Unfortunately, this book had everything I despise in a romance novel. Firstly, too many children in a romance novel! Plot line is based heavily around kids, her (secret) baby, and her 2 nieces, that she never knew about until she ends up taking care of them.
Next, a hero who's not worthy of this title. Furthermore, a hero who never grovel enough or redeem themselves in a satisfactory manner by the end. Here is a guy, who tells all his buddies in front of the heroine(the secret girlfriend he supposedly loved) is a slut, and doesnt know her when teased about them. Heartbroken, she runs away only to returns 3 weeks later to tell him she's pregnant, but finds him in bed with one of her tormentor from high school. Of course, this makes her run away again, to return 5 years later to try telling him about the baby. This time she finds out he married another girl (which we later find out because he got her pregnant too, what a nice guy). And not once did he go after the heroine to apologize or to get her back. We're lead to believe its because he was young. Strictly speaking for myself, I just plainly felt he didn't love her at all. Ever. Even towards the end, right before the big corny HEA scene.
Lastly, I hate main characters who are authors in books and make the whole book what being a writer is all about. Heroine in this book is an author and its very thoroughly discussed here, which bored me to tears. She is ridiculously glorified as some hotshot author, who has a stalker, and even had some college scholarship named after her. I am guessing this is someone's ridiculously gloried dream.
This book disappointed me because when I read a romance novel, I expect to see true love, soul mates, some incredible love that only happens once, if lucky twice in a life time. However, in this book, I never felt the hero loved the heroine, and if in fact he did love her, it was your very average, everyday, plain joe, realistically boring love. Who wants to read about that...This is suppose to be a escapist story, isnt it?