Rying to accept but oh so unhappy two individuals who are trying to find their way back to each other a baby on the way with a father who absolutely doesn t want to be involved That it was riveting from page one is an understatement It is full of pathos and moments of indness and deep joy but times of frustration and hurt as well It was a deeply satisfying read one that I will most assuredly go back and enjoy several times Worth every penny and worth every minute reading I loved this book Dean was a brand of man I can get behind Strong loving and good Dean loved Creigh no matter what No matter if she s pregnant with another man s baby Any baby of Creigh s is his as far as he s concerned And the pregnant sex was hot I loved that he wanted to see every inch of her blossoming body and only want her for it Great book OMGOODNESS I just finished this book It was beyond excellent Dean Creigh and their love is the stuff of legends Every woman worth her salt would want a man like Dean in her life Dean is like the best father to walk the earth since God in the Flesh as Jesus Okay th Okey here is the story view spoiler Creigh is a mother of two Divorced for 2 years now and still deeply in love with her ex husband Dean De Luca the ex husband who is also still deeply in love with his ex wifeCreighand mother of his two children One weekend like all weekends before Creigh comes to drop the Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, kids for the weekend at Dean s house but this time she s got something to say when Creigh announce she is three and a half months pregnant with another man s child Dean just flips and does notnow what to do he does still love her and that s why his reaction was so hard but then he comes to his sense and goes to visit her to talk and figure everything out what they re gonna do how are they gonna tell the Not Without a Fight kidsCreigh tries to distance herself from Dean because she s expecting a child especially si Where can I find a man like Dean Creigh was crazy to let him go in the first place Okay I thought that notnowing why they divorced in the first place was one thing that got to me From what I read she initiated the actions for him to leave They separated then she served him with papers I loved the fact that finally there was a book that the male character was honest and Garden Bouquets and Beyond knew what he wanted from the beginning It seemed that from the first page he wanted her back Then once you read that he would go by the house and sit in his car for hours just to catch a glimpse of Criegh I was wanting to jump into the book and just tell him to take me I d love him laughs Dean was a very honest and true man The fact that he was so dedicated to his family had me rooting for if not both their happiness at least his Not that I did not understand Creigh not wanting to be resented for being pregnant for another man but I feel that deep down shenew his heart She The Unseen Wonder knew that Dean would love that child just as he loved Harlow and Hamilton Loved the names to btwTo me the book had a nice flow of family banter and you could relate to the annoying brother Gino the brother that actually had sound advice Sergio The promiscuous cousin A mei And even the enemy that everyone wanted to see get his ass beat to shit which he did thank you Dean Trace was the typical asshole that younew from the first time you heard of him in the book that he was the stupid douche who Creigh had slept with The fact that Dean despised his arrogance you The Management Bible knew he was going to be a thorn in Dean s side I cried I wont lie because it s one thing when you see a female hurt that almost always the norm but when you can relate to a man hurting to him feeling emotional pain that thing gets to you Dean and Creigh had a true love because they were adult enough to realize that they could work if only they started over and relearn one another Something that real life couples should do before and during their relationshipMatthews did a great job on this one and I will be reading He s So Shy next giggles Deanoh my goodness Dean Now that is what I am talking about The guy is all male It takes a lot of courage to accept that your mate is pregnant with another man s baby and to still do everything in your power to win her all over again If I did not liked Creigh so much I would have studnapped the guy already Happily Even After is ridiculous annoying unbelievable cheesy way too strange book and a person cannot help but love every sentence of it. A child especially since she is determined toeep the father's identity from Dean But Dean refuses to be dismissed so easily He nows that with a little patience forgiveness and love they can still live happily even after Publisher's Note This book contains explicit sexual content graphic language and situations that some readers may find objectionable Anal playintercours.
5 Amazing StarsA MUST read I went on Ebay just so i can have this book on paperback as well since I could not find it in any books stores A MUST have for anyone who love Erotic Romance Second chances and true love 45 stars I loved this book It was a very emotional and emotionally satisfying book about two people who are in love but messed up a bit Not only a love story this book is a bit of an homage to men who are great fathersDean De Luca and his ex wife Creigh have been miserably divorced for a year Their marriage de railed somehow somewhere along the way but even a year later Dean is still feeling a little deer in the headlights about it He didn t want the divorce he is in love with his wife and he wants his family backFor her part Creigh the one who initiated the divorce has come to the conclusion that it was all a big mistake as well But the two are a bit trapped in a prison of their own making A life of exchanging their two ids every other weekend while pasting fake smiles on their faces and making small talkUntil Creigh realizes she is pregnant By another man Her one and only foray into dating and sex after the end of her marriage was a disappointment and ended in a mistake She has to tell Dean so they can figure out a way to break the news to their two childrenDean s response surprises her At first he is incredibly hurt and jealous but he sees she needs help and he also sees it as the way to get his wife and family backI read this book in one sitting From the opening scene where the two characters are on Dean s doorstep exchanging the Sleepless (Bird of Stone, kids for the weekend the author immediately paints a picture of who these people are what their life is like and what they feel for each other even if they are in denial about it They are decent people and two great parents who let the pressures of their marriage overwhelm them I have to say I fell deeply in love with Dean Both Creigh and Dean get a POV and his hits just the right tone of hurt bitterness and longing love laced with a little bit of bewilderment He has no idea how he got where he is with Creigh but he hates it And he loves her But man he steps up to the plate and brings it Creigh is wary about his reentry into her life because she is worried that he sees her as a damsel in distress and needs to rescue her on his white charger My response Well what s the problem He loves the child she is having because it is hers and having been with her through two other pregnancies henows exactly how she s feeling how to treat her and what to bring her to eat This man is a eeperHaving Creigh be the one to push for the divorce and being the one to eep Dean at arms length could have had the effect of making her unsympathetic But it did not simply because it is obvious that whatever it was that caused the rift in the marriage simply spiraled out of control Creigh like Dean is still in love with her ex and simply doesn t now how to bridge the rift And her pride won t let her even try She could have been frustrating but she wasn t because even though she attempts to push Dean away they are only half hearted pushes and she also realizes that this is an opportunity for a second chanceSo yeah Creigh and Dean were a great couple with loads of chemistry and a wonderful emotional connection And as I said above Dean is an awesome father And as an added bonus much of the tension and conflict is internal to them and their relationshipHowever the identity of the father of Creigh s child adds some extra drama and external tension that raises the stakes a bit in the book I love how Dean and Creigh take to calling him The Donor after Dean makes it clear that this is his child regardless of who fertilized the egg Overall the writing and plotting was excellent I take half a star off because throughout this whole thing the great weakness of the book is why Creigh and Dean got divorced in the first place The author never does to my mind a good job of explaining why Creigh wanted a divorce One of Dean s bothers posits that Creigh and Dean got married to young they grew up together and Dean was looking for an excuse to play around But this is never borne out anywhere else in the story Dean was always faithful and only had sex with other women after the divorce And Creigh never once even alludes to Dean being unfaithful uite the contrary it seems as if some of her issues come from him being a little too controlling Bu. Two ids and a divorce later Creigh De Luca figures she's pretty much done with diapers and late night feedings That is until a little blue stripe turns her world upside down Never in a billion years would Creigh have thought she'd become pregnant from a one night stand nor could she have ever guessed the unforeseen pregnancy would warrant unexpected helpfrom her ex husban.
T even that is contradicted because at one point she complains that Dean never needed her as much as she needed him But that little tid bit was about as much as we got regards the divorce So for me the reasons why these two people who were so incredibly in love and hot for each other got divorced was never uite explained well or even at all reallyBut all in all this was an excellent love story with some smoking hot sex scenesI Highly recommend Wow This book saved my life I was up all night with a sick idlet and reading this story made it a lot less stressful HonestlyI cried through a lot of this book It really dragged the emotion out of me and I wanted a HEA for them like crazy And the sex between them Wooo baby So hot This was just an amazing read I enjoyed it from the first page to the last and I read it in one night because I didn t want to put it down I can t give higher praise than thatAnd on a side note Dean sexiest hero ever Not just for being rock and roll in bed but because he was such a stand up guy and a GREAT dad He loved Creigh so deeply Ohhh Buy this one You won t regret it Highly rec d not just for those who like IR but really anyone who likes passion and second chances and happily ever afters These characters are so easily to believe in and root for For those who still think an interracial romance in order to be realistic has to beat you over the head with the OMG we re different and no one will accept us plot I give you Exhibit A Happily Even After No handwringing social treatise It s a sweet and erotic love story yes New York it s possible of second chances between two people who realize they re far better together than apart And the cover is just so amazing It s total art Creigh and Dean belong together In spite of a divorce that obviously neither truly wanted these two strong and stubborn people are still very much in love and in lust Unfortunately there s a bit of a problem on Creigh s end she s pregnant and the baby isn t Dean s Creigh thinks she can handle the situation on her own but Dean isn t about to let her It becomes of an issue because the sperm donor happens to be the last person in the world Dean would wantWhat can I say about Dean De Luca who should be the template for what being a man is all about He s willing to step in and be a father and he doesn t care who the sperm donor is Just that alone ualifies him as alpha male extraordinaire Not to mention I just like his down to earth working class demeanor He goes for what he wants and he wants his wife back and he s not taking no for an answer Okay is it wrong to admit that I loved his big brother Gino just as muchI m not always a fan of children in romances Harlow and Hamiliton brought a collective smile to my face reminding me of my hotcold relationship with my own brother That s another thing about Ms Matthew s writing that shines so well here even the secondary characters have distinctive personalities and voices it s not just about the heroine and the heroYes Virginia there s sex in the book but there s something so refreshing and joyous that Dean loves Creigh s body even pregnant I don t think I ve read any romance novel where the pregnant woman gets to get her freak on That alone deserves some ind of award Happily Even After isn t about the sex but about how tough marriage can be and the toll it can take when two people stop communicating It s also an uplifting and even humorous in parts story about getting that second chance to do it right And Creigh and Dean are such a wonderful couple you ll root for them from the first page to get it together Again I say I csn t believe I waited this long to read it but I m so glad I finally did An absolutely beautiful novel that is unusual in so many ways We often read about friendly divorces or amicable partings or messy divorces or fight to the death divorces that go in and out of court for years afterward but this novel is about an inter racial couple who were best pals since elementary school lovers and spouses since shortly after high school and now divorced parents of two beautiful Yummy Supper kids both parentsnowing that the divorce was a terrible mistake but neither one nowing what to do about it Add in the opps of an unplanned pregnancy from a one night stand ind of hook up with a broken condom and you have a crisis of somewhat unusual proportions There are lots of emotional moments here with ids that are D Dean Divorce papers haven't changed a thing for Dean He's still as in love with his ex wife as he'd always been Despite the fact he's not the father of her unborn child Dean is determined to help Creigh during her pregnancy whether she wants him to or not Creigh has never stopped loving Dean but she's not going to let him back in to her life just because she's expecting.
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Lena Matthews spends her days dreaming about handsome heroes and her nights with her own personal hero Married to her college sweetheart she is the proud mother of two children three evil dogs and a mess of ants that she can't seem to get rid ofWhen not writing she can be found reading watching movies lifting up the cushions on the couch to look for batteries for the remote control and plot