Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Nobody's Baby But Mine

I used to read romance novels way back in the day.
(in the late 1070's - OOPS typo, 1070 would have been REALLY way back  in the day.  How about late 1970's to late 1980's?)
I loved them.
Revolutionary War
Civil War
and on and on and on---
----but my reading evolved, as reading sometimes does and it has been years--over 2 decades-- since I've read a romance novel. 

Lately tho, I've listened to a few podcast on BookRiot and these very smart, bookish people are into all kinds of books, and they give book talks on the merits of reading ANYTHING and how it's okay to love what you love.
And while I would probably not go back to reading romance on a full time basis, I picked up a couple and read them last week.
And they were so much fun!

Why did I chose Nobody's Baby But Mine?  In the Podcast "Reading Lives"  Jeff O'Neal (O'Neil?) was interviewing  romance author Sarah Maclean, (no I haven't read her books, maybe I should) and when he asked her if she could recommend  one great book that was under the radar, what would it be,   she said  'Nobody's Baby But Mine'.  She never even hesitated.
 And wah-la,  that's how I ended up here today, with a couple of great Saturday reads. 
They're fast reads-- you really can't put them down once you start because you have to know what's going to happen!

From Goodreads:
Genius physics professor Dr. Jane Darlington desperately wants a baby. But finding a father won’t be easy. Jane’s super-intelligence made her feel like a freak when she was growing up, and she’s determined to spare her own child that suffering. Which means she must find someone very special to father her child. Someone who’s more comfortable working out his muscles than exercising his brain.

Cal Bonner, the Chicago Stars’ legendary quarterback, seems like the perfect choice. But his champion good looks and down-home ways are deceiving. Dr. Jane is about to learn a little too late that this good ol’ boy is a lot smarter than he lets on—and he’s not about to be used and abandoned by a brainy, baby-mad schemer.

From Me:
It was a fun read--I really enjoyed it.

From Goodreads:
A Desperate Young Mother

Rachel Stone's bad luck has taken a turn for the worse. With an empty wallet, a car's that's spilling smoke, and a five-year-old son to support, she's come home to a town that hates her. But this determined young widow with a scandalous past has learned how to be a fighter. And she'll do anything to keep her child safe—even take on. . .

A man With No Heart

Gabe Bonner wants to be left alone, especially by the beautiful outcast who's invaded his property. She has a ton of attitude, a talent for trouble, and a child who brings back bad memories. Yet Rachel's feisty spirit might just be heaven-sent to save a tough, stubborn man.

Dare To Dream

Welcome to Salvation, North Carolina—where a man who's forgotten what tenderness means meets a woman with nothing to lose. here two endearing lovers will set off on a funny, touching journey of the heart. . .to a place where dreams just might come true.

From Me:
I Loved this one!
I will just unabashedly say that.


Stefanie said...

My mum loves that author. I may have read Philips way back in the day and faintly remember this one you mentioned...hmmm.

Literary Feline said...

Like you, I stopped reading romance decades ago, but recently came back to it. I'm enjoying rediscovering the genre. :-)

~~louise~~ said...

It's been so long since I've read a romance novel, Debbie. I can't even remember. I'm actually going to have a quiet weekend this week. I should see if I still have any or perhaps pick up one of these.

Thanks so much for sharing, Debbie...

P.S. I don't have time now but I'll be back to see that Beatles vs Stones post, lol...

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