A hot and hilarious new standalone from New York Times bestseller Kendall Ryan.
We met in a trapped elevator.
Emmett was on his way to work, sophisticated and handsome in his tailored suit and tie.
I was on my way to the sperm bank. Awkward, right?
At thirty-five, my life hadn’t taken the path I thought it would and I was tired of waiting-I wanted a baby. And I was ready to take matters into my own hands to make it happen.
After our ill-fated elevator encounter, Emmett insisted on taking me to dinner-he also insisted on something else-that I ditch my plan involving a turkey baster and let him do the job. He would be my baby daddy. He was a wealthy and powerful CEO with little interest in diapers or playdates. And since he didn’t want kids, I’d be on my own once his bun was in my oven, free to go my own way.
But once his baby was inside me, it was like a switch had been flipped, and I got a whole lot more than I ever bargained for.
This full-length standalone contains a hot, swoonworthy hero, lots of playful banter and some hot baby-making ! Enjoy.
Who would have thought that Emmett’s most ‘trusted adviser’ and best friend, his dick, would be what makes him suggest and even persuade Jenna to use his body and most importantly his sperm to ‘get the job done’, the old fashioned way, and give Jenna what she wants – a baby – without the complications or added pressure of there being a father to contend with since Emmett’s only donating his time and his seed to the project until it takes!
Romance readers who love romantic comedies in this trope know right from the start of the story that regardless of how hard the hero and heroine try to keep feelings out of the equation and resolve to stick to their agreed upon and even contracted plan, needs and wants always become a factor because when it comes down to it, people will always want more when it comes to the ‘right’ person, and it’s clear from their initial attraction and the way they are pulled to one another that Emmett and Jenna want each other for more than just their reproductive body parts…NOW, the fun and frustrating part is being a reader who knows where the characters are headed and understanding that it’s the right path for both of them but being forced to wait and see if they’ll smarten up and go after what they truly want before they do irrevocable damage to everything they never knew they wanted.
There is a point of contention when it comes to Emmett and Jenna’s professional lives; both refuse to give any specific insights when it comes to their careers and while readers are perfectly aware of what will happen once that information is discovered, Ryan handles that issue just right because it truly shouldn’t be the thing that drives Emmett and Jenna apart when it’s clear that the bigger concern is their skewed views on settling down and their feelings about being left behind to go it alone, since that’s exactly what they witnessed their parents have to endure.
Kendall Ryan definitely understands what her readers want in a romance; Emmett and Jenna are extremely likable characters who have great chemistry, both in and outside the bedroom, and they truly enjoy spending time together even when they’re not attempting to make a baby.
Emmett and Jenna’s story is a sweet, steamy, and entertaining read that takes a stereotypical ‘baby daddy’ storyline and puts its own spin on it, moving beyond the child at stake and focusing on the fact that these two people who have remained largely single for personal reasons find something in each other that they refuse to let slip through their fingers even if they hit a few bumps along the way to realizing exactly what they’d be giving up if they went their separate ways after the baby deed was done.
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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.
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