Publisher: Harlequin Super Romance
Date published: November 2009
Mass Market Paperback
Obtained by Publisher
Reviewed by Penny
Joe Fraser and Philippa Browne are not looking for a long-term relationship. But they cannot deny the attraction they feel for each other. So they decide to make the best of the time they have left before Pip goes back to her native home in New Zealand. Joe is grateful for Pip’s help in making his relationship with his daughter better. But he also knows, firsthand, that relationships based on unplanned pregnancies tend not to work out. Now he is facing the same situation once more when Pip discovers she is pregnant. Pip still wants to return home. Joe wants to do the right thing. He just doesn’t know what that is. Now what do they do?
At first this book drew me in and held my attention. Joe is a man who has not had the best of luck as of late. His whole identity has been rocked by old family secrets, his first marriage that started solely because his ex-wife was pregnant failed. And his relationship with his daughter appears to be going down the same botched path. So I felt bad for him and was glad that Pip was able to at least salvage his relationship with Kaitlin. And the suspense of finding out Pip was pregnant and what they would do when Pip plans to leave was intense, and I loved every minute of it. Author Karina Bliss did an artful job penning this storyline.
However, I soon became bogged down with secondary characters that I could not keep straight. Most of these characters have been featured in prior books, but there are just so many of them that I soon found myself being taken out of the storyline while trying to remember how they figured in. I found it distracting and irritating. This fact alone, in my opinion, keeps LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON from being an outstanding book.
THIS IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT OF THIS BOOK. THIS IS AN OBJECTIVE UNBIASED REVIEW.