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There are certain words that have always described Cam Brantley: Town bad boy. Soldier. Protector. But never, ever dad. Until he returns home from his latest military tour to discover the girl he had one smoking-hot night with is now mom to the adorable two-year-old Zoey. Who has his eyes.
Plenty of words could describe Emma Walker these days. Mom, dutiful granddaughter, budding designer, the town’s golden child. But when her longtime crush Cam Brantley comes back to town, she knows the perfect word to describe herself: screwed.
Cam and Emma are both shocked to discover he truly wants Zoey in his life. But Cam’s not sure he’s ready to be a dad, and Emma can’t gamble her daughter on maybes. As the long-simmering heat between Cam and Emma reaches a boiling point, he’ll have to work past his demons in order to be the man both girls need.
Each book in the Hope Springs series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book one: Second Chance Ranch
Book two: Crazy for the Competition
Book three: The Bad Boy's Baby
"The Bad Boy's Baby by Cindi Madsen was a sweet, heartfelt tugging romance that will be sure to leave readers smiling big." ~Michelle T., Netgalley review
"If you are looking for a light hearted, well written, standalone baby romance, definitely give this book a read - you won't regret it!" ~Lucia, Goodreads review
"Pure perfection! A sweet and warm-hearted romance about second chances, forgiveness, open mindedness, communication and the most important of them all: family." ~Katrina B., Goodreads review
"Cam is this huge gruff soldier...watching him melt for this curly headed little two year old completely and totally melted my heart." ~Christi, Smitten with Reading Blog
4.5 "why" stars
The Bad Boy's Baby was such a wonderful read, loved it!
Cam and Emma shared one night of passion before he was deployed overseas.
When he comes back 3 yrs later he's surprised to learn the woman that invaded his dreams is now a mother, and that little girl has his eyes...
The one thi... ...more
What a great second chance romance! When local golden girl Emma Walker had a night to remember with local bad boy and her secret crush Cam Brantley just before he went off on another tour of duty neither had envisaged their being any consequences . . . but there were! Emma has refused to say who... ...more
5+ stars. I absolutely LOVED this book!!! Thanks Cindi for another beautiful love story and awesome read!
Talk about a yummy storyline ..... A one night stand between Cam, the town's sexy "bad boy", home on leave from the Army, and Emma, the town's sweet "good girl". Cam leaves for another tour ro... ...more
Slick's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
"Secret baby" type books have never been a favorite of mine in fact I usually find myself getting all kinds of mad at the mother for keeping the child away from his/her father, but I've enjoyed the other books in this series and I didn't want... ...more
Cindi Madsden has a new fan! This was the perfect blend of falling in love and angst over what they should do and if it was the right thing. And did I mention there was a surprise baby story line? I am LOVING those right now!
Emma Walker had just enough to drink one night that she was able to talk... ...more
Being fan of Cindi Madsen and having read the last two Hope Springs book it was a no brainer to read this book. I just love all her books.
They always nicely balanced, great characters and a nice HEA for all of them. This book was no different.
But I must say when I first read the blurb I wasn’t... ...more
I loved the story. It's a fun read. Both Cam & Emma are amazing characters. I liked how the developed their relationship, slowly, taking their time and having fun along the way. It is and interesting book which I'd recommend to all romance lovers.
Cam and Emma had a one night together and then... ...more
I loved this one!! It's a sweet small town second chance romance that filled me with all sorts of emotions. The way Cam interacted with Zoey and his immediate love for her was heartwarming. No excuses, no anger, just acceptance and love. It was perfect. The attraction between Cam and Emma could b... ...more
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review
The Bad Boy’s Baby by Cindi Madsen was a sweet, heartfelt tugging romance that will be sure to leave readers smiling big. This is the second book that I have read from Cindi Madsen and so I was excited to be reunited with the cast of Hope... ...more
This story was everything I was hoping it would be. I love stories about second chances and especially when there is a surprise baby in the mix. I love the feelings and emotions that come out while the characters are dealing with the secrets, the hurt and betrayal, and the new... ...more
Cindi Madsen is one of my favorite authors. She has this ability to make readers or at least me, fall for a hero within ten seconds of him showing up on the page. Cam Brantley was no different. While The Bad Boy’s Baby is a standalone read, Cam’s name was mentioned in Crazy for the Competition, h... ...more
Adorable story about second chances, about finding your home, your place in the world, learning to see all the possibilities we have within ourselves, and not to judge ourselves, or another by our history.
Because history in the small town of Hope Springs Cam and his family had. History, that he,... ...more
Emma is a single mother and she loves her little girl. Zoey is the best thing that ever happened to her. When Zoey's father Cam is back from the army to help running a lodge and organized tours he finds out that the person he had one fantastic night with is back in his life and is working with hi... ...more
What a fun read! This is also probably more realistic where a guy, Cam, with an abusive father and an absent mother would have anger issues. He is out of the military. He escaped there. Now Cam is back to work with his brother on a lodge in the mountains. Little did he know that he had a two year... ...more
***I received a copy of the book via Net Galley and Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review***
The Bad Boy's Baby is book 3 in the Hope Springs series and can be read as a stand alone. I haven't read the first two but was able to follow the story easily.
Cam Brantley was a notorious b... ...more
I loved The Bad Boy's Baby By Cindi Madsen !! Its was a wonderful contemporary romance .
In this book we follow Cam and Emma .They are so adorable together . Cam founds out that he is the father of Emma very adorable little girl Zoey and this is really where the story takes off . I love how Emma w... ...more
I love "Bad Boy" books, but I was in for a surprise with this one.
Emma Walker is working on a resort project with Heath Brantley and his fiancee', Quinn. Unbeknownst to her, Cameron Brantley has returned from the army to become a partner. When Emma sees him, she knows she's in trouble.
Three years... ...more
A fabulous second chance romance and wonderful return to Hope Springs!
Emma is a smart, single mom who is hoping her current job overseeing the renovations at Mountain Ridge will lead to a better opportunity as an architect at a firm in a larger city. Emma had one indiscretion in her life, with l... ...more
My favorite stories to read are the ones involving surprising twists. There are no road maps in life, it's the little things that determine the directions taken. I received a copy of The Bad Boy's Baby in exchange for an honest review. I'd like to say it was obvious what was going to happen when... ...more
Sometimes our decisions can have a lasting effect on what our futures will hold. Yet when our past has been so rocky and the tapes in our heads bring us nothing but heartache, fears and pain. What hope does that really give us? That our dreams and our decisions either well thought out or spur of... ...more
I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Logically she’d known that she might see the father of her child again someday. But logic and seeing him were two different things, and the latter made her completely lose hold of the former.
I really enjoyed this story. Usually secret baby stories aren't my thing, but the story on this one tempted me enough that I accepted it for review. I'm so glad that I did, because the story was excellent.
Cam and Emma had a one night stand the night before he deployed three years ago.... ...more