Published: June 14, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance
“Mr. Baylor,” the officer said, “have you ever met either of these women?”
Derrick’s mind was numb, but somehow he managed to say, “No. Never.”
“You’re making the ladies nervous, and truthfully, you’ve got me wondering too–what is your business with this woman?”
Derrick pried his gaze from the woman’s stomach and raised his eyes to hers. “She’s having my baby.”
Growing up, Jill Garrison never daydreamed about having the perfect wedding. Instead, she dreamt about having a baby. Boy or girl, it didn’t matter. Unfortunately, her fiancé can’t have children. Determined to realize her lifelong dream of having a baby, Jill spends years searching for a company (CryoCorp) that provides high quality donor sperm. Everything is right in Jill’s world until her wedding day when her fiancé leaves her at the altar to be humiliated before friends and family. She doesn’t waste any time moving from New York City to California to start over. And she keeps her appointment with Cryocorp. She may never have the wedding or the husband, but nothing is going to stop her from having a baby. She’s tired of everyone telling her what to do. The baby she’s carrying is hers and hers alone. Nobody can take that away from her.
Or can they?
I debated about whether I wanted to review this book for a couple of reasons. I’ve pretty obviously been in a big reading funk and this was something I read for fun to jolt me out of it, not necessarily to make it to the blog and while I really enjoyed it, I’m having one heck of a time figuring out what specifically it is that I enjoyed so much about this book. I really did though, and I want to share it with you.
Derrick Baylor is a quarterback on his somewhat literal last leg. When he was young, broke and a little reckless, he sold some of his little swimmers for cash but he later demanded the company destroy his samples. The company kind of didn’t though and there’s a little Baylor Bun in someone’s oven at this very moment. Rather than let it go, he decides to find out who the woman is, and has his lawyer and an investigator dig up the information for him. Legalities, schmegalities.