Series: Return to the Double C #19
Published by Harlequin Source: Netgalley
Genres: Christmas, Contemporary Romance, Military, Pregnancy & Babies, Romance
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Help Wanted: Husband
Jane Cohen is in a quandary: she needs a man for her baby plan. Love and marriage are nonnegotiable—it's the traditional route or bust. So it's time to cut Casey Clay loose—her friend with benefits doesn't do commitment. But this impossible, irresistible man sets the bar awfully high for her husband hunt!
No matter how deep Casey's feelings run for the sexy bar owner, when it comes to kids, he can't give her what she wants. And his secrets don't stop there. But as the mistletoe goes up around Weaver, 'tis the season for their moment of truth…and their shot at true love.
Christmas, babies, and friends with benefits, sign me up! So coming into this story, I realized really quickly that this book is one of a series, the only reason why I realized this is because there is a huge cast of secondary characters in this story. Not to much to make it hard to follow, but enough to really make the book really colorful. This is totally a stand alone book, so feel free to check it out without reading any of the other books first.
So Jane wants a baby. I mean she really wants a baby. Problem is that the guy she has been sleeping with for like a year, is little more than a friend with benefit, and she’s beyond certain that he isn’t going to be on board with her husband and baby plan. So she basically calls off their arrangement, even though she does actually like him as more than a friend. And now comes the trying to find the right guy to be the father of her child. This results in some fun conversations about finding the right guy, and some bad dates. I liked Jane, I liked that she was so ready to go after what she wanted, I like people that try to take control of their own lives and what they want. Plus I liked that she has good friendships, especially the relationship that she has with her ex and her family. Also I super love how she goes to Casey a couple of times during the course of the book to try and help him, she definitely wants to be there for him, even though they aren’t together, it’s really just very sweet.
While I liked Jane, I super liked Casey. I can’t really even put my finger on why, but I just did. He seems like a really stand up guy, like how dedicated he is to his job and the people he works with. I liked how invested he is in the wellbeing of the intelligence company he works for. I also liked how much he liked Jane, but just couldn’t really articulate it. He gets jealous, and he tries to push her away, or to let her go, but he just keeps ending up with wanting her and pursuing her. The chemistry between these two is like way off the charts, and I kept wanting the two of them to get there acts together and get their happily ever after. But Casey is carrying a lot of secrets, and the only way things are going to work out is if he is willing to come clean about them.
This was a great read for me, and I really want to go back and read some of the others stories from this author in this series. I think just about anyone will enjoy this book, it’s a great Christmas romance, and a pretty stellar friends with benefits book, I do love a good HEA, you’ll just have to read this book to find out if they get theirs.