This time there’s a baby on board…
Dr. Lauren Dawson knows her brief marriage to footloose photographer Tavish Fitzgerald ended for a reason. That doesn’t mean their undeniable chemistry isn’t as potent as ever. And when Tavish returns home to Sutter Creek for his sister’s wedding, the sparks between them turn into a blaze. But when Lauren finds herself pregnant, these exes have nine months to build a forever family together…
About the Author
Born and raised in a small Vancouver Island town, Laurel picked up her pen to write Julie Garwood fan-fiction during junior high English class. She hasn't put it down since. Ever committed to the proper placement of the Canadian "eh," she loves to write books with snapping sexual tension and second chances. She lives outside Vancouver with her law-talking husband and two daughters. At least half her diet is made up of tea. Find her at www.laurelgreer.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It is not easy to be a grown up and adulting has many challenges as the heroine Dr. Lauren Dawson knows. Lauren is a complex character in a middle of crossroads in her life, trying to find her own way in a middle of assumed expectations from her family, from her boss, from her ex, and from herself. Lauren became a doctor because that what her mother wanted her to be. She has a low (read no) tolerance for seeing blood, she believes that she has to be in a close company of her family or they are going to be in harm's way and die, she believes all her ex is good for is leaving her behind, she herself is not good at finding solutions for problems or making compromises, she is all or nothing person even though life is often all about finding the middle road. Photographer Tavish Fitzgerald has traveled the world and seen it through his camera lens. The small town he and Lauren grew up in has never been exciting enough for him, but his teenage love, Lauren thought that meant her as well, even though Tavish would have rather traveled the world with her at his side, with him, as his wife. The chemistry between Tavish and Lauren is palpable, nearly a visible force in the tale. I like the honesty and openness they have between them, especially from Tavish's side. Lauren has a lot of issues, she is rather stubborn about them, and at times she frustrated me to no end. Both Tavish and Lauren have doubts about their relationship making it work, not because of their feelings towards each other, but because of their needs to live their lives in a certain way that are in conflict with each other. These questions and misgivings go on all the way towards the end and stayed in my mind as well, making the story very realistic and life-like, and raw enough to make me question the possibility of a happily ever after for Lauren and Tavish. A thought-provoking, well-written, and emotional story about choices we make in life, about responsibilities, career moves, expectations we feel, and about family, relationships, compromises, finding the middle ground, setting priorities, and daring to fall in love and act upon it. Not your typical category romance story, yet entertaining and delightfully provocative in many ways. It has witty dialog and well thought-out characters in an unexpected and awkward situation in life. ~ Four Spoons
Can Lauren and Tavish create a family or will it all end in heartbreak? Dr. Lauren Dawson is about to make partner in the same clinic her mother ran years ago. She should be thrilled but something doesn’t feel right. Her stress builds to a crescendo just days before her brother’s upcoming wedding. The last person Lauren needs to see is her ex, Tavish. Their secret marriage crashed and burned yet her heart still yearns for him. In an effort to make peace and get some closure, they have sex. So much for closure… Tavish returns home to see her sister get married. What he didn’t expect was becoming a father. Lauren has always been the keeper of his heart and even though they couldn’t make their marriage work, he never stopped loving her. But with a baby on the way, he re-evaluates his stance on life and his need to never stay in one place for any length of time. He won’t abandon his child like his father did to him and his sister. Can he convince Lauren he’s here to stay or will his wanderlust pull him away from the best thing that’s ever happened to him? I’m a huge fan of second-chance romance and From Exes to Expecting is one of the best I’ve read. From the beginning I loved the small town of Sutter Creek and all its inhabitants. The chemistry between Tavish and Lauren is off the charts which made me root for them to make it work. While there’s plenty of drama and issues that need to be dealt with, Lauren and Tavish are well-matched for each other. Superb writing for a debut Harlequin author and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. If you love baby romances and/or second-chance romance, you’ll fall in love with From Exes to Expecting! Favorite Character/Quote: Tavish. Listen, I know many of you are wondering why I didn’t pick the heroine. The truth of the matter is that I found it hard to connect with Dr. Lauren but connected immediately with Tavish. Maybe it’s my wanderlust side or the fact that I’ve never gone through the immense loss Lauren has. Either way, Tavish is my favorite character. He starts out as a free-wheeling international photographer who refuses to settle down. But once Lauren tells him he’s going to be a father, his outlook changes. He wants to be there for his child, more so than his own father ever did. His personal growth was a joy to experience. My Rating: 5 stars
Their marriage may have ended, but the love affair was from over. Love takes a holiday and comes back stronger than ever in author Laurel Greer's, From Exes to Expecting. Lauren and Tavish are in for a few surprises as they make their way back to love. We all want to believe in the power of true love. Happily ever after may seem like a fantasy just out of reach, but it's hopeful optimism of authors like Ms. Greer and her motley crew of misfits in love that give us the courage to seek out our own happy ending. Small town romances with their kooky matchmaking and lovable characters are favorites of mine.