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Aidan Bradford never wanted a family, but after having a one-night stand with the woman that he hadn’t been able to resist, he’s going to find himself getting exactly what he needed in this romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author R.L. Mathewson.

There weren’t many things that Aidan regretted, but that night he’d spent with the woman that he couldn’t stop thinking about was definitely one of them. He’d always been careful, always did the right thing, and now…

Now, he had to figure out a way to fix this before it was too late.

Melanie still couldn’t figure out how one night could change the rest of her life. She should have done a lot of things differently that night. She should have turned him down, should have spent the rest of the night wallowing in self-pity like she’d planned, but that’s not what happened and now, she needed to figure out how she was going to survive this pregnancy with a Bradford doing everything in his power to make her fall in love with him.

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“Well?” the man that had somehow charmed her into taking a bath with him with weird and somewhat disturbing trivia asked as he wrapped his arms around her and placed his hands on her belly.

“Well, what?” she murmured, somewhat distracted by just how incredibly comfortable she was.

After spending the last few months struggling to get comfortable, she was in heaven. It only confirmed her earlier suspicions that she was a snuggle slut, but at the moment, she simply didn’t care. She never wanted to leave this tub, she thought with a sigh as she shifted to get more comfortable, murmuring a, “Thank you,” when Aidan adjusted her tee shirt to keep her covered.

“Your five things,” he said, as she leaned back more, resting her arms on his boxer short clad thighs.

“And why exactly are we sharing five things, might I ask?” she asked, unable to help but smile as she watched Aidan absently trace circles on her belly over where their baby boy was moving.

“We’re getting to know each other.”

“And we’re doing that by sharing five completely random things?” she couldn’t help but ask as she laid her head against his chest.

“Mmmhmm, I thought it would be for the best if went with the accelerated version,” he murmured, chuckling when their son kicked his hand.

“I see,” she murmured, her lips twitching with amusement as she asked, “Then shouldn’t sharing a bath be considered part of this accelerated program?”

He sighed heavily. “I’m starting to think that you don’t want to share any deep dark secrets with me.”

“And what would these deep dark secrets consist of?”

“The usual, your favorite color, favorite ice cream, your most mortifying secret so that I can blackmail you with it at a later. The usual,” he said, making her smile.

“I don’t know. Telling you what my favorite ice cream might be going too far.”

“But, you’re okay with sharing your most mortifying secrets?”

“Oh, absolutely.”

“Sounds reasonable.”

“That’s what I thought,” she said, nodding solemnly.

“What’s the first item on your list?” he asked, shifting so that he could gently rub his hands over her belly.

“I don’t know if you’ll be to handle my deep dark secrets. They might scar you for life.”

“I’m willing to take that risk,” he said, chuckling.

“As long as you know the risks,” she said, sighing for effect before admitting, “I believed in Santa Claus until I was fourteen.”

“I see,” he murmured thoughtfully before asking, “And how did you manage to pull that off?”

“Denial,” she admitted.

“And the Easter Bunny?” he asked.

“I think it would be for the best if we moved onto my second completely random thing,” she said.

“You’re probably right.”

New York Times Bestselling author, R.L. Mathewson was born in Massachusetts. She’s known for her humor, quick wit and ability to write relatable characters. She currently has several paranormal and contemporary romance series published including the Neighbor from Hell series.

Growing up, R.L. Mathewson was a painfully shy bookworm. After high school, she attended college, worked as a bellhop, fast food cook, and a museum worker until she decided to take an EMT course. Working as an EMT helped her get over her shyness as well as left her with some fond memories and some rather disturbing ones that from time to time show up in one of her books.

Today, R.L. Mathewson is the single mother of two children that keep her on her toes. She has a bit of a romance novel addiction as well as a major hot chocolate addiction and on a perfect day, she combines the two.

In 2019/2020, R.L. Mathewson will be publishing Devastated, the first Anger Management novel, Tall, Dark & Furious, the 6th installment to the Pyte/Sentinel series, Irresistible, the long anticipated novel for the Neighbor from Hell Series as well as many more books throughout the year, paranormals, contemporaries, and YAs.

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