A BABY FOR THE BOSS – Maureen Child
Pregnant by the Boss , Book 2
Harlequin Desire #2421
ISBN: 978-0-373-73434-4
January 2016
Contemporary Series Romance

Long Beach, California – Present Day

When Jenny Marshall and Mike Ryan first met at a gaming convention, the two hit it off so well they ended up in bed together. But Mike found out Jenny's uncle owns a rival company and immediately accuses her of trying to seduce him to get business for her uncle. The truth is that Jenny is innocent, but she can't seem to convince Mike of this. Several months later, Jenny ends up being hired by the company Mike co-owns with his brother and friend, and the couple's working relationship is tenuous, to say the least. Mike still thinks she's after business for her uncle, and this causes some tense confrontations. But his dislike of her doesn't change the fact that there is still a fiery attraction burning there. When they're forced to work together on a hotel project, Mike and Jenny soon find themselves unable to resist the temptation of making love.

Hate is just as strong emotion as love is, and in A BABY FOR THE BOSS, Mike and Jenny find themselves swinging back and forth. Mike has a distrust of Jenny that is only based upon his preconceived notion that she has an ulterior motive. His business partners certainly don't share his views, and his brother thinks Mike has a thing for Jenny. Well, he does, but he won't admit it to himself. Business is booming at the company, and Mike and Jenny will be working closely to get a new hotel open in Laughlin, Nevada, which means a trip together and spending time alone. Jenny continues to try and convince Mike she is working for his company and not trying to undermine them, but he doesn't budge.

During one of their romps in bed, a faulty condom leads to a possible pregnancy for Jenny and Mike in A BABY FOR THE BOSS. How will this affect their “relationship” since he distrusts her? Mike has trust issues with marriage anyway, after discovering his parents' marriage wasn't all that perfect. Will this play a part in his decision about a possible future with Jenny? She is not sure that she wants his surly attitude to be a part of her life and is prepared to go it alone. This couple has a lot to overcome before they can discover the path to a happily-ever-after.

A BABY FOR THE BOSS is part of the Pregnant by the Boss series by Maureen Child, and readers might want to read the first book, HAVING HER BOSS'S BABY, to meet the three men who run a billion dollar company built around their expansion from gaming to hotels. But one should be able to read either tale without too much trouble if you don't.  A couple at odds find themselves about to become parents despite a lack of trust for each other. Can Mike and Jenny overcome their issues and find love? Find out in the steamy hot A BABY FOR THE BOSS.

Patti Fischer