned of Ryker’s home life he quickly took him in and made him a member of the family. Patrick gave Ryker all that he could ever ask for, a stable home, and a family. Ryker went on to become the family enforcer as well as their right hand man who helps to secure pieces for the O’Shea’s auction house. In return, Ryker has received more money than he’s ever dreamed of. Laney O’Shea is 1o years younger than Ryker and is the youngest of the O’Shea children. She’s always known she was a Mafia Princess, even if her father and everyone else tried to shelter her. She works for the family auction house and has crazy good computer skills. Laney has had a crush on Ryker for as long as she can remember. The two have always been close friends but one passionate night in Miami changed their lives forever. That passionate night resulted in a surprise pregnancy. Now Laney must convince Ryker that passion like theirs can’t be denied and that he’s the only man for her. “Maybe it’s time you stop fighting whatever you’re feeling and just go with it.” Ryker feels he isn’t capable of love, isn’t good enough for Laney, and is afraid of becoming his father. “I’m lost. I have no idea what the hell I’m doing.” But Laney is bound and determined to have a family with Ryker. Overwhelmingly, Ryker’s conflicted between his feeling for Laney and his loyalty to Mac, Braden, and the memory of Patrick. “I’m new here. I can’t mess this up, for you, for our baby. Just...don’t give up on me.” In order to become the family they want to be, they have come to terms with their true feelings for one and other. They also have to deal with Laney’s brothers, the FBI who has obtained information only an insider should have, and an investigator snooping around. Holiday Baby Scandal marks my first time reading Jules Bennett and it won’t be the last. From start to finish, I was captivated. My heart ached for young Ryker as well as adult Ryker, as he tried to figure out his feelings and his place in the O’Shea family. Laney was great with her “I can do everything by myself” and “don’t mess with my family” attitude. There was the added surprise of a little mystery to the story. The only downside is that the mystery wasn’t resolved. Hopefully, it will play itself out in the next book. I can’t wait to see what happens. **Received a copy of the book courtesy of RWA and voluntarily reviewed.**
Judy_F More than 1 year ago
Holiday Baby Scandal by Jules Bennett is a heartfelt story about finding that special someone. Ryker Barrett owes the O’Shea family his very existence. They took him in when no one else cared. His feelings for the youngest O’Shea, Laney must be ignored, but one night of amazing passion leads to a baby surprise. Laney O’Shea knows there is a good man underneath Ryker’s rough exterior and she is just the woman to show him. When their one night together leads to a pregnancy this makes Laney more determined to convince Ryker he is the one man for her and her baby. Getting past Laney’s overprotective big brothers will be a challenge for them both but it’s the holiday season and miracles can happen.
Peachey04 More than 1 year ago
A really cute read with a hint of mystery! The story line keeps you enthralled from start to finish. Ryker and Laney are strong, determined individuals keeping the family business safe. But they have a secret! Great read, don't miss this one. Voluntarily read and reviewed this book, all opinions expressed are my own.
judyrudy More than 1 year ago
Holiday Baby Scandal is the third book in Jules Bennett’s Mafia Moguls series. I’ve read each book in the series and loved all of them. This is a standalone book but I suggest reading the other books in the series because of the back story, but also because they are all so good! We finally get Ryker and Laney’s story. I truly enjoy reading books where the hero believes he isn’t good enough for the heroine and the heroine is completely head over heels in love with the hero. This was a fantastic read. I hated to see the story end. Holiday stories just seem to grab the heartstrings and Holiday Baby Scandal did not disappoint. I’d like to disclose that I voluntarily read Holiday Baby Scandal and this is my fair and honest review.
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
This is the one I've been waiting for Ryker and Laney's story. We've had glimpses of tem in the two previous books, butt now they get to shine. My favorite scene is where Ryker is helping Laney decorate. It shows the struggle that Ryker has within himself to be the man he can be for Laney. He sees a glimpse into the life he could have. Ryker thinks he can't do romance, but through out the bok he has his little romantic swoon worthy moments. They family is still looking for the scrolls, but now they have a new threat looming. While everyone is trying to take down the threat Laney and Ryker try to navigate through impending parenthood. It's a great story that the magic of the season just adds to, I highly recommend it.
Cindy111 More than 1 year ago
Holiday Baby Scandal by Jules Bennett is book #3 in the Mafia Moguls series and is a winner in my book. This book deals with Ryker Barrett and Laney O'Shea whom we met in other books. Ryker is the O'Shea family enforcer and who from the age of 12 has been welcomed into the O'Shea family. Ryker feels he owes them everything and feels a relationship with Laney would be betraying them. Laney O'Shea is the youngest in the family and a computer whiz. Laney has had a thing for Ryker for years and after a night of passion neither can deny that there is something between them along with the consequences of that passion leads to a baby. Laney wants to be with Ryker both for herself and the baby but Ryker doesn't feel he is good enough for her. Can this couple find their HEA? I encourage to read the book to find out, I am sure you will not be disappointed. Check it out! Jules Bennett has a way of creating characters and stories that keep your interest.
MarcieR More than 1 year ago
After reading, and loving, the stories of Braden and Mac O’Shea, we now get to enjoy getting to know their other ‘brother’ Ryker Barrett. In the first two books of Jules Bennett’s Mafia Moguls, we know Ryker as the O’Shea family enforcer, the guy who hunts down antique pieces and retrieves them by any means – sometimes blurring the lines of the law. In “Holiday Baby Scandal” we discover the true Ryker. His childhood, his need to always be part of the O’Shea family, and his forbidden attraction to Laney O’Shea. One night together is what he allows himself only to be told that night created a baby. He fights his feelings for Laney and for trusting himself to be a good father, but being faced with fearless and fierce Laney he doesn’t stand a chance. In “Holiday Baby Scandal” Ms. Bennett resolves the whereabouts of the missing scrolls and introduces a new mystery of someone set to betray the O’Shea’s. This is a great way for Ms. Bennett to continue the Mafia Moguls series and for readers to enjoy seeing what the O’Shea’s have been up to. *I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.