THE HEIR'S UNEXPECTED BABY Jules Bennett
Mafia Moguls , Book 4
Billionaires and Babies
Harlequin Desire #2497
ISBN: 978-0-373-83824-0
February 2017
Contemporary Series Romance

Boston, Massachusetts Present Day

Billionaire investigator Jack Carson has installed his trusted assistant, Vivianna Smith, in the office of the O'Sheas, a suspected Mafia family. Things are going slow, with no information being found that connects the family to illegal activity, until one day Viv discovers a journal hidden in a desk at work and peruses it to see if it's important. To her surprise, not only is it about the O'Shea's late father's connections, but it also reveals that Jack is the man's son. Viv frets over how to tell Jack, when he has spent months trying to bring down the family.

Jack is working with the feds to help their investigation of the O'Sheas and their links to being part of the Mafia, but so far nothing has been proven. Viv is a dedicated employee, but he also admits he finds her attractive. However, she is fostering a nearly one-year-old baby, and Jack has no plans to get anywhere near children. After a visit to Viv's house, and an introduction to little Katie, Jack finds himself getting more attracted to Viv, and enjoying Katie. But how will Jack react when he learns what Viv has discovered about his parentage?

Viv is holding a scandalous secret from Jack in THE HEIR'S UNEXPECTED BABY by Jules Bennett, the final tale in the Mafia Moguls series. What Jack doesn't know about the O'Shea family is that they've been trying to divest themselves of all ties to the Mafia. Jack is dogged in his pursuit of the family, so much so that he may be a little blind. He insists that Viv find out anything she can. When she does discover something, she has to grapple with the fact that it may rock Jack's world. Meanwhile, caring for Katie is a delight, and she has to make a decision whether to adopt the parentless little girl.

Their relationship has always been businesslike and friendly, but things soon change when Jack is invited into Viv's house and, not only gets to know her, but Katie. It starts to feel like a nice, cozy relationship turning into something more, but Jack attempts to step back. Years ago, he lost his wife and unborn child in a senseless shooting that he blames himself for not preventing. This has left him unable to not only have committed relationships, but to avoid babies. Will Viv and Katie change his mind?

Meanwhile, things are heating up as Jack gets closer to bringing down the O'Shea family, but Viv holds the secret that could bring his world crashing down. Find out in the intriguing THE HEIR'S UNEXPECTED BABY how it all plays out, and if Viv and Jack will have a happily-ever-after.

Patti Fischer