The Best Laid Plans by Sarah Mayberry

Posted August 28, 2014 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments

The Best Laid Plans by Sarah MayberryThe Best Laid Plans by Sarah Mayberry
Format: eBook
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...

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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.

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About Sarah Mayberry

Sarah Mayberry was born in Melbourne, Australia, and is the middle of three children. From the time that she first “stole” paper from kindergarten and stapled it together to make “books,” Sarah has always wanted to be a writer. In line with this ambition, on graduation from high school she completed a bachelor of arts degree majoring in professional writing.Sarah picked up a love of romance novels from both her grandmothers, and has submitted manuscripts to Harlequin many times over the years. She credits the invaluable story structuring experience she learned on Neighbours as the key to her eventual success — along with the patience of her fantastic editor, Wanda.

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