Expat American Laney Halliwell finds out the hard way when Niklas tells her he had a vasectomy before they met and isn't interested in reversing it. Why should he? They've got his kids from his first marriage and an enviable life in Stockholm.
What if you fell in love in the most unexpected way...?
But Laney wants more. So when a friend suggests she look into an alternative sperm bank in Copenhagen to find a potential father for her baby, things don't go exactly as planned. Especially when Laney meets Mads and finds herself falling in love.
|Publisher:||Echo Books - Stockholm|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)|
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was pulled in to Maybe Baby from the first word. This beautifully written story was sexy and romantic with a touch of the forbidden. It had a detailed story, well developed characters and an amazing plot. Laney, Mads and Niklas lit up the pages and had me craving for more. Kim Golden's writing was clear and precised, beautiful and engaging and I absolutely loved it. Maybe Baby was just what I needed to kick me out of my reading slumped. Best book I've read in weeks. Next up, Maybe Tonight.
TO READ, OR NOT TO READ... If you don't like stories that involve any infidelity, then keep on trucking. This book isn't for you. However, if you enjoy stories that are well written, honest and intelligent, then this one could do the job. THE RUNDOWN Like the author, leading lady Laney Halliwell is a thirty-something expatriate living in Stockholm. She is in a long-term relationship with Niklas, a Swedish national and veritable hunk. (Attempting to avoid spoilers) Among the problems that face a lot of real couples, ie spoiled, resentful stepchildren, baby-mama drama and even an incident of cheating with said baby mama, these two are still in love and mostly happy with their lives. During a visit back in the states, our protagonist has an indefinable epiphany that has her biological clock marching double-time. With Niklas being unable/unwilling to start a second family with her, Laney seeks out alternatives. Enter Mads... ah, Mads.... (give me an hour to daydream...I Have a very vivid I-MADS-INATION) ***No Spoilers*** MY TWO CENTS My favorite part of this book would have to be Golden's candid introspection of Laney that felt both authentic and relatable. The more I read, the more I came to believe that even if you have never been in this kind of a situation, Laney is written in such a way that nearly anyone can empathize with her plight. I don't really have a part of the book that I didn't like... it was pretty good from start to finish. Again with the NO SPOILER oath (I'm reminding myself, not you), I'll just say that the way the story finished also felt very real. I would give it a solid 4.5 stars and am definitely going to check out Kim Golden's other books!
Reviewed by Cheryl Schopen for Readers' Favorite In Maybe Baby by Kim Golden, Laney Halliwell wants a baby and decides to tell her boyfriend of five years, Niklas, that she would like to start trying. To her surprise, he informs her that he had a vasectomy years ago after having two kids with his ex-wife. She asks him to reverse it and he says no. She can’t seem to let the idea go of her becoming a mother, and being step-mom to Niklas’ irritating teenage kids doesn’t count in her mind. So, taking the advice of her friend, she visits an unconventional sperm bank. It never crossed her mind that she would meet someone like Mads and begin falling in love. Suddenly, Laney is torn between two men. Will she stay with Niklas and realize that he has been the love of her life all along? Or will she take a chance with Mads and see if this instant attraction and chemistry between them can be something more? Kim Golden is an amazing writer and storyteller. She made these characters so completely real; I was so immersed in Laney’s life and I cared so much about what happened to her that I was pretty much devastated that the book had come to an end. Her thoughts and feelings were so genuine. And as with all love triangles, you will most likely pick a side. I am not going to give anything away, but I will say that this story is about following your heart; the tough part is figuring out what your heart wants. I wholeheartedly enjoyed this book, and I definitely recommend it to any fans of romance or women’s fiction. Maybe Baby had it all. It had realistic characters with realistic actions and behavior, a unique and entertaining plot that will keep readers hooked from the first page, and romance that will make your heart flutter and put a smile on your face, making this fantastic book a must-read. I am beyond ecstatic that I found this author. I cannot wait to read more of her stories.