Precise to a fault, Sage plans everything-meetings, meals, and sex. But when she learns her youngest sister can't carry a child, she steps up and commits to the role of a surrogate mother. It's not out of sentiment, because Sage doesn't do love or touchy-feely, but out of practicality. She doesn't plan on marrying or having children, so why not rent out her unused space, right?
Luke Riley is a sexy firefighter who's looking for love in all the wrong places...
Luke's morning gets a little brighter when he's called to a clinic and spots a blonde beauty wearing killer red boots. Though she doesn't seem interested, he manages to introduce himself. It's unusual for a woman to push away his advances, but Luke is attracted to her confident nature and strong personality. It's not long before he wears her down, and she finally agrees to a date.
Who says you can't mix work with pleasure?
Sage blames her growing affections for Luke on pregnancy hormones. But one last hurrah before her belly swells sounds like a well-deserved thrill. After a few passionate nights, the line between love and lust begins to blur-leaving her more confused than ever.
Luke is mesmerized by her keen wit and social charm. She may claim not to want children, but when she befriends his troubled foster sister, it proves there's a heart inside of Sage waiting to be loved.
Will Sage's surrogacy unlock her willingness to commit? Or will Luke stand by as the woman he loves plans a future without him?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sage is a hard one. Being the eldest of the 3 girls when their parent's checked out her sisters were all her responsibility. Putting them first and having to be responsible gave her a need for control. Control over everything including and especially her emotions, well until they day she got caught outside in the cold in a gown. Not just any gown, the kind you get at the doctors office that you have to hold in the back, yup you know the one. He wasn't what she expected. He saw her and made her feel like no one ever had, ever could. He made her feel. This one was painful. I mean yeah they all have their issues but Sage with all of her bravado felt like an outcast. Like she didn't belong. Ms Rice does an amazing job catching the emotions and feels not only with Sage but also Luke as he struggled to break through to her. At times I didn't know who was breaking my heart more, seeing the side to her that she's kept hidden or knowing that she wanted more but didn't know how to go about it. There are some great characters in this series and each book is a standalone and yeah I read them out of order. There is some stuff that comes out but you wont be lost. It's an amazing series.
This is book 3 in the Wilde Sister Series. I feel it could be a stand alone as Marianne does a fantastic job pulling you into the story so you feel you know all the sisters and their spouses. I really love the Marianne portrayed Sage's character. She's one tough lady. I'd even call her snarky. I think a lot of personality is in direct relation to how she grew up. She was the 'parent' to her sisters. She doesn't plan on falling in love, having the white picket fence or children. I get that. It's just not her. She takes it upon herself to get checked out to see if she can be a surrogate mother for her sister Thyme, who can't have children. I think she is an amazing woman. It was such a heartwarming and emotional moment in the book when she presented her idea of being surrogate to her sisters. She's actually at the doctor's office when they have to evacuate the building due to a fire scare and here comes sexy firefighter Luke. I think her red boots is an indication that there's some 'fire' in our Sage. Luke is instantly attracted to her fiery attitude. Luke is great looking, sexy, thoughtful, has a great sense of humor, loves his adopted mom...you know the perfect guy. He can 'see' Sage and as the book goes along you can tell that her sisters and husbands are also getting to 'see' Sage. He doesn't give up on Sage even though she's not very nice to him at times. I got a little irritated with how she treated him sometimes. I again think her past has a lot to do with that. He confuses her and scares her at the same time. I do think that she should of opened up to Luke about her past. That would be the only thing in the book I would suggest changing. Even with that said I think this is an outstanding book, very well written and I absolutely loved it. In fact, I see myself re-reading this book again.