The Misconception (A Romantic Comedy)

The Misconception (A Romantic Comedy)

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by Darlene Gardner
     
 

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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 is his sperm. A professor of evolutionary biology, Marietta can explain away romantic love with scholarly

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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?

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015562828
Publisher:
Darlene Gardner
Publication date:
07/21/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
264,261
File size:
706 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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The Misconception 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
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.

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.

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.

Harriet Klausner

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want a good laugh with a sexy side, you cannot miss this book, i couldn't put it down.
nyrican4t More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was a great story. I've read it twice already.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not bad, would read another of her books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute, funny, and dramatic.
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Darlene Gardner books are well written and of the ones I've read lots of humor. A must read
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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable read, well written and funny . Approx 600 pages. Characters were very personable.
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A wonderful love story. I truly enjoyed this book.
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an all around good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth the time!
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