Dominick's Secret Baby (The Promise They Made, #1) by Iris Parker

Dominick's Secret Baby (The Promise They Made, #1)

I got her pregnant, but we were never supposed to meet.Thirteen years ago, I made a donation that would change my life forever.Now, the kid I never knew has tracked me down...and her mother is the most gorgeous woman I've ever seen.Right from the first moment, there's smoldering heat between us. But we couldn't be more different. She's a shy college professor. I'm a hockey player who can't stay out of the tabloids.Yeah, I'm not exactly what you'd...

Details Dominick's Secret Baby (The Promise They Made, #1)

TitleDominick's Secret Baby (The Promise They Made, #1)
Release DateMay 4th, 2018
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Sports and Games, Sports, Contemporary, Sports Romance

Reviews Dominick's Secret Baby (The Promise They Made, #1)

  • Marija
    Just like Dominick had his instant connection with Ali as a parent and with Helena, I was connected with the book. I really enjoyed how the storyline developed, how characters reacted in different situations...i just kept reading until I finished it in one sitting. I hope there will be another story connected with AltonI'm not going to write about the book content because you have the great written blurb for that, I'll just recommend the book for...
  • Faith89
    HIDDEN GEMS ARC REVIEWThis story is stretch as far as the set up. An 11 year old hires a detective to find her sperm donor father. Maybe, maybe not. I still enjoyed the story. I liked all the characters but I loved Dom. He was a little insecure about some things, but oh so sweet. When he found out he was father, he was surprised and a little scared. His internal thoughts gave you a good look into his personality. Even though Aly was 11 he had the...
  • Isha Coleman
    Dominick's Secret Baby (The Promise They Made, #1) by Iris Parker  We never know when or even how, but love always manages to find a way. One woman's dream becomes her little girl's hope. Helena wanted a family. Without the option of doing so the old fashion way she took the sperm donor approach. Now ten years later her curious daughter has questions and wants answers. What was once a private matter becomes a bundle of chaos, once the truth is r...
  • Ashezlynn
    This book was spectacular and adorable and a definite must read. I can't wait for book 2. Dominick is cute and funny and protective and Helena is nerdy and quiet - both rolled into one amazing package. I think the characters progressed amazingly and the whole point of the book - secret baby - awesome awesome
  • S Paschal
    A precocious preteen goes in search of the sperm donor that is her father. Dominick is shocked to find a little girl waiting for him at the hockey rink one day after practice. Once he sees his features reflected in her face, he realizes she is the product of a donation he made to a sperm bank over a decade ago.He never thought he wanted or would be capable of settling into family life after being abandoned by his father at a young age. He's spent...
  • Armenia
    Mr. Virile meets The Professor...4.5stars!Dominick’s Secret Baby is a unique and captivating romance sure to melt your heart. The story unfolds when eleven-year-old Ali Bramford decides to find her biological father. While her mother is at work, she steals away from home to come face-to-face with Dominick Henderson, a pro hockey player. At the risk of violating his privacy, Ali comes armed with paperwork that proves he is her father. Dominick c...
  • Lisa
    A fun, heartwarming twist on the secret baby trope. Dominic's Secret Baby starts out with a prologue that had me sucked in from page one. Dom had an instant family he knew nothing about, immediate attraction to the mother of his child and a past that had him second guessing whether he should be a part of their lives. Helena feels intensely drawn to her daughter's father, but has a huge secret that could destroy their budding relationship.This boo...
  • Sharon Grow
    I really enjoyed this book. Interesting premise for the story, wonderful characters and powerful emotions as the characters deal with the situations in which Ms. Parker has placed them. Helena Bramford is in a panic. Her ten-year old daughter, Ali, is missing…then she receives a call that her daughter is at the hockey arena, but why? Helena rushes to the arena to find her daughter talking to Dominick Henderson, star hockey player with the Bruin...
  • Diane Lynch
    DOMINICK’S SECRET BABY by Iris Parker is an amazing start to The Promise They Made series. NHL star, Dominick Henderson, always wondered if he had a kid wandering around somewhere from the donation he made at the fertility clinic. He never expected his daughter to show up to introduce herself at his practice. Even more, he didn’t anticipate being attracted to her mother, Helena Bramford, and want to become a family. This contemporary sports r...
  • Judith Cohen
    I read Iris Parker’s Alton’s Secret Baby a while ago and loved it. While not labeled as such (and to be fair it totally works as a stand-alone), it turns out that this is book 2 of the author’s The Promise They Made series. Two of the characters from that story, Helena and Dominick, were clearly making a cameo appearance so I simply had to get my hands on their own book. That book is Dominick's Secret Baby and Oh My Dear Lord was it ever wo...
  • Nikki
    Dominick’s Secret Baby by Iris Parker is a 4 star read. Helena is a hard working single mother to an 11 year old daughter, when she comes home from work ready to start summer break she finds her daughter missing and starts to panic. A phone call letting her know her girl is safe starts a chain of events that bring a happiness to her and her daughters life she wasn’t expecting. Dominick plays pro ice hockey and while at the rink one day a youn...
  • Emily (Mrs B's Books)
    **My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**This book starts out with you thinking "How can an 11yr old do that?" As Ali tracks down the sperm done her mum used to get her.Both Dominick and Helena both have issues, Helena is used to doing things on her own and at the start does not trust Dominck and takes a while for her to act on her lust.Dominick seems to change almost overnight upon hearing that he is a fa...
  • Kelly DeMarco
    Emotionally charged, chemistry fueledDominick’s Secret Baby by Iris Parker is a very well written book. Emotionally authentic, all characters are explored as they learn about one another and begin their journey to creating a family.I loved the beginning, as well as this unconventional storyline! Ali, the precocious preteen; Helena, the socially awkward beauty and brains; and Dominick, the gentle giant alpha.Iris Parker writes from all three per...
  • Kazza
    I was given this as an ARC in exchange for a voluntary honest review.I did enjoy this book. I loved the storyline it was great, I like how Dominick helped his friend a few years back when he was going through a rough patch. After that he became famous playing ice hockey. being in the news for all sorts of reasons but never anything nice. Cut along stories short he had a daughter call Ali by a woman called Helena, after using his sperm that he don...
  • Linda
    Dominick's life is a little stale. Hooking up with random women doesn't really interest him anymore. Everything changes in the space of a few minutes when the eleven year old daughter he never knew about shows up at the rink where his team practices. What follows is the story of Dominick falling in love with not only his daughter but also with her mother Helena. It's not completely smooth sailing but this romance has lots of heart and I simply co...
  • Sue Davis
    A Wonderful Summer Love StoryHelena made a decision that would impact her world 12 years later when her daughter decides to find out who and where her father is. Eleven year old Ali is a force to be reckoned with, she adds so much to the story as she is the force that leads mother and father to their HEA love story. Self sufficient Helena has built a happy life with her daughter, till her daughter finds her father Dominick, when he sees her runni...
  • 💋Meme Chanell Book Corner💋
    What a read when your young daughter wants to meet the man that is her father and she tracks him down and it none other than playboy hockey star Dominick. And to make matters even more interesting you are pregnant again with another one of his secret kids and the fertility clinic you used is supposed to be anonymous how did your daughter find out. Helena has her hands full and what she really thinks about Dominick may not even be true because onc...
  • Diane McConnell
    Very different secret baby story!Teenager Ali Bramford is going to be in so much trouble with her mom Helena Bramford. She left to house to talk to hockey star Dominick Henderson because the private investigator that she had hired with her savings had identified him as her father.Dominick's Secret Baby is very different from other secret baby stories because Dominick had donated sperm a long time ago and thought that the confidentiality statement...
  • Charmaine Walker
    I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from Hidden GemsWhat an absolutely fantastic story. My first read by this author and it’s a definite “wow factor”. When pro Hockey Play Dominick finds out he has a “daughter” Alicia .....shock is an understatement. After giving a sperm donation years earlier, he never thinks it would come back to confront him. Then he meets her... Helena, Alicia’s mum...phew as if things could...
  • Annette
    Very good story! Both characters are settled and in their lifestyles, though they are very different they have similar self-doubt issues. They are at peace with their short-coming, their story digs deep and brings those things back to life so they can decide whether to deal with them or keep them buried. The secret was the drama but I really like how the author twisted the revelation, it was an eye opener but others things seen them on a tailspin...
  • Iwona
    I truly loved this book. Baby books are aright in my top three! Dominic is such a great guy. He just goes along with the flow when he could be such a total loser about the situation. When Ali finds him, its such a violation of his privacy its unimaginable. How he handles himself is amazing. Helena is such a worried mother, As any mother would be in these circumstances, but she chugs along for Ali’s happiness. Can they both find a happy ending i...
  • Heather
    Ali wants a daddyHmm. Where to start well lets hit the highlights first shall we; hockey player Dominick and his friend Alton made a small donation ages ago. All is fine until one day a kid he never knew he had shows up. Now this is where everything takes off. New to fatherhood, attracted to the single mom with a secret and so much more drama, lust, romance, and learning curve of parenthood crash course.Was a great little story, cute, made me lau...
  • Magali
    Great story. It’s simple but well written, so I just wanted to know what will happened after.Ali goes to find her father Dominick. He’s a hockey player. The only problem is that he doesn’t know her because her mother, Helena, had her with an artificial insemination as a donor. When Dominick meets Helena, he doesn’t know how to react to this woman because he’s attracted to her, but with a daughter taht he wants in his life, the relation ...
  • Barb
    I feel in love with the story of a smart 11yr older who wanted to find her sperm donor father. Her mother Helena is expecting a second child with remaining sperm. Ali doesn't know this and on her mother's last day of school takes a trip down to the ice rink to meet her father Dommick. Let not Ali fool you, I mentioned she's super smart - she has copies of all the legal paperwork, she a little "hacker" - her mother gets frantic but eventually find...
  • BJ
    It was a freebie, fortunately for me. Starts with a good plot, but the almost cartoonish characters prevented it from delivering its potential. The H is a sports star, sperm donor and his super smart daughter has tracked him down. Her mother starts as a great mother, smart - she's a professor, brave enough to create the family she wants using sperm donor. But once they meet, and they have sex, her character changes - it is as if she lost her mind...
  • Shelly Celli
    Iris did a great job with this story. When Ali shows up at the hockey rink, all she wanted was to tell her father who she was...she never expected what would happen next. Dominick is a wonderful father to Ali, and his reaction to the new baby coming was perfect. If only he could see what a fantastic father he is. Selfless and caring are only two aspects to this man. He’s amazing and when his life starts spiraling, it’s understandable that he ...
  • Tiffany
    This is the first book I've read by this author and I thought it was really good. Helena and Dom's relationship provides us with a different take on the secret baby/secret pregnancy storyline. I liked the two of them together. Their story was an emotional one and I enjoyed it. I'll be looking to read more by this author. *I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. This is my honest review.*
  • BP34
    This was a fast moving story with some twists. She was a fertility clinic baby and was determined to find her biological father. Turns out he the arrogant pro hocky player who is a real player. Meantime her mother is now pregnant again with his sperm. Talk about drama and drama. Well written with likeable characters and a happy ending. Chemistry that's off the charts and a fun read. I read a reader copy via Hidden Gems and voluntarily chose to wr...
  • Sherry Westendorf
    She was shy and not out in public like most kids as she is growing up being that she was home schooled. So when she wanted a family she used a sperm donor. Not being up on relationships with men. She had a daughter who is a pre-teen now. She gets curious and somehow figures out her dad is a hockey star and goes to see him. Well it goes on from there. Lots more in the story. Very well written and well worth reading. I was given a review copy and v...