Carpenter's BABY UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE is a fast paced and engrossing contemporary romance with a great storyline that includes a baby, a sports star, a feisty woman both at work and at home, family, friends, romance, love, strong wills and angst. Elle has her soft side that she likes to keep under wraps but Max wants nothing more than to learn more about her as they are thrown together again and again. The chemistry between them, that they fight left and right, scorches the pages and the sheets. When a baby is added there's love and heartache but also laughter and some tears along with both the heartwarming and heart wrenching moments. There is nice closure with a happily ever after I didn't see coming but was happy it did. The prologue is a nice touch to give us insight into Elle's girly attitude.
I have not read books by Carpenter before but I look forward to reading more of her books. The writing was top notch and kept me turning the pages much later than I should have been all because I needed to see what would happen next!