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Enjoyable, light-weight but entertaining.
on 9 May 2013
This is the story of Katelyn. Rich and beautiful she has lived the playgirl lifestyle but now she wants to take life seriously and work on interior design for her brother's hotel. On the night of her brother's wedding, however, she finds a baby abandoned outside her hotel suite and no evidence about where she came from except a note which gives her custody. Now she has a job, a baby and a nosy ex-boyfriend to contend with ....
This is obviously the second book in a series - this became evident during the first scene when we were introduced to the main characters at a wedding. There were a few too many who were introduced too quickly to keep track of them and their relationships - if you had read the first book in the series then this was just a reminder but coming fresh to the book it was a bit confusing. You need to move quickly onwards and get into the story as all makes sense quite quickly and the characters are brought in again one at a time.
The storyline here is well done. Although this is a book written for enjoyment rather than depth the author avoids a lot of the cliches about someone suddenly acquiring a small baby. Katie is intelligent and she can cope but she needs to keep the existence of the baby secret to try and find out where she came from and to avoid getting her family involved in her affairs. She is also trying to hold down a new job and the author shows how that is difficult even if you are able to buy in help with childcare. The other story theme about her renewed relationship with Dean and his desire to find out what has changed Katie is threaded into the story neatly, although you wonder why he originally fell for Katie as she is portrayed as an airhead before her recent change of focus. The reason why Katie dumped Dean previously makes sense although the author rather forgets Katie's concerns and they are not addressed when they do come together again.
This is an entertaining and enjoyable story which is not overly realistic but is fun despite that. I did find the rich kid background a little wearing in places - Katie can have everything she wants, it is made clear that she cannot be sacked from her job, no one seems to feel that they are her boss, etc. There was a lot at the beginning about how she was followed around by photographers and journalists all the time but that seemed to disappear without comment. I also found that the inbuilt sexism of the book which comes with the creating of a series of alpha males a bit too much on occasion with a lot too much emphasis on Katie's tight skirts and high heels.
As a light-weight romance with an interesting storyline this is a good read. I shall search out the first in the series and buy that now in the hope that it will be just as enjoyable.