Bought to Carry His Heir by Jane Porter
Bought to Carry His Heir is the latest by one of my favourite Harlequin Presents / Mills and Boon Modern authors.
Not just a new Jane Porter, but the Beauty & the Beast trope!
And, despite initial reservations about bonding with her because of the surrogacy, it didn’t take long to warm to the heroine. She makes a flawed decision which she then has to live with, and protect herself from, and her child.
One of the hero’s reasons for choosing her as a surrogate also distanced me.
But the hero and heroine’s emotions, actions and reactions are very real, and I soon didn’t feel the need to test the story foundations because I trusted the writer.
I enjoyed the relationship dynamic and the exploration of their issues. I was on the same page as the characters emotionally, cheered when the heroine comes to the conclusion that you’ve been willing her to make, and cried when she cries.
I missed some of the glitz and glam and drama that I come to Harlequin Presents/M&B Modern for and some of the drama that I especially come back to Jane Porter's Presents for, but I trusted her to deliver the fast paced, unputdownable read with strong emotional foundations on which to build their Happily Ever After.