This was another to die for romance by Ms Dangelico! Would definitely recommend for any fans of Mariana Zapata. I finished this book in a few hours, it gave me all the feels & I’m already dying for her next release. I especially loved that it contained links to the music it mentioned, I felt like Levi was serenading me while I read.
*This book was received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
I really liked this book. From the beginning the plot was interesting and had a fast pace. I also liked reading from both Dane and Stella's point of views. Additionally, both characters were quite complex. In particular I was surprised by the complexity of Dane's character as the reader's first impression of him is that he is quite shallow. Throughout the book there was good character development as well as a budding romance. I also enjoyed the ending.
Overall, this was a heart-warming read about an unlikely romance formed by the common desire to have a child.
I fell in love with this author when I read her Hard to Love series. I typically do not like these type of books but something about Dangelico's work speaks to me. What I love most is how she does the enemies to lovers troupe so well. This book was pretty great. The heroine was strong, independent and quirky. The hero is funny, sweet and down-to-earth (mostly). There is no insta-love in this book it is a perfection slow burn, as all books should be in my opinion. There was a great build up of tension between the MCs. The secondary characters were just as great as the MCs. The only criticism I will give is the ending was kinda rushed, with the jumping forward in chunks of time. I think it was more the placement or timing of it in the plot. It happened just as thinks started gettting good. Overall though this was a funny, lighthearted and sweet book.
This book is absolutely fantastic! It is the first time I have read a book written by P. Dangelico, but it certainly will not be my last! Baby Maker is Book 1 in the series It Takes Two. I can’t wait to read more.
Stella is quite the workaholic. She tends to work a lot and she loves to live by schedules. She comes across as uptight and serious. Dane is a retired famous football player. He is funny, carefree, and charismatic. I loved Dane’s character. He made me laugh out loud more than once, in fact it was quite a lot! I love the possessiveness he had over Stella. I loved the banter between the characters, it made the book even more fun. The chemistry between them is electric. The anticipation of that first kiss was palpable through the pages. This slow burning romance will give you all the feels and when I say all, I do mean ALL! I was laughing so much, then crying, then mad at a certain women in the book (you will know once you read it yourself). Then I was smiling, happy, back to crying, I needed a few tissues for this one. This story is very different to most I have read, and the change of pace was nice and refreshing. It is a beautiful slow burning romance between two people who thought they would never find love. Never say Never! It’s safe to say I enjoyed this story immensely and will now go back and read other books written by P Dangelico.
Light, easy, predictable read that I truly loved. The story is nothing original, nor are the characters, but it’s written beautifully, the characters have passion, there is plenty of humour to lighten some of the more serious issues that are touched on. Dane Wylder, despite his womanising ways is quite the book boyfriend, I fell for him, hook, line and sinker. Stella Donovan is the quintessential planner, everything gets worked out with a spreadsheet, feelings are not taken into consideration. They both want a baby, no strings, no relationship, nothing, just a baby to call their own, on their designated days, shared custody and all set out in a contract. Of course there wouldn’t be a story if they didn’t mix things up a little. Super chemistry, a few misunderstandings and lots of funny moments. I’m so looking forward to more in this series. I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. This is my honest review.
Baby Maker is a fun, easy to read romantic comedy.
There’s plenty of humour peppered throughout the book even though the reasons for Dane and Stella creating a baby are serious.
I could poke many holes at the main characters; Dane because of his manwhore ways and Stella for choosing him over a turkey baster-style insemination after knowing him for such a short time. Credibility is stretched thin but Baby Maker is an entertaining read if you don’t take it too seriously.
The book did leave me feeling lacking in the communication-by-eyebrow department. There was a cornucopia of communication via eyebrows; raised, furrowed, winged, bunched, half-cocked, arched and likely more. When I notice and start highlighting the number of times eyebrows are mentioned, it’s excessive.