Leah Andrews knows her being pregnant could cause problems for her new job, but she never imagined Brooks Larson would be the solution to the problem that arises once the nuns running the school discover her condition. However, marrying Brooks is a bad idea, especially when she's pregnant with another man's baby, and she could very easily fall in love with Brooks. And when the baby's father comes back into Leah's life, will she be able to hold onto what she has with Brooks, or will they lose their shot at happy ever after?
What a very engaging and wonderful read Ms. Archer has delivered in this second book of her Winning the Billionaire series where it was hard not to be affected by everything this couple go through, especially once the baby's father comes back into Leah's life; the dialogue was riveting, as Brooks is charming and does everything he can to prove to Leah that she's made the right decision in marrying him, even though he ends up disappointing her; and the fast-paced storyline kept me entertained from start to finish due to the obstacles these two face on their journey to happy ever after such as the baby's father coming back into Leah's life and making Brooks life a misery because the two men have quite the history.
The way this story started had me liking the hero and heroine immediately, as the hero is determined to win the heroine over, and yet, the moment had me smiling because things don't go according to plan. Moreover, both the main characters were enthralling due to their back stories, their growing relationship and because of the fact that Leah isn't like the women Brooks normally goes for in the way she doesn't care what his money can buy, which means she provides him with a real challenge. Will Leah be able to accept everything Brooks is determined to give her? I also liked how charming and driven the hero was, yet I could n't help but sympathize with him when it came to the moment when he learns who the father of Leah's baby is. Will Brooks be able to handle the fact that the father is someone who he thought he could trust but in the end betrayed him in the past?
While the heroine, she goes through a lot in this story, especially when Brooks and her baby's father come face-to-face and there's such animosity between them. However, she's resilient, courageous and I loved how she handled their rivalry. I also liked the tight friendship she shares with Kiersten, one of the secondary characters, as the woman gives good advice and is always there when Leah needs her. Yet, what I liked most of all about the heroine is that she gave Brooks a chance, even knowing that he might break her heart, because he doesn't do relationships but was willing to help her.
Overall, Ms. Archer has delivered a really good read in this book where the chemistry between Leah and Brooks was instant and intense; the romance was nicely-detailed and shows how good a marriage of convenience can be, especially when it leads to happy ever after; and the ending had me loving what the hero does to get the heroine to talk to him and that everything worked out for the best between this couple, as they're so good together. I would recommend The Billionaire's Unexpected Baby by Kira Archer, if you enjoy the marriage of convenience trope, the fake relationship trope, or books by authors Victoria Davies, Regina Kyle, Avery Flynn and Jenna-Bayley Burke.
Another great story by Kira Archer, it's the 2nd in the series of Winning the Billionaire. Even though it says they are stand alone it does help to read in order as the characters overlap. Very enjoyable. Not as many giggles as the first book but still worth it. Can't wait to read the next one