Designer Genes

Designer Genes

by Jacqueline Diamond

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Designer Genes by Jacqueline Diamond

There was a shocking mix-up at the sperm bank. Now blonde L.A. sophisticate Buffy Arden arrives in Nowhere Junction, Texas, to introduce her cute little girl to the infant's unprepared father, auto mechanic Carter Murchison.

Carter has only a vague memory of his experiences while attending a conference in the City of Angels. Thanks to the effects of spiked punch, he thought he was making a donation to benefit his favorite charity. A very strange donation...

He's not sure how to deal with this smart-mouthed lady who happens to have the same name as his cat and who quickly turns his life upside-down, opening a boutique in his garage and matchmaking for his reclusive widowed father. And what about this sweet baby daughter who lays claim to his heart? Worst of all, her mother appears to be doing the same.

USA Today bestselling author Jacqueline Diamond is known for her romantic comedies, medical romances, Regency romances and mysteries--more than one hundred titles. You'll love this fast-paced tale of opposites drawn together by a very unexpected baby. Romantic Times calls it "a comical tale with witty dialogue, humorous scenes and fun characters."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148666141
Publisher: K. Loren Wilson
Publication date: 10/11/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,069
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Jacqueline Diamond is known for her romantic comedies, medical romances, Regency romances and mysteries—more than one hundred titles. A former Associated Press reporter and TV columnist, Jackie currently writes the Safe Harbor Medical Mystery series, including The Case of the Desperate Doctor.

Jackie has been honored with a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. You can learn more about her books and sign up for her free newsletter at You can contact Jackie at JacquelineDiamondAuthor on Facebook or as @jacquediamond on Twitter.

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Designer Genes 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
others may enjoy it...but moves way too slow and weird for me.
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
I was given this book by the author for an honest review. For me this book started out a little slow, I did really enjoy it. I loved the little town of Nowhere Junction, Texas. I love the people of this  small town, the characters you have got to love them. Just good old country people. They truly make this book. Buffy is a good mom in a  bad situation finding out the sperm bank didn't give her, her husband sperm but a stranger. She decides he needs to know and maybe  become apart of his daughters life. Carter took it better then most men would, in  fact better then I thought he would. You have the bad  husband who hides his money and Carter comes in a saves the day. I did think the end came to fast, it was nice but missing more.  All in all it was a nice cute read. There is a little humor not laugh out loud but lots of smiles. It was a good read. I am sure you will enjoy this book.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buffy used to be part of the PR group encouraging males to make 'donations' to a sperm bank in return for a donation to their favorite charity. Carter, while attending a meeting at a hotel drinks punch intended for a frat party, and Buffy recruits him. She leaves a lasting impression on him but he really is embarrassed about his 'donation'. Buffy's husband also makes a donation and since she is keen on getting pregnant and he is in Japan, he suggests she use his sperm form the clinic. Some months after giving birth to an adorable little girl, Allie, unfortunately for Buffy, her husband decides he wants a divorce and requests a DNA sample to prove that the little girl is his. Well, the clinic mistakenly inseminated her with Carter's sperm, and with this information in hand, Buff leaves LA and the jetset and drives to Nowhere TX to tell Carter he's a father. The back and forth between Buffy and Carter draws in the reader as she tries to figure out how to tell him he's Allie's father and how to reconcile her attraction for him and her dreams with Nowhere TX. Quirky characters like Zeppa, Carter's dad, and Finella, spice up the story. Good story, good writing. A great choice for a chilly night in front of the fire.
Marla-Bradeen More than 1 year ago
DESIGNER GENES is a cute, easy romance. Mostly set in a small town, it's filled with quirky, likeable characters. The characters combined with Diamond's humorous storytelling makes this an enjoyable light read. The romance aspect is fairly simple and straightforward. There were a few unresolved secondary events by the end of the novel, but the author addresses these nicely in an afterward summarizing what transpired in related books originally released in conjunction with this one. Review disclosure: I received a free ebook in exchange for an honest review.