The Misconception (A Romantic Comedy) [NOOK Book]

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The sperm donor she hired has gone AWOL, so who’s this man in her bed? A misunderstanding of biological proportions.

A man is good for only one thing.

Dr. Marietta Dalrymple wants a baby, but all she wants from a man ...
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The Misconception (A Romantic Comedy)

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Overview

Updated edition!

The sperm donor she hired has gone AWOL, so who’s this man in her bed? A misunderstanding of biological proportions.

A man is good for only one thing.

Dr. Marietta Dalrymple wants a baby, but all she wants from a man is his sperm. A professor of evolutionary biology, Marietta can explain away romantic love with scholarly theories of why men and women are compelled to copulate. Monogamy, she believes, is a state most males can’t achieve.

So what is Marietta to do after she mistakes Cash “Jax” Jackson for the carefully screened sperm donor she hired to impregnate her? Especially when Jax doesn’t know anything about the legal document the other man signed relinquishing all rights to the child.

Jax soon sets his sights on more than Marietta’s unborn baby. But can he prove to her that romantic love truly does exist? Or will the secret he’s keeping destroy any chance these unlikely lovers have at happiness?
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Editorial Reviews

The Best Reviews - Kathy Boswell
"I was laughing one minute and crying the next, my way of knowing that this one is a winner!… I have fast become an avid fan of Darlene Gardner and cannot wait to see what she will write next!"
– The Best Reviews, June 2002
WordWeaving.com - Cindy Penn
"A wonderfully entertaining read that belongs on the keeper shelf, The Misconception wins the WordWeaving Award of Excellence."
– WordWeaving.com, June 2002
The Romance Reader - Deann Carpenter
"The Misconception is a treat from start to finish and is worthy of the keeper shelf."
– The Romance Reader (five-star review), June 2002
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015562828
  • Publisher: Darlene Gardner
  • Publication date: 7/21/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 239,998
  • File size: 738 KB

Meet the Author

Darlene Gardner has more than 30 books in print, from single-title romantic comedies to emotionally charged family dramas.
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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    amusing contemporary

    Biology professor Dr. Marietta Dalrymple believes that males cannot be monogamous. Feeling the natal need to have a child to raise by herself, Marietta meticulously plans her pregnancy to the most minuscule detail. She advertises in a scientific journal for male donors, establishes a valid checklist, and evaluates each candidate based on her criteria. High on her list are the attributes family health history and genius IQ. After careful consideration, she chooses biochemist Harold McGinty to serve as the sire. <P>Unable to do what he agreed to with Marietta, Harold struggles with his feelings of guilt. At the airport, Harold meets his friend Cash ¿Jax¿ Jackson and asks Jax to tell Marietta he is not ¿coming¿. Jax agrees, but before he can inform her, he finds himself sharing the best lovemaking of his life. Forced to leave for a while, he returns to their hotel room only to find she is gone, but two months later learns she is pregnant. Jax plans to prove to his beloved that he will remain faithful and jointly raise their child and future children. That is if he can overcome her stereotyping MISCONCEPTION that men will leave. Of course his professional wrestling persona, The Secret Stud, does not help his cause. <P>MISCONCEPTION is an amusing romantic romp that is character-driven. The story line contains a zany plot as Marietta refuses to believe Jax can think with his brain though the anecdotal empirical evidence shows he can use both heads quite compassionately. At times Marietta¿s stubbornness can become frustrating, yet fans of jocular romances will take pleasure in this laugh a minute novel. <P>Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    Must read, great book

    If you want a good laugh with a sexy side, you cannot miss this book, i couldn't put it down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2012

    A wonerful double entedre for a title! It had me laughing throug

    A wonerful double entedre for a title! It had me laughing throughout, ecxept when describing Jax, then my mouth watered! I enjoyed it so much I can't wait to read her other books!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    Loved it!

    I loved this book. It was a great story. I've read it twice already.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    Cute

    Not bad, would read another of her books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2013

    Cute

    Cute, funny, and dramatic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Another winner

    Darlene Gardner books are well written and of the ones I've read lots of humor. A must read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Hilarious!

    This was such an enjoyable read. I literally laughed and cried the whole time. It had me on an emotional roller coaster! I would definitely read it again, and more by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    Its all about love

    Enjoyable read, well written and funny . Approx 600 pages. Characters were very personable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Loved this book.

    This book is on my top ten list on books Ii have read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Great read

    A wonderful love story. I truly enjoyed this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Two thumbs up

    an all around good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Awesome

    Worth the time!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Great story

    It was a great story. Good laugh.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Wonderful

    Amazingly interesting

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2003

    Good, quick read - little character development

    Misconception was a good read, a quick romance with all of the typical new millenium quirks for the main characters. Very believable, but there is no character development for anyone but the four main characters. Don't expect a fully fleshed out read, just a quick happy romance.

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