Complicating (Preston's Mill, #3)

Complicating (Preston's Mill, #3)

by Noelle Adams, Samantha Chase
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Complicating (Preston's Mill, #3) by Noelle Adams, Samantha Chase

Forget all those other accidental pregnancy romances you might have read. 

Daisy and Carter don't have a one-night stand...because it's thirty minutes in a back room at a wedding reception. And Carter isn't a bad boy baby-daddy...except for the motorcycle, tattoos, and attitude. Daisy doesn't have the typical issues with her pregnancy...if you don't count the morning sickness, food cravings, and occasional horniness. And Carter doesn't hang around all the time, wanting both her and the baby...until he falls in love. 

But they definitely don't become a happy family...right away. 

Daisy has always been a good girl. She's never done anything wild or spontaneous until she has a little too much to drink at a wedding and has a fling with a sexy stranger. She thought they were careful, but accidents happen. And now she's going to have the baby of a man she barely knows.

Carter is her opposite in every way and completely the wrong man for her. They can still work out a reasonable arrangement regarding the baby. But the more time she spends with him, the less reasonable she feels. And he's acting all possessive and protective, so it gets harder and harder to convince herself that he's just the father of her baby.

She wants him to be so much more.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154296905
Publisher: Noelle Adams
Publication date: 07/19/2017
Series: Preston's Mill , #3
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 15,761
File size: 287 KB

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Complicating (Preston's Mill, #3) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Can a real relationship be based solely on attraction? Daisy and Carter explore this question throughout the charming book, COMPLICATING, written by Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams. After a spontaneous hook up with a stranger, Daisy finds herself pregnant. Knowing it's the right thing to do, she lets Carter know and expects nothing in return. But what if Carter wanted to be more involved in her life and her pregnancy? Would Daisy let him in? I found the characters to be surprising and charming. And all of the connections to Preston's Mill made this story very homey. Go ahead and take a trip to town to find out if the passion of Daisy and Carter is enough to spark the flame of love that will last a lifetime!
PegGlover 6 months ago
Complicating is a cute, romantic tale, taking place in Preston Virginia. Daisy Phillips, a small town librarian, and Carter Hayes, a city mechanic, appeared to everyone, to be a poorly matched couple. Daisy was a wholesome; highly respected follow the rules, type of girl. Carter, on the other hand, was a street-wise, rough around the edges, tattooed, city-biker. In reality, though, Carter and Daisy were not all that different. Carter was a kind man with a big heart, and Daisy was a wild bombshell just waiting to be released. The two met at a wedding when Daisy accepted a challenge from her friend. The challenge was to approach and win over, Carter Hayes, an aloof, intimidating bad boy. Daisy was tired of being the predictable good girl, so she rose to the challenge. Daisy and Carter hit it off so well, that their wild day together, resulted in Daisy becoming pregnant. She toyed with the idea of keeping the pregnancy a secret, but in the end, Daisy told Carter about their unborn child. What Daisy didn’t expect, however, was that Carter would want to be involved with not only the baby but her as well. Daisy didn’t know how she was going to make a relationship work, with a man whom her parents would never accept. So Daisy set out to fix the situation by changing Carter; and that’s when her life and his, became one complication after another. If you enjoy light romantic tales, check out, Complicating. Thank you, Noelle Adams and Samantha Chase, for my advanced review copy.
anapjm02 6 months ago
Uau! This book is so delicate and sweet that you will remember it for a long time. This is the third book of the Preston's Mill series and it is my favorite so far. Daisy is a 24-year old librarian, a good girl always wanting to please everybody, after all living in a small town is good but have its perks... At a wedding she is dared by her best friend to make out with a guy and meet Carter, a wild tattoed guy with blue eyes. They have a quick one night stand with "baby consequences" that will change their lives forever. Carter is the surprise here... This book shows a rough in the surface but who really is a sweet soul, he had some traumas in the past that shadows all his relationships, but he is not afraid in adopting an adorable big dog like Teddy. He does not have the confidence but he cannot leave Daisy alone and he is so adorable. Noelle Adams and Samantha Chase are a good team and deliver a great book each time they write together.
Lashea677 6 months ago
If laughter is the music of the soul then the heart conducts the symphony. Adams and Chase once again hit all the right notes. They play to the heart with an outrageously funny and emotionally stunning tale of unconventional love and family. Carter and Daisy fell into lust before they discovered love and got a big surprise along the way. Will one moment of reckless behavior be the best decision these two opposites ever made? Complicating has repeat offender written all over it. One read will never be enough.
ljtljtljt 5 months ago
3.5 Stars! Complicating is written by two best-selling authors, Noelle Adams and Samantha Chase. I am a fan of both writers and I was pleased to have the opportunity to read their most recent collaboration. This is the third book from their Preston's Mill series, and it can be enjoyed as a standalone. Daisy and Carter are attending a mutual friends wedding, where they find each other incredibly attractive while eyeing each other from across the room. Due to a dare from Daisy's best friend Chloe, Daisy makes the first move. As a result, they find a small private space and spend the next thirty minutes experiencing the best sex of their lives. About a month later, Daisy finds out she is pregnant and goes about sharing the news with her one night stand. Daisy is a small town librarian that prefers the simple life. Carter owns his own motorcycle repair shop in the city, and enjoys the fast pace that Norfolk has to offer. Now Daisy and Carter have to work together to figure out what is best for them and the baby that will soon dominate their lives. This is not your usual accidental pregnancy story. Daisy and Carter are extremely genuine characters and their hang-ups about themselves, having a baby, and life in general, are quite identifiable. Both are naive and immature when it comes to handling situations, which makes sense since they are struggling with so many new things. Oddly, this book felt more like a life lesson then an entertaining read. The ending pulled the plot together nicely and left me smiling. Complimentary copy provided.
SullyGirl 5 months ago
So, here's the thing about this book. I did not like the heroine! Like, at all! Daisy may be shy and introverted but she's also a stuck up prig who thought Carter was good enough to get her freak on with at the wedding of mutual friends, but then spent the rest of the book trying to change or hide him. And on the other side of the spectrum is Carter. He's a mechanic, so he's got grease under his nails, he's got tats and from the story, he's a little unkept and evidently muscle-y. Um, not a match to the cover At All! And while that usually doesn't bother me...if someone has blue eyes instead of brown, the dog breed isn't the same, etc...it was weird in this case. Cover boy looks more like what Daisy WANTS Carter to look like, not the way he's written. Carter is by no means flawless; he does cut and run a few times. But it seemed to me he was trying to make a tense situation better. He's willing to put up with Daisy's attitude and is just trying to be a dad to his unborn child. I really admired that. I'll admit, by the end of the book, I didn't want to hurt Daisy, as much. But while I begrudgingly thawed my own attitude about her a bit, i still cannot say I liked her. She's not someone I could ever envision myself being friends with. And maybe that's where the problem comes from. When I read a really good book and love the characters, the become friends to me. That part was missing in Complicating. I did read the first two books and enjoyed them, but this fell flat for me. I love both Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams and have read most and loved their solo reads. I'm chalking this one up to a difference of opinion.
astroyic 6 months ago
Completely Lovable! A Sweet and Charming, opposites attract romance, that brings all the feels. This was a charming, fast paced read that has a lot of heart and a perfect amount of heat. The proverbial good girl, gets challenged to act out of character at a wedding reception, and finds herself having a fling with a hot bad boy. Their strong attraction leads to a complicating relationship with real life issues that will have life long consequences. But this Tattoo Bad Boy may be rough around the edges but he will shows her tenderness, patience and understanding. What will it take for these two to act on their true feelings for one another? Will Daisy come to her senses, before it's too late? Will they get their HEA? You will need to read to find out. Received an ARC through the author and voluntarily wrote an honest review.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 6 months ago
COMPLICATING is the third installment in Noelle Adams /Samantha Chase’s contemporary, adult PRESTON’S MILL romance series focusing on the town and people of Preston’s Mills. This is Daisy, Preston’s Mill librarian, and Norfolk mechanic Carter Hayes’s story line. COMPLICATING can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. Told from dual third person perspectives (Daisy and Carter) COMPLICATING follows the building relationship between Preston’s Mill uptight, shy librarian Daisy, and motorcycle riding, tattooed mechanic Carter Hayes. While attending Chris and Heather’s wedding Daisy was challenged by her best friend Chloe to hit on three men throughout the evening, and in doing so Daisy came face to face with the man who would become an integral part of her future. A quickie in the closet with Carter Hayes leads to an unplanned pregnancy, and Daisy is all but willing to go it alone without the help of the child’s father. Carter maybe a little rough looking for the small town of Preston’s Mills but he is a man who is determined to be a part of his child’s life. What ensues is the back and forth, emotional roller coaster as Carter tries to support the mother of his child while said mother does everything to push Carter out of their lives with her fierce need to be totally independent. COMPLICATING is a story about two people unprepared for the future that is about to change their lives. The heroine’s immature attitude and lack of compassion as it pertained to the father of her child made for many difficult moments throughout the story. For most of the story line Daisy was unwilling to compromise or let go of her preconceived notions and ideas . As hard as Carter tried to be a part of Daisy and his unborn child’s life, he couldn’t quite live up to Daisy or the town’s perception of the perfect father image. And of course, to complicate matters, Carter panics on more than one occasion as the reality of the situation hits too close to home. The relationship between Daisy and Carter begins as a dare that quickly morphs into a lifelong connection with the impending birth of their son or daughter, and because of the forced situation the emotional ties that would have otherwise developed in a loving relationship were few and far between. Months will pass before any semblance of love or togetherness is permanently offered due to the heroine’s inability to accept what Carter was willing to offer, and even then, the profession of love felt forced and underwhelming. The limited number of $ex scenes are mostly implied. COMPLICATING was a difficult read for me as I struggled to accept the heroine’s attitude and immature behavior. Carter, as the expectant father, was willing to stand up and do everything he could for the mother of his child but Daisy’s need to be independent of the man with whom she would fall in love, was disconcerting and uncomfortable especially at a time when some men are unwilling to accept responsibility for an unplanned child. This was not a case of rampant feminism but of a woman not willing to look at the bigger picture. Although COMPLICATING is a story of fiction, the heroine’s attitude was unacceptable (for me) under the circumstance, as Carter never gave any indication that he would be an unwilling or unacceptable father, and yet he was quickly judged unsuitable by the people of Preston’s Mill.
Laura_V0ss_SBR 6 months ago
Where can I get a Carter for myself? He may have been a little rough around the edges but was so great at being there with bags full of supplies and foot rubs. They both could have been a little better at the communication. Daisy and Carter started out hot and heavy and they kept the heat throughout. Beyond the sizzle between them was a very caring relationship. This is a great edition to the Preston Mills Series.
shobeteener 6 months ago
I just love books that make you laugh out loud and this one does that. On a bet at a wedding Daisy sucks up her courage and wins the bet but taking it an unplanned totally unlike herself move with Carter. A guy she has just met. Based on that move Carter and herself will have a permanant connection. I highly applaud Daisy for doing the right thing and letting Carter know. Carter is the man dreams are made of. He fully supports Daisy and steps back and accepts whatever relationship/non relationship that she wants. In fact, I think at times she tramples all over poor man. Carter and Daisy are completely opposites. She has become an image people want her to be (town good girl) and Carter is biker dude at his best. She attempts to change Carter and kudos to him for realizing it and not changing who he is. Once I found out why Daisy is attempting to change him my heart melted. These two are both working hard for whatever is best for their baby. Though all along there is the underlying sizzle of sexual attraction. They try to ignore that attraction and try the friendship route. They have to decide if they will settle for that our let go of caution to see if they can build a future together as a family. This is a wonderful feel good story that I really enjoyed reading.
JaneN17 6 months ago
Great beach read! I started out smiling and went to laughing out loud and then it got real!! Daisy and Carter are a great combo if they could only get on the same page. This story is lighthearted and sexy and also a very quick read.
KindleKat64 6 months ago
Well let me start by saying that when these two ladies write together they can do no wrong in my eyes!! I adored this book and could not put it down! Carter & Daisy's love story, while somewhat unconventional, is probably one of the sweetest I've read in a while. From the way they meet, to the surprise that comes from their hot tryst in a back room at a wedding, to the relationship they try to have; these two are perfect for each other if they can just get out of their own way for a minute so they can both see it. So much miscommunication and misunderstanding makes what should be one of the best times in their lives very, very complicated. Carter, who from his outward appearance looks like a bad boy, is actually far from it and is hands down one of the most caring, sweetest and swoon-worthy heroes I've read in a long while. Daisy is such an innocent young woman that she almost screws up the best thing that could ever happen to her and the baby because she is afraid other people won't see past the outer layer of Carter to know how amazing he is. This turns out to be one of the biggest complications but luckily with some help from friends, all works out as it should. The epilogue was amazing and is now on my list of top 5 favorite epilogues EVER!!!! 5 wonderful stars for the 3rd book in the Preston Mills series!!!
Rhondaz 6 months ago
This is a sweet fun story with all the feels. I loved this book, two complete opposites Carter and Daisy meet at a wedding and things get heated and sexy. It was great watching their stories be told. Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams compliment each other's writing style to turn out phenomenal stories. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
gromine49 6 months ago
Oh I totally loved this story! I admit, I am not a big biker/tattoo fan, but Carter is totally different than what I thought he would be. Such a cute but sexy story and it's a wonderful read when you are trying to stay cool during a hot summer.
hmg_vermont 6 months ago
Complicating (Preston’s Mill Book 3) by Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams is the perfectly wonderful story of Daisy and Carter that you can’t (and won’t want to) put down and you will never get enough of!! Daisy is the small-town good girl that has been raised by strict, wholesome parents. She is the town librarian, attends church, and is super sweet to everyone. Carter is the “bad-boy” from the city. He owns his own mechanic shop, has tattoos, drives a motorcycle, and is most comfortable in jeans and t-shirts. They meet on a dare at the wedding of Heather and Chris. Over the course of the night, things heat up between the two of them. One thing leads to another and they end up in a back room together. Two worlds collide when Daisy finds out she is pregnant from that chance encounter. She does the right thing by tracking down Carter and telling him about the baby. This is where the true story begins! The relationship has ups and downs, it’s hot and cold, miscommunication and hurt feelings but in the end, they want each other and they want to raise their child. The ending is stunning and so picture-perfect! Swoon-worthy for sure!
sbart84 6 months ago
The perfect summer read that will have you laughing out loud . Daisy takes an easy challenge from a friend at a wedding, to go up and meet three guys. She has always been the good girl. What's the harm of a thirty minute hook up and fun. Other that when the condom breaks, and it will give you a memory of a life time, a baby. Carter, is totally opposite of Daisy, appears to be the bad boy, tattoos and motorcycle. Once Carter finds out about the pregnancy, he does everything he can to help Daisy. They try the lust again, but soon finds out friends is better, or is it? Loved this story, will keep you turning the pages. Carter is the perfect daddy to be, worry. worry and more worry. Loved how independent Daisy was, but still needs the help from Carter. I highly recommend this story. To voices that I love reading. 1 like
MPruett 6 months ago
Authors Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams or The Dynamic Duo as I like to refer to them as have once again hit a home run with this Book. Complicating was a very enjoyable read and kept me engaged from cover to cover. The characters are fun and the writing makes you feel like you are right there in the story with Daisy and Carter. Daisy is a sweet,people pleasing small town Librarian who finds herself at her friends wedding one night with a man who is the complete opposite of any man she would be with. Carter is a tattooed,motorcycle riding mechanic who doesn't care what people think. on a dare from her friend,Daisy approaches him at the wedding and to her surprise she likes him. After a few drinks they have a one night stand. Before Carter can tell Daisy the condom broke she was running out the door. Carter can't stop thinking about Daisy and tracks her down through the wedding couple who lives in the same town and apartment building as Daisy. When Carter drives out to see her the reunion didn't go the way he planned as Daisy told him she didn't want to see him anymore. Daisies best friend told her she needed to tell him she was pregnant and so she does exactly that. Carter wants to be involved in the baby's life and between living in different towns and having different personalities and lifestyles things get complicated. You will fall in love with this couple ! Daisy is headstrong and willful and Carter may be big and scary on the outside but he is softhearted and caring on the inside. He wants to be a good father to the baby but he also wants Daisy. You will enjoy every minute of this book and be thinking about it days after you finish reading it.
LynnB888 6 months ago
A quickie turns into forever! I enjoyed the story line, but I had a really hard time liking Daisy. Carter was a good guy right from the start, and I didn't like the way she was constantly being wishy washy and jerking him around. Quick and easy read! Daisy is a straight and narrow librarian. She's always been a good girl and done what was expected of her, but one fun-filled night at a wedding reception, a quickie in a backroom and all of a sudden she's pregnant by a man she hardly knows! Carter is a good guy. He might ride a motorcycle, have longer hair and tattoos and look dangerous, but he's nice, settled and kind-hearted. He's all in and ready to help and be supportive when he learns they are going to have a baby, but he can only do what Daisy will allow him to do. Can he convince her that he might be different, but he can still be a good dad ... and more?
Bette313 6 months ago
Witty, heart warming, and utterly charming. Those are the words that jump to my mind when describing this book. Daisey and Carter couldn't be more different but perfectly right for each other. She's a good girl, he's got a bad boy vibe. She loves her small town of Preston, he's all about city life. Yet as different as they are they hit it off right away when they first meet at a friends wedding. That one night would change both their lives but the road to a HEA is definitely filled with potholes. This is a wonderfully written story (the authors make quite a team) and these characters will grab your heart right from the first page. Put this on the must read list. I highly recommend it.
EileenAW 6 months ago
I enjoyed reading Complicated by Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams, the third book in their Preston’s Mills series. What happens when a good girl throws caution to the wind and has a one-night stand? Oh wait, make that thirty minutes of fun time with a tattooed, tough looking biker only to find that the condom breaks. As expected, Daisy finds herself pregnant and knows nothing about Carter, especially his last name or where he lives. Carter isn’t really a bad boy and he wants to be involved with the pregnancy and the baby any way that Daisy will share. The more time these two spend together, the more they care for each other, but avoid sharing that tidbit with the other. The question is, will these two be able to overcome the obstacles they accidently establish in order to become a happy family. Complicating is a great story with plenty of attempts at romance! I really enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting it down. I recommend this book to other readers. It makes for a wonderful, light easy beach read. Although this book is part of a series it is a standalone story. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.