Mar 29 2017 2:00pm

First Look: Karen Booth’s The Ten-Day Baby Takeover (April 1, 2017)

The Ten-Day Baby Takeover by Karen Booth

Karen Booth
The Ten-Day Baby Takeover (Billionaires and Babies #80)
Harlequin Desire / April 4, 2017 / $5.25 print, $4.49 digital

Aiden Langford has no time for love, in fact, it’s at the tippy top of his “Not To Do Ever” list. Jaded by the rejection he felt from his parents since childhood, Aiden is all business, all the time, except for the occasional sex only flings he works in on business trips. While Aiden is fearless in business and in his pleasure pursuits, matters of the heart leave him not just perplexed, but petrified. The last thing he ever saw coming was the strange gripping sensations he feels around his heart when Sarah Daltrey walks into his office with his progeny on her hip.

An inexplicable tug came from the center of his chest as his vision drifted to the child. All alone in the world. He’d known that feeling well when he was young, and he despised the idea of any child growing up that way.

Sarah has her own set of jade shaded baggage to lug around. Being a nanny is hard enough, especially when you know your charges will leave you soon enough. Although it’s in the past, falling in love with a newly widowed single dad/employer and expressing your love, only to have him laugh in your face as he hands you your walking papers, well, that’s going to leave an indelible mark. Now, she is nothing but business with the sexy Aiden, deliver her dead besties’ baby to the unsuspecting father and get back to her burgeoning fashion business. All work and no play leaves Sarah a decidedly un-heartbroken woman. Although she’s made some bold career choices lately, Sarah would never confidently call herself fearless. Haunting memories of her past keep her fearless traits safely tucked behind insecure walls.

Aiden and Sarah make a deal. She will use her considerable nurturing skills to help him ease into dad mode and he will use his business connections to help her get her fashion line up and running. Along the way, they will both uncover exactly how well their innate fearless qualities compliment each other. Toss in a gurgly, sweet baby in need of a bath and you’ve got chemistry just waiting to explode! Of course, all of this goodness can’t happen without trouble. When Aiden screws up, his sister gives him my all-time favorite romance book advice…

“I can’t fix it. I ruined it...” His conscience was impossibly heavy. “I mean, how do I come back from that?”


The single dad trope has fast become one of my favorite tropes in the romance world. There is just something about a man that opens his heart to his child and moves heaven and earth to make all things warm and fuzzy. Karen Booth’s latest Harlequin category romance might be better dubbed a “cute-agory” romance. I enjoyed these characters and their story, so much. This sweet and sexy quick read is just what the doctor ordered for the fearless yet jaded hearts amongst us.


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1. Kareni
This sounds like an entertaining read. Thanks for the First Look.
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