Wanted by Her Lost Love
by Maya Banks

Series: Pregnancy & Passion #2
Published by Harlequin Genres: Contemporary
Source: Publisher

Reviewed by Jo

Despite his fiancée's chilling betrayal, developer Ryan Beardsley provided for Kelly Christian when he sent her packing. So he's livid to find her working in a dingy Houston diner, desperate and pregnant. Regardless of whether the baby is his—or his brother's—Ryan demands that Kelly return to New York with him. Now. For the baby's sake. Or maybe because the woman's as irresistible as ever…

Kelly Christian thought all her dreams had come true when she not only met and fell in love with Ryan but when she discovered she was having their child all she could think of was to tell him. However, instead of being a day of celebration, it became the day her world fell apart when Ryan kicked her out of his life instead of believing her against false claims. 
Ryan Beardsley still loves Kelly and even though he believes she slept with his brother, he still needs to find her and make sure that she is okay.  Something about the way things turned out just isn’t sitting well with him.  When Ryan is told that Kelly has been found, he rushes to her and is shocked not only by her circumstances but also by the fact she is very pregnant. 
Kelly knows in her head that she should never give Ryan a second chance after what happened, but her heart still yearns for him.  Ryan knows that pregnancy can put a drain on a woman, but Kelly seems even worse off than that – a fact that is proven by a doctor’s appointment.  Kelly finally agrees to return with Ryan for the health of their child.  At the same time Ryan is determined to use this time to see if Kelly and he can find a way to be together again.  Instead of being stress free, the actions, words and acts of those in Ryan’s life put even more stress on Kelly and that is a very bad thing for the baby.  Unable to handle it again, Kelly confronts Ryan with many harsh truths.  A bad night turns into a nightmare for Ryan when Kelly is rushed to the hospital and he is forced to face the truth about what happened so many months ago.  Afraid he will lose Kelly for good this time Ryan makes some hard choices.  The question is has he made them in time for Kelly and the baby?
When love and betrayal tear apart two lovers can they find a way back again?  Ryan and Kelly look for the answer in Wanted by Her Lost Love.  After hearing Kelly’s story, I’m not sure I would have been able to forgive and give Ryan another chance.  Yet, I had to give Ryan full marks for not only searching for Kelly, but also taking steps to try and protect her and the baby. It is hard to choose between the people you love, which I saw was Ryan’s problem.  I could see problems arising once Kelly came back just by what I was reading about others’ reactions so it didn’t surprise me when she confronted Ryan.  I have to say that I was very worried when she was taken to the hospital.  Ryan totally won me over by his actions, maybe a bit late, but it truly showed that he loved Kelly and the future they could have with their baby.  Wanted by Her Lost Love is a bittersweet romance that proves true love really can hurtle obstacles when the love is that special.  Ryan and Kelly’s story definitely fits that description.

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