THE PATERNITY PACT – Cat Schield
Texas Cattleman's Club: Rags to Riches , Book 3
Harlequin Desire #2749
ISBN: 978-1-335-20925-2
August 2020
Contemporary Series Romance

Royal, Texas – Present Day

Five years ago, Dr. Grant Everett and socialite Harley Wingate spent a sizzling weekend together. Grant quickly ended the temporary relationship after he realized that he was thirteen years older than the eighteen-year-old Harley. She left the United States a couple of months later, settling in Thailand, where she started a successful charity organization. Harley is back in Royal after her family was hit with devastating news involving their company. Her four-year-old son, Daniel, is also with her. While in Royal, besides trying to secure new funding for her charity, she plans to contact Daniel's father to tell him that he has a son. It doesn't take long before Harley requests a meeting with Grant…

Grant is stunned to learn that he fathered Harley's son. A paternity test soon proves it to be true, so he starts the process of making it legal and building a relationship with his son. While there are still thirteen years between them, the years in Thailand has made Harley more mature—and even more attractive to Grant. Since she is present while he gets to know Daniel, it's easy for Grant and Harley to talk and get to know one another. Something that really didn't happen five years ago—except in bed. Will their attraction be rekindled, and is there a possibility of a future for them?

When Grant and Harley first got together, their passion for each other was unbridled. But once he learned that she was eighteen, he abruptly broke things off between them because he felt their age difference was too great. She disagreed, of course, but his rejection of her stung. After learning she was pregnant, Harley decided to build a new life in Thailand. When Daniel was born, she was about to tell Grant he was a daddy, but she then learned he had married. He is now divorced, and with Harley back in town, it's time to spill the beans. Doing the right thing may soon have her back in her lover's arms.

Grant still grapples with the age difference, but her maturity has him noticing her. Their instant attraction is back, and he can't deny it. While Grant can't promise her marriage or love, he wants her back in his bed. Will Harley accept? Will Daniel accept Grant as his father? How will her family react when she reveals to them that Daniel's father is someone that they all know in Royal?

THE PATERNITY PACT bursts with emotion and sensuality as the void Grant and Harley have felt in their lives the past few years is filled with renewed passion. Can they make it work after all these years? Will Grant change his mind about marrying again? If you love your romance sizzling hot and passionate, then don't miss THE PATERNITY PACT.

Patti Fischer