NDONE BY HER TENDER TOUCH – Maya Banks
Pregnancy & Passion , Book 4
Harlequin Desire #2155
ISBN: 978-0-373-73168-8
May 2012
Series Romance

New York City – Present Day

A one night stand between billionaire Cameron Hollingsworth and fledging caterer Pippa Laingley, along with a broken condom, results in an unplanned pregnancy. While neither wants to have children at this stage of their lives, they both realize that they are going to be forced together in an unexpected way. Cam demands that Pippa marry him, but she isn't ready to commit herself to a man whose moods are as dark as night. While he tells her that he wants to be there for her, he bolts at the sonogram and holds back the real reason he's acting scared about the impending birth. Add in that Cam is determined to cocoon Pippa to the point of almost smothering her and she wonders how she'll make it through her pregnancy. Can't he see that the baby will be a joy and not something he should be afraid of? Yet even as she questions whether she wants him in the baby's life, the desire that brought them together in the first place still smolders between them.

Pippa is on the verge of opening her own bakery and will adjust her life in order to accommodate her baby. Cam , on the other hand, is having a difficult time—he is rude and surly to her, closing off a part of himself. No way will she allow their child to be brought into contact with Cam 's attitude. Her pregnancy should be a happy time, but it is fraught with confrontations with Cam over his moodiness. Cam doesn't talk to many people about why he has these dark moods. His best friends, Rafe, Devon, and Ryan are aware of his pain—that Cam lost his son and wife in an accident—but he just can't bring himself to tell Pippa about it. He locks himself away in his mansion in Connecticut , only barely letting Pippa invade his man cave. But Pippa is determined to get at the heart of Cam —and hopes it will bring them closer together as they await the birth of their child.

Cam and Pippa can't deny that the attraction between them is still there in UNDONE BY HER TENDER TOUCH. Just when they least expect it, they're ripping off their clothes and making fiery, passionate love. If they could manage to have a relationship like their sex life, well, things would be pretty smooth. It doesn't take long for Pippa to realize that she's falling for Cam . The title of UNDONE BY HER TENDER TOUCH is an appropriate one for this tale. Pippa has a tender touch and she is trying to work her magic on Cam 's ravaged heart. Will she succeed?

Maya Banks brings to a close her Pregnancy & Passion series with a bang with the release of UNDONE BY HER TENDER TOUCH. Readers will alternately want to hit Cam over his head because of his stubbornness and the hateful things he says to Pippa, yet will understand the pain he's suffered. Pippa is smart and sassy, not afraid to tell Cam exactly how she's feeling. It is her determination that brings Cam out of his grief and instead forces him to begin looking to the future—with his child and Pippa. A powerful story, UNDONE BY HER TENDER TOUCH is one you'll not want to put it down until you've read the end.

Patti Fischer