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May 18

One Baby Daddy by Meghan Quinn Review

4.5 SMOOCHES!

SYNOPSIS:

“What are you doing now that your team is out of the running for the Stanley Cup?”

Forget.

I need to forget. I need an escape.

Only one person isn’t falling for my reputation as the NHL’s Golden Boy; she captured my attention the minute she called me out for snooping through my best friend’s house. She didn’t want to hear my reason–she only wanted to playfully give me a hard time.

Adalyn is bold, sassy–and the perfect escape.

She’s everywhere. In town and in my dreams, and suddenly I need to spend every waking moment with her.

And I do, making this summer the best off-season I’ve ever had.

But in the midst of getting lost in Adalyn, what I don’t expect is to get her pregnant.

And what I definitely don’t expect is having to fight for her affection.

 

REVIEW:

Meghan Quinn has done it again! She is a go-to for me when I need a romantic comedy with her signature one-two punch of humor and emotion. I’ve love this whole series, and I’m sorry to see it come to an end. I have enjoyed these characters so much, and the entire premise of the series was fresh, fun, sexy and thoroughly entertaining.

One Baby Daddy, while technically a standalone, is the third book in the Dating by Numbers series, and follows the story of the third bachelor, Hayden Holmes or #TeamJock, from the first book in the series, Three Blind Dates. I loved Hayden so much. It goes without saying that he was totally hot, but he was also a really great guy.  A total sweetheart, Hayden was gentlemanly, romantic, kind and thoughtful. An NHL rookie, he’s in Binghamton, NY, his childhood hometown, to decompress after a difficult season-ending loss. It’s there that he meets Adalyn, a nurse and friend of his childhood best friend, Racer.

Adalyn is a new nurse, having just graduated from college, and she’s working at her first nursing job, grueling schedule and all, in the local hospital. The youngest of 8, Adalyn’s older siblings, including a sister and six brothers, did more than just prevent her from dating, they effectively sheltered her. She has no experience with romantic relationships—she’s never had one.  She is totally unprepared for the instant spark she feels when she meets Hayden, and more than that, she’s a little leery of it. Their chemistry was off the charts, and while this was definitely a slow burning romance, their attraction smoldered and simmered and built the entire time. An eruption of passion ends in an unplanned pregnancy, and before they can even deal with that, some surprising news upends their entire relationship.

Quinn really outdid herself creating this hero—I think he may be my favorite one of hers. One Baby Daddy was a page turner filled with Quinn’s quirky sense of humor and her uncanny ability to build deep emotion where the reader least expects it. I devoured this story, and I’ll be honest—there’s a part of me hoping and praying that she’ll eventually revisit these hockey players in their own series. One Baby Daddy by Meghan Quinn gets 4.5 smooches from me!

~ Danielle Palumbo

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