I came up with A Marriage Between Friends by Melinda Curtis. Here’s the blurb:
They were just friends when they got married. Jill desperately needed a father for her unborn child, and Vince Patrizio wanted to give them both his name. And if Jill could ever learn to love him, he'd consider himself a fortunate man.
Then Jill walked out of his life.
But eleven years later, it's Vince's turn to have his say. Arriving in Jill's sleepy California town, he has plans to transform it into a mini Vegas…to reclaim his wife…and to meet the son who should have been theirs.
And Vince isn't leaving until he gets what he came for.
I was barely done reading the first chapter when it hit me…the heroine is a whiner! Lovely, just what I needed. Whiny heroines are a pet peeve of mine. Complain if you must, but do you have to whine! Get a grip. So you can see that I didn’t like Jill all that much. I liked Vince but something about him got on my nerves as well.
The plot itself was interesting. I enjoyed the banter between Jill and Vince, but Vince and Teddy were the show stoppers.
Not great, not terrible, it was a good read for a rainy afternoon.
A Marriage Between Friends by Melinda Curtis (2.5/5) Romance; Published: Harlequin (7/2008); Harlequin Super Romance #1501; Mini Series: Marriage of Inconvenience; New Author; 100 + Reading Challenge (19);