by Yahrah St. John
Publisher: Harlequin Kimani
★★★★☆ (4 / 5 stars)
This was my first time reading Yahrah St. John’s books, and I enjoyed this one. It’s a little hard writing a clear review without revealing any spoilers, but I’ll try.
Raina Martin, a top chef for her own catering company, is given custody of her six year-old-niece, Zoe after her sister, Alexa dies of cancer. Raina is determined to find Zoe’s father. Before Alexa’s death, she gives her a clue as to where to find him. That clue eventually leads to a sexy man named Spencer Davis, a sports agent and former NBA star. But he doesn’t believe he’s the father, and he takes a paternity test to prove it. Much of the book is spent on putting the pieces together to this mystery. In the meanwhile, Spencer and Raina begin to fall for each other, and the two of them work together to learn who the real father is.
There are a few heartfelt moments in the story, and Zoe is so adorable. There are a lot of family value themes throughout the story, and it was definitely a page-turner. There are also sexy moments, as well as a nice little mystery woven throughout. The HEA at the end was satisfying and cute, and this definitely read as a stand-alone story.