ARC Review: Baby Maker by P. Dangelico

Title: Baby Maker
Author: P. Dangelico
Series: It takes Two #1
Publisher: P. Dangelico
Publication date: February 20, 2018
Pages: 299
Source: NetGalley
Summary (via Goodreads): Stella Donovan’s biological clock is a ticking time bomb.

 

The successful financial manager has spent her adult life building a career and neglecting her personal life. Problem is, she doesn’t believe in marriage. Not after watching her mother be treated like garbage by her father. Nope, marriage is not for her. All she wants is a baby. All she needs is a man to agree to her terms.

 

Dane Wylder, recently retired NFL tight end and future Hall of Famer, wants a baby.

 

Naturally, marriage is off the table. He’s not the marrying type. Women are great––as long as they’re trying to get into his bed and not his heart. But after years of living only for himself, he’s ready to be a father.

 

Sparks fly when a successful financial manager and a legendary football player enter into a legal agreement to have a kid together. They planned on everything––they just didn’t plan on each other.

 

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I liked this one a lot overall! Stella and Dane were great main characters. Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for providing me a copy in exchange for a honest review. I’m giving it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

 

The plot of this one was really interesting, especially since I haven’t read any stories like this before, I don’t think. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I wish I would have noticed this was a spin off of another series before reading, but thankfully there wasn’t that much spoilery stuff on the old couples. We only saw them a couple times.

 

I also liked a lot of the secondary characters: Dane’s dad Bill, Stella’s mom Mercedes, Delia, etc. The dialogue was pretty realistic, and I found myself laughing quite a bit while reading. This is an ARC, so hopefully a lot of the typos I saw are gone in the finished copy. That took me a little out of the happy place I was in while reading, because it trips my brain up, and I have to try not to focus on them.

 

This one is definitely a slower burn romance, so I think a lot of people will appreciate that. There’s a bigger focus on those two getting to know each other, and becoming friends. I can’t wait to read something else by this author!

 

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Stacking the Shelves

 

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking the Shelves is about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves. You can include books you buy in a physical store or online, books your borrow from the library or friends, review books, gifts and eBooks.

 

Here’s some more of the books I’ve bought over the past 9+ months, an eARC from Netgalley, and a book I borrowed from the library.

 

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