Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan
Publication Date: February 27, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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We met in a trapped elevator.
Emmett was on his way to work, sophisticated and handsome in his tailored suit and tie.
I was on my way to the sperm bank. Awkward, right?
At thirty-five, my life hadn’t taken the path I thought it would and I was tired of waiting—I wanted a baby. And I was ready to take matters into my own hands to make it happen.
After our ill-fated elevator encounter, Emmett insisted on taking me to dinner—he also insisted on something else—that I ditch my plan involving a turkey baster and let him do the job. He would be my baby daddy. He was a wealthy and powerful CEO with little interest in diapers or playdates. And since he didn’t want kids, I’d be on my own once his bun was in my oven, free to go my own way.
But once his baby was inside me, it was like a switch had been flipped, and I got a whole lot more than I ever bargained for.
This full-length standalone contains a hot, swoonworthy hero, lots of playful banter and some hot baby-making s-e-x! Enjoy.
This is the first book that I’ve actually read by Kendall Ryan and I’m on the fence on if she’s for me or not. I mean, I didn’t end up hating this book but the more that I think about it, the lower my grade seems to go.
So the hero and the heroine of this book meet in an elevator and then get stuck. The hero was on his way to work and the heroine was on her way to the sperm bank (in the same building) to purchase some sperm so that she can have a baby on her own. They’re in the elevator all by themselves and get to talking and by the elevator is working again, the hero wants to the heroine to think about letting him be her baby daddy instead of going to the sperm bank.
Emmett is the CEO of a huge company who is actually trying to buy Jenna’s independent bookstore to add to his company’s collection of businesses. He also happens to work in the same building where Jenna’s sperm bank is. When their elevator goes down and they’re stuck in there, he takes notice of Jenna and he likes what he sees. When he suggests her nixing the sperm bank idea and letting him try to get her pregnant the old fashion way, she’s taken aback and then she’s interested. Why wouldn’t she be interested, Emmett is hot shit and if he wants to get her pregnant without sticking around then why not?
Now let’s talk about the good. The good thing is that the further I got into the book, the less I wanted to strangle both Emmett and Jenna. Emmett comes to genuinely care about Jenna and though he stumbles around, you can really tell he’s all in. He’s just having a hard time making Jenna understand that. I thought their story wrapped up pretty nicely and enjoyed the epilogue, seeing them in the future. Also? The sex is plentiful and extremely hot. That’s not too shabby.
The bad thing about this book was in the beginning, I wanted to strangle Jenna more times than I can count. I read this book for book club and I don’t know how long I spent putting the book down so that I can text vent to my bestie about how dumb everything is. The way Jenna acted the first time they hook up, didn’t make a lick of sense. She stiffens when he kisses her. She didn’t expect him to take off his clothes. He’s wanted to bang her since they were stuck in the elevator and she acts all surprised that he’s attracted to her? WTF? He wants to bang you, get you pregnant and then leave you to your baby. Use your head. Just the way that she seemed too naive to be real really annoyed me.
The further I read into the book, the more things started to get better but still, I’m on the fence on if I’d give another book by Kendall Ryan a go. This book was pretty much all sex in the beginning and not a lot of substance. The whole thing with Jenna finding out that Emmett is the CEO of the company that is trying to buy her business was rushed and didn’t really do much for me so while I can’t say that I absolutely hated this book, it’s not anything that I’d read again.
Grade: 2.75 out of 5