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Review: The Baby Maker by P. Dangelico

baby maker pdangelicoTitle: Baby Maker
AuthorP. Dangelico
Series: It takes Two #1 (can be read as a standalone)
Publish date: February 20th 2018
Genre: Contemporary, Comedy
Tropes: pregnancy, fake-relationship, opposites attract
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Publisher Blurb:

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.


Not that Time is a Man. And not just a man, he’s a Father. Coincidence? I think not. 

The Baby Maker is a fun, slow burn romance about two people who want a child but not marriage. There were a lot of this type of romances this month, and by far The Baby Maker is my favorite. It went a different route than others I’ve read as the main protagonist didn’t really start a romantic relationship until after the heroine got pregnant.

Dan and Stella were wonderful protagonists both with a similar negative mind-set concerning marriage as each had a parent abandon them. Both were entertaining–Dan with his sly teasing that acts like a barrier to his real self and Stella with her spreadsheets. This is a true slow burn romance, so be prepared! You won’t be disappointed.

“I can carry the load, Dane. I can do it all myself–“

“I know you can, baby,” he murmurs close to my lips. Dan’s thumb gently runs across my cheek, wiping away the last of my tears. “You’re my Wonder Woman.”

“But I don’t want to,” I’m quick to add. “I really don’t want to.”

“And you don’t have to to. Let me carry your load.” 

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