When a workaholic OB doctor asks her commitment phobic, 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…
The Baby Project
Kingston Family #3
By Miranda Liasson
Releasing September 4th, 2017
In The Baby Project (Kingston Family #3) by Miranda Liasson, learning she may not be able to get pregnant is a huge blow for Liz Kingston, especially when there's nothing more she wants in the world than to have a baby. Choosing the right man to give her a simple donation should be easy enough since she has her heart set on Grant Wilbanks; the man that broke her heart a year ago and the man that has come back into her life. Asking Grant is simple, but when Liz begins to fall for the gorgeous man all over again, will she win his heart this time around or will he destroy any chance they have at happy ever after?
If you've never read a book by Ms. Liasson before, then you're definitely missing out on some superb reading, as her books have captivating characters that hook this reader right from the beginning; storylines that are fast-paced and keep me entertained from start to finish; and compelling dialogue that brings an array of emotions that without a doubt leave me smiling by the end due to the main characters getting their happy ever after. The way this story started had me liking the heroine immediately, as she's desperate for a baby and isn't afraid to ask for what she wants, even if it is to the wrong person at first. Will Liz get what she wants? However, it was the moment that the hero and heroine came face-to-face for the first time since the hero broke Liz's heart that I absolutely loved, as Grant is determined to do whatever it takes to get Liz to listen to him. Will he get through to her? Will Liz give him a chance?
As for the dialogue, it was spellbinding and I was charmed by the hero and heroine's banter, not only because they have incredible chemistry that had me determined to discover what obstacles this couple would face on their journey to happy ever after, but because their back stories and their past history had me wanting to know how long it would take for the heroine to be able to forgive the hero due to what he did a year ago that left her heartbroken. Moreover, the heroine is hard-working, courageous and I could sympathize with her when it came to her not wanting to give happy ever after another chance after what her ex-husband did to her that's made her the resilient and independent woman she is. I also liked the close bond she has with her family, even though it wasn't easy for her to let them into her life with everything she's going through. Yet, what I liked most of all about the heroine was her determination to be a mother and that she wasn't afraid to go after what she wanted. Will she fall pregnant considering the medical condition she has?
While the hero, he's had it tough in life with his parents being more interested in their careers than their son. Yet, I could understand why he took the path in life that he did. Being a reporter was important to him and I liked how driven he was to succeed, which is proven by how much he's accomplished. I also liked how determined he was to win Liz over, as he knows he did wrong by her in the past. Yet, what I liked most of all about the hero is that he didn't allow his past to continue to hold him back from finding happiness with the heroine.
Overall, Ms. Liasson has delivered an incredible read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was intense; the romance wonderful and shows how right these two are for each other; and the ending had me cheering for this couple's happy ever after, as Grant is determined to do whatever it takes to win Liz back, even if it means facing off against all of her family to get to her in hopes that she'll listen and give him another chance. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up nicely, as we discover how far Grant and Liz have come in their relationship and how well everything is going when it comes to their wonderful surprise. I would recommend The Baby Project by Miranda Liasson, if you enjoy the surprise pregnancy trope; second chance romances; or books by authors Marina Adair, Catherine Bybee, Regina Kyle and Jenna Bayley-Burke.
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 travelling 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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“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.
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.”
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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