Not normally a romance reader, I have to admit that I was dragging my feet reading this book. I should have been making time! The unique approach that Blanche Marriott takes with the old age twins twist is a real refreshing change of pace from that the same old done to death twin switching theme. I love the mystery and romance that is intermingled with the powerful character development of Gabriella and David.
The Rhode Island setting is a perfect blend for the story of these two lovers. The descriptions are vivid and lend quality to the overall story. It is a simple but well written love story.
I found Marriott’s story to be tender and touching with a hint of mystery and suspense. Settle in for a long night of romance with this one.
Overview: His Brother’s Baby
Illegal cigars. Mistaken identity. Heated passion on a cold stormy night.
David Rutland has spent a lifetime covering for his errant twin brother and making things right. No more. Time for the irresponsible womanizer to grow up and face the music. But David isn’t prepared for his world to be rocked when he meets the beautiful redhead who mistakes him for his missing brother. David doesn’t know what’s worse, deceiving his brother or deceiving this woman he’s waited his entire life to find.
Gabriella Santori knows the meaning of a rock and a hard place. Lured by the big tipping Damien Rutland to save cigar bands for him at the cigar lounge where she works, she eventually realizes he’s up to no good. She decides she’s had enough and arranges a meeting to tell him, but she’s taken back by the difference in him. He’s not the creepy, macho, unnerving customer from the cigar lounge and before she knows it, she’s smitten.
When Gabriella later discovers she’s pregnant and learns that Damien is missing, she enlists David’s help out of desperation. As the family waits for news of Damien’s whereabouts, Gabriella can’t help falling in love with the wrong brother…or is it? Must David forego the love of his life because of his twin’s irresponsibility? And will they ever find his missing brother? …..by Blanche Marriott