Published by Harlequin Source: Purchased
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Friendship, Pregnancy & Babies, Romance
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"Boundaries." The key to how corporate lawyer Alexandra Knight manages her busy life. However, lately all her precisely drawn lines are getting blurred. Blame it on her out-of-control biological clock that is ignoring her single status...and on Ethan Stone.Because her sexy, no-strings colleague has posed an outrageous solution to her dilemma--he'll be her baby daddy. This from the guy who avoids all commitment? Okay, so they're attracted to each other. Really, really attracted. But crossing the line from coworker to co-parent with Ethan could ruin Alex for all other men. After all, when you've had the best...
I like Sarah Mayberry’s writing so I had high hopes for this book, I think I like pretty much all Mayberry books I have read. This book was okay for me, not the greatest, but definitely worth a read if you are a Mayberry fan like myself. I picked this book because I was looking for romances with a baby thrown in, because lets face it babies always make for an interesting challenge in a romance book.
Part of what I liked about the characters in this book is that they are both very established people. They are older, so we aren’t talking about immature teens or hasty twenty-somethings. They both have solid careers that they take seriously and are both in a good place to be able to support a family. On paper they look like they are totally ready to be having kids. But of course paper is deceiving. Ethan had a bad divorce that left him pretty jaded about things, and Alex wanted kids with her boyfriend who was totally uninterested, only to turn up on the street one day pushing a baby in a stroller, really making her head spin.
This of course leads to these two work friends talking about things, and hey maybe they could have a baby together and raise it as friends, I mean that sounds totally do-able. I love these schemes/plans in books, because there is of course no way they are going to work out, but it’s always fun watching the characters try to make their plans work out. I think what worked for this book is that both characters came in with good intentions and truly only want the best for each other. I really liked the Ethan character, he had a lot of things to overcome from his past, but he is just a stand up guy. I found myself liking him more than Alex, but really by the end of the book I wanted both of them to get their happy ending.
If you are a Mayberry fan or if you are looking for a romance novel with a baby/pregnancy storyline then this book might be the one for you. It was definitely an enjoyable read, so you should consider checking it out.