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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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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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  • Jane
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • 06-26-17

Witty and wonderful romantic story.

I read the paperback twice and recently listened to the audiobook. The first time I read it I laughed out loud a lot. I didn’t laugh as much in subsequent reads because I knew what to expect and wasn’t surprised as much. But it was still great.

I loved the verbal sparring between the genius woman physicist and the smart as a whip quarterback. Creative, delightful, surprising and fun. I can't say enough good about it.

AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR:
Anna Fields is excellent.

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Narrative mode: 3rd person. Story length: 374 pages. Swearing language: strong including religious swear words but rarely used. Sexual language: mild. Number of sex scenes: 6. Setting: current day mostly Chicago area, Illinois and Salvation, North Carolina. Copyright: 1997. Genre: humorous contemporary romance.

OTHER BOOKS:
For a list of my reviews of other Susan Elizabeth Phillips books, see my 5 star review of “It Had To Be You.”

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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

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  • Sara
  • Hartwell, Gabon
  • 04-26-16

An early SEP book

This one was pretty funny and the story was a bit different then the usual predictable story lines.

Cute! Worth a listen if you like other SEP books!

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favorite so far!

Ms Phillips has my special thanks for writing this book. It is funny beyond words, romantic and some of her best character s yet. You won't be disappointed.