Peta and Liam Farrell had married a year ago with the express purpose of not falling in love. The only two things that held their marriage together was their desire to have a child and the incredible passion that existed between them. So when Peta found herself falling in love with her husband of convenience, she knew she was in trouble. How could she give him a child, knowing that she and Liam didn't love one another like they should love one another? She despaired of ever gaining Liam's love, and the prospect of always loving Liam without him loving her back was almost enough to tear her up inside.
Liam had been hurt all of his life, so he didn't need love, or at least, that is what he told himself. If he was honest with himself, his feelings for Peta were beyond anything he had ever imagined they could be. But after a year of marriage, and with no baby on the way, Liam was wondering if he was unable to have children, and he couldn't stand the thought of not being able to give Peta what she wanted so badly. Then, just a few days before Christmas, a baby appeared on Liam and Peta's doorstep - maybe this baby could bring Peta and Liam together, close enough to admit their love for one another!
I really enjoyed this book. Peta was so torn between her love for Liam and the belief that she would do her baby a disservice by bringing it into a loveless marriage. Liam was a wonderful enigma, a man who believed that he didn't need love, but soon realized that no matter what he told himself, he really needed Peta, although he couldn't admit that to her. The passion between the two was unbelievable, almost enough to singe your fingers as you read the book. My only complaint about the book was the fact that Liam and Peta said some awfully hurtful things they didn't mean to one another. I'm talking about things that were almost painful to read. Their argument lasted for several pages, and it was difficult to read because they were so vicious to one another. Other than that, I enjoyed this book immensely, and would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes to read a passionate, seductive romance.