romance that transports the reader with its romantic tenderness.
Her Baby, His Proposal
Teresa Carpenter's short romance Her
Baby, His Proposal brings together in a marriage of convenience a woman
trying to care for her baby and a navy SEAL. The characters are lovable
and the tone is ever so romantic as the hero and heroine gradually grow
to love one another together and apart when the Navy deploys him. A bit
of spunk enlivens this gentle, tender romance. Teresa Carpenter's Her
Baby, His Proposal easily transports the reader into another world.
got dumped. It's not just getting dumped but how she got dumped by her
no-good boyfriend the second the pregnancy test reads positive. Cad,
oaf and all around self-centered jerk are only a few words to describe
the biological father of Jesse's baby. When Jesse collapses at the bar
Green Garter, in steps Navy Chief Brock Sullivan, Navy SEAL. A man full
of duty and honor, not only does he take her to the hospital but he
offers her his house. That's not all he has to offer her! With
deployment just a heartbeat away, this serious Navy man proposes
marriage to Jesse! Broke and needing to care for her baby, Jesse takes
Brock up on his offer. Can this Navy SEAL give her something she has
never had before? Can this dutiful and honorable man find that
sometimes life is about more than duty and prowess?
Carpenter draws the reader into the heart of her romance from the very
beginning as Jesse's boyfriend Tad brazenly and selfishly abandons her
in the most insulting way possible to a mother-to-be. Immediately, the
reader feels her dilemma alongside the pain and outrage. From his
introduction, the reader feels Brock's desire for Jesse before he
learns about her pregnancy. After the initial dramatic opening of this
romance, Teresa Carpenter pulls the reader into the story through her
characterization. Jesse and Brock are lovable characters, good people
with good hearts who are kind to one another. Jesse has a heart of gold
and just enough spunk to balance her dependence on Brock in this
marriage of convenience. Brock is a man serious in his commitments, a
man of honor, but also a man who thinks of women not just as duty but
with a romantic twist when it comes to their wedding. Brock is quite
simply one great guy all the way around from his body to his heart and
soul. With each scene, the reader sees more and more to love about both
Brock and Jesse.
initial drama of the marriage of convenience, Teresa Carpenter's
romance develops gradually as the hero and heroine come together
through emails during his deployment. Through electronic letters,
Teresa and Brock share their lives, their hearts, their laughter in
manner that draws them together. Their relationship develops naturally,
as their two hearts grow together gently. Jesse and Brock share a nice
spunk, a spark of life and even fun humor between them as they respond
to each other and life's events. Teresa Carpenter writes a beautiful
scene in which Brock makes a connection between Jesse's baby and his
life as a Navy man that creates a tribute to those who serve in the
military. Several scenes between him and the baby endear Brock to the
reader, as he moves into his role as father with love and a natural
ease. Brock's return home exposes them both to a deeper level of
sharing and vulnerability, but Teresa Carpenter has carefully laid the
groundwork to believe in the hero and heroine's romance. The narrative
itself in Her Baby, His Proposal is very smooth and gentle. The ever so
romantic tone of this book just transports a reader into their world.
From the back
Brock Sullivan is a navy SEAL—he
lives by his own code of honor and he won't see Jesse, pregnant and
alone, struggle. He doesn't have to help her, but he knows he can offer
her security while he's away fighting for his country. The proposal is
convenient and the marriage—paper only!
Jesse would do
anything for her baby, even if it means signing away her own
dreams of happily ever after and becoming Brock's convenient bride.
But, injured in battle, Brock is suddenly home, and what was a simple
marriage of convenience is now becoming a whole lot more complicated.