on February 2nd 2016
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Just in time for Valentine's Day, an exciting reissue of all three novellas in the beloved Life, Love, and Babies series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Samantha Chase
For anyone who's ever lost their heart to a man, or a baby...or both
The Baby ArrangementDerek Sloan is more than shocked when someone mysteriously delivers a baby to his office. Kayleigh Mitchell naturally steps up to help her boss, and soon hopes he'll see her as more than just a temporary solution.
Baby, I'm Yours When Nicole Taylor rediscovers the father of her child three years after their one wild night of passion, Josh Masterson is determined to prove there's still a chance for their own happily-ever-after.
Baby, Be MineJake Knight came home one night to find trouble on his doorstep-times two. With infant twins to care for, Jake desperately calls on a heartbroken ex for help...and the more time he spends with Olivia, the more he wants this makeshift family to be permanent.
~~Reviewed by Evelyn~~
THE BABY ARRANGEMENT/BABY, I’M YOURS/ BABY, BE MINE is a collection of three novellas by bestselling author Samantha Chase. Unlike the usual romance novels, there are babies involved in every story, and like a lot of romance novels, the stories are enjoyable but predictable.
In the first of the novellas, THE BABY ARRANGEMENT, Kaleigh Mitchell works in the customer service department of a design company owned by the Sloan Brothers, Derek and Brian. When a crying baby is dropped off at the office for the Sloan brothers, Kaleigh uses her babysitting experience to calm the infant. This leads to an arrangement between Derek and Kaleigh that has her helping with the baby until it is determined who the father is and appropriate accommodations can be made. Of course, Derek and Kaleigh are immediately attracted to each other which further complicates the situation.
In the second novella, BABY, I’M YOURS, Nicole Taylor is raising her two year old daughter alone when she lacks any information that would allow her to locate the father of her child after an intense one night stand. Her best friends are getting married, however, and she is shocked to find out that her mystery man is the Best Man. She wants her daughter to grow up knowing her father, but how can she reconcile the fact that he lied to her on that fateful night and, even worse, that she was still attracted to him with the same intensity that got her into this situation in the first place?
The last novella of the trilogy, BABY, BE MINE, again deals with a bachelor suddenly being given a surprise gift from a former flame, but in this case, it is infant twins! Jake Knight’s best friend Mike calls his sister to help care for the twins, not knowing that his sister has always had a crush on Jake. She agrees to help, but only for a short time because she has her own thriving photography business. She didn’t realize, however, that Jake has also had a crush on her. Bring on the complications!
All three stories in this trilogy are delightful, especially if you love babies. While they occasionally get a bit bogged down with the everyday care of the infants, the characters are likeable and the situations plausible. If I had a complaint, it would be with the novella format and not with the author or the stories. The format is just too short to allow for in-depth character and plot development. As it is, each of these stories will make a quick, endearing read in one-sitting for lovers of sweet romances. Enjoy!
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.