Kindle Nobody's Baby But Mine
Nobody's Baby But Mine Book È 374 pages Download À Susan elizabeth phillips ☆ ❮Epub❯ ➥ Nobody's Baby But Mine ➤ Author Susan Elizabeth Phillips – Dcmdirect.co.uk Librarian Note There is an Alternate Cover Edition for this edition of this book hereGenius physLibrarian Note There is an Alternate Cover Edition for this edition of this book hereGenius physics professor Dr Jane Darlington desperately wants a baby But finding a father won’t be easy Jane’s super intelligence made her feel like a freak when she was growin 1 star WarningRANTING AHEAD Spoilers too First apologies to all SEP fans and people who liked this book Usually I don't do reviews of books I don't like but this one annoyed me so much I had to say SOMETHING And that something probably won't be that coherent but oh wellI read some other books by her and liked them although I noticed a slightly disturbing pattern Hero's emotionally immature heroine falls in love with a hero hero can't admit he loves her heroine runs off hero has an epiphany hero grovels heroine takes him back But I can deal with it because she can in fact make it workOK back to this book It starts when the heroinewho has an I of 180despairs how she's alone and wants a baby but she doesn't want the baby's father to be smart because then the baby will be cursed by being actually you know smart Then a solution appears she sees a football player on TV and because he's a professional athlete and speaks with an accent he must be REALLY stupid right? So she manages to trick him into getting her pregnant and fully plans not even to tell himcause he's stupid and a jock why on Earth should she tell him He finds out and marries her for the child She's condescending insulting him and assuming he doesn't understand any word longer than 2 syllables Than she finds out he has a degree and feels betrayed because he's not stupid but they still fall in love and in the end she ends up being the victim and his own family ends up protecting her from him and ARGH To be fair he had his problems too always going out with 21 year olds and there were some good dialogues and funny scenes but I just couldn't bring myself to enjoy the bookThe only reason I kept reading the book was because someone recommended Dream a Little Dream but I just couldn't bring myself to read it or any other book by SEP and I don't see that changing in the foreseeable futureAgain apologies to SEP fans hope you don't hold this against me No hard feelings right I mean uh you know uh don't throw those books please AHHHHH DUCKING
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G up and she’s determined to spare her own child that suffering Which means she must find someone very special to father her child Someone who’s comfortable working out his muscles than exercising his brainCal Bonner the Chicago Stars’ legendary uarterback se Phillips unites a beautiful brainy scientist desperate to be a mom with a brawny smoking hot jock who though handsome enough to father her child is nowhere near as stupid as she wants her baby’s daddy to be The lovely Karen is reading this series and her updates and reviews have whetted my appetite to do a re read Was it as good second time around? Definitely I loved itI loved Janie I loved Cal I loved Annie the adorable Granny “Don't mess with me Calvin You'll only get hurt” Jim and Amber Lynn So so sweet I loved you too “You’re the most important thing in the world to me I know you don’t believe it but I’m going to prove it to you” “Maybe I'm missing something but I don't rightly see how somebody who claims to have had What'd you say? One partner? can be welled trainedHe had a point Her brain clicked away I was referring to the instructional videotapes my agency has all its new employees watchThey train you by watching videos? His eyes narrowed reminding her of a hunter looking down a gun sightNow ain't that interestingShe felt a little surge of pleasure as her child lost another few points on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills Even a computer couldn't have picked a perfect match”
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Nobody's Baby But MineEms like the perfect choice But his champion good looks and down home ways are deceiving Dr Jane is about to learn a little too late that this good ol’ boy is a lot smarter than he lets on and he’s not about to be used and abandoned by a brainy baby mad schemer The Cereal Killer bit was funny and that's the only reason I'm giving this two stars instead of one I first read this about 10 15 years ago when I was first starting to read romance I remembered it fondly and it's stayed on my keeper shelf through moves than I can count Rereading it now though it's abundantly clear that I'm a much discriminating reader and much in tune with sexual politics than I used to be because I really didn't like it this time around My major issue with it is the premise Dr Jane Darlington is a wicked smart physicist with an I in the stratosphere She's determined to have a baby but she wants to find a stupid father because she doesn't want her kid to be freakishly smart like she was This isn't the way genetics work and a genius scientist like Jane ought to know that She doesn't want to use a sperm bank because she thinks all sperm donors are medical students so they'd be too smart I used a sperm bank to conceive my sons and donors like people come in all sorts of varieties Her solution? She poses as a prostitute sabotages a condom and sleeps with Cal Bonner the uarterback of the Chicago Stars She heard him on the news and assumed based on his downhome southern drawl and his profession that he must be a moron Taking away a person's reproductive autonomy is morally reprehensible It's a violation akin to rape In SEP's lexicon it's bunny boiler crazy and wrong In my professional life as a domestic violence prosecutor I see cases where abusive men sabotage condoms or hide contraceptive pills in order to impregnate their girlfriends the goal being to keep them tied to the abuser and financially dependant upon him though in books and movies it's always women who get pregnant on purpose usually to trap a man into marriage It doesn't matter whether women or men do it often it's appalling either way but the perception that women do it contributes to the widespread rape culture belief that women are untrustworthy in sexual matters like whether we're using contraceptives when we say we are whether we're faithful in relationships when we say we are whether our lovers can trust us when we tell them they're the father of our babies and whether and these are the big ones we really mean it when we say no and whether we're truthful when we claim we've been raped Anyway it takes two tries where Jane's lies are increasingly desperate and the sex is bad in a way that SEP intends to be comic but isn't for her to succeed in getting pregnant Jane knows her behavior is reprehensible but she somehow rationalizes that it's okay as long as she doesn't let herself enjoy the sex If she permitted herself to derive even a moment's pleasure from his caress she would be no better than the prostitute she was impersonating This had to be a sacrifice or she could never live with herself p 50 As an aside given that Jane is a genius scientist I might have been okay with the secret baby premise if SEP had written her as truly lacking in social skills perhaps on the autism spectrum a la Jennifer Ashley's The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie It wouldn't have made it right but if Jane had some sort of clinical lack of empathy I might have been able to write off her behavior as misguided rather than bunny boiler evil Needless to say when Cal finds out about the pregnancy he is righteously furious and bent on revenge He hates Jane but he's determined to preserve his rights with regard to the baby so he marries her with the intention of divorcing her as soon as the baby is born I would have demanded proof of the pregnancy from a doctor before marrying such a crazy liar but that's just me When the press breaks the story because he's a hotshot sports God he forces Jane to move with him to Salvation North Carolina his hometown For a few months they live together in a state of open warfare that reminded me of The War of the Roses a movie I hated Jane gets Cal's goat with a prank involving Lucky Charms which is frankly inspired but it's about the only bright spot otherwise their conduct is meanspirited and bloodthirsty Nevertheless Cal's moral code reuires him to be faithful even in the bonds of a fake marriage and Jane is a weak woman so they have plenty of sex even as they snarl and humiliate each other Apart from the cereal prank the only other thing I enjoyed about this novel was the subplot involving the conflict in Cal's parents' marriage They've been together 37 years but are reeling from a family tragedy and their history is rich and compelling and about a million times interesting than the games Cal and Jane are playing Jane and Cal obviously have a lot of issues to work through before they can have a happy ending and to tell the truth I'm just as skeptical and as suicked out by the very notion of a HEA in these circumstances as I am by those Old School romances where the heroine falls in love with the hero after he rapes her and I won't spoil the plot by going into detail except to say that in the end Cal is the one who does The Grovel which sucks because Jane's transgression is so much offensive and unforgiveableFunny how a reader's feelings about a book can change so drastically over time isn't it?