One-night stand + two percent condom failure rate = happily ever after?
Bar owner Kevin Kowalski is used to women throwing their phone numbers at him, but lately he's more interested in finding a woman to settle down with. A woman like Beth Hansen. If only their first meeting hadn't gone so badly....
Beth's tending bar at a wedding when she comes face-to-face with a tuxedo-clad man she never thought she'd see again. She tries to keep her distance from Kevin but, by last call, she can't say no to his too-blue eyes or the invitation back to his room. Then she slips out before breakfast without leaving a note and, despite their precautions, pregnant.
Kevin quickly warms to the idea of being a dad and to seeing where things go with Beth. After all, he's not the player she thinks he is. But she's not ready for a relationship and, given his reputation, it's going to take a lot to convince her to go on a second date with the father of her child.
©2010 Shannon Stacey (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
so completely real
Other comments had me ready to skip this book but i read #5 first. Then #1 and this is the first time I teared up.
One of the top five.
I love the family!
Yes, she does a great job portraying the characters.
The female lead Beth was just a bit to "out there" for me. It was hard to see what Kevin really saw in her and why he would fall in love with her. And, Kevin was just too nice, understanding, tolerant, hunky and so on.
She was able to breathe some life into Beth.
Only to fill in the rest of the Kowalski family story.
I hesitated in buying this book based upon other reviews so, I wasn't surprised when I didn't enjoy it as much as the other books in the series.
Audio book version: Good narration by Lauren Fortgang
As with most Harlequin romance books, this is light and typical. But, I still loved it. The characters were well developed and likeable. I did get a little frustrated with the stubborn thinking of the main female character, Beth. But that was a big part of the story line. I knew it would end well. Unrealistic story, but isn't that part of being taken away into the unreal world of book reading?
I am the definition of a contradiction. I am a tomboy but just can't seem to get enough of romance books!
I have to say that Kevin's reaction to a one night stand gone horrible was not what I expected, but he is the definition of a good man. The book was not as good as the first but it was still a good light listen. Beth got a little annoying towards the end but she did get in line with the whole happily ever after love! This is a light read and in my opinion can be read without reading the first book but the series is good so far, it just makes sense to read them in order.
if they like romance novels
I'm not big on romance and overly explicit love scenes this book didn't have too many, I appreciated that.
I knew that after listening to the first of the Kowalski series that this books would be light and cute listen. Because I am sucker for series of course I had to download this one right after finishing the first book. Again it was a cute listen. I loved Kevin but was a little put off with Beth's character. I get it that she was written as an independent strong women, but let the man help you bit! Especially one that was trying to change his way's and do everything right just for you! Even though I was slightly frustrated with the female lead, I still liked the story enough to move on to # 3 in the Kowalski family series.
Several people said Beth was a witch and they could not stand her but I honestly do not see it. She was protecting herself but was not mean about it.
I love witty, fast-paced books that keep you turning the page.
The premise is an interesting one that I haven't read before, and the characters very likable. I found myself smiling often and even laughing out loud on occasion. The narrator is pretty good, because it's clear she reads ahead and gets the pauses in the right places. However her male voices need some work. My main complaint is that I felt the book could have been about 2/3 as long as it was. Although Beth's reluctance was at first an interesting character development, it got a little old the third or forth time. A good read, but not great.
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