Thursday, January 20, 2011

Book Review: Nobody's Baby But Mine

Before I start this review I want to address a question you might be asking yourself You're probably thinking, "Wait, is she really going to review a "romance novel"? Well, the answer is yes. Reviews can be for all sorts of things. Because I don't just read really deep or smart or important books. I like all kinds, and I'm not only going to show certain sides of myself that are cool, or smart, or sophisticated. Because while I'm (of course) all of those things;) I am also...well... a lot of other things, too. So, if this appeals to you, READ it! If not, don't.

Genius physics professor Dr. Jane Darlington desperately wants a baby. but finding a father won't be easy. Jane's super-intelligence made her feel like a freak when she was growing up, and she's determined to spare her own child that suffering. Which means she must find someone very special to father her child. Someone very ... well ... *stupid*.

Cal Bonner, the Chicago Stars' legendary quarterback, seems like the perfect choice. But his champion good looks and down-home ways are deceiving. Dr. Jane learns too late that this good ol' boy is a lot smarter than he lets on---and he's not about to be used and abandoned by a brainy, baby-mad schemer.

My Thoughts:
Um...This was sooooo good! I'm not one who usually reads romance novels, however this was neither trashy or cheesy or distasteful. It was such a great story. I loved the characters, especially Cal (Hello!) It was great how at the beginning of the book Jane is described by her neighbor as boring, and had been dumped by her boyfriend because she didn't interest or excite him anymore. But you soon learn that Jane is none of those things. I loved how even at her "late" age in life she got a fresh start and was finally able to be her true self. Someone who was lively, spirited, witty, and sexy. I also loved the fact that she didn't have to work on becoming those things. It was her natural self and Cal just brought it out in her. I loved how they fought with each other. The fights didn't feel uncomfortable or sad and they weren't hurtful when they fought. It was just them being completely themselves and brought out the fierceness in them both. Jane does cross some SERIOUS ethical and moral lines by tricking Cal into getting her pregnant. I'm not condoning that action. However, I have known some women who get so baby hungry that they really get a little bit crazy. It really is something that happens, so I can forgive a normally sensible woman such as Jane convincing herself that tricking a stranger into getting her pregnant could be justifiable.
It was funny and surprising and just GOOOOD.