In the Silhouette Desire line of series romances, men tend to take the fast lane to fatherhood. And whether they are marrying women who are nine months pregnant, or suddenly learning that they have children they’ve never met, these are all men on an emotional rollercoaster. Now three of this month’s Silhouette Desire authors give readers a special look at their "Overnight Dads" of December.
Trevor Jarrod, the hero of my December Silhouette Desire, Inheriting His Secret Christmas Baby, finds himself in quite the holiday quandary. Not only does a strange woman show up in his office with a baby on her hip, but she insists that the baby is his. He’s never even met this Haylie Smith, however, so how can that possibly be?
Is she a kook? A gold-digger? A man like Trevor—rich, powerful, and a member of one of the most renowned families in Colorado—can’t be too careful.
Then Haylie tells him that she isn’t the baby’s mother—her deceased sister was. Trevor doesn’t particularly remember meeting Heather Smith, either, but Haylie seems determined to make Trevor face up to his fatherly duties, regardless of his recollection of past encounters.
But what if Bradley really is his son? Trevor has always been a playboy, maybe even a bit of a womanizer. He likes to play the field, likes to have fun, and likes to do both with a bevy of beautiful women. The thought of settling down to raise a family has never even a blip on his radar. Now he’s faced with the sudden possibility of an instant and unexpected family, and though it terrifies him, he also finds himself intrigued by the idea of being a daddy. He starts to think about what it would mean to have a son and actually wants to be involved in diaper changes and midnight feedings.
Of course, a man of like Trevor Jarrod can’t be too careful. If he’s going to admit paternity and let little Bradley into his heart, then he’s going to need proof positive that the baby really is his son. It takes some finagling, but Trevor convinces Haylie to stick around Jarrod Ridge, his family’s upscale ski resort, until the issue can be resolved one way or the other.
Whether commitment phobic or just plain scared, all three of these heroes made the leap into instant fatherhood. And we loved seeing Trevor, Draco and Cameron take on the new role — and finally find their happily-ever-afters!