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.
Fun, Endearing Sweet, Hilarious and Wonderful Book
Fun, endearing sweet, hilarious and wonderful book! This book is not hard to review at all. A free feeling bachelor is going through life having fun, occasional hookups and all of that.
That all changes one day when he goes out on his back porch and finds a baby in her car seat with a note attached saying the child's name is so Samantha. What's a guy to do?
In an absolute panic, he makes a frantic call to the hospital is and is put in contact with the nurse named Allison.
Allison is gorgeous, kind and caring, but she doesn't realize it. After hours, she is teaching a daddy class for young, expectant men to help them to adjust to the time with the upcoming birth of their children. However Jamie shows up with baby in hand!
First impressions and miscommunication follow and things turn hot and then cold with all the twists and turns that make a good book.
I recommend, recommend, recommend! Very Chic Lit!
The narrator Tom Dheere is fantastic. He is in his element as Jamie McCoy, the 30-year-old man, however he is a storyteller! He speaks in a confident manner, a vulnerable manner in a way that makes you feel that you are right there. His flawless execution of each of the characters from children to grandparent age is flawless,
Note: mature themes
Credit worthy/$: Yes, buy or redeem-you will not be disappointed.
*I was given given a copy of this book in exchange for my thoughts and opinions.* HOWEVER, I have added the entire series to my Wish List!
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