Thursday, January 22, 2015

Baby For Keeps by Janice Maynard

A woman and baby walk into a bar…
It might sound like a joke, but saloon owner Dylan Kavanagh knows it's all too serious. Struggling single mom Mia Larin needs him. She helped him when they were young, and the bachelor means to do everything in his power to protect Mia and her child. Giving her a job, a room under his own roof, is easy. Keeping it all about business isn't….
Dylan is a successful, eligible catch, but are Mia's feelings just a case of hero worship? Or will she still need him, still want him, once her circumstances change?

While this was a super-fast read, it wasn’t was of my favorites. It’s wasn’t one of the worst romances I’ve read. It just didn’t gel with me.
Mia is this super-smart woman who’s returned to her hometown with her infant daughter. Although for someone having an IQ near 170, Mia made some pretty stupid decisions that just sort of grated on my nerves.
Dylan has always felt like an outcast because of his dyslexia and he always felt a bit unworthy of Mia. That was another thing that drove me up the wall. Yes, he has a learning disability and yes, Mia is super-smart, but it wasn’t enough to be the catalyst for the conflict.
The chemistry between them was amazing and lifelike, but the conflict made the book feel a little flat. Also, I would have like it if the plot would have been checked for consistency. While it was little details like one person holding the baby then mysteriously another person had the baby, it still drove me mad.  
Overall, it was a cute little read with flaws that drove me up the wall. I liked the premise of a smart heroine and I wish the author would have stuck with that instead of having her to make stupid decisions throughout the book


Book Details
Title: Baby For Keeps
Billionaires and Babies
Author: Janice Maynard
Publisher: Harlequin Desire
Category: Passion
ISBN: 978-0-373-73320-0
Format I read: Mass-Market Paperback $5.25
Source: Purchased
Rating: 3.5 Cups


Trish Hannon said...

A smart heroine and constant stupid mistakes just don't tally! Glad you still enjoyed it despite that.

Quinn's Book Nook said...

The summary had me intrigued, but I think that conflict would drive me batty. Thanks for the honest review!

Angela @ Simply Angela said...

I think this was one of the worst conflicts that I've seen in a romance novel.

Angela @ Simply Angela said...

I wish the author would have had her to make smarter choices.