Today I'm reviewing Tidings of Great Joy by Sandra Brown.
Summary from GoodReads: Ria Lavender is the last woman in the world to be swept away by a smooth line and a seductive smile. A talented architect, she's just beginning to savor the fruits of her success when she meets a man who will change everything.
Mayor-Elect Taylor MacKensie is handsome, charming, and charismatic. Still, Ria never imagines that she'll leave a Christmas party with him, or that, caught up in the magic of a snowfall and a bottle of champagne, she'll give in to desire. Eight weeks later, Ria knows she's carrying Taylor's child.
To give their baby a name, Ria persuades Taylor to marry her—at least temporarily. But while Ria soon feels a surprising tenderness—and passion—for Taylor, she fears his prime concern is protecting his career. Ria vows to keep her distance from the man who holds the key to her heart...until life teaches them both a lesson in miracles—and love.
Review after the jump!
Review: This book is actually a re-read for me, since I read it a long time ago. I still really enjoyed it. I’m pretty pigheaded about what I like to read, so when something I normally dislike happens in a plot or is mentioned in the summary I avoid the book. However, this one really surprised me, since I’m not one that enjoys the unexpected pregnancy trope in romance novels. Brown did such a great job of writing these characters and showing them going through this emotional roller coaster. Verdict: Would highly recommend for the New Adult and up crowds.