AUTHOR: Katherine Allred
RATING: 4 STARS
PUBLISHED: June 2005 - Cerridwen Press
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"All his life Tate McCullom has been taught to be responsible, and he is the very model of what a respectable man should be. Until the night he gets drunk and sleeps with a woman he barely knows.Now, six weeks later, she's pregnant, alone, and broke. Once again, Tate must take responsibility for his actions, and makes plans to marry his child's mother. There's only one problem...he has to tell his fiancée.Abby Grayson hasn't had an easy life. As the daughter of the town whore, people either avoid her or think she's like her mother. For Abby, it's a struggle just to fill her belly and keep a roof over her head.Loneliness and a secret yearning for this man she thought she'd never have led her to spend the night with Tate. But the last thing she needs is a baby when she can barely take care of herself. Desperate, but too proud to ask for help, she finally agrees to accept a job from Tate - the job of being his wife. Now she has almost everything she's ever dreamed of.Unfortunately, only one thing will gain her Tate's love - his realization that the night he spent with her was no drunken accident. It was a last-ditch attempt to win the woman he really wanted."
Oh my goodness. What an amazing novel!! It's an oldie, but a goodie! (I say old... it was published in 2005; compared to what I've been reading it's an oldie!)
I’ll admit I was a little torn after I read the book description for What Price Paradise. This novel is about a guy who’s caught between his fiancé and the girl he gets pregnant. My first thought after reading the book description was, “There is no way I am going to like this guy, and if I don’t like the main character how can I like this novel?” But, boy was I wrong. Tate, the main character caught between two women, is incredible! He's sweet. He's sexy. And, he's a country boy!
See here is the thing…Tate has known Diana since they were kids. They have been together forever, but Diana is a horrible person. She cheats on Tate, and she constantly throws his ring back in his face. One day they have a huge fight and break up. During that break Tate “hangs out” with Abby. A few week later, him and Diana have reconciled (for the hundredth time) and Abby is pregnant.
This novel was romantic and exciting. It’s original and beautifully written. I was addicted to every word, and I couldn’t put it down. If you are torn about reading this novel, I suggest you stop second guessing yourself and go for it. I made the right choice by reading this novel.
I gave What Price Paradise by Katherine Allred 4 STARS. I strongly recommend this novel to adults and older young adults. I look forward to reading more novels by Allred in the future!