REVIEW : The (Secret) Baby by Leddy Harper

Maid of honor Kelsey Peterson is disappointed when the bride-to-be bails on her bachelorette party—especially since Kelsey’s already ordered the stripper. Desperate for a break from her romantic woes, Kelsey goes through with the party. After all, why let a good stripper go to waste?

Dr. Aaron Baucus is definitely not a stripper. He’s a legit doctor with a PhD in neuropsychology. But when his friend calls him over to a bar to meet a bunch of tipsy, flirtatious bridesmaids, they assume otherwise. After all, their stripper was supposed to be dressed like a doctor. Aaron isn’t much for pretending, but with Kelsey, he’s willing to be whatever she wants him to be. At least for one night.

But fate has a wicked sense of humor: Aaron and Kelsey are the maid of honor and best man at the same wedding. And after their one-night stand, Kelsey’s pregnant, but she doesn’t know how to tell him. Aaron wants to start a relationship, but he doesn’t think Kelsey wants something long term. Can their fragile romance survive all the half truths and secrecy?

It was amazing how one sound could completely consume you.


The (Secret) Baby is a super cute, super fun rom-com. Fake bride makes fake stripper that ends in an unexpected surprise.

When Kelsey’s best friend, Tatum, can’t make her own bachelorette party she steps in and pretends to be the bride. Enter Aaron. His friend owners the club the bachelorette party is being held and these girls got stood up by the stripper they hired, so Aaron gets roped in and figured it was a great way to get a couple phone numbers.

Kelsey and Aaron instantly connect and because they are strangers decide it is okay to have one night where they can pretend to be someone else and never have to see each other again, they never exchanged names. Though, this one night stand turns out to be so much more than either of them expected.

I loved this story. It was funny, it was sweet, it was steamy and emotional. Not to mention surprise babies are one of my favorite tropes. Kelsey’s anti-man attitude is warranted given her jerk of an ex, but I love how Aaron breaks down her walls. The only thing that bothered me is how long it took her to tell him about the baby, but at the same time there was also so many times she tried and something else came up to prevent that.

I was in tears when it came to Kelsey’s slideshow and journal. It was one of the sweetest things I have ever read.

If you read The (Half) Truth, you’ll recognized Tatum and Jason, and it was great to be able to get more of them and watch their relationship grow throughout this story.

This is a MUST READ super sweet secret baby romance!


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