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

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

A star athlete. A sheltered professor. One moment that changes everything.A hockey champion and perpetual womanizer, Dominick Henderson is not the kind of person Helena would ever trust to be a good dad. But when her daughter runs away to find her father, the single mom has no choice but to accept Dominick's presence in their lives.Determined to know his newfound daughter—and her gorgeous mother—Dominick is ready to do whatever it takes to be...

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

TitleDominick's Secret Baby (The Promise They Made, #1)
Release DateMay 4th, 2018

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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 💋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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
    Dominic was on his way off the ice when security came running after a child headed his way. What he didn't know was that this encounter is going to change his life even more was the mother of the girl. When the dust settles Dominic will impact not one but three lives in a big way all thanks to the meeting of one very resourceful little girl. I voluntarily agreed to receive an ARC of this book for an honest review.
  • Melanie Jo Chrisler
    So, I will admit, I was a little iffy on whether or not I wanted to read this based on its blurb. I'm glad I did. This book was an emotional read with amazing characters. It's the first book I've read from the author and won't be the last. The writing kept me engaged. I fell in love with these characters and you will too. Great book.I voluntarily reviewed this after receiving a free copy.
  • Lofty
    3*Jessie needs Alton’s help but he doesn’t know her or what she needs. She has the opportunity to interview him he’s player or is he what the press & public portray him as? A new author for me & I received a copy from Hidden Gems. I felt the story was stretched out a little.I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
  • Lori
    Baby boom!The Bruin's has a very scandalous team! The sperm bank has a huge privacy leak! And, Dominick is one of the best hero's a romance could ask for.A wonderful story about what could happen several years after a sperm donation. HEA' s don't get much better than this.I love this story.
  • Kim F
    Extremely entertaining, captivating and interesting sexy read. I could not put it down. Wonderfully written with strong characters. I want to read more from this author. I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
  • Lee
    ARC copy received in exchange for an honest reviewThis book was pretty good. Good story, likable characters, well written and good flow. My only complaint would be the ending. I wanted Dom and Helena’s true epilogue, not an intro into another story.
  • Andrea
    This had a different spin on romance and thats what made me want to read it. I'm glad I did as it was a great story. The characters were great and written very well, especially with the story line it had. I really enjoyed this book.I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
  • Peggy
    Beautiful bookThis book is a real gem! You do not want to miss this book, it's sexy, sweet, with a great cast of characters, and a story that I couldn't put down.