Jamie McCoy is the ultimate guy: 30 years old, carefree and professionally successful as the writer of a nationally syndicated humor column called "Guy Stuff". Nine and a half months ago, he spent a week basking on the beach in Eluthera and indulging in a fling with a woman at the resort. Never did he expect to find the unplanned result of that fling - a healthy, wailing baby named Samantha - strapped into a car seat on his back porch, along with a suitcase full of diapers and infant apparel and a note informing Jamie that he's her father.
Maybe he is and maybe he isn't. But first things first. He's never fed a baby or changed a diaper in his life. He doesn't own a crib or a stroller. In a panic, he phones the nearest hospital, where neonatal nurse Allison Winslow takes his call and tells him about a class she teaches called the Daddy School.
Classes on how to be a dad are exactly what Jamie needs. But when he attends his first class and sees the tall, earnest, amazingly beautiful and even more amazingly competent Allison, he realizes that he might just need more from her than her lectures on how to hold a baby.
Jamie's efforts to be a father to this precious baby touch Allison. His sense of humor amuses her. His striking good looks turn her on. But how can she trust the sort of guy who'd sleep with a stranger on vacation, without giving a thought to the consequences? How can she give her heart to such a reckless man?
Winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award! Book One of Judith Arnold's popular Daddy School series.
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Too conservative for me!
Sometimes I'm in the mood for some down and dirty erotica and sometimes I just want a happily ever Lisa Kleypas--you know the type, with a little raunchy sex, but mostly its about the story and the romance. That's what I thought I was getting--sweet with a little hot and heavy sex. But, this was just too far to the G-rated side for me. A man has a fling with a woman and even though he really wants to continue the relationship the woman gives him the wrong number. What's a guy to do? 9 months later she abandons a baby on his door step. When he seeks help from a nurse who runs a "daddy school" for expectant fathers all he gets is sanctimonious judgement. Seriously, the woman's a snobby anal-retent... who does nothing but pass judgement on the guy for doing nothing wrong. Sure he had sex before marriage (big deal, give me a break), BUT he used a condom, he tried to continue the relationship, and he's stepping up and taking responsibility for the result's. What more does she want? I don't know people who act like this so it's really hard not to roll my eyes. The books a few decades old, so maybe that explains it.....I don't know.
As for the narrator, he could be part of the reason it felt so silly at times. He sounds so much like Neil Patrick Harris and well...it's just not a good voice for a romance novel. Not "manly" enough I guess.
A cute little romance story.
This was a cute little romance with only a few steamy scenes. The characters were cute and there were very few misunderstandings between them. That can really ruin a romance for me. There were also only a few sappy scenes. The humor was great and reminded me of Christopher Moore's humor, which is a compliment from me.
I really enjoyed listening to Tom Dheere. He did a great job giving personality to the characters and he had pretty good comedic timing (at least it seemed that way at 3x speed).
A cute little romance story.
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**
- Delta Stet