Baby Maker

Baby Maker

by P. Dangelico

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Sparks fly when a successful financial manager and a legendary football player enter into a legal agreement to have a kid together. They planned on everything––they just didn't plan on each other.

A standalone, slow burn romance

Stella Donovan's biological clock is a ticking time bomb.

The successful financial manager has spent her adult life building a career and neglecting her personal life. Problem is, she doesn't believe in marriage. Not after watching her mother be treated like garbage by her father. Nope, marriage is not for her.

All she wants is a baby. All she needs is a man to agree to her terms.

Dane Wylder, recently retired NFL tight end and future Hall of Famer, wants a baby.

Naturally, marriage is off the table. He's not the marrying type. Women are great––as long as they're trying to get into his bed and not his heart.

But after years of living only for himself, he's ready to be a father. All he needs is a woman to agree to his terms.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158727283
Publisher: P. Dangelico
Publication date: 02/18/2018
Series: It Takes Two , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 25,646
File size: 739 KB

About the Author

P. Dangelico loves romance in all forms, furry creatures, the NY Jets (although she's reconsidering after this season), and to while away the day at the barn (apparently she does her best thinking shoveling horse poop). What she's not enamored with is referring to herself in the third person and social media.

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Baby Maker 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed.
KittyKat4 8 months ago
*This book was received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* I really liked this book. From the beginning the plot was interesting and had a fast pace. I also liked reading from both Dane and Stella's point of views. Additionally, both characters were quite complex. In particular I was surprised by the complexity of Dane's character as the reader's first impression of him is that he is quite shallow. Throughout the book there was good character development as well as a budding romance. I also enjoyed the ending. Overall, this was a heart-warming read about an unlikely romance formed by the common desire to have a child.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy read that you can't put down!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful love story that will make your heart happy.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Awesome.......Can't wait for Risk Taker to come out!!!
avidezliteraria More than 1 year ago
Add a successful woman, in her thirties, with the biological clock firing alarms, join a famous, charming and rich man, mix the mutual desire to have a child, put some lack of commitment, everything purely contractual, no romantic connection, wait nine months and voilà: a baby is ready. Easy recipe to achieve the desired result and avoid problems, right? As for Stella and Dane, apparently not. Stella wants a baby. After an epiphany brought on by a family tragedy, she realizes that the years are ticking by, and her chance of giving birth to a child is falling behind. But relationships are not part of her vocabulary, she simply does not trust the male sex, her life is her work. So she decides to have a child with a shared guard, that is, an agreement in which both parties are responsible for the expenses and education, two people who want to have a child sign a contract. Dane is a former NFL player. His name is synonymous with fame, money and women. But he never had a serious relationship. He does not trust women, thanks to his mother, but he wants a son to share the same moments he lived with his father. Stella's solution seems to be a good one. What he did not expect was that the unthinkable happened: he developed feelings for the mother of his kid. Dane is hilarious. It was the perfect counterbalance in Stella's austere personality. His jokes at the worst possible times made the book light and fun. Stella is a tight character. Her obsession to make money, while justifiable at the time when facts from her past come to light, have made her a hard person, she does not take any chances, she does not allow herself to relax and be happy for a second. Both characters have confidence issues in the opposite sex. Both Stella's father and Dane's mother have marked them since childhood, and this hurt interferes in the present, with both adults. This fact of not having a relationship is an inheritance of the behavior of their parents. I find this valid, I understand how afraid she is to be abandoned, and he is afraid to love someone as deeply as his father loved his mother and be used. This kind of trauma I imagine would really affect a person. The whole plot of the pregnancy, from medical appointments, the day of insemination to pregnancy confirmation will make the reader have a good laugh. Dane's enthusiasm is contagious. The moment he realizes he likes Stella is the best of the book. That bon vivant man realizing that he fell in love, and in return his friends disbelieving at the fact, made the situation funnier than it already was. From the moment he accepts the fact of loving Stella, he departs to conquer her. Which, will be hard work. Stella was the character with whom I had some problems. She also falls in love with Dane, but she does not accept it at all, she's sure it will not last, that sooner or later he'll leave. As I said, I understand, but at no time does he show that he is joking, on the contrary, the baby for him is very serious. She spends much of the book fantasizing with him, so when she finally gets to have him, she runs away and pushes him away. All the "fiction" they staged for Dane's father, soon or later would be discovered. But it served to show both of them what they really could have if they'd stopped being stubborn. Overall it's a good book, funny, cute, sweet and romantic. Where the great lesson is that there is no formula for happiness, you must grab opportunities and live. A good reading.
Marlene976 More than 1 year ago
Stella and Dane are one of my favorite couples. Their dialogue, with other, other people ( hello her mom! ) and in their own heads is so so funny. When he first meets her OMG, Love Delia, her brother, all of the entourage actually. Their chemistry is great, their road to HEA awesome! Loved the epilogue, typical Dane! I added more books to TBR list.
DavaDora More than 1 year ago
The premise of Baby Maker is that two total strangers decide to get together, with a plan and a contract, to co-parent a child. Loaded with lots of witty, back-and-forth, banter it’ll have you cheering for this mismatched coupe all the way to the HEA ending! Fans of Slow-Burn romance will love this story; the first book in the It Takes Two series. I sat down to read and didn’t get up until I reached the end, this is one that will have you pulling an all-nighter, so beware and plan accordingly. Stella Donavan is a successful financial manager. After graduating from Princeton and getting her MBA at Harvard, she’s been working for four years at a hedge fund in NYC. Now a wealthy and independent woman, Stella will never forget how poor she was growing up. Her mother worked full and part-time jobs, since her trucker dad was always absent, and still they wore second-hand clothes and went without most of the time. Stella knows for sure she’ll never marry; she broke up with her ex-boyfriend, Jeff, after he proposed to her. Stella, now thirty-four, knows for sure she wants to have a baby and it has to be sooner rather than later. When her best friend tells her about the co-parenting option many singles are choosing she decides it’s the perfect plan. Not an anonymous sperm donor. Someone who will sign a contract to be a co-parent, knowing in advance that’s all they’ll ever be, with no expectations of romance. Despite her mother’s objections she starts her search; how difficult can it be? “It’s 2018. I need sperm, not a husband. You know I have no intention of ever getting married so you might as well put that argument to bed once and for all.” Dane Wylder, thirty-four, is an ex-NFL player and a real life player. The native Texan decided he’d rather live in NYC, than the family ranch, after retiring and is happy playing the field. He was raised by his father, his mother was absent most of his life, and has deep trust issues. It’s the reason he’s always known he’ll never marry. Dane lives by three rules and never makes exceptions to them. “Rule number one: always deliver bad news in public. Less chance for violence. Rule number two: never date a woman for longer than three months. You’re just asking for trouble after that. Rule number three: One woman at a time, and never ever more than one.” After his best friend, Ethan, announced he’s getting married, Dane begins to question his life, and although he hasn’t changed his mind about marriage, he knows he wants a child someday. Ethan might have a perfect solution to help him out and sets up a meeting with Stella. When things don’t go according to his plans, and not used to rejection, Dane makes it his mission to convince Stella they’d be perfect parents. I loved this story! These two got along like oil and water, and it’s fascinating to see how the adage of opposites attracts turns out to be true. While the no-nonsense Stella has never dealt with anyone like Dane, he soon worms his way into her life, and she realizes how wrong first impressions can be. I loved Dane; I loved the wounded man-child that showed his vulnerable side to Stella. And the epilogue had me sighing at the happy end!
sharonrCA More than 1 year ago
I received a complimentary ARC from the author for review purposes. Stella is a very successful woman who hates love and doesn't believe she will ever marry but she has a lot of love to give. She wants a baby and she wants it with her ex Kevin but he says not unless you marry me. So she asks her friend Ethan if he knows anyone she can have a baby with but no who she has to commit to. Dane is a hottie, former NFL player who also is a player and does not want love. He is also best friends with Ethan and he also wants a child but not a romance. Ethan puts the two together. But Stella thinks Dane is the biggest jerk on the planet and says a BIG NO. And that is when Dane decides he has to change her mind. What ensues is a super fun, sweet and sexy romance and I loved every second of this story. I loved that these two share the same views but Stella makes Dane work for it and I loved how hard he works for it. I also love how they are really there for the other thru thick and thin and the challenges life throws at them..
BBBGirlsBlog More than 1 year ago
Baby would be surprised how this baby was made.... Dane Wylder.....he has been added to my ever growing “book boyfriend” list. Stella.....I would describe her as strong, independent, determined and a little disillusioned with love; which is understandable with her parents history. The meeting of Stella and Dane is one of epic proportions (well, epically funny). I loved the banter between the two and the addition of the supporting characters (Dane’s dad, brother and Stella’s friends and family oh and her boss). From page one to the very last, I became more invested in there “life”; this book has everything you could want: it’s heartbreaking, heartwarming, funny (yes I giggled quite a few times). Ms. Dangelico did a fantastic job drawing you in to the story. It was beautifully written; I look forward to reading more from her. Reviewed by: Dana D.
Natalie_The_Biblioholic More than 1 year ago
This was my first read from P. Dangelico and it was a winner. While I’ve enjoyed this trope before, I haven’t come across a character quite like Dane Wylder. I couldn’t get enough of him. As a retired NFL tight end, he debunked a lot of stereotypes I’ve held regarding ‘jocks’. He was funny… no, hilarious… and he absolutely made this story. I wasn’t the biggest fan of Stella. She drove me up the wall with her attitude and behavior, however, she grew on me. By the time I got to the end, I was swooning all over the place. That ending MADE the book. It was super cute and gave a sweet happy ending to this inevitable couple! Release: Feb. 20, 2018 | Genre: Contemporary Romance | POV: Dual - 1st person | Heat: 3 out of 5 | Standalone - It Takes Two #1
LilleyLoohLah More than 1 year ago
Light, easy, predictable read that I truly loved. The story is nothing original, nor are the characters, but it’s written beautifully, the characters have passion, there is plenty of humour to lighten some of the more serious issues that are touched on. Dane Wylder, despite his womanising ways is quite the book boyfriend, I fell for him, hook, line and sinker. Stella Donovan is the quintessential planner, everything gets worked out with a spreadsheet, feelings are not taken into consideration. They both want a baby, no strings, no relationship, nothing, just a baby to call their own, on their designated days, shared custody and all set out in a contract. Of course there wouldn’t be a story if they didn’t mix things up a little. Super chemistry, a few misunderstandings and lots of funny moments. I’m so looking forward to more in this series. I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. This is my honest review.
NightbirdNovels More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars When Stella Donovan decides she wants to have a baby, the conventional way just isn’t going to cut it. After some extensive research she decides to write up a baby contract to co-parent with a father who wants a kid as much as she does… just not the marriage that comes with it. Dane Wylder has recently retired from the NFL and he is looking toward his future and the desire to continue on his name hits him out of nowhere. Now all he needs is a “baby maker” who wants the same things he does… Stella and Dane couldn’t be more opposite, but once they get to know each other the idea of making a baby together gets to seem more and more like a reality… luckily for them the contract ensures there aren’t any messy things like feelings to get in their way… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I loved this book! It was such a different and enjoyable read, with an interesting plot and fantastic characters. Stella is a woman who likes to plan for everything. She is independent and self sufficient. She knows having a baby by herself would be hard, and she wants her future child to be able to have a father in their life, without having the messy expectations of a relationship with said father. Dane is a playboy, who smiles continuously and seems to take nothing in life too seriously. When Stella fails to take his interest in having a baby together seriously, it becomes his mission to get her to change her mind. When these two people, who are successful and whole on their own, start to spend more and more time together in pursuit of a baby, something happens. Slowly but surely, the lines of the contract start to fade and whats left is something… real? This book was a sexy and unique, slow-burn romance that is not to be missed! I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest and unbiased review.
BoundlessBookaholic More than 1 year ago
I liked this one a lot overall! Stella and Dane were great main characters. Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for providing me a copy in exchange for a honest review. I’m giving it 4.5 out of 5 stars. The plot of this one was really interesting, especially since I haven’t read any stories like this before, I don’t think. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I wish I would have noticed this was a spin off of another series before reading, but thankfully there wasn’t that much spoilery stuff on the old couples. We only saw them a couple times. I also liked a lot of the secondary characters: Dane’s dad Bill, Stella’s mom Mercedes, Delia, etc. The dialogue was pretty realistic, and I found myself laughing quite a bit while reading. This is an ARC, so hopefully a lot of the typos I saw are gone in the finished copy. That took me a little out of the happy place I was in while reading, because it trips my brain up, and I have to try not to focus on them. This one is definitely a slower burn romance, so I think a lot of people will appreciate that. There’s a bigger focus on those two getting to know each other, and becoming friends. I can’t wait to read something else by this author!
Loupy More than 1 year ago
I now understand what reviewers mean when they say a book is a slow burner. At least I feel like I do. Baby Maker is what I would call a perfect example and the author did an amazing job in writing this one. It’s funny, exciting and thoroughly enjoyable watching Stella and Dana’s friendship evolve. Stella’s biological clock is ticking and she wants to have a baby, no a spouse, just a baby. She is introduced to a southern, smooth talking ex-football player Dane. Dane is in the same boat, well sorta. He has a Firm Lovem and Leavem Rule, nothing permanent. But he wants to be a father. Dane and Stella couldn’t be more opposite if they tried. The author has written wonderful lines and banter between these two that is just perfect. Sparks fly between these two (and not always in a good way - but funny as heck - at least to me). These two work out an arrangement on paper that will get them both what they want - a child with no romance or attachments. But Can they stick to it? Can you seriously co-parent a baby and not get attached? This is one wild ride. LOVED IT!!!! I highly recommend this funny, witty storyline that will leave you happy and smiling. This reader truly enjoyed the authors writing style and look forward to reading more in the future. 2 Thumbs Up to ms. Dangelico for a job well done.
Vik_BookLover More than 1 year ago
This was one of the most fun and exciting books I have read so far in 2018. Best part is that it has my favorite trope... people making babies (accidental or planned). In this case we have a planned baby making with some unexpected surprises for the future mom and dad. Stella Donovan was a perfect heroine. She was a woman any woman should look up to. Strong, resilient, and career driven. However with all of her success she realized she needs to have a baby pronto minus the pesky thing of marriage and unfaithful/unreliable husband. Which is exactly how she finds Dany Wilder, bad boy extraordinaire who is not looking to settle down but like Stella feels the biological clock ticking. With all their planning and meticulous negotiations/talks on how to be the best parents while being separate parental units they didn't plan for real life. It seems like no matter how well you plan things, things that just naturally click together will always do. No use fighting it. However, it was EXTREMELY entertaining to watch Stella and Dany fight that attraction. They were oil and water throughout the book, but together they made a great salad dressing :lol: . The story took me on a slow slow romantic burn that by the time they got to that sweet spot I was sending prayers up to make it happen already. P. Dangelico was a new to me author and now that I have found out this is going to be a series I will be coming back for Risk Taker & Game Changer. Which is fabulous news because I wanted more detailed stories from quite a few of the characters that got introduced in this book.
bbarneybooks28 More than 1 year ago
Stella Donovan and Dane Wylder are both straight shooters. They live regimented lifestyles – ones with rules and order, holding on to absolutes instead of truly living fully in the present. And while their lives are vastly different, appearing as almost direct opposites in every way, there is one thing that they both want and for some reason in order to achieve their goal, they need one another…thus begins their legally binding contract of baby maker/baby daddy. Neither Stella nor Dane are looking for love; in fact, they don’t believe in it and refuse to succumb to an emotion that has only ever caused them and those they love pain and heartache, but while P. Dangelico establishes that idea right from the start of Stella and Dane’s ‘arrangement,’ she also allows readers to see the ‘possibilities’ of what they could become if they bent their self-imposed rules and found a way to deal with the issues that keep their hearts from giving into what they seem to so desperately need. The push/pull between Stella and Dane makes Baby Maker one heck of a slow burn romance; at times, the hero and heroine can barely tolerate one another. They get underneath each other’s skin so easily and they provoke the worst kind of reactions, responses that are uncharacteristic of the people they are, proving that there’s attraction and intrigue there even if they won’t readily admit to it. P. Dangelico provides readers with enough of Stella and Dane’s backstories to truly understand why both of them aren’t ones to put themselves on the line for love. These two anticipate love’s fallout before anything can even be experienced, which proves just how terrified they are of making the same mistakes their parents did. What I love most about Stella and Dane and their antagonistic relationship is that they force each other to see beneath the façades they outwardly portray. Stella may be uptight and overly concerned about money due to her childhood, but she’s also feisty and stubborn, which goes well with Dane’s laidback demeanor. With every interaction, they’re always pushing one another to their limits, but what’s most surprising is that those parameters seem to expand the closer they become and grow into the idea of an ‘us,’ which means that maybe Stella and Dane will take a risk on love that they never would have taken if this ‘Baby Maker Situation’ hadn’t brought them together. I really enjoyed my first romance by P. Dangelico. Stella and Dane’s story was entertaining, heartfelt, and the perfect mix of angst and humor. I love that it was told in both their perspectives because it allows readers to see all sides of the situation and understand why both of them are hesitant to risk their heart on a concept that has done nothing but let me down in the past, and even though Stella and Dane do hit some bumps along the way to making a baby, the journey they take changes them in ways that give them hope for their future – one that they both deserve! 4.5 Poison Apples
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
What do you get when two people who want nothing to do with relationships, but want to have a baby make a deal of course. I was drawn to this book because it's an unorthodox way of going about to have a baby. It's a paper contract, but what happens when you start to get all too real feelings? That's the struggle Dane and Stella are going to find themselves in. I'm going to be honest I wasn't a huge fan of Dane in the beginning, but do hang in there because he's going to surprise you. He gets completely endearing as the story goes on. I found myself laughing quite often while reading this one. Stella and Dane are pretty much complete opposites, but yet so perfect for one another. If they realize that or not is the question. I LOVED the epilogue. I couldn't have asked for a better ending for this story. It's so fitting for the two.
BananaTricky More than 1 year ago
Four and a half stars. Can I just say I lurve Ms Dangelico's books. After a family problem Stella Donovan's biological clock goes off. A driven financial manager with a New York company she has no time for marriage or romance and her family history has led her to believe there is no such thing as love. So she decides to have a baby through some kind of donation. Having grown up with an absentee father Stella would like her baby's father to be involved in its life and so she decides to look at a co-parenting agreement. Dane Wylder is an Oklahoma farm boy and a recently retired NFL tight end. His mother broke his father's heart repeatedly when Dane was a child and eventually left for good when Dane was a young boy. He too wants nothing to do with love or marriage but would like to have a son and enjoy the same close relationship that he has with his father. Dane and Stella are connected by their mutual friend Ethan (the lawyer from Sledgehammer) and it is instant loathing on Stella's part. For some reason the Mensa-level IQ Dane feels compelled to go all "aw shucks" around Stella and enjoys pushing all her buttons. For her part Stella can't understand how an half-Mexican/ half-Irish woman renowned for her even temperament and ability to rise above sexist name-calling in the workplace can get irritated beyond belief by a swaggering, womaniser like Dane. What follows is a charming romance as Dane gradually whittles down Stella's barriers and they agree to have a baby together, but nothing more. This has all Ms Dangelico's trademark wit and humour as Dane and Stella are oblivious to the fact that everyone else can see - they are perfect for each other. I absolutely devoured this book and I just can't wait for the next book she writes. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
Baby Maker by P. Dangelico is book One in the "It takes Two" series. This is the story of Dane Wylder and Stella Donovan. Stella is going to be 35 soon and has been busing making a name for herself in business. But when someone she is close to in age miscarries and also is forced to do a hysterectomy her eyes are open that maybe she doesn't have that much time to have a baby. Stella isn't wanting marriage after seeing her mom and dad interactions through the years. Dane was a popular NFL player who only thing he has ever committed to was the NFL. Dane father doesn't think he can commit to having kids but Dane has been thinking of having a baby but does not want marriage. Stella's friend sets her up with talking to Dane to see if they could be compatible to have a child together. But they did 't hit it off at all. But Dane is sure that Stella would be the perfect women to have a child with and she wouldn't fall for him. Stella isn't impressed with Dane but can he convince her that he is the one? The sparks start to fly once they start to get to know one another. Just loved this book! Could not put it down!
Andrea-M More than 1 year ago
This book was fantastic. Stella Donovan has a problem.She is 33-year old financial manager and her biological clock is ticking.She wants a baby .The biggest problem is that she doesn't want marriage,just a men who is going to baby's father.So she phones couple of her friends and one of them has a perfect mach for her.Stella is willing to meet that friend and give him a try. Dane Wylder is retired football player.After years of living quick,busy and no-family time life he is ready for something else.He wants to be a father.But no love for him.He doesn't believe in that,he saw what love did to his father and he doesn't want it.Dane admits his feelings to his friend and he has a mach for him. When this two meet each other it doesn't go well.Stella is to serious and workaholic and she never had a fun time.On the other hand Dane is chatty,charismatic,fun and carefree. He expects from her to fall on her knees for him,like the rest of the women and she just doesn't understand all that fuss about him.But they both want a baby so they come to agreement. This book was such a fun and slow burn for me.The romance was build so good.Stella and Dane are so completely different form each other but somehow they are exactly what the other one needs.Together they discover that love is not a bad thing and that there is more to life than what they were doing. I was burning with anticipation for their first kiss and for them to admit their feelings.This book was so good and I had so much fun reading it.I love it.Stella's inner monologues were so hilarious and Dane was,like every men so proud of himself. The other characters were also good and i hope we see them again. I recommend this book to everyone,you will be surprised with how many feelings is waiting you inside.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Stella Donovan has caught a serious case of baby fever and she really wants to have one of her own, but as we all know you need a man for part of the deal, and she is not in the market for a man. So, she does what any woman in her case would do and hits up her guy friends, who all tell her their not the right fit for her plan, but then a her friend does her a solid and sets her up a meeting with one of his friends. Problem is her first impression of the self proclaimed ladies man isn't so good, he's obnoxious, slightly vulgar, and the moment he opens his mouth he expects her to be at his mercy like every woman to come before her, and well, she just isn't seeing what all of the fuss is about. She'd prefer someone who didn't look at life with such a lackadaisical approach, she is more of a planner herself, she wants someone who takes things a little more seriously. So she tells him no thanks... but he isn't quite ready to let walk away, they both want the same thing, and he is determined to make her dream of being a mother a reality. Dane Wylder has just closed the chapter on his football career, and now he is ready to move onto something else, something that involves a lot more effort, and a little less carefree lifestyle; he wants to be a father. The problem with that is he doesn't have the other part of the baby making component, a woman willing to carry his child, one that won't require a ring on her finger first preferably. Dane doesn't do love, he watched it take it's toll on his parents marriage, and it's just not something he is comfortable signing himself up for. So, when his buddy tells him he has a friend in the same boat that he is, he is willing to meet her, and see if she might be the perfect component for his plan... but after one meeting things don't go quite so well. She tells him no and walks away, but Dane is certain she is the right fit so he ups the anti and decides to convince her to change her mind... and winds up getting far more than he bargained for!! Baby Maker is a highly entertaining tale of an opposites attract couple who decide to become parents the unconventional way, and wind up finding a whole lot more in the process. Neither planned on finding love, but fate had other plans for their little journey together, and I have to say it was so much fun to watch it all play out! This was a first time read for me, and I have to say this author definitely made a good first impression with her well crafted tale, it made me smile, made me swoon, and was good for the heart... and all around hit in my book! I highly recommend you give this one a try, it will surprise you, move you, make you blush, and leave you with a smile!! Requested an advanced copy from the publisher, and voluntarily read and reviewed.
CRISSYM More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read from this author and I enjoyed it a lot. The beginning started off a little bit slow for me but once I really got into the story I didn't want to put it down. I loved the back and forth banter between Stella and Dane. They had me laughing out loud a few times at their antics and I absolutely loved the chemistry and anticipation between the two. I was so happy that the author this make this an insta-love story and this is one story worth reading with a sweet ending. I definitely look forward to reading more books from this author in the future.
TerryL56 More than 1 year ago
Stella is thirty-three and she can hear her biological clock is running out. The house, the husband, the 2.5 kids and the dog ... yeah, she wants everything, except the husband. She doesn't believe in love PERIOD. Dane is the good looking retired football star who has everything he wants except the son to follow in his footsteps ... no wife, just a son. So when their mutual friend introduces them, it is a match made in heaven. They will sign a contract so they can co-parent their child ... it's a win win ... right? I laughed so hard throughout this book, that there were tears running down my cheeks. This is the first book that I have read by this author ... and it won't be my last! The banter between Stella and Dane was just so ... WOW, I don't even have a word for it. Even though they are total opposites, you can just feel the sexual tension between them. And throughout the book other characters are introduced that you just know there's a story behind them that just waiting to get out ... Dane's dad and Stella's mom, for one! And then there's Levi, Noah, Delia just to name a few. If you are look for a fun, sexy romance ... I highly recommend this book. You won't regret it! I received an ARC courtesy of the author through NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.