THE SARANTOS BABY BARGAIN – Olivia Gates
Billionaires & Babies Series
Harlequin Desire #2301
Contemporary Series Romance
New York City – Present Day
Naomi Sinclair is raising her niece, Dora, after the death of her sister and brother-in-law and is hoping to soon adopt the child. She has managed to put behind her memories of Andreas Sarantos, the Greek venture capitalist who is her one tie left from the past, and her brother-in-law's best friend. To her surprise, Andreas not only shows up in New York City, but he arrives at her home—and informs her that he is going for custody of Dora as per his friend's will. Naomi is shocked, but she isn't going to step aside and let him take away the one thing she has left in the world of her sister's.
Andreas is determined to enforce the terms of the will, even though it means it will hurt Naomi. To soften the blow, he spends time with both of them to prove he can raise Dora. He even begins to woo Naomi in his formidable and pushy way, which brings back memories for her of their brief marriage. Yes, Naomi and Andreas were once married—until he decided he no longer needed her in his life—or bed. Now he wants to pick up where they left off, at least for the time being. Naomi has no plans to lose her heart to Andreas once again.
Olivia Gates brings readers a ruthless, hard-driven billionaire in THE SARANTOS BABY BARGAIN, with an orphaned child in the middle of a battle of wills between Andreas and the woman who has been raising her. Naomi has blithely gone along the past few months since Dora lost her parents thinking she was the only one who could claim her. But suddenly here is Andreas—a man she has tried to put out of her mind—staking a claim on little Dora and worming his way into their lives. Naomi is scared, to say the least, because with no other family, losing Dora will be devastating. But Andreas has the will to back his claims and she is running out of options to hang onto Dora. He offers her an arrangement—marriage once again, even if it is for the child's sake, but she doesn't want to become a pawn in what she sees as his game of using sex to base a relationship on. Can there be another option?
There is no doubt readers will be on Naomi's side against Andreas in THE SARANTOS BABY BARGAIN, mainly because the guy tries to overpower and conquer anyone who resists him. Naomi can feel the pull of sexual attraction once more and tries mightily to keep him at arm's length, but it soon proves fruitless. She wants to do what is best for Dora, but is she risking her own future happiness? As we delve deeper into THE SARANTOS BABY BARGAIN we learn more about what drives Andreas that may make him more sympathetic, but is it enough to win over Naomi?
A powerful tale packed with emotion as readers will feel sorry for little Dora and the one person who has provided stability in her life—Naomi. Can Naomi tame the ruthless tycoon in THE SARANTOS BABY BARGAIN? Find out for yourself in this intriguing tale.