Book Review, Giveaway: THE BABY PROJECT by Miranda Liasson 10

 

THE BABY PROJECT

by Miranda Liasson

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When a workaholic OB doctor asks her commitmentphobic, globetrotting ex-fling to donate a sperm sample, a simple request turns into far more than either of them ever bargained for…Here comes THE BABY PROJECT by Miranda Liasson…

About THE BABY PROJECT

Liz Kingston spends her life delivering babies and longs for one of her own. All she needs is someone with fabulous genetic material. Who better to ask than her sexy ex-fling, who has no interest in ever settling down or being a father.

International correspondent Grant Wilbanks loves danger and traveling the world. But nothing in all this Brit’s experience could have prepared him for the way a torrid affair with Liz makes him feel. When she asks for his assistance, he figures he can help her out with a simple donation. No strings, no emotions, just…test-tube science.

But this simple favor gives them both more than they ever bargained for. Grant agrees to her terms, but stepping away gets harder and harder because the more time they spend together, the more he finds himself falling…and losing the battle to safeguard his heart.

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My Rating:

 

Favorite Quotes:

 

I’m thirty-two years old, divorced, and I have endometriosis. And I haven’t had a date since my grandmother tried to fix me up with that guy whose first name was the same as my mom’s maiden name. She kept trying to say we weren’t related, but I knew better.

 

… her husband, the man she’d dated since high school, cheated on her with Daphne Marie Henderson, who owned the pet grooming business in town. At the time, they hadn’t even been married a year. She thought Parker was dropping off his mother’s dog for a shampoo and cut, but he was clearly getting some other services performed as well.

 

He was as domesticated as a Bengali tiger.

 

“You know you’re always beautiful to me,” Nick said, rubbing Maddie’s belly and giving her a kiss. “I just never thought I’d see the day when my wife would eat more than a pro football player.” … “I love you,” Maddie said, “but when you talk like that you do know you’re asking for death, right?”

 

My Review:

 

The Baby Project was a quick, entertaining, and satisfying read. Grant was charming with a posh British accent, although he was also a daredevil, adrenaline junkie, and a front-line journalist who lived out of a suitcase and was driven with the goal of obtaining a Pulitzer. Liz was a prickly, workaholic OB in a small town practice, living in an empty house with an empty refrigerator and a one-eyed dog, yet yearning for a baby. Doesn’t sound like much of a match but they had shared volcanically hot chemistry with “Armageddon kisses,” when they had met a year prior and enjoyed a torrid affair that was hot enough to scare Grant stupid, and he had been, really, really stupid. I enjoyed the humor, banter, steam, and gradual peeling of the onion to see how the relationship softened and revitalized the characters. I could happily read engaging Miranda Liasson stories like this every single day.

 

On Sale in Digital: September 4, 2017

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Excerpt:

I have one question,” Grant said.

What is it?” Liz asked. Her body felt boneless, her throat suddenly dry, blood whooshing in her ears. Either she was having a heart attack or she was very, very turned on. Or both.

Why are you wearing my bathrobe?”

Oh, dammit. Busted. At least the embarrassment made her thoughts veer back into safer territory. “I—spilled vinegar on my shirt and it was hanging on your kitchen chair.” That was the truth. She omitted the fact that she’d inhaled it repeatedly and probably would have slept in it if he hadn’t shown up.

His full, beautiful lips curved up in a smile. “It looks better on you anyway.”

His hands stopped moving on her arms. He stood there looking at her, his grin slowly fading.

There went that whoosh-whooshing of her blood pounding through her temples, her pulse points, the heat from his gaze spreading through her, settling in her core.

It might look even better off,” she said, her voice barely a whisper. Oh God. Did she say that?

His brows shot up in surprise. The smile returned, this time predatory. A gleam flashed in his eyes. Then he bent his head and kissed her. Just a graze of her lips, soft and featherlight, but it made her lose her breath, her balance. Her sense.

He steadied her. Pulled back, holding her by the shoulders and tracing her cheek with his thumb. “I need you to tell me what you want. Perhaps this isn’t a good time.”

She couldn’t let him leave. She wanted him more than air, needed him too badly. But to say that?

His thumb slipped down and traced her lower lip. “Let me make you feel better. I know how.”

Of course he did, and every cell in her body knew it.

His other hand wrapped around her neck, tangled in her hair. Slowly, he drew her in to him. Tugged on her lower lip, tasted it. Teased it. She gasped. The surprising tenderness of his touch, the slow, careful moves, had her trembling beneath his touch.

Is this what you want?”

Oh, of course it was. Emotions collided inside her, some attached to warnings, but her absolute need for him pushed all her doubts away.

Say the word and I’ll leave. But say it now.”

His voice was soft, tender, yet demanding at the same time.

Yes.”

One word was all it took for him to seal her lips with his. He possessed her mouth with relentless kisses and thorough strokes of his clever tongue, making the slow steady simmer building within her go up in flames.

Suddenly their bodies were flush, and she could feel the raw, uncontrolled heat of him searing her through his thin robe. The hard thickness of his erection pressed against her belly, against the throbbing pulse between her legs. His mouth was on her, oh God, his wonderful, soft lips kissing her, possessing her mouth, his tongue tangling with hers.

She forgot everything—her sadness, her disappointment, her name. All were smoke and ashes scorched by the absolute hunger between them.

He slid his hand down her back and cupped her ass, positioning her over his raging erection. She ground her hips against him until he emitted a deep, low growl, which pleased her greatly. She felt his smile against her lips as he scooped her up and carried her into her bedroom.

Make love to me,” she whispered.

I will,” he said, tossing her lightly onto the bed and shrugging off his suit jacket. “But only if you give me back my robe. I’m quite possessive of my clothing.”

 

Author Bio:

Miranda Liasson loves to write stories about everyday people who find love despite themselves, because there’s nothing like a great love story. And if there are a few laughs along the way, even better! She’s a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart winner and an Amazon bestselling author whose heartwarming and humorous small–town romances have won accolades such as the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and have been Harlequin Junkie and Night Owl Reviews Top Picks.

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10 thoughts on “Book Review, Giveaway: THE BABY PROJECT by Miranda Liasson

  1. Reply mirandaliassonLiasson Sep 8,2017 2:23 am

    Thanks for sharing my book and for the kind review!

  2. Reply Tangled in Text (@TangledinText) Sep 8,2017 4:56 am

    I love couples that have fun banter back and forth that add a bit of comedy and not sexual tension the entire time. Great giveaway too!

  3. Reply Bewitched Reader Sep 8,2017 5:50 am

    That cover is perfect! Thanks for the review

  4. Reply emchuah Sep 8,2017 8:07 am

    this looks like such a fun read!

  5. Reply Gayathri Lakshminarayanan Sep 8,2017 8:26 am

    The banter looks super cute. I love that.

  6. Reply Katie @ Book Ink Reviews Sep 8,2017 8:38 am

    This looks like an adorable read. Thanks for the review!

  7. Reply Whispering Stories Sep 8,2017 9:02 am

    Great giveaway. Lovely review too

  8. Reply theabominablebookgirl Sep 8,2017 2:47 pm

    This looks like loads of fun! I love stories about second chances.

  9. Reply Alisha Webster Sep 8,2017 7:54 pm

    I LOVE THAT LAST QUOTE! I had to send it to my friend. haha great review 🙂

  10. Reply terriluvsbooks Sep 9,2017 2:09 am

    These fun mix-up light hearted books are great for a mental break. I’m reading a Russian book right now and I may just need to call a intermission and pick this one up.

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