Audiobook Review: The (Secret) Baby (Truth & Secret, #2). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The (Secret) Baby by Leddy Harper

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A one-night stand becomes much, much more in this sexy, lighthearted romance.

Maid of honor Kelsey Peterson is disappointed when the bride-to-be bails on her bachelorette party—especially since Kelsey’s already ordered the stripper. Desperate for a break from her romantic woes, Kelsey goes through with the party. After all, why let a good stripper go to waste?

Dr. Aaron Baucus is definitely not a stripper. He’s a legit doctor with a PhD in neuropsychology. But when his friend calls him over to a bar to meet a bunch of tipsy, flirtatious bridesmaids, they assume otherwise. After all, their stripper was supposed to be dressed like a doctor. Aaron isn’t much for pretending, but with Kelsey, he’s willing to be whatever she wants him to be. At least for one night.

But fate has a wicked sense of humor: Aaron and Kelsey are the maid of honor and best man at the same wedding. And after their one-night stand, Kelsey’s pregnant, but she doesn’t know how to tell him. Aaron wants to start a relationship, but he doesn’t think Kelsey wants something long term. Can their fragile romance survive all the half truths and secrecy?

The (Secret) Baby

Very secret baby!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💙🖤💚❤️
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📙📘
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌍
Character development: 😠😘🤓🥰
Narrator(s): 🎙🎙🎙🎙
Narration Type: Dual Narration

The heroine: Kelsey – she owns her own company that stages homes for real estate companies. She is sort of a man hater, thinking that they all let you down or cheated on you, since her last boyfriend did her wrong. She is going to be the maid of honor in her best friends wedding and plans the bachelorette party including a stripper. She wants to go non-traditional and get a stripper dressed as a doctor instead of a police officer.

The Hero: Aaron – he has a doctorate in neuropsychology. He is good looking and a doctor so most of his friends think he does well with women, but he doesn’t do quite as well as they think since most women hear he is a doctor and expect him to be wealthy, which he isn’t. Though he does make a good living.

The Story: When Aaron’s friend who runs the club where the bachelorette party is being held, asks him for a favor, he gets his doctor coat on and acts as the stripper for the party. He is attracted to the bride to be and ends up hooking up with her, after finding out she is not the bride to be but the maid of honor, since the bride to be couldn’t make it to her own party.

They hook up anonymously and neither knows that they are destined to meet again at the wedding because Aaron is also best friends with the groom. Not to mention the fact that Kelsey agreed to let Aaron stay in her spare room for a few months while he looked for a house to buy, before knowing he was the man that knocked her up after the bachelorette party. I liked the characters and the story. I am a sucker for the secret baby trope, and there were some pretty funny scenes as well.

“Yes mother, she swallowed a fly.
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly,
but rumor has it that she might die.”

This book is told in dual points of view via dual narration and was narrated by Aiden Snow and C.J. Bloom. Aiden Snow has a terrific voice and is very pleasant to listen to. C.J. Bloom is a good narrator, though her voice can get a bit annoying at times, though overall I like her voice and her style.


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