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Nobody's Baby But Mine | [Susan Elizabeth Phillips]

Nobody's Baby But Mine

Jane Darlington is a genius at physics, but there's one problem she can't solve. She yearns for a child, but wants to spare it the pain of growing up as...well, a nerd. And surely any child of Jane's would be a little too brainy for the playground set. 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.
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Publisher's Summary

Jane Darlington is a genius at physics, but there's one problem she can't solve. She yearns for a child, but wants to spare it the pain of growing up as...well, a nerd. And surely any child of Jane's would be a little too brainy for the playground set.

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

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"A sensual, heartwarming story." (Library Journal)

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    Heather Forest Hill, MD, United States 01-28-11
    Heather Forest Hill, MD, United States 01-28-11 Member Since 2005
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    "you will love 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,

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 03-04-12
    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 03-04-12 Member Since 2010

    Audio-fiction ADDICT !

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    "My first SEP book, definately not the last!"

    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 :)

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    Stella Concord, MA, United States 05-02-15
    Stella Concord, MA, United States 05-02-15
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    "Amazing author, narrator, story"

    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.

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    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 04-13-15
    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 04-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Inconsistent and far fetched"

    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.

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    Dawn Missouri City, Texas, United States 03-16-15
    Dawn Missouri City, Texas, United States 03-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "very sweet."

    A different storyline. It was heartwarming and sweet. I smiled a lot while listening.

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    Roswatheist Dexter, New Mexico, United States 01-03-14
    Roswatheist Dexter, New Mexico, United States 01-03-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Meh (shrug)"

    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.

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    Queen Squared Columbia, SC, United States 07-06-13
    Queen Squared Columbia, SC, United States 07-06-13

    Queen Squared

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    "Continuing a Fun Series!"

    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.

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    Grace Dixon, CA, United States 05-16-13
    Grace Dixon, CA, United States 05-16-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Funny, well narrated, love those Bonner brothers"
    Where does Nobody's Baby But Mine rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top of my favorites list


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jane. She is a strong, smart woman who goes after what she wants.


    Have you listened to any of Anna Fields’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. She is an excellent narrator and brings her characters to life.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed, cried, and could hardly wait for the happy ending.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed the whole series of Bonner brother books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    esther Havertown, PA, United States 05-13-13
    esther Havertown, PA, United States 05-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I often pick a book that someone has reccommended."
    What made the experience of listening to Nobody's Baby But Mine the most enjoyable?

    Everything was perfect. The story grew at a pace that kept you wanting more. The performance was outstanding, reading each character without flaw. And the Storyline was somewhat predictable yet never quite sure hos she was going to get you there!


    What about Anna Fields’s performance did you like?

    She was outstanding.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A compelling story about true love that happened by accident.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to read another book by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

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    paxaw 03-24-13
    paxaw 03-24-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Great listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! This was my very first SEP listen, and boy, did it hook me. I wish that I had listened to the Heaven Texas series in order, but it's not the end of the world, if you don't. Each book stands alone. Since listening to this book, I have listened to almost all of SEP's other titles. This one stands out as one of my favs. If you've never read SEP, I'd say her biggest strength is that she doesn't churn out your standard love stories. There are always surprises and bumps, as well as great side plots, along the way.


    Which character – as performed by Anna Fields – was your favorite?

    Anna fields is AMAZING! I found myself in tears when I learned of her passing. She was a superb voice actor and I find myself purchasing stories just because she is the narrator.


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