From the moment I started my Baby Business trilogy, I knew that Kell Montrose was going to be the hardest to redeem. He had grown up with his bitter grandfather and seen firsthand how ruthless Thomas Chandler could be. His need for revenge was about more than pride, it was imbedded in his very being.
So how was Emma going to crack through that resolve? She didn’t really want to, if I’m being honest. And then they got trapped in an elevator and all of a sudden there was this intense physical reaction that I hadn’t anticipated. I should have given how repressed Emma had been in the other stories and how now that Kell had what he wanted he was able to see Emma clearly for the first time.
But sex wasn’t going to sway Kell to give up his revenge. It was going to take falling in love, isn’t that why we read romance? And in this case, Emma’s son played a key part in helping Kell come to terms with his past and seeing that the future didn’t have to be as driven by bitterness.
Sammy is precocious and lively. Emma is s widow who’s husband had been a Formula One driver. I love F1 and have spent a lot of time thinking about these men who feel the need to get into a car and drive at insane speeds. It’s dangerous no matter how many safety precautions are put in these day. And I think it’s the danger that drew Helio to racing and in turn that dangerous man drew Emma.
Sammy allowed me to show a different side of Kell. One that I think surprised him half the time too. Here’s a little excerpt:
DJ and Sammy came back over to them and Dec scooped his son up, holding him on his lap as the game got underway. Sammy stood there looking around and then walked over to Kell and just stared at him.
Kell saw himself in that little toddler. Remembered what it felt like to be the only kid at school without a dad on those days when parents were invited to the classroom. He didn’t care what happened with Emma; he knew he had to be careful not to harm Sam. Not just for the boy’s sake but also for his own.
He reached down and scooped the three-year-old up. Sammy didn’t say anything; he just settled down on Kell’s lap and put his arm around him, resting his head against Kell’s chest.
Kell sat there as emotions—real emotions he couldn’t deny—stirred in him. He wanted to be the kind of man who would be a good father to Sammy. He knew that Emma deserved a man who would do that for her.
But for a brief instant he wished that he could be that man. He knew that it was a stretch and never in his life had family or forever been a part of the picture, but tonight he sort of wished it was.
I hope you enjoy the last installment in my Baby Business trilogy. If you missed either of the previous titles they are: HIS INSTANT HEIR and BOUND BY A CHILD.
I was inspired to set the series in the world of video games since my husband is a video game producer and we spend a lot of free time on the Xbox! J
I’m giving away a complete set of the Baby Business trilogy to one lucky winner. Tell me about your favorite type of hero to be entered to win. I like my alpha, driven and able to admit when they were wrong…also sexy as hell.
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