The Baby Arrangement / Baby, I'm Yours / Baby, Be Mine
Life, Love and Babies Series
Genre: Contemporary Romance Novellas
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Date of Publication: February 2, 2016
Number of pages: 450
Cover Artist: Dawn Adams
Just in time for Valentine's Day, an exciting reissue of all three novellas in the beloved Life, Love, and Babies series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Samantha Chase
For anyone who's ever lost their heart to a man, or a baby... or both
The Baby Arrangement
Derek Sloan is more than shocked when someone mysteriously delivers a baby to his office. Kayleigh Mitchell naturally steps up to help her boss, and soon hopes he'll see her as more than just a temporary solution.
Baby, I'm Yours
When Nicole Taylor rediscovers the father of her child three years after their one wild night of passion, Josh Masterson is determined to prove there's still a chance for their own happily-ever-after.
Baby, Be Mine
Jake Knight came home one night to find trouble on his doorstep-times two. With infant twins to care for, Jake desperately calls on a heartbroken ex for help... and the more time he spends with Olivia, the more he wants this makeshift family to be permanent.
I first discovered Samantha Chase with her recent series, The Shaughnessy Brothers. I enjoyed the book, and when I saw this reissue of some older works, I took second look. Ya'll know I love me some novellas, so I had to give this one a try.
The Baby Arrangement - When a baby is dropped off at the office where she works, Kayleigh can't stand to listen to it cry and goes to comfort the baby. Derek doesn't know if the child is his or his brother's, but he steps up to take responsibility. Derek, Kayleigh's boss whom she has had a serious crush on for years, hires her as a nanny while he searches for his brother. The enforced proximity not only deepens Kayleigh's crush into love, but opens Derek's eyes to what's been in front of him all along.
Baby, I'm Yours - Josh and Nicole had one amazing night of connection and passion. Except Josh gave a false name and Nicole skipped out early the next morning, leaving each of them in the dark of how to track down and contact the other. Three years later, they once again meet when her best friend marries his brother. And the truth of the consequences of that night are revealed in one very precocious 2 year old. They are both going to have to work on their trust issues, if they are going to have their Happily Ever After.
Baby, Be Mine - Olivia had a thing for her older brother's best friend Jake, and puts a move on him on her 18th birthday. When he rejects her, Olivia spends the next 8 years doing her absolute best to avoid him at all costs. Right up until, on one of her rare trips home, her mom and brother guilt trip her into helping Jake with the newborn twins his ex-fiance dropped on his doorstep. Living with and showing Jake how to take care of the twins, rekindles their former friendship; except now they are both adults and on more even footing. What started out as temporary assistance, turns into something much more. The only problem? Olivia is only there for a few weeks, and then she has to go back to work hundreds of miles away.
These stories aren't connected by anything other than the author and the topic of babies. Each one takes a different formula and really shows us what the author has to offer. All three of the stories in this series were nicely done, though I think that Baby, Be Mine was my favorite. I gave this book 3 stars.
Thank you to Netgalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for the opportunity to read and review the book.