Monday, July 1, 2013

Guest Book Review & Giveaway: Baby & Bump

By Sara Steven

**Giveaway is now closed**

Lexie Baump has no time for romance. She’s devoted to her catering business, and it appears that life is on track. Then a single night of indiscretion throws her world into utter chaos.

She’s pregnant.

Baby & Bump by Brooke Moss is a modern day Rom-Com, with twists and turns and all the drama needed to make this book a classic page turner. We follow Lexie on her journey through pregnancy, and watch as she falls hopelessly in love with her own OB/GYN doc, Fletcher- a gorgeous man who ends up dating Lexie’s best friend Marisol (who is incredibly sexy and oozes sensuality). How can Lexie ever compete with that?

Yet, when Fletcher expresses his own feelings for Lexie, what will she do? Will she follow her heart, or will she do what she thinks is right?

And, what will her friends and family say when they find out who the father of her child is?

Here’s what I really liked most about this book: the realism behind it. I can’t say for sure that doctors fall in love with their patients every day, but we’ve all experienced (or heard of) a situation that seems less than ideal when it comes to matters of the heart. It’s not always cookie-cutter and perfection. Sometimes, love can grow from the most unexpected of places. Not to mention the family dynamic Lexie has! When I was reading the parts of the book where Lexie was at her mother’s for dinner with her siblings, I was laughing! We can all identify with having some kooky relatives, and this book offers that up on a silver platter!

I also appreciated the friendship dynamic. A woman can never be without her closest girlfriends, and Lexie finds strength (and at times friction) with Marisol, as well as her own cousin, Candace. Candace is one of those types who has it together, and looks fabulous while doing it! As Lexie puts it: “Candace was the only woman in the world who made being a housewife with three children under the age of five look hot. Seriously, it was a wonder we were from the same gene pool.”

Baby & Bump is part one of the "This and That" series, and at the end of the book we are given an excerpt from the next novel, which will focus on Marisol’s perspective. Let me tell you: she’s a handful, and this is a book I’ll be reading as soon as it’s available, as well as the others that will be part of the series!

Thanks to Brooke Moss for the book in exchange for an honest review. She has one e-book of Baby & Bump for a lucky reader anywhere in the world!

How to win:
Tell us about an unexpected relationship that happened for you or someone you know (love, friendship, business partnership, etc.)

One entry per person.

Please include your e-mail address or another way to reach you if you win. Entries without contact information will NOT be counted.

Worldwide. Giveaway ends July 7th at  midnight EST.

Sara Steven is a wife and stay-at-home mother of two rambunctious boys in Bellevue, NE. When she’s not running marathons, group fitness instructing part time, or working on her novel, she takes a break and opens up a good book (or turns on her Nook). Find her at her blog.

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Anonymous said...

An unexpexcted relationship I have is that with an older lady in my cycling class. She is super sweet and as nice as can be. Plus, she rocks the bike.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great read! :)

One of my friends started talking to her ex-boyfriend's new wife on Facebook and now they are making plans to meet up! Definitely unexpected!

Anonymous said...

My neighbor's parents moved in with them for a while and rather than strike up a friendship with the daughter, who is closer to my age, I struck up a great relationship with the mom. Sadly, she moved out of state, but not a day goes by that we don't talk or FB each other!

Thanks for the giveaway!

booksintheburbs at gmail dot com

Mary Jo Burke said...

I went to a very small local college. We got new neighbors. Sure enough, both of them went to my school. Plus he knows my nephew and his wife, who also went to my school. My daughter babysits both couples' kids.

Unknown said...

My unexpected relationship was my OB/GYN was married to my boss who was my girls guidance councilor at school!!

Hope to get a chance to read this give away.

Connie said...

When my husband and I retired and moved to Florida in 1998, we met a young woman who had moved there on her own and was a kindergarten teacher. She had lost her mother when we was a teenager. We had two sons and she quickly became the daughter we never had. As she had no family in the area, we “adopted” her and she came to dinner every Friday night. We have never laughed so hard as we did on those treasured nights. Over the years, we have watched as she fell in love with and married a fabulous man who is a police captain. Today, they have two beautiful little girls and they know us as Grandma and Grandpa. We are so very close and are so very, very blessed.

Jennifer L. said...

My son and my step-dad are the absolute best of friends. I never would have thought this would happen.
jentam777 at gmail dot com

Kimberlyindy said...

One of my best friends and I became friends after she took over as manager at the Hallmark store I frequented way too much. When the out going manager introduced me to her, I said jokingly don't worry, you will become one of my best friends and sure enough we really are even though she no longer works for Hallmark and now lives in another state.

Kimberlyindy (at) hotmail (dot)com

Anonymous said...

My unexpected relationship...I was called for jury duty and it happened to be a very lengthy case (4 week medical malpractice) and I fell in love with and eventually married Juror #12. Crazy stuff! Thanks for the giveaway


bn100 said...

Unexpected relationship with the nice bus driver

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

karenk said...

unexpected friendship w/ a classmate of mine ... a reconnection from a class reunion

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

DD said...

The most unexpected relationship I've ever had stemmed from the email I sent to the wrong person. Same name, different person. This was way back when you could look up someone's email very easily. For whatever reason, the emails of the person I was trying to contact and another man by the same name were switched and I sent it to the wrong guy. We emailed each other for months and finally decided to meet. Crazy story that I to this day can't believe actually happened!

dawndennis66611 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

I have had an unexpected friendship from an old class mate. We started chatting at the gym and we have became great friends.

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Nova said...

My unexpected relationship is with my boyfriend i have now. we met years ago when a friend of his was dating my daughter. never thought i would end up dating him when i first met him; but it has been a blessing.

Unknown said...

My mom ended up marrying my stepdad, whose kids I used to babysit (before they were married), and whose son was in school with my sister from kindergarten through high school!

Mary Preston said...

I have an elderly neighbor two doors over. He's just such a sweetheart. Perhaps not too unexpectedly, but he's great company.


Preet said...

I knew this one girl who broke up with her boyfriend of two years to go out with one of his close friends (or so he thought). I was totally surprised and the poor guy was gutted.


Linda Kish said...

My dad passed away 15 years ago and his girlfriend at the time is still like a mom to me. We talk a lot even though she lives 1000+ miles away.

I am a GFC follower

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Lauren McCormick said...

My most unexpected relationship was when as a Jewish young girl, who always attended every Jewish function and hung out with all my Jewish friends, fell in love with a man who loves his Christian upbringing and faith just as much. There were many bumps in the road but love won and I'm so grateful it did, and that I'm living the most unexpected relationship!!

Lauren McCormick said...

Sorry I forgot this:
itzhunic At hotmail Dot Com

I'm a Proud CLC follower

Melissa said...

Thanks for participating and telling us about your unexpected relationships!

Thanks to Brooke for sharing her book with our winner. chose one winner from all entries with contact info (one entry per person).

Congrats to Mary Jo Burke!