Book Review: Secret Child, Royal Scandal by Cat Shield

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Title: Secret Child, Royal Scandal

Author: Cat Schield

Publisher: Harlequin

Pages: 192

Synopsis: The prince must produce an heir. Little does he know, he already has… 

Christian Alessandro lives life in the fast lane. But royal duty calls, and the bachelor prince must settle down and sire the future king of Sherdana. That’s when a chance encounter with former flame Noelle Dubone yields a bombshell discovery: Christian’s already a father! Marrying Noelle will make his boy the legitimate heir. It’s a rocky reunion. The determined dressmaker refuses to fall in love—or in bed!—with Christian again, even as old, intense feelings return with a vengeance. But what the prince wants, the prince gets…

Disclaimer: This ARC was given to me on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

MY RATING: 3.5 /5

Okay, so this book was not you’re typical harlequin book because it features an 5 year old child that has cognitive thinking and can produce more words than a random gah gah. The child was not a plot device but simply a character that both main characters had to deal with. I’m not saying that the child had a main role but it was soooooo interesting to hear what the child had to say or see how adorable he is.

Anyways, I really liked how this story was led up to the exposure of Christian finding out he had a son. It was kind of a flirty way of trying to get back into Noelle’s life and then he just sees this child in front of him that he knows for a fact is his son. Don’t ask me about how people in Harlequin seem to just know from one glance that it’s their children because over here in the real world, we need DNA tests for that.

Moving on, the sexual tension between two characters were on point. Noelle doesn’t want Christian back in her life but she’s still drawn to him. She proposes to have a friends with benefits sort of arrangement during the time period she gives Christian to prove to her that he will be a good father to their son.

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnd if we all know Harlequin novels, it leads to drama, passion, and of course, falling in love.

Pick this book up and give it a try!

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