Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Review: Decidedly With Baby (By The Bay Book 2) by Stina Lindenblatt

One-Night Stand Rule #1: always check the condom’s expiry date.

Career-orientated Holly Whittaker has a plan, and being a mom is not part of it. Her not-quite-a-fairytale childhood involved being brought up by thirty nannies (yes, thirty!), so what the heck does she know about being a mom anyway?
Playboy Josh Hoffer has no room in his life for a family or steady girlfriend. His hockey career comes first. Life is tough when you’re on the road more times than you’re not. Besides, what does he know about diapers and baby yoga and fairytale princesses?
After Holly receives some unexpected bad news, she’s looking to blow off a little steam, and hot sex with Mr. No Commitment himself fits the bill just fine. But sex is never without consequences, and this time it’s more than her heart that is at stake. This time, Mr. No Commitment and Ms. Career need to figure out what’s really important to them and find room in their heart for another—plus one. 

 What I thought about Decidedly With Baby

Holly hasn't had much of a childhood, with thirty nannies over the course of her early years and a mother who wasn't really interested in being a mom.  When she gets bad news regarding the only mother figure she's had in her life, the drinks she has to forget have other unintended consequences. 

Josh has been friends with Holly for a few years while he's been playing hockey in San Francisco. He's happy to escort Holly on her alcohol fueled evening of forgetting, including staying overnight for some serious bedroom activities.  Neither Holly or Josh want a relationship since they are both tied to their careers, but their best laid plans get destroyed when Holly turns up preggers.

I really enjoyed this story. It was light and fun for the most part and I loved Josh and Holly's reaction to the changes in their lives.  There's plenty of conflict with Holly on a working visa and restricted to SF and Josh in danger of getting traded at any moment.  They'll have a few things to work out before all is good between them, mostly because neither of them had ever dreamed of having a child.  I liked how they worked through their issues.

Overall, a cute surprise pregnancy romance that had me smiling at the end.

An ARC was provided for review.

About the Author

 Stina Lindenblatt

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Stina Lindenblatt lives in Western Canada, where she loves to dream up New Adult and Young Adult stories, especially those with romance. She loves to travel, and has lived in England, the US, Canada, and Finland. She has a Master’s of Science degree in exercise physiology and has worked with elite athletes. In her free time, Stina enjoys photography, especially the close-up variety.

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