The Baby Bargain by Jennifer Apodaca

Posted on 04/24/2013 in Book Review / 0 Comments

The Baby Bargain by Jennifer ApodacaThe Baby Bargain by Jennifer Apodaca
Published by Indulgence on 3/11/2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Fiction, Romance
Pages: 184
Format: eBook
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Seeing Adam Waters is the last thing veterinarian Megan Young expects. Ex-Marine. Ex-boyfriend. And still extremely dangerous territory. But Adam doesn’t know the secret Megan has been keeping from him. The secret that was created three years ago, after their last night together...


Adam returns to Raven’s Cove to sell his home in a final break with the town and memories that haunt him. The problem is that his attraction to Megan is as blazing hot as it ever was. But when a vicious smear campaign against Megan turns ugly, Adam learns the truth he never knew—he has a son.


Now the only way Megan can protect her child is to strike a bargain with Adam. And it’s a bargain that looks a lot like blackmail...


The Baby Bargain is a cute story, it just tugs at the heart strings. It’s a good book for a feel-good pick-me-up.

Meg is working hard to forget Adam and build her vet practice when he walks in with an injured dog he comes across while he’s in town. The tension is immediate and palpable, since they’ve always lusted after each other but he is afraid of a future with her and she is afraid he will break her heart again, not to mention, he has a son he doesn’t know about. The intensity between them is delicious and wildly exciting, because they obviously can’t keep their minds – and hands hehe – off one another.

There were a couple of niggly bits that did bother me, however. Adam is very vulnerable, but he’s also a total dog. For example, he is constantly looking to get into Meg’s panties. It was entertaining for sure, but at the same time, I wanted to say, “relax man, ease your boner.” I’m probably going to have to edit that part out for my Amazon review…   He also said some cheesy things like “That is the sweetest sight. Your panties are damp, clinging to you.” Well first off, thanks for pointing out the obv there, bud, and secondly, what is sweet about wet panties?  Did you mean sexy and screw-me-hot? And C) did Meg spooge all over herself to get them completely wet enough to cling, or maybe perhaps pee her pants? I had questions.

This line threw me for a loop:

"Notes from The Baby Bargain"

Likewise, Meg frustrated me sometimes, because she played that damn hard-to-get card and then ran into his arms (and boxers) every chance she could get. Let’s be honest, honey, that’s how you got pregnant to begin with.

But they both had great chemistry together and you want them to be together. The plot is interesting; Meg is being framed for a crime she says she didn’t commit, and Adam, being an ex-Marine and spec ops, now owns a security company and has the resources to help her. Between the plot tension and bedroom tension, the pair just explode. I enjoyed the story from end to end!

Overall, the general message of the story is that the things you are looking for are sometimes exactly where you last left them. Maybe the paths we choose to reach our destinations aren’t always direct, but we get there eventually.

Pick this up if you like cute romances, especially with a little added mystery. You’ll enjoy yourself. This is especially for readers who enjoy Nora Roberts.

Disclaimers: This book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange of an honest review. Blurb and photo source courtesy of Goodreads. *If you decide to purchase this book through any of these links, we do receive a small monetary kick-back that helps fund this blog.
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Jennifer is both a book nerd and professional photographer. That means she lives in the fantasy world all the time, whether of her making, or someone else's. She collects books like the Duggar family collects kids, and began waiting for her Hogwarts letter at the tender age of 33.

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