Rice, Heidi, Pleasure, Pregnancy and a Proposition, (Richmond, Surrey: Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2008).
Title: Pleasure, Pregnancy and a Proposition
Author: Heidi Rice
Imprint: Modern Heat
Kidnapped and forced to admit…she’s pregnant!
Sexy millionaire aristocrat Luke Devereaux showed up at Louisa’s office, marched her to a doctor and demanded she take a pregnancy test! Much to her complete shock and horror, it was positive!
Nearly three months before, Luke had shown Louisa a night of pleasure she could never have imagined…and which would never be repeated. But the dramatic consequences meant Luke was now demanding marriage – and his proposition came with a tantalizing promise: more nights of unbelievable pleasure…
There are a few magic moments in everyone’s life that they know they’ll remember for ever. For me, two of my most magical moments happened in the ultrasound suite at UCH hospital in London, when my husband and I saw our two sons for the first time.
A few months ago my boys and I were looking at their yellowing ultrasound photos and I had one of those ‘What if?’ moments a writer dreams of. What if you were having that magical ultrasound moment, meeting that precious little scrap of humanity growing inside you for the first time, and you hadn’t even realised you were pregnant? And what if the father of your precious scrap was sitting beside you, looking handsome and devastatingly sexy, but you hardly knew him – and what you did know you didn’t like?
So I had a great starting-off point for my story, but I knew my heroine would have to be someone really special to survive the emotional rollercoaster she was going to have to ride to her happy-ever-after. One woman instantly sprang to mind. When I wrote my second book, The Mile-High Club, the heroine’s best friend Louisa kept butting into the story. Flirty, funny, reckless, romantic, beautiful, and with a wicked sense of humour, Louisa was brave enough to cling on during all the swoops and bumps – and big-hearted enough to forge them into something wonderful to boot.
All that was left to do was find a hero man enough to take that wild ride with Louisa – and Luke Devereaux stepped up to the plate. I hope you take as much pleasure in reading about how they battled their way to true love.
If you want to tell me about your magic moments, or even tell me what you think of Louisa and Luke’s story, I’d love to hear from you. Visit my website at www.heidi-rice.com or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org