Monday, February 5, 2018

Review: The Baby Maker by Lili Valente





Title: The Baby Maker
Author: Lili Valente
Genre: Sexy Romantic Comedy/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 5, 2018



Blurb

Some men are troublemakers or dealmakers. The men in my family? We’re baby makers.

For six generations, the women of wine country have had a saying: don’t bang a Hunter man unless you want a bun in your oven.

Yeah, well. I’ve got a saying too: no thanks. The last thing I need is baby makes three. My business is expanding and the only thing I’m interested in getting knocked up is my bottom line.

But then one night Emma Haverford makes me an offer I can’t refuse—she backs away from the land I have my eye on in exchange for a favor…

A big, fat, baby making favor…

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When I hear women have gotten pregnant shaking hands with Hunter men, I know I need Dylan Hunter’s…ahem, special skills…way more than I need to expand my vineyard.

I’m ready to give my heart to a child and I’m tired of waiting for my late-to-the-party Prince Charming to make my dreams come true. So I promise Dylan—three months of hot, heavy, baby-making s-e-x and then I’m out of his hair forever.

But what if when it comes time to say good-bye, all I want to do is keep bottling up more memories with this big-hearted man?

This sexy Standalone romance will make you laugh, swoon, and blush baby-makin’ red. Heat level: A risk of getting knocked up during download. Paperback and audio versions are especially dangerous. Handle with care…





Review:

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I wouldn't call The baby maker a romantic comedy. For me, it was just romantic. That wasn't a bad thing though. I enjoyed the book and had a good time reading it. It delivered exactly what I was expecting and I liked that. It can be read as stand-alone, but there is another book coming about Rafe and Emma's sister. I would like to see their story beginning with a baby since the Hunters are good baby makers. If I don't get my way, I would still read the next book without a problem because it seemed promising. Rafe and Carrie hit it off in this book and I will conveniently forget that we learn a lot about Rafe and Chastity's horizontal dances, so I won't hold any grudges on him.

The pace was good. The characters didn't dive into the whole baby making thing from the very first page and even if I was a little thrown off initially, I appreciated it later when everything seemed more reasonable and more natural (considering that there is a little bad blood between the main characters). I didn't like Dylan's attitude sometimes and his whole, "I want nothing to do with the baby" stance, even if it was a little understandable considering his past. He later changes and that was a plus. Character development is always a good thing. I liked Emma, but I will have to admit that I liked her marriage hater sister more. 

Overall, the book was good and I would recommend it.



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AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Narrated by Andi Arndt & Sebastian York





Author Bio

Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale.

These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.


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