The Pregnancy Proposition. Andrea Laurence

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Название The Pregnancy Proposition
Автор произведения Andrea Laurence
Жанр Контркультура
Серия Mills & Boon Desire
Издательство Контркультура
Год выпуска 0
isbn 9781474039079

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      Pregnant and heartbroken...will one white-hot week become more?

      After her breakup, the last thing Paige Edwards wants is a romantic getaway. But then an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii lands her in bed with sexy hotel owner Mano Bishop! An explosive affair with Mano could be the perfect rebound—except for the fact she’s carrying her ex’s baby...

      Blinded as a teen, Mano has nevertheless achieved success in business, if not in love. An occasional fling has always been enough—until Paige. One week with the unassuming woman, whose inner beauty captivates him, has Mano reevaluating everything. Could he father another man’s child for the chance at a future with Paige?

      Feeling bold, Mano traced the neckline of Paige’s gown with his finger, finding the V plunged deep.

      His fingertip lingered at the apex for a moment as Paige let out a ragged breath. He expected her to pull away or tell him to stop, but she didn’t. She leaned closer to him. The scent of her mingled with the plumeria and orchids that perfumed the breezes. He was intoxicated by it and drawn to her in a way he simply didn’t understand.

      Gently cupping her face in his hands, he lowered his lips to hers. Her response to him was cautious, but curious. After a moment, the caution gave way to enthusiasm. She wrapped her arms around his neck and arched her body against him. Mano felt his every muscle tighten as her lithe body pressed into his own.

      He let his tongue explore her mouth as his hands explored her body. As his hand strayed near her belly, she went stiff as stone in his arms. “Paige?”

      He felt her pull away and the next thing he knew, her loud and unsteady clomp of heels against the hardwood floors grew softer and softer until the front door of his suite slammed shut.

      He’d had a lot of reactions to his kisses in his life, but he’d never had a woman turn tail and run.

      * * *

      The Pregnancy Proposition is part of the Hawaiian Nights series—Paradise changes everything!

      Last year, I took a trip to Hawaii and I knew immediately that I wanted to set a duet of books there. My trip to the USS Arizona inspired the starting point for this book and gave me the reason for Paige to come to Hawaii for the first time. I’d also been toying with the idea of doing a blind hero and I decided that this was my chance.

      So much of Hawaii is visual, and I looked forward to experiencing the island through the other four senses the way Mano does. In the book, he also gets to experience it all through the eyes of Paige as she sees it for the first time. She was another character I was excited to write—she’s not pretty, she’s not curvy—at best, she’s plain and awkward. She can’t understand why a man like Mano would want anything to do with her. That’s when the fun starts.

      If you enjoy Mano and Paige’s story, tell me by visiting my website at, like my fan page on Facebook or follow me on Twitter.



      The Pregnancy Proposition

      Andrea Laurence

      ANDREA LAURENCE is an award-winning author of contemporary romances filled with seduction and sass. She has been a lover of reading and writing stories since she was young and is thrilled to share her special blend of sensuality and dry, sarcastic humor with readers. A dedicated West Coast girl transplanted into the Deep South, she’s working on her own happily-ever-after with her boyfriend and their collection of animals.

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      To my boss Lawanda and my coworker LT—

      You were right, Hawaii was worth the long flight. Thanks for covering for me whenever my writing takes me around the world and being so supportive of my writing alter ego.



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      “Well, Papa, you finally made it back to Hawaii.”

      Paige Edwards gripped her grandfather’s urn as she followed the driver to the town car waiting outside the Honolulu airport. He loaded her bags and opened the door for her to climb into the backseat.

      As they drove through the