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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

Critic Reviews

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

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boring

The story is long and drawn out. While there were laugh out loud moments from time to time, the story is so drawn out it gets frustrating. added to that, no focus was given to the pregnancy that was the whole cause of the relationship. The writer then added POV of Cal's parents as if she was running out of scenes to write so she added another story line. Not really worth the credit.

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A beautiful story from start to finish!

When Jane Darlinton sends herself as Cal Bonner's birthday gift, posing as a hooker, then becomes skittish between when he gets her in his bed he should have been his first clue that something was off. Unfortunately, he wasn't exactly thinking straight and lust took away his reasoning skills.

When it happened again, after he was once again able to think straight, it rankles his mind until he starts asking questions.

The story flew from there. The book is filled with side-splitting laughter in scenes and others that crawl into your compassionate nature and will have you rooting for the couple to make it through the disaster we know is coming.

The two characters are stubborn, yet touching. Each of the pair have their own vulnerabilities that draw them to the readers hearts. The side characters are equally important for the story and have you caring more about how and why this situation began and how a family can make or break a relationship.

I loved this book and enjoyed every page, every twist and turn, every touching moment and I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend reading this tale because you won't want to put down this story and you'll find yourself burning through the pages just like I did! It was an eloquent story with a humorous perfection that earned the narration and writing a five star rating in my eyes.

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Best books ever

The Chicago Stars are without a doubt the best series. I have read them over the years so many times. You will laugh a lot and cry too. But you will be so entertained by these books you will not want to put any of them down.

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Always and. enjoyable read

If you have not read or listen to her books believe me you should. They always make your day. interesting fun and sexy. Not the same old story that so many books are.

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Great Entertainment!

Would you consider the audio edition of Nobody's Baby But Mine to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version, but I would thing the audio version would be better because of the inflections, etc.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cal Bonner - No one specific reason, just the overall character.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Jane first met him, and the IQ of the baby was plummeting.

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

Let yourself enjoy a delightful story.

Any additional comments?

This was my first Susan Elizabeth Phillips book, and I stumbled on it by accident. After I laughed and chuckled my way through it, I gave it to my 80+ year old mother, who is sight impaired, to listen. She loved it, also. It is such an uplifting book with romance, conflict and happy ending, I immediately started looking for other books by SEP for both of us.

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Took forever

I don't know if it was the repetition or the gravelly narration but this took book took forever to finish. New drinking game- take a shot every time the word "warrior" is used!

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Hilarious, poignant, heartwarming romance!

Where does Nobody's Baby But Mine rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Nobody's Baby But Mine?

The Lucky Charms incident was hilarious! No, I won't say another word.

What does Anna Fields bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Anna Fields is a masterful narrator that pulls you in with different voices for each character. She makes the book come alive.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I wanted to listen to it all the way through at once but I didn't. I wanted to savor it.

Any additional comments?

You will love this book. I promise!

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okay

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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Love!

This was so stinkin good!!! Soooo many laugh out loud moments! I absolutely adored it! I look forward to listening to more from this author.

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Laughter and Joy

Well written tale that made you laugh and smile. Replayed a number of parts because of the pure joy I felt listening to them. Extraordinary book