- Author Joss Wood
- Release Date December 1, 2018
- Publisher Harlequin Desire
- ISBN/ASIN 9781488092404
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Jo
THE RIVAL’S HEIR is part of the BILLIONAIRE AND BABIES series but is a connected story to the LOVE IN BOSTON series. There are characters I’ve met before in HOT CHRISTMAS KISSES, but this is Darby’s and Judah’s story.
Darby is at a crossroads. She wants to have children but has fertility problems and doesn’t mind being a single mom. She finds it difficult to make decisions that will affect her whole life along with others when her heart is so involved.
Judah won a bid to design a building in Boston. Darby wants her and her firm to be their local liaison when Judah needs to travel. Judah agrees, but he wants something from her—help with his niece, Jac. From then on their hearts are engaged with the baby as well as with each other.
There is a lot of miscommunication on their parts, since both are afraid to express their feelings or get emotionally involved. Judah and Darby were brought up so differently.
I liked Darby’s interactions with her brother. They don’t have the best relationship but are trying to get closer. She and her twin though always know what the other is thinking or feeling without a word being said! There are ups and downs in the story, but ultimately everything resolves with a happily ever after, though I would have liked a little more closure, as the ending felt a bit abrupt.
Ms. Wood is a new-to-me author, having only read her book, HOT CHRISTMAS KISSES. I hope to read more of her books and would love to read move about this family. Levi needs his own book! I’d love to see what all of them are up to next.