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Lily Cookson has a few rules for the New Year, the most important being don't fall for Jack Bailey. The gorgeous, rugged man returned with a new look and a determination to win her back, catching her off guard. After a forbidden night in his arms, she vows never to let it happen again. But when morning sickness kicks in a few weeks later, Lily realizes staying away from Jack just got a whole lot harder.
Jack Bailey left Shadow Creek behind five years ago when his world imploded around him, knowing it would be best for everyone if he was gone...including Lily. It took him a long time to get his life back on track and grow into the kind of man she needs him to be. Now he's determined to prove to Lily that he's back for good and ready to commit, but the secrets she's holding onto are nothing compared to the bombshell he drops…
4 Jack's Back Stars
The Baby Bombshell is the the 2nd book in the Shadow Creek Montana series. It can be read as a stand alone. I didn't read the 1st book and I had no problem following the story. This book was very sweet. Even in the sad moments I couldn't help but smile at the char... ...more
I like this cover. Great representation of the story. Good composition. It takes place just after Christmas, so the red and green of the text makes it slightly festive. It loses a star for one of my BIGGEST pet peeves...the author's name is larger than the title. Cue graphic design 101 lecture.
After reading and reviewing a dozen books by an author, it's hard to come up with something I haven't already said. Victoria James has been a firm favourite of mine since I picked up her first book back in 2013 when I fell completely in love with her writing style and her ability to cr... ...more
5 - "I came back for you..." Stars!
Victoria James for me is an author that manages to take the ever present tropes for romantic fiction and make them into something special.
The second book in the Shadow Creek, Montana series again took an old and well-loved second-chance story-line and gave it a... ...more
ARC requested through Netgalley, and kindly provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
“It’s for the best. Well, I have a busy day ahead of me, so time for you to hit the road, since it’s what you do best, anyway.”...more
His eyes sparkled. “I actually don’t think it’s what I do b...
Five years ago tragedy struck and Jack found himself lost in his grief. Believing everyone was better off without him, he left town, abandoning not only his family but also the love of his life, Lily. Now he's back, he's here to stay, determined to mend fences, and earn the forgiveness of his lov... ...more
This is a very moving story exploring different reactions to tragic events. In this case Jack Bailey couldn’t cope with so he ran, leaving behind his family and his girlfriend, Lily Cookson. Five years later, he’s returned. He’s never kept touch with Lily but he’s determined to win her back and t... ...more
This was another great read by this author. Not quite as good as the first but still great. This is Jack and Lily's story. They had a lot of hard feelings and problems to work through. Jack's unwavering commitment to getting Lily back was awesome to read. Also his faithfulness to their relationsh... ...more
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What a great read! Second chance love stories can be tricky, but this really worked for me.
Jack was a good hero. After a life altering event rocked his world, he left town leaving his close family and loving fiancée- at a time they all needed hi... ...more
5 Heartfelt Stars
The Baby Bombshell was a beautiful, heartwarming read.
The storyline was emotional, touching and brought out all the feels.
Jack and Lily were both likable, endearing characters that totally captured my heart. Watching their relationship unfold after what happened five years ago ha... ...more
Super sweet small town romance. This is the second book in the series. Can be read as a standalone or in order.
Lily and Jack were engaged when they experienced a super traumatic event. Jack's twin and his young nephew were killed in an accident. And Jack couldn't deal with it so he left town and... ...more
LOVED this one!! It's a fantastic second chance story. Lily and Jack had it all going until tragedy strikes Jack's family and he can't handle things. He leaves town leaving Lily heartbroken. It took him 5 long years to get himself together but he's back now and determined to prove to Lily he's th... ...more
Victoria James slays me with her writing. Every. Single. Time. The Baby Bombshell is no different. This is a second chance love story where tissues are required.
Five years ago, Jack Bailey lost his identical twin brother and young nephew in a horrible accident. Unable to even look at himself in... ...more
A couple separated by their past and further disconnected as time passed on. That’s what mostly appealed me to this book. Plus, add reconciliation chance to the mix and add a baby (or two) on top of it and it was the perfect combination for me. It’s just the type of contemporary romance I was loo... ...more
The Baby Bombshell took me for an emotional roll-a-coaster ride, every moment of the story filled with big feelings and intense ambiance.
I ended up inhaling the tale at one sitting with a box of tissues next to me, while completely lost in the world of the characters, feeling everything from the... ...more
Jack Bailey broke Lily Cookson's heart when he called off their engagement and left town after losing his twin brother and nephew in an accident. But now he's back in Shadow Creek, determined to win Lily back. However, he soon discovers he isn't going to have the easiest time doing that, especial... ...more
“I never stopped loving you.”
It's the simplest—and most complicated—sentiment in the world, and it's the reason I love second chance romance so much. “I never stopped loving you.” Cue all the swooning, please and thank you.
And there is a lot of swooning to be done in The Baby Bombshell. This is... ...more
The Baby Bombshell is a hopeful second chance romance. Secrets, fears, and dreams make up Jack and Lily's story, past and present.
Lily is strong, self reliant, and protective of herself. She has a small, close circle of friends. After 5 years, her ex-fiancé, who took off five years ago decides i... ...more
This was a really cute and sweet story of second chances, loss, forgiveness and knowing the one person is the "one" for you! I read this nonstop and I may have lost some sleep because I read straight through but it was well worth it! I love the family connections here!
My heart went out to Jake be... ...more
The Baby Bombshell by Victoria James, is an engaging, emotional novella. I cheered, smiled many times, and shed quite a few tears throughout this well-written story. Ms. James is one of my go to authors, because her effortless writing style brings happiness into my life. This is the sec... ...more
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf
I’m a reader who will pt myself into a character’s shoes, especially when they do something that puzzles me or doesn’t make sense. The dual points of view of Lily and Jack helped me make sense of actions taken, and the mindset at the time as well. The Baby Bombshell i... ...more
Victoria James wrote a good romance story that I really enjoyed. This is a really good story that is full of complex emotions. This is the second book in the Shadow Creek, Montana series and the main couple in this book is Jack Bailey & Lily Cookson.
They were lovers years before but he up an... ...more
Jack finally returns home after having to bury his twin and nephew 5 years ago. When he left he thought he was doing what was best for everyone. But was it, or was running away only best for him? Will Lily ever forgive him?
Lily lost everything after the tragedy that made Jack leave town.... ...more
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this story.
Always one of my favorite authors, I couldn't wait for the second book in this series to come out. Once again Victoria James delivers a story that is so real and touching that your heart weeps and rejoices at the same time. The charact... ...more
LOVED!!! So much heart!! Sweetness and heartache and all the love! Could not have been happier with the outcome.
We met Lily in the first book in this series and could feel the pain she was still enduring do to Jack leaving town. The Bailey family and Lily are on their way to healing. But Jack st... ...more