Her Christmas Pregnancy Surprise
“I loved the dog in the story named Daisy. Pepper falls in love with Daisy. . . . I love the author’s books. I think this one of my favorites. It was such an enjoyable story with the dog.” janicesbookreviews
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Back Cover Blurb:
A festive reunion…
…with an unexpected gift!
When Pepper Kane’s home and bakery are burned down in the weeks before Christmas, billionaire CEO Simon Ross—the man she spent one unforgettable night with—comes to the rescue! Pepper knows this playboy doesn’t do relationships, but staying with him in his penthouse and caring for an abandoned puppy, their spark is rekindled… And then comes a festive surprise that shocks them both: she’s carrying his baby!
Inside the kennel was a beagle puppy. She was timid and smashed herself against the back corner. She was the most adorable fur baby with her brown, floppy ears. Pepper’s heart immediately melted.
“What happened?” she asked.
“We don’t know the details. Only that someone found the puppies in a box in the freezing cold. Daisy was the only one to make it. However, she isn’t ready for adoption yet. She has a lot of recovery to do. And as you can tell, she needs to be socialized. She doesn’t trust people, and with her history, I can’t blame her.”
“Can I try?” Pepper was drawn to the puppy.
“Go ahead. I don’t have to tell you to take it slow.”
No, she didn’t. Pepper had done this countless times. She opened the kennel door. “Hey, Daisy. My name’s Pepper.” She wanted the puppy to get used to her voice. “I was hoping we could be friends.”
Daisy silently stared at her with those big brown eyes. Her whole body, from her nose to the tip of her tail, quivered with fear. She was going to be a tough case, but Pepper was eager to work with her. Immediately, Pepper felt a bond forming between them.
In one breath, she knew she wanted to take Daisy home. In the next breath, she remembered the sobering fact that she didn’t have a home. And Pepper was quite certain that Simon would not appreciate having a puppy on his gleaming floors or near his priceless pieces of art. To Pepper, it was like the man lived in a museum rather than a home.
“I’ll just let you two get acquainted,” Stephanie said with a knowing smile.
A while ago, Pepper had mentioned that she would love to have a beagle. Leave it to Stephanie to remember. But she was not adopting Daisy. She was in absolutely no position to even consider it.
Pepper reached into her pocket and pulled out the doggie biscuits she’d made. They were all too big for the little girl. “I’m sorry,” Pepper said, “I don’t have any treats for puppies. We don’t have too many puppies your size that pass through here. But I promise to make you some for our next visit.”
Pepper stayed there visiting with Daisy for as long as she dared before going to finish setting up the table. And then she took a seat at the information desk, where she was assigned to work for the next few hours.
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