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.