Title: The Baby Clause
Series: The Contract #2
Series: The Contract #2
Author: Melanie Moreland
Genre: Short Story Romance
Release Date: May 31, 2017
Richard VanRyan can add another line to his resume—Daddy.
How does he handle the new addition to his life?
The Baby Clause is a short continuation of Richard and Katy’s story, containing humorous glimpses into his life as a father, and how his world has changed.
A must read for all fans of The Contract!
A portion of all sales go to charity.
I slipped out of bed and padded across the hall, stopping in the doorway. My chest tightened at the sight before me.
Richard, tall, broad, and bare chested, cradling his daughter close, and dancing with her. She was tucked high on his chest, with his cheek resting on her head. Her tiny hand was encased inside his, and he held her protectively. No doubt his humming was soothing to her, rumbling through his chest and lulling her into peace.
Tears filled my eyes watching them. The cold-hearted man I first knew was gone and replaced by this protector who would do anything to care for his child. To care for me.
One of my favorite characters comes back to let us know that he's still a bit crazy, but this time around he's crazy about his wife and his new baby on the way.
I love when authors give us insights on the lives of the characters we adore and what happens after their first adventure is over. Richard is a daddy to be, and although he's not the ogre anymore, he's still a bit of a control freak but definitely turns very soft when he experiences the miracle that is fatherhood. It really is adorable to see such a powerful man dotting over his baby and his wife.
Melanie did a wonderful job bringing a lovable Richard to the surface, a swoony man, really. Her writing as usual is top notch and her storytelling is the kind that keeps the reader wanting more after the story is over. This is a short story that is not only entertaining but the money is going to a good cause. I would recommend that you read The Contract before you read The Baby Clause so you can understand the characters and their story a bit more.
New York Times/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of twenty-seven-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them.
While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys travelling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip.
Melanie delights in a good romance story with some bumps along the way, but is a true believer in happily ever after. When her head isn’t buried in a book, it is bent over a keyboard, furiously typing away as her characters dictate their creative storylines to her, often with a large glass of wine keeping her company.