Liz is looking for two books:
When my friend Marilyn was being treated for breast cancer, I used to read
category romances to her over the phone. There were a couple we both loved,
but I can’t find them and I don’t have a clue what the titles were.
Book #1: Heroine – Australian, helicopter pilot, redhead, pregnant with
twins; hero – prince (or other royalty), daddy issues, kind of a douche.
Memorable line – hero to heroine: Just give me the firstborn! You can keep
the other one! Plot – Hero and Heroine have a fling, bad breakup, she ends
up flying to his castle, he won’t let her leave, she passes out, they find
out she’s pregnant, obviously he wants the heir but is skeered shitless of
commitment, happily ever after. Other notes – the worldbuilding in this book
was ah-MAZE-ing. Even if I never find the book, I’d love to know the author
so I can look up other stuff.
Book #2: Heroine – rancher, pregnant, long lost twin, possibly heir to
fortune. Hero – businessman, kind of a douche, possibly a competing rancher,
had hired private investigator to track down missing twin (or something – I
think this was a series because I never understood the twin thing). Plot -
Heroine has one night stand with Hero, then kicks him out of her life; goes
to his office when she finds out he’s pregnant only he won’t see her
because he told her when she shook off his advances before that he didn’t
want to talk to her again; then he think she’s trying to trick him; the
ranch she inherited might factor into this, either he wants to buy it or she
needs him to buy it or something; they sit on a bench at some point; they
have a falling out late in the pregnancy; he buys a bunch of Christmas
gifts; she agrees to “let him explain” and then goes into labor, but
won’t get into the car unless he brings the Christmas presents with him;
and then there’s the whole twin angle that seemed really out of context.
Other notes – I want to say they got groovy on a pool table in a seedy bar,
but that could just as easily be a flashback to my early twenties. Hard to
I’m pretty sure these were either Silhouette Desires or Harlequin Presents,
both published in or before May 2009.