It's a second-chance baby!
Julia Keys has everything going for herbeauty, brains and a Hollywood career. So why does she keep ending up in Logan Brandt's bed? The sexy former pro baseball player has wreaked havoc on her heart for years. But when their latest fling ends with a plus sign on the pregnancy test, Logan makes the case for marriage.
Julia knows the only wedding in their future is the one they're both attending, no matter how hot the chemistry between them still burns. Can two high school sweethearts who've made a mess of love finally get it right even if the baby isn't Logan's?
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About the Author
Karen Booth is a Midwestern girl transplanted in the South, raised on 80s music, Judy Blume, and the films of John Hughes. She loves to write big city love stories. When she takes a break from the art of romance, she's teaching her kids about good music, honing her Southern cooking skills, or sweet-talking her super-supportive husband into mixing up a cocktail.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
*sigh* Finished in one day! Booth, as usual, delivered a story that pulled me in from page 1 with wonderfully fleshed out characters, and a romance to root for! *** Alright, as I've said before about Harlequin, this isn't a title I'd necessarily pick up myself. Cheesy title aside, it's by Karen Booth and y'all, the woman knows how to write a romance! The Best Man's Baby has a lot going for it...second chances, small town setting, close-knit families... Oh! And it happens to feature an interracial couple. For all that, I can overlook the title. I'm a sucker for second chances and Julia and Logan's story offered up a wonderful one. These two essentially grew up together and were high school sweethearts. But Julia broke things off before they both left for college feeling a break up was inevitable and not wanting her heart broken later. They've kept in contact over the years though and hook up yearly at their high school reunion. However, following the most recent reunion, Logan decided to break things off for good, feeling Julia doesn't have it in her to commit for the long haul. Cut to the present: they're both in town for Julia's sister's wedding (who happens to be marrying Logan's best friend) and Julia has quite a bomb to drop on Logan. It doesn't take long for the flames between them to reignite. I immediately liked both Julia and Logan. They both fiercely loyal to their families and friends. Logan doesn't want to let anyone down and Julia is out to save everyone. They're both giving but Julia, for some reason, doesn't trust easily. Probably because in her effort to save people, she keeps getting into relationships with the wrong men. I also liked their families. I could tell they were close and always had each others' backs. However, Julia's sister, Tracy, did get on my nerves at times. She acted rather bratty quite often and her being the bride didn't excuse her behavior in my book. The interplay between Julia and Logan was fun but also poignant. Their chemistry was combustible but they were truly a match - everyone seemed to be waiting for them to figure it out. The only issues I had aside from Tracy's behavior is that Julia's career and the repercussions from being pregnant were never resolved. Otherwise, I found the characters realistic and the story engaging. Another winner from Booth! **I received a complimentary copy from the author. I voluntarily provided a review.**
4 1/2 STARS! A swoon-worthy take on a reunion story! It's quick and easy to read, filled with a drama filled week leading up to a final meeting of the minds on love conquering all! Actress Julia Keys appears to have it all ... a Hollywood career, her leading men falling at her feet, beauty and brains --- but she's never had the man she truly wants by her side. Logan Brandt was her high school sweetheart. They had a powerful relationship before she broke his heart when they left for college. He went on to play professional baseball and have a full life without her ... but she was always the one that got away! Drawn together again for a mutual friend and family wedding, Logan learns they have unfinished business resulting from their a tryst they had a few months ago ... there's a little one on the way!
Julia Keys is in the midst of a dilemma...she's arrived home for her sister's wedding and she's keeping a secret from her family that she hopes to keep until after the wedding. There's just one snag in that plan, the best man - former love Logan Brandt. Julia and Logan tried rekindling their relationship 3 months prior and it didn't go well. Needing an ally, she confides in Logan that she's pregnant and he may or may not be the father. Logan steps in and helps her to get through last minute wedding preparations while trying to shield her from the onslaught of insensitivity from her family when her secret is mistakenly revealed after a last minute dress fitting. Following Julia and Logan through the process of the stress of helping with the wedding and figuring out if they have another shot at romance was worth the read. I liked this story from Karen Booth. It has a little family drama that is relatable and makes you feel compassion for Julia and Logan with their struggle to find if they can choose to work things out. I was a little turned off by Julia's sister in this one, but that is probably because I've seen one too many episodes of Bridezillas so she turned into a real witch in my head!
I was disappointed by this long and drawn out tale. I jumped at the chance to read it but ut did nit hold my attention and i skipped to the last chapter which still proved to be boring. I'd like to read another book by this author because this was my first time reading her work. There was no plot or excitement in this book which was surprising because it has a good foundation being a biracial love story.