Saturday, January 18, 2014

Elizabeth Lane: Baby On Board

What is it about a baby?  What’s this power they have to turn even the most cynical hero to cooing, adoring mush?  Little babies can be noisy, messy, smelly and demanding.  No matter.  As soon as that little fist closes around his manly finger, our hero hasn’t got a chance. 

Pair a baby with a rich, powerful man and a heroine who could be your best friend, and you have Harlequin Desire’s Billionaires and Babies series.   I’m new to the line (THE NANNY’S SECRET is my third Desire and my second Billionaires and Babies book), but I’ve already discovered how much fun happens when baby meets alpha male.  I love writing about these little scene-stealers, and as the mom of three and grandma of three more, I don’t have to go very far for inspiration.   The possibilities are endless.  

Not every baby is born under ideal conditions.  That’s what THE NANNY’S SECRET is about.  Little Mikey enters this world as the result of a teenage blunder.  Chloe, his unmarried sixteen-year-old mother loves him and wants to keep him, but she’s still a child herself.  Wyatt Richardson, Chloe’s wealthy father, is still young, virile and handsome.  The last thing he expected to be is a grandfather.  Worse, he has no idea how to cope with a willful teenage girl and her newborn that his ex-wife literally dumped on his doorstep. 

Enter an unlikely nanny, challenged with helping these three become a family.  Mary Poppins she isn’t.  In fact, her lack of experience with babies rouses Wyatt’s suspicions about her motives.  But her devotion to little Mikey and her determination to give him a good start in life go far beyond what might be expected of hired help.  Not only does she take care of Mikey—she does everything to make sure Wyatt and Chloe bond with the little boy.

Mikey’s sexy grandfather begins to see her as more than a nanny...much more.  But the beautiful Miss Leigh Foster is not what she seems.  The secret she hides is powerful enough to turn all their lives upside-down.

You can read the book to find out what it is—or get a sneak peek on my web site:  Here’s a purchase link:

For those of you who’ve been new mothers or caregivers to babies, I’d love to hear about your experiences.   I’ll be giving away a free paperback edition of THE NANNY’S SECRET to a reader who comments.  Good luck, and thanks for having me as your guest.

In this Billionaires and Babies novel, the nanny wants her boss...but can she have him and keep her secrets, too?
Haughty and handsome, resort owner Wyatt Richardson has never met a problem he couldn’t buy his way out of.  Facing custody of his teenage daughter and her newborn son, he hires a nanny to handle them both.  His attraction to Leigh Foster is an unexpected perk.  He’s confident the feeling is mutual.
But Leigh knows she’s on shaky ground.  Falling for her new boss could prove devastating—especially if Wyatt finds out her true connection to baby Mikey.  But when the billionaire’s arms beckon, will she be powerless to refuse?


Eli Yanti said...

I'm single but sometimes help to take care my nieces and nephews. Sometimes they make me laugh, mad, play with them etc. So enjoy but sometimes frustation too lol

Laurie G said...

I've raised 4 children and now have a 2 yo granddaughter. Every child is different! The worst times were when they became sick. At one time we thought my oldest son had leukemia. Luckily it was an auto-immune disease which wasn't life threatening.

It's a challenge but so rewarding!

The oldest we spent the most time with, the youngest was the most spoiled but all were well loved!

Laney4 said...

Once a mother, always a mother (in that once you put others' needs first, you continue to put others' needs first). I even "mother" adults and strangers! It is nothing for me to correct a teenage stranger's grammar or provide necessities for sick adult friends. I have become "the organized one": the one who always has bandaids, pen/paper, nail clippers, etc. in both my purse and my gym bag - and I learned it from becoming a mother.

Mary Preston said...

I'm a Mother, but I have also spend many years nursing in Childrens & Maternity. Brand new bubs would be my favorite age I have to say.

Lory Lee said...

I'm single too, but I've been taking care of my younger siblings and nieces for as long as I can remember. It's tedious but rewarding. And just today, a kid ran towards me, hugged my legs and said... "Mom". It made me long for a child of my own. :(

Linda Henderson said...

Well I have two grown daughters but I have 6 grandchildren that keep me hopping. Especially the 3 year old boy and 4 year old girl. I help take care of my 4 year old granddaughter and she has a stomach tube and a trach right now so that makes taking care of her a little more difficult. Thank goodness the stomach tube is getting ready to be taken out and they are moving her to a smaller trach in preparation for the removal probably in the spring. She's had it for 2 1/2 years so it's about time. First she has to learn how to breath on her own again, easier said than done. But at least now there is a light at the end of the tunnel.