Review: Always My Baby
ALWAYS MY BABY - Martha Kennerson
Harlequin Kimani Romance
BUY
May 2017
Category Romance
REVIEWER:  Alicia Aaron | RATING: A
REVIEW: ALWAYS MY BABY is the first novel in The Kinglseys of Texas series by Martha Kennerson. Alexander Kingsley's and China Edwards' love story has a little bit of everything. Friends turned lovers? Boss and employee? Pregnancy romance? Yes to all of the above and I am here for all three scenarios!

Alexander and China met in law school and became best friends. So for years, Alex and China have been trying to not only ignore the fact that they have the hots for each other, but also not alert the other to the fact that they are attracted to them. Everything comes to a head the night that Alex calls China to work for an urgent problem the company is facing. Alex is the COO of his family’s company and China is the in-house counsel for Kingsley Oil and Gas?

After delving into what could be a potentially catastrophe for Kingsley Oil and Gas, Alex and China, after one too many drinks combined with the rainy weather and cozy environment, give in and have a night of passion.

The dilemma is that China doesn’t want to ruin things between the two of them. Outside of their friendship and working relationship, China is close to his family and an affair between the two of them could destroy all of what they’ve built. Plus, China is on a mission to get married and have a baby; and Alex is a commitment phobe.

Once was not enough for Alex, and truth be told, it wasn’t enough for China either. China, who signed up with a dating agency, is in the midst of vetting her love interest when everything goes down with Alex. Now, she’s torn in between possibly taking a chance on Alex and sticking with the staid, predictable but dependable guy she met through the dating agency.

Alex is determined to prove that they can be a couple and not mess up their friendship and working relationship, and China just can’t resist Alex’s charms. In between trying to figure out who is sabotaging his family’s company, convincing China that they can be friends and lovers, Alex has his hands full.

In the end, China and Alex come to realize that everything they have both wanted is theirs for the taking if they just get past their fears and reservations, and give into love. There’s a bit of mystery in who is sabotaging the company and who ultimately puts China’s life in danger that adds to the storyline; and I would be remiss if I did not mention Alex’s mother, who is a straight up BOSS! I love how she wouldn’t hesitate to check anyone, her children included, when it came to the company.

Martha Kennerson did an awesome job with the first novel in
The Kingsleys of Texas series and I am definitely looking forward to reading the next two books.

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