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)
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 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 :)
this book is very similar to others by this sane author, do it's a little repetitive. overall it's a good & funny story.
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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