"The Switched Baby Scandal" [Scandals of San Sebastian Series, Book 1] [Previously published as "The Baby Mistake"] by Theresa Meyers
My Book Summary : Five years ago, Taylor gave birth to her little girl, Emily, now she is in the middle of a court battle to prove that Emily's father should pay for child support even though he doesn't want anything to do with the girl. To prove her case she pays for a DNA test and gets the shock of her life .... Emily isn't her ex's child ... and she isn't her daughter either!!!
Therefore, to find out what actually happened Taylor goes to the hospital where Emily was born to find out her life keeps going from bad to worse. Not only did her daughter get switched while in the hospital after her birth, her birth daughter died in a car accident over a year ago, and now Emily's birth father--Reece--wants to be apart of Emily's life by any means possible ... even if it means filing for joint custody.
Will Reece and Taylor be able to find a way to make it work out between them all? Can they become an unconventional family and make it work out for them all, especially with the added stress and interference of the media circling them like vultures.
My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! An unconventional family comes together during unusual circumstances but together they make it all work. I liked how Taylor and Reece put Emily's needs above all else throughout this novel and how Reece went about dealing with his past grief. Also, I found that Reece and Taylor's electrifying passion that turns into a sweet relationship was well thought out and well written. They made quite a pair and Emily was a sweet little "pistol" that kept her parents in line.
I recommend this novel to those who like contemporary romances!
- On a side note -
I'm curious as to how Reece's family and Rebecca's (Reece's dead wife) family took the news about Emily and Taylor ... then Reece and Taylor getting together, since we hear about Taylor's family but not the other ones.
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Book Teaser(s) :
Taylor felt the reporters pressing in closer, but she couldn’t move, her muscles rigid and refusing to cooperate. It was getting hard to breathe as the crush moved in, and her vision faded to black at the edges.
Behind her the door opened. A light touch at her back sent electric sparks shooting down her spine. Without even looking, she knew it was Reece. She could smell his cologne and feel the warmth of him close to her.
He bent his head so his breath was warm at her ear and said in a low voice, “Just start moving through them. You don’t have to say anything. We’ll head for the elevator. I’m right here with you.”
His presence launched a war of sensation within her. She wanted to withdraw, but her knees were softening like warm wax. She wanted to shut him out, but at the moment he was the salvation she needed to cling to in this awkward situation. He was both enemy and white knight, and she couldn’t process it. ~ within Chapter 7
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“I’ll second that.”
“I three it!” chirped Emily.
Reece threw the blackened towel in the sink. “Where shall we go?”
“Pancake House!” Emily sang.
Taylor shrugged. “She’ll order pancakes no matter where we go, so wherever you want to eat is fine with me. I think you need a break after your morning flame-throwing.”
Reece grumbled. “It wasn’t on purpose.”
“Sure, you say that now, but I know the truth. Those sunflowers made you do it, didn’t they?”
He smiled at her. “They weren’t my idea.”
“I know, I know, the wife made you do it.”
Reece tilted his head to one side. “You could say that.”
“I’m hungry!” Emily wailed.
“Okay, okay, keep your shirt on, we’re going,” Taylor said as she scooped Emily up and settled her on her hip. ~ within Chapter 15