Monday, February 5, 2018

Review & Tour: The Baby Maker by Lili Valente


Title: The Baby Maker
Author: Lili Valente
Genre/Age: Contemporary Romance/Adult
Series: None
Publisher: Self-published
Format: ebook via Give Me Books Promotions
Rating: ✺✺✺✺.5
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SynopsisSome men are troublemakers or dealmakers. The men in my family? We're baby makers. 

For six generations, the women of wine country have had a saying: don’t bang a Hunter man unless you want a bun in your oven.

Yeah, well. I’ve got a saying too: no thanks. The last thing I need is baby makes three. My business is expanding and the only thing I’m interested in getting knocked up is my bottom line.

But then one night Emma Haverford makes me an offer I can’t refuse—she backs away from the land I have my eye on in exchange for a favor…

A big, fat, baby making favor…

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When I hear women have gotten pregnant shaking hands with Hunter men, I know I need Dylan Hunter’s…ahem, special skills…way more than I need to expand my vineyard. 

I’m ready to give my heart to a child and I’m tired of waiting for my late-to-the-party Prince Charming to make my dreams come true. So I promise Dylan—three months of hot, heavy, baby-making s-e-x and then I’m out of his hair forever.

But what if when it comes time to say good-bye, all I want to do is keep bottling up more memories with this big-hearted man?



PURCHASE LINKS

Google Play: http://bit.ly/2gLnKu5

Also available on Audible, narrated by Andi Arndt and Sebastian York: http://adbl.co/2rVOkWv


Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale. 

These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts. 

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**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book.**

Three months to make a baby?

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Emma wants a baby. After her ex dumped her and knocked up the woman he'd been having an affair with, she packed up and moved. She loves her new life, but something is still missing and she knows it's time to make her dream of being a mother come true. She could use a sperm bank, but when she overhears a juicy conversation, she realizes she might not have to. Her ideal donor is right next door.

Dylan knows the rumors and that there is some truth to them. His father spread his seed around so much that there might be siblings around they don't even know about. But Dylan doesn't want the same for his own future children. When Emma drops her plan into his lap, he knows he should refuse. Turning down a chance to live out his fantasies featuring Emma is just too hard to pass up, though. He just doesn't expect to fall for the woman who temporarily warms his bed and plans to leave...

There isn't much I disliked about the book. It was an easy read, that I finished in one sitting without putting down. I liked both of the main characters and thought they had great chemistry together. Their relationship flowed and developed nicely and left me with a warm feeling. The pair became friends and lovers before they entertained the idea of making it permanent. I thought the pacing was great.

Even the conflict was on the gentler side, which I appreciated. I hate when stories exaggerate conflict for no good reason and this one didn't. It was realistic and easily relatable. Dylan and Emma were good characters, each with dreams and fears. I enjoyed seeing Dylan's family dynamic. There sure was a lot testosterone in the Hunter house. They also added some humor to the mix.

My reason for deducting a half-star is due to the way Emma toed the moral line when it came to convincing Dylan to get on board with the baby making agenda. She didn't force him to do anything he didn't want to do. But she definitely used his attraction to her body to her advantage. I would rather have seen him agree because he wanted to help or really wanted the land and not because he couldn't control his desire for her. That's just my preference, though.

In closing... 
It sounds like Dylan's brother is the next to fall. Poor guy. 4.5 suns!