The Romance, My Way Blog Hop begins (14th – 20th Feb)

Posted February 14, 2014 by Nix in Active Giveaway / 24 Comments


Welcome to the Romance, My Way blog hop! Bloggers and authors have joined me to tell you all about their favourite romance tropes and give away some fabulous prizes. The Grand Prize of a $50 Gift Card giveaway is available to enter on any blog involved in the hop and the more blogs you hop through, the more prizes you can win. The posts will be going up throughout the day, but I’ll tweet the links when I see them 🙂

So, what is a romance trope? These aren’t genres of books but are simply plot devices that are common to the romance genre. If you want to see some, you can check out the list here that some helpful person compiled (Link), but right now I’m to talk secret babies…

I have no idea why the secret baby trope appeals to me as much as it does. In real life, there is very little reason for a baby to be kept secret from the father, but it romance it always causes some delicious angst and (because this is romance-land) I know that, in the end, everyone will be happy. This storyline always brings out the best in the hero for me too, the protective side giving me warm and fuzzies.

The book I’m giving away today is part of a series but can be read as a standalone. In Burn for Me, Raul has retuned to his home town after years of being away. He doesn’t realise that he has fathered a child until an adolescent girl turns up on his door claiming to be his. In this book, we see Raul try to adapt to changing from a single man to the father of a very precocious little girl overnight. I love this book, loved to see the character of Raul grow and adapt to his new role. I actually liked Penelope too, a strong woman who didn’t think that she had any other choice but to keep her child a secret. She had to learn to adapt, to let him into her life and the life of her child. I laughed, I swooned and I enjoyed the hell out of the book from start to finish.

Once burned is all it takes…

For the last twelve years, Raul Montenga has sizzled with erotic dreams of the girl he left behind. When he finally comes back home, determined to find her, it’s not to Penelope’s warm welcome but to a cold shoulder and her icy rejection. So he’s more than a little surprised to answer his door one day to find her tomboy daughter standing nervously on his porch…claiming to be his child.

Dr. Penelope Gibson’s worst nightmare isn’t that her daughter might want to know who her father was. It’s facing the man she’d foolishly spent her youth loving and keeping him at arm’s length. Now he’s back and the feelings she’d thought frozen solid are melting in his wake. Along with her inhibitions, her clothes and her better judgment.

But when he’s determined to win back her love—body and soul—can she trust him enough to try? Or will everything she’s built without him go up in smoke?

Warning: This book features a wildly hot Latino firefighter dead-set on a mission to seduce. Contains bad words, fiery tempers and scorching sex. Oven mitts required.


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24 responses to “The Romance, My Way Blog Hop begins (14th – 20th Feb)

  1. Susan W.

    What a fun idea for a blog hop. I love the way you have the blog listed! I haven’t read Dee Tenorio and this looks like a good book to start with. Putting it on my wishlist!

  2. Great idea for a bloghop and I’m delighted to be a part of it.. Thank you for hosting this. Love the look of Burn for Me.

    As for secret baby trope – why not hop along to my website and check out Finding Zoe …

  3. Shannon Greathouse

    Thank you for the giveaway! I started reading again,after finally MAKING time for myself. I need to rediscover my interests.Thanks again!
    majecscontesttx at gmail dot com

  4. Cathy

    I am not into secret baby tropes…I can see the appeal, but it’s probably the fact that I don’t have kids. Kid and pregnancy stories aren’t my thing.
    capefearlibn at gmail dot com

  5. Trix

    I haven’t read a secret baby story yet (most likely because I’m usually reading m/m)!


  6. June M.

    I love second chance at love stories! I don’t read many secret baby stories but there have been a few that I have really loved.
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  7. Shannon

    I’m not sure I’ve ever read a ‘secret baby’ book. This one sounds interesting.


  8. H.B.

    Gosh, I use to love reading Harlequin Romance novels for the secret baby tropes. They were a bit predictable but I loved when the truth was revealed and seeing how the male protagonist would react and how he would go to win back/punish the female protagonist for hiding their child or her pregnancy.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  9. BookLady

    Burn for Me sounds like a wonderful book. The tomboy daughter is an interesting character. I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  10. Tina B

    I don’t know how I commented on all other blogs, but this one? Lol.
    My favorite trope is enemies to lovers! Although I do enjoy most of them. 🙂
    Thank you for the hop!
    Trb0917 at gmail dot com

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