So she sets out to find a special man to father her child, someone without too much gray-matter between his ears: in short, a big, strong dope. Cal Bonner, legendary pro quarterback, seems to fit the bill. But there's something Dr. Jane hasn't counted on: he's no dumb jock. And he's not about to get used and abused by a baby-mad schemer.
©1997 Susan Elizabeth Phillips; (P)1997 Books on Tape
"A sensual, heartwarming story." (Library Journal)
Susan Elizabeth Phillips has a gift for spinning interesting characters, and Nobody's Baby But Mine is full of them. The book is predictable, but worth the read, to the point where you don’t want to hear last chapter. The original release date of 1997 does not date the novel, set in the present. Anna Fields does a believable job of narration, her voices set the characters apart.
I love s.e.p. Unfortunately when I first listened to this series i was to busy comparing this book to the others in the series n missed out on the magic. Each s.e.p. should be enjoyed separately.
The characters develop in an inconsistent way and you just can't buy the pregnancy, marriage, and family stuff. Hope the next one is better.
The story is cute, as expected from SEP. Anna Fields delivers a lovely performance, as always. There were several glaring problems that greatly reduced any affection I have for the protagonist, Dr. Jane Darlington. For a super genius, she's awfully stupid-not just socially. She doesn't know the difference between supposed psychic powers and ESP, for one. As a theoretical physicist, she is über-religious, which is incredibly rare. That said, the antagonism is enjoyable. Cal is precious, and unlike his counterpart, is a believable character.
Overall, if you're just looking for fluff, this novel Wil appeal to you. If details like this bother you, pass on this one.
So far, it has been a lot of fun following the Chicago Stars football players around as they accidentally find love. In this novel, the incredibly intelligent Dr. Jane Darlington finds herself in a modern day arranged marriage with Cal Bonner. The smart professor makes a huge mistake when, in her quest to find an unintelligent man to father her child, she hooks up with the wily--and to her utter dismay smart--Cal. Refusing to allow his child to be born illegitimate, he insist they get married and after the press catches wind of their nuptials the two are forced to run away to his small hometown in the mountains of North Carolina. In a way that only SEP can do, the ensuing story is simultaneously witty & crazy, charming & heartbreaking, funny & sad...which only makes the happy ending that much more enjoyable.
"I wear a fez now, fez's are cool"
I would say they are about equal. Anna Fields did a great job on the voices with the exception of the male voices, where she was a bit off but certainly the voice work did not detract from the story.
It's funny, doesn't take the ludicrous plot too seriously and the characters are endearing.
When they first meet. I had a smile on my face the whole time. The banter was hilarious.
I did both. Mostly laugh.
The plot is a bit ludicrous but it's funny and endearing. The characters work and the story works. This was my first Susan Elizabeth Phillips book and I was hooked. I had been strictly a historical romance reader, but this book opened a whole knew world for me. If you want something that will do a great job taking you on a silly journey this is the book for you.
Just remember it's a romance, this isn't going to win any literary awards outside the Romance genre. With that said I highly recommend this book.
can I say that I always enjoy Susan Elizabeth Philips but this book was so fun, I found myself laughing through most of this, then I cried then I laughed some more, I hope that you enjoy this fun romance,
Audio-fiction ADDICT !
This was my first book for SEP. I LOVED IT ! A lovely mix of good story, funny dialogue , and exciting romance ! The narrator did a good job as well. I'm adding SEP to my list of favorite authors! I bought extra couple of audios to enjoy :)
Highly recommended :)
It is one of my absolute favorites. A woman fearing a life alone, yearns to have a child. Having led a childhood of loneliness as she sped through school with her brilliant brain, she yearns for some kind of connection and love. As a physicist few men are interested in her. On her birthday, crying alone, a neighbor comes over to borrow coffee only find her so sad. In time the neighbor, a bar maid at a football hangout, comes to her with a crazy idea. The team wants to give the quarterback a hooker for his birthday to cheer him up. Suddenly she finds herself with a big bow tied around her neck, out side his front door, scared to death. He doesn't want her and she won't take no for an answer. She wants a baby by a stupid jock who she will never see again. Let the games begin!
The Lucky Charms incident was hilarious! No, I won't say another word.
Anna Fields is a masterful narrator that pulls you in with different voices for each character. She makes the book come alive.
Yes, I wanted to listen to it all the way through at once but I didn't. I wanted to savor it.
You will love this book. I promise!
It took too long to get to the point. If Jane was so smart why would she do something so stupid. The author tried too hard with Jane's words to make her sound so smart but it came off making her seem silly. I hated the subplot with Cal's parents. It's almost paralleled the story with Jane and Cal. I thought Jane and Cal's mothers were unreasonable and stupid. It did not make sense for Cal to want revenge on the mother of his child. His obsession with younger women was stupid. The book too long to end. There was too many plot issues for me. However, this book had some interesting moments.
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