Friday, August 2, 2013

Review: A Baby of Her Own by Brenda Novak

Title: A Baby of Her Own
Author: Brenda Novak
Source: Kindle Freebie
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel
Release Date: September 1, 2002
Reviewer: Jasmyn

What Delaney wants... a baby.

A baby of her own.  At thirty, she longs to break away from the contraints of her life.  Longs to reach out for her heart's desire.  She'd prefer marriage as well, but there's no man in Dundee, Idaho, she's interested in marrying.

Then one winter night she and her best friend, Rebecca, go to Boise with the intent of finding a man for Delaney.  She meets a handsome stranger named Conner, a man who might be able to provide her with the solution she needs...and the baby she wants!

Afterward she thinks she must have been out of her mind.  But it's too late.  Because she's pregnant.  And because the stranger isn't a stranger anymore.  Conner Armstrong is now living on a ranch just outside Dundee.

Harlequin SuperRomance is known for they sweet romances that always end in the best possible ways.  This one is no exception, and sometimes that's just what you need.  While not my favorite it was still a quick read that was nice on a rainy afternoon.  Delaney is a little too perfect - she seems to have never done anything wrong.  She's the apple of her small town's eye and when she shows up pregnant and unmarried - the gossips go wild.

On the other hand, Conner is a bit of a wild one that has been told to finally take responsibility or else.  So he is shipped off the family's ranch to try and make it turn a profit.  But (there has to be one) his uncle's don't think he can hack it, and don't think he belongs in the family at all.  He has quite a lot on his plate when he finds out that Delaney is pregnant with his child.

Neither of them handle the situation very well, but if they had there wouldn't have been much of a story.  There are numerous ups and downs as the two try and find their way and figure out where each will fit in the other's lives.  While it was a bit predictable, it was still a fun read.

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