THE BABY BARGAIN is a Barnes & Noble Bestselling Book!

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The Baby Bargain by Jennifer Apodaca is

the hottest new release on Barnes & Noble!

 

To celebrate, we’re running a contest! 

 

Tell us the top 3 reasons why you loved The Baby Bargain and one lucky winner gets 5 free Indulgence books of his/her choice! 

 

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Contest ends on Friday (22nd March, 2013) at 5pm EST.

 

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The Baby Bargain

by Jennifer Apodaca

Seeing Adam Waters is the last thing veterinarian Megan Young expects. Ex-Marine. Ex-boyfriend. And still extremely dangerous territory. But Adam doesn’t know the secret Megan has been keeping from him. The secret that was created three years ago, after their last night together…

Adam returns to Raven’s Cove to sell his home in a final break with the town and memories that haunt him. The problem is that his attraction to Megan is as blazing hot as it ever was. But when a vicious smear campaign against Megan turns ugly, Adam learns the truth he never knew—he has a son.

Now the only way Megan can protect her child is to strike a bargain with Adam. And it’s a bargain that looks a lot like blackmail…

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If you haven’t read The Baby Bargain yet, here’s an exclusive excerpt to tempt you!

 

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Adam frowned, realizing that she probably hadn’t had more than a couple of hours’ sleep. It was around three a.m. now. He set his cup on the floor, settled behind her, and placed his hands on her shoulders.

She flinched. “What are you doing?”

“Rubbing your shoulders. Relax, Megan. I’m just thanking you for saving my dog.” He began kneading, feeling her velvety soft skin over knotted muscles. He worked her upper arms and shoulders, then moved to her neck and the space between her shoulder blades. Using his thumbs, he stroked up and down, pressing and rubbing.

She bent her head forward and groaned.

“Feel good?”

“Mm.”

That sounded like a sexy purr, vibrating right through him and straight to his groin. Her sweet pear scent filled his lungs and made him long to taste her. The pale skin of her shoulders and arms had just a hint of sun-kissed color and a light dusting of freckles. He resisted the temptation to brush his lips over the nape of her neck. Instead he said, “Thank you, Meg. I know I dragged you out of bed, and you won’t get much more sleep tonight.”

“I’d do it for any of my patients, Adam.”

It stung as he realized that he wanted to be more special to her. He shifted, stretching his legs out on either side of her. Then he leaned against the table and tugged her back to his chest. Before she could protest, he said, “See if you can sleep. I’ll keep an eye on Ellie and wake you if she needs anything.”

She looked over her shoulder at him. “This isn’t a good idea.”

He brushed a stray strand of hair from her face. “You’ve slept in my arms before.”

“That was a long time ago, Adam. Another lifetime.”

He stared at her, couldn’t look away. For a second, he wished things could be different, that they could build a life together, but Adam knew better and locked down that desire. That was how he functioned. He would not burden another with his private hell. He would never be able to bear her looking at him with the same hatred or disgust as his own mother had.

Adam forced a gentleness over his rough emotions. “I just intend to hold you so you can sleep.”

She twisted around so she could see him and let her eyes roam over his face, as if she were trying to see into his very soul. “What about you? Aren’t you tired? You could go home and I’ll call you when she’s out of danger.”

“I don’t sleep much.” He never talked about his nightmares and insomnia to anyone. Recovering, he added another reason. “And there’s no way in hell I’m leaving you here alone.”

Her eyebrows drew together. “I’m here alone at least once a month dealing with an emergency. Actually, I usually bring Max. He’s pretty good protection.”

“Smart.” He wrapped his arms around her, enjoying the feel of her against him. “But you didn’t bring him tonight. You knew you’d be safe with me.” He liked that. A lot.

She put her hand on his arm. “Why don’t you sleep, Adam?”

He had a big mouth. What was it about Megan that reached through his defenses?  “All the travel in the military has messed up my sleep patterns.”

She was silent, rubbing her thumb back and forth on his wrist. “You wanted to travel, wanted to be a hero. Did it turn out the way you thought?”

Caught by surprise, he leaned his head back and thought about it. “I wanted to make more of a difference, but no matter what my team achieved, it was never enough. If we eliminated one threat, six more took its place.” And good men died horrible deaths.

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  1. Alyssa

    Omg! I love military men! Thank you for sharing the excerpt! 😉

  2. Evelyn

    I love the Baby Bargain because I am sucker for books with kids, military men, and a wonderful simple storyline. The Baby Bargain has all the elements of a great story.

  3. Yazmin Rangel

    I love the whole military man, emotionally damaged hero and heroine. The danger that brings them closer together and how they get past their issues to get their happy family in the end.

  4. Michelina

    Ohhh I’m so adding this to my TBR list!!!

    Babies, hot guys and a great love story = Perfect book 😀

    Can’t wait to read it!

  5. Amanda Lawrence

    OMG!!! I love women who so their softer sides, hot heros in uniform and a story that could be anyone that you know. So awesome!!!

  6. Edith

    I loved reading this book.

  7. Ann Marie

    Top three reasons I loved this book:

    1. A strong female character who would protect her son over anything else.

    2. A strong male character who overcomes his “demons” to do what’s right.

    3. Furry friends who are the catalyst for great love story.

  8. Edith

    My top three reasons for loving this book A) It dealt with real time issues! B) I know and have known Veterans with PTSD. C) This author not only wrote about servicemen, she drew me into the story and kept me there after I was done!

  9. Michelle Bledsoe

    First off, it’s written by Jennifer Lyon.
    Second, military men are hot.
    Third, it’s a great, great love story.
    Jennifer never,ever writes a bad book…lol

  10. Chris Bails

    This sounds like a good read. I love miltary stories. I also love second chance at love stories. thanks for the chance to win.

  11. Karen H

    Thanks for the excerpt-sounds like a great book.

  12. Viki S.

    Boy, I loved it because:

    1. Both Adam and Megan had issues from their pasts that they had to overcome.
    2. Megan is strong and I had similar experience with my “father” as she had.
    3. There are sweet dogs and a cute kid in the story.

    and a extra 🙂

    4. Just a great story.

    Thanks – vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

  13. Pyper Diangelo

    Top three reasons I loved this book:

    Military man esp ones with personal demons *purrs

    It’s a J.A book of course Ima love it

    Strong male with a baby never fails to melt my heart

  14. Katha

    I love love stories with second chances and of course tough military men.
    Thanks for this contest!

  15. Leanna H

    Three things I like about The Baby Bargain:

    1. I love lovers that parted and come back years later.
    2. There is a child.
    3. A man in a military uniform. So sexy!

  16. Vickie Milizia

    1. Military man! HOT!
    2. The synopsis sounds fabulous!
    3. Military man! REALLY HOT!

  17. Kristin Haskins

    Loved it. Military guys are great! 🙂

  18. Shannon Bereza

    I haven’t read it yet, but it’s waiting for me on m Kindle, so I will say what I am going to love about this book.
    1. It has a military guy in y and you can never go wrong with that.
    2. She has hidden his son from him which is going to cause some crazy friction and issues that I can’t wait to read about.
    3. What is not to love about Jennifer. She is one of the few auto-buy authors I have. I have loved everything she has written so I know The Baby Bargain won’t be any different.

  19. CrystalGB

    1. Men in uniform are sexy
    2. Strong hero and heroine with great chemistry
    3. Cute pets and a darling baby make the story even better

    crystal816 at hotmail dot com

  20. Betty Hamilton

    I have The Baby Bargain on my list to get…. how wonderful it would be to WIN IT!!! I am an avid reader who loves winning books!!!

  21. Holli

    1)Military men are HOT
    2)The story had the right amount of drama to make you root for the characters
    3)I love a story were people redeem themselves (even if it’s only to themselves).
    This is a great book and very worth the read.

  22. Allison Motherway

    I love military men!
    Strong heroine!
    and a child!
    3 great reasons

  23. I love military men!
    Strong heroine!
    and a child!
    3 great reasons

  24. Julie

    Love a story with military men.
    Love the whole ‘protecting your children’ aspect.
    You can’t go wrong with a book written by Jennifer!

  25. kp

    would love to win this book!!! It is on my to be bought list!!!

  26. may

    Hot couple
    Cute baby
    Great writer!

  27. Krissy Holstein

    Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  28. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.

    kandj7299 at verizon dot net

  29. Tamara Peterson

    Military man, tortured hero, reunited lovers

    😉

  30. Denise Van Plew

    romance military guy in story line good story line love those kind of storylines

  31. 1 Military men are HAWT
    2 rediscovered love..love it!!
    3 Its a Jennifer Apodaca book, how can you go wrong?

    Froggy
    froggarita@gmail.com

  32. Military Hero
    Lost love
    HEA

  33. Alicia Jespersen

    I loved The Baby Bargain because:
    I absolutely love romances with Military personnel.
    I have an addiction to romances with babies in them.
    And because I found a new author that I absolutely love!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  34. Lauren

    To begin with, the author is a great writer. Secondly, military stories in any way shape or form promote our armed forces and lastly, a secret child is so suspenseful.

  35. Marines. Secrets. Babies/Kids.

  36. Sharon C

    Who doesn’t like man who wear a uniform
    The amazing connection the two main characters have
    And woman who do what she has to for her child!

  37. Hai-Yen Huynh

    What a great excerpt! I am adding “The Baby Bargain” to my To-Read list. My top 3 reasons are: 1) A damaged hero and the fact that he’s in the military is a plus; 2) Characters we can relate to; 3) Second-chance romance. Thank you for the opportunity!

  38. erinf1

    Thanks for the fun post! This sounds awesome! I think I’d love this book b/c it has a) reunited love story b) kids c) hot military guys!!!! 🙂

  39. 1. Adam is hot and emotional–the right combination
    2. Megan is strong and independent and proved that she could do it alone if she needed to.
    3. Adam stepped up to the plate and “claimed” Cole, then made a place in his life for him. Absolutely adorable and sexy

  40. Reason #1 Tortured Hero
    Reason #2 Strong lead female
    Reason #3 Doggy Drama

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love this author and pretty much everything she writes but this one was one of my favorites! 🙂

  41. Becky M.

    1) He’s a former Marine. (Really, that’s enough.)
    2) He gives BACK RUBS. (Seriously. Nothing more is needed. But you asked for three, so…)
    3) She knows how to save puppies and kittens. (And my cup runneth over ;))

  42. Lori Meehan

    He’s a tortured hero who wanted to make a difference.
    She’s a woman who had to be stonrg for her child.
    He’s a man that loves his dog ( strong alpha male with a soft center ) *sigh*
    The book sounds so good. Thank you for sharing the excerpt with us.

  43. 1. I love a mother who protects her young, just like animals do.
    2. Hero and Heroine both in uniforms (military/veterinarian)
    3. Second chance love.

  44. Mickey M

    This book has been in my TBR list since it was released! Reading this excerpt just pushed it a little closer to beiing read now instead of later, which is just fine by me. There are so many Entangled books being released that need to be read that it is difficult to decide which one to read first.
    This one inched ajhead in line for a few few reasons.
    Love the strong, yet sensitive Alpha male hero as reason number one. Number two would be the addition of a child to the book – always makes the mood softer. And number three would be the the separation keeping them apart, HEA or not?

  45. This book sounds amazing!! Megan and Adam both sound like interesting characters I definitely want to get to know. I am dying to know about their past and what happened in between then and now. This is definitely on my TBR list.

  46. Joy

    I loved The Baby Bargain because:

    1) Hot military hero
    2) Strong Heroine
    3) Well-written and timely story

  47. Amanda Robbins

    I loved this book because it was the perfect blend of a tortured hero, a loving woman, and a child who loves his parents. The tortured hero is a military man who faces a past in which he did, or didn’t do something and tries to make up for it now, and the woman he loves has his child. The loving woman will do anything to protect her child, and needs the hero to help, giving her love back to him over and over again in ways some might not understand. Lastly, a child who loves his parents even at his young age. Children need thier parents, no matter if thier biological, foster, or what, they need to know that they are loved, just like the child in this book is. No matter what happens he knows that his mother and fatehr love him.

  48. Diana Gould

    I love military men, hot romances and happy endings. This book had all three!

  49. Alexandra Poulter

    Babies, military men, strong heroines, pets, coastal living, hot, hot, hot romances, happy endings… There are too many things about this book to like only three 🙂

  50. sue ellen robertson

    This book is awesome because it

    It is a story about the Military and heroes yet it is romance.
    Deals with everyday issues in our lives and shows how two people overcome these.
    Lastly, it has fur babies (I love animals, have four dogs and two cats and they all get love and treated as my babies).

  51. LINDA B/HOTCHA1

    ADAM AND MEGAN HEAT UP THE PAGES AND I CAN’T WAIT FOR PAYDAY TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!! WOULD LIKE TO REVIEW TOO.

  52. bn100

    1. the cover
    2. military stories
    3. character descriptions

  53. Daniel de Culla

    I adore reading it. Brilliant¡

  54. Joanne B

    Military men, babies, a strong heroine, and pets.

  55. I love a tortured hero and Adam certainly fits the bill! My favorite scene of the entire book is when Meg tells Adam about Cole and he tells her she isn’t the person he thought she was, it had me in tears- feeling their love and pain. I love the secondary characters! I can’t wait to read more about Sienna, Logan and Cooper sounds super interesting to me as well. Jennifer is now one of my authors to stalk! After reading this book and the The Proposition I am hooked!

    I posted a review of The Baby Bargain on my blog- website linked above!

  56. 1. Hot military guys
    2. Strong, smart, sexy female
    3. dogs

  57. Jill

    sounds amazing!

  58. 1. Sexy gorgeous ex-marine hero. Yum!
    2. Sizzling romance
    3. Captivating writing
    +1 That sensual and sweet cover, Bravo Entangled team!

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