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The Father of Her Sons

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The Father of Her Sons by Christine Rimmer
Wild Rose Sisters #1

I remember first reading Harlequin and Mills & Boon Romances to escape the situation in Lebanon back in the late 70’s and early 80’s. I wanted to enjoy a country and couple that were living a life less fraught than mine was at that point in time. Sometimes more than one book would be read in a day while my very young children played around me and I listened for bombs, shooting, and/or rabble in the streets. I would fall in love with the heroine as she met and got to know the man she would end up with. The stories were almost always easy reading with a happy ending and characters I could escape with as they were on holiday or living in places I had never visited. 

This book reminded me of some of those easy reading escapist stories. I think that in this era the plots have changed and become more “modern” but the underlying stories provide the same feel  with the knowledge that there will be a HEA at the end of the book. 

This is the first in a trio of books about three sisters. Payton is first up. She is focused on her goals and has decided nothing will get between her and becoming a published author. So, when tempting Easton rolls through town, he is a temptation but not going to deter her from her goals. Neither are ready to settle down so why share more than a week together and then move on. As expected…not having contact information for one another doesn’t work out quite as hoped for with an unplanned unexpected pregnancy and no way to let Easton know. 

How they meet up again, what they did in their time apart, and why their efforts to find one another were thwarted are brought to light along with the chemistry and caring that  never was extinguished over the five years they were not together. 

This was a fun easy read and though I often wanted to whisper (or shout) at Payton when she was being stubborn, it was definitely a feel good romance with a happy ending. The children were charming, Easton was great, and Payton dealt with her baggage…eventually. 

Did I like this story? Yes
Would I read more in this series? I think so

Thank you to NetGalley and HQN Special Edition for the ARC – This is my honest review. 

3-4 Stars
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Easton Wright is utterly floored to discover that he has four-year-old twin sons. When he first spots them he thinks that that mother must be in another relationship. But wny is it that Payton Dahl never told him about the boys?

Several years before the two had a brief relationship. A relationship with rules. Thus, they parted ways, despite the fact that they were perfect for each other. Now that Payton and Easton have met each other again, what will they do with the fact that Easton has twin boys?

She is not attached to anyone. Easton learns that early on? Will they be able to resurrect those intense feelings for each other and perhaps make a family together? What are the conflicts they face and are they strong enough together to conquer those things?

I loved this story. From Easton, to Payton, to the darling boys, this was a wonderful story from beginning to end. I love that it is the first book in a new series and I look forward to reading more about the sisters in future books?

Many thanks to and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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Payton Dahl allowed herself a perfect week with a stranger she met in a bar.  Easton Wright wants nothing more than a carefree week with Payton.  They didn’t even share last names.  Once the week ended, they went their separate ways.   

Things don’t quite go the way Payton thought they would and she ends up pregnant.  Thanks to her own rules, she has no way of contacting Easton and letting him know he is about to be a father. Meanwhile, Easton can’t forget the beautiful woman he spent a week with and he does everything he can to find her, but he has no luck. 

Four years later…they finally meet again.  Easton is more than shocked to find he’s the father of twin boys.  Payton wants him to have a relationship with them, but wants to go slow for everyone’s sake. 

The hero was easy for me to fall in love with, but Payton took me a little time to warm up to.  In the end, I was cheering for these two and their cute little boys. 

It’s a heartwarming tale with two characters wanting the same things, but scared to take them.  There were a few times I wanted to knock some sense into Payton but in the long run it made for a beautiful love story. 

Christine Rimmer has been a “go to” author for me for years.  She always provides touching romances with realistic characters.  This is the first in a new series and I’m looking forward to reading the next one. 





FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a free Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions expressed are my own.
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This is a Romance. I loved parts of this book, but there was parts I did not like. I found the characters really where not developed until more then half the book was done. I also could not believe parts of this book. I did enjoyed the end of the book, but I did not really love the beginning or the middle. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Harlequin Special Edition) or author (Christine Rimmer) via NetGalley, so I can give an honest review about how I feel about this book. I want to send a big Thank you to them for that.
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The Father of Her Sons is the first in a new series about Payton and her two sisters.  This one is Payton's story.  Five years ago, Payton met Easton.  They decided to have a week of bliss and then walk away. No strings attached, no last names, no phone numbers.  Now Easton is back in town and he has a big surprise awaiting him.  

As you all know I'm really not a fan of secret baby stories.  I always feel like the woman could have tried harder to find the father and let him know.  That being said, I did end up enjoying this one.  I thought Easton was sweet and I loved his "all in" attitude. The kids were cute as well. Payton did take me a bit longer to warm up to.  I thought she made him work a little too hard to win her over.  The ending was sweet and made the journey worth it.  I am interested in reading the next books about her sisters.
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Payton and Easton had a week together no last names no information about each just one week of them together. They fell hard for each other but Payton was sticking to her guns about the no information. Boy would she regret that a few weeks later when she finds out she’s pregnant. 
Forward 5 yrs Easton is back in town for business again and reconnects with Payton this time he was not going to let her go especially once he found out he was a father to twin boys. The rest of the story floats around them adjusting and learning how to be a family. 
Payton still had some hang ups she had to work on but eventually she wised up and they lived happily ever after. 
This book was funny, sad and romantic at times. It was a well rounded read.
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I usually like Christine Rimmer’s HR romances and secret baby tropes, especially when the kid(s) belong to Hero & heroine but unfortunately this one did not work for me because I found the heroine unlikable from the start and she never really improved in my eyes. Hero on the other hand was another story and the kids were adorable but when you don’t like one character, it is hard to see any chemistry or romance.
I received an advance copy from Publisher or Author for an honest opinion. What didn’t work for me though, may work for you.
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The Father of Her Sons is a fast paced second chance romance. A no strings attached week long fling ends with a surprise pregnancy and no exchange of contact information or full names. Payton and Easton reconnect five years later and Easton learns he has four year old twins. Easton is eager to take on being a father but Payton is reluctant to let him into their lives. It's a cute beginning to a new series.
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The Father of Her Sons is a pretty laid-back, easy-going story for most of the book. There is that required bit of angst but not until the last part of the story. This one does require some suspension of disbelief - I'm not saying it's completely impossible, but I'd go so far as to call it darned improbable. That's not a dealbreaker by any means. I liked the characters and I'm a sucker for a single-parent romance as well as surprise baby. I guess this is more surprise kiddos, but it amounts to the same. Payton and Easton are really good as a couple, and I enjoyed the easy pacing of this love story. This is also the first in a new series, so I'll be interested to see what's next for Christine Rimmer's Wild Rose Sisters series.
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Character development seemed missing. The plot line was far-fetched. There wasn't really any conflict in the book at all until well toward the end, causing the first half of the book to float along with no real build until the very end of the book.
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I really liked Payton and Easton's story. Bringing the whole family together and what a surprise that was especially for the holiday was a lot of fun
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