- Paperback: 297 pages
- Publisher: Harlequin Books (2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0373709552
- ISBN-13: 978-0373709557
- Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 10.2 x 2.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 68 g
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,832,856 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Thad has many applications trying to collect the hundred thousand dollar prize. Most are very bold and eager to assure their place as the selected candidate. Tactics they use to entice Thad only turns him off until he meets Macy McKinley. Macy is a mystery to Thad. She is neither bold nor aggressive in her pursuit of the hundred thousand dollar check. She refuses to tell him why she is in need of such a large amount of money. However, during a background check, Thad learns that the divorced Macy needs the money so that her beloved five-year-old daughter Haley can receive a life saving bone marrow transplant. Thad and Macy reach an agreement that includes him safeguarding his investment by a temporary marriage. As Macy and Thad remain in close proximity, they fall in love. However, she mistrusts love after her former spouse deserted her, and he feels guilty for betraying his first wife by falling in love again. Love may not be enough to heal the deep wounds of either one of this deserving pair.
Baby Business is an emotional read that will keep the reader turning the pages until the end. Her characters are so well developed you will long remember them long after you finish one of her novels.
Eighteen months have passed since his beloved wife died and Thad Winters still mourns her death. Convinced the only way he can bring back some sort of fulfillment to his personal life is by fathering a child, Thad starts interviewing candidates to find the best woman to give him a baby through the process of artificial insemination. However, not long after he starts meeting the long line of women competing for his money, he finds himself growing tired of their aggressive and persistent attitude to get the `job'. That's when he meets Macy, the first woman who genuinely seems to need his money but won't tell him why. Thad learns of Macy's reasons for wanting his money through a private investigator and even while his practical side insists he not get involved, he can't help but feel drawn to this sweet and courageous woman and her adorable but very sick daughter. He gives Macy the money and soon fins himself wanting a whole lot more from her in return than he'd originally planned. Yet, he fights a battle within his heart for while part of him still feels tied to his deceased wife, another part of Thad desperately wants to let Macy into his heart. The question remains, will he be able to convince Macy to love him in return?
Bravo Ms. Novak for penning a poignantly beautiful category romance full of heart wrenching emotions and plenty of tender moments. My heart went out to Macy for putting up with all that went wrong in her life. Her courage in the face of helpless fear and despair is so exquisitely portrayed by Ms. Novak.
Brenda Novak displays her unique talent for blending serious situations with compelling and lovable characters to create a romance one cannot soon forget.