With her 30th birthday looming, Emma Harrison finds her biological clock clanging and the elusive knight in shining armor yet to appear. She's running out of options, especially after her gay best friend backs out from being her sperm donor. Of course, there's always a sperm bank, but Emma fears a donor mix-up might impregnate her with the spawn of Satan.
Resident company womanizer, Aidan Fitzgerald, is used to always getting what he wants, especially in the bedroom. When Emma spurns his advances at the company Christmas party, he's determined to have her no matter what it takes. After Aidan learns of Emma's predicament, he is quick to offer a proposition that will benefit them both. He will father Emma's child, but she must conceive it with him naturally. Not one for hook-ups or casual sex, Emma is reluctant to take him up on his offer, but his charm, coupled with her intense desire for motherhood, wins out.
Soon their baby-making sessions become more than just physical. Aidan can't seem to walk away from her while Emma begins to wonder if Aidan could be the one. But can Aidan leave his past behind to become the man Emma needs him to be?
©2012 Katie Ashley (P)2013 Tantor
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
To begin with the reason I got this book was because Justine O’Keef narrated it. She is one of my favorite narrators and the story sounded interesting, so I got it. I love Justine’s male voices. For some reason it just thrills my ears, especially in the sexual context.
So we have Emma who wants to have a baby and her friend, Connor, who’s gay, backs out on being her sperm donor. Aidan, a womanizer, whom happens to work in the same company with Emma, sees his chance and makes his proposition.
It was just so cute how Emma gets under Aiden’s skin. It’s supposed to be sex to make a baby but you can see how Emma and Aidan are becoming entwined into each other’s life. Emma meets Aiden’s family and his dog. He’s not what she expected. She’s much more than he expected. I really can’t say too much more because I’m going to give out too many spoilers. I do have to say the first time they have sex after Emma finds out she is pregnant is so cute.
Sometimes a book flows for me, sometimes not. This one did! I love romantic fiction due to the fact I don’t have to over think things and just go with the flow of the book. After all it is fiction and that’s my whole purpose of listening to it. I love to escape to a fantasy world that is totally unrealistic. This one was written and performed well enough for me to go there and enjoy the ride.
I did realize before I got this one that there is another one in this series that comes out in a few weeks and I will be getting that one to finish up this story. It was worth my credit and I enjoyed it so much I listened to it in one sitting.
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
I really wanted to like this book but it was just too cheesy for me. I thought the concept was good for a story-line but the execution just fell flat. It lacked any real character development and the whole thing just felt too unrealistic. A woman who isn’t even 30 yet is so desperate to have a child that she agrees to let the office man-whore get her pregnant. Really? These are successful and professional people who mostly act childish. I just couldn’t understand the motivation by any of these characters.
I enjoy light and fluffy romance books but this was just too clichéd and cheesy for me. Not to mention I did not enjoy the narrator which completely shocked me. This is the same narrator of “Sinners on Tour” but she was just off with this one.
Overall I can’t recommend this book.
BEWARE: This book has no real ending. It is a too-be-continued with book 2 – The Proposal.
While I enjoy "fantasy", when writing in 2012, don't set up the characters as educated professionals with good jobs and then have them behaving outrageously at the office.
If set in the mid 70's, perhaps I could have stomached the office gossip about sexual experiences, having sex in the office, and having alcoholic drinks at lunch during the workday. I endured 2 1/2 hours but couldn't go further.
Not this author.
Will probably return this book.
it's the best way to spend a working day, and i'm thankful my job is one where i can listen to books all day long.
originally, i read this book when it first came out on my kindle. loved it! thought i'd try the audio version and thankfully i only paid two dollars for both this book and its sequel.
i'm not sure how i feel about this audio version. sometimes i enjoyed, but then other times i thought the voices were too shrill and aiden's voice bothered me all the time. he almost sounded like an idiot and not a smart executive.
the book was GREAT but the audio? not so much. just so-so. :(
I love this story so far, but I would have been mad if I'd had to wait on the next part. Well written and well read.
I love this narrator. I think she does an excellent job of telling the story. This book was surprisingly good. I can’t say it was amazing but I really liked the chemistry between Emma and Aidan. I also like that she has some backbone and didn't just cave to nice words and flowers for an apology. This book has an interesting premise if not a bit unbelievable. Aidan is a bad boy womanizer and Emma is the smart executive. They end up on a baby making contract that takes them both for a ride. I do have to say that this book is not going to be something that you remember but it was a fun listen and kept me interested enough to get the second book. So if you go into with expectation of being a good book, but not awesome then you won't be disappointed.
Honestly, everything was great up until the ending. It was like dropping off a cliff. Highly disappointing.
I have no idea but a modern romance or a modern story about women in their 40's.
Hmm, this book is kind of sappy and predictable so I can't say that I have a favorite.
NOT WITH THAT ENDING.
I feel cheated, I was really enjoying this book when it ends in the middle of the story. At first I thought it hadn't finished downloading, then I found out there is a second book "The Proposal". You have to buy "The Proposal" to read the second half of the story. Its not a series, Its one book divided into two books.
The performance: I didn't like the narrator at first but she grew on me and I enjoyed it after a chapter or two.
The narration was just fine, but the story was a bit boring. I may just not be a romance novel reader, but it seems like everything is an attempt at the 50 Shades idea right now. I am just glad this had been a Free book club offering.
I like the story, but found the narrator's voices annoying to the point that I fast forwarded through scenes where she did her best friends voice and any non-Aiden scenes.
i really don't have a favorite female narrator, though I can say for sure I'm not a fan of Justine O. Keef.
ummmm, maybe a lifetime movie with Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott. LOL
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