The Baby Project
Book 3, The Kingston Family
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Liz Kingston spends her life delivering babies and longs for one of her own. All she needs is someone with fabulous genetic material. Who better to ask than her sexy ex-fling, who has no interest in ever settling down or being a father.
International correspondent Grant Wilbanks loves danger and travelling the world. But nothing in all this Brit’s experience could have prepared him for the way a torrid affair with Liz makes him feel. When she asks for his assistance, he figures he can help her out with a simple donation. No strings, no emotions, just…test-tube science.
But this simple favor gives them both more than they ever bargained for. Grant agrees to her terms, but stepping away gets harder and harder because the more time they spend together, the more he finds himself falling…and losing the battle to safeguard his heart.
Each book in the Kingston Family series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Heart and Sole
Book #2 A Man of Honor
Book #3 The Baby Project
The sweet, emotional story of Liz and Grant. A HEA is what Liz has always wanted. She put her past behind her, with her cheating ex, explored the world but came home to settle down. And what she wanted most was to be a mom. Too bad she hadn’t found anyone to be her partner. She was strong, independent and ready to do it on her own. Then, who shows up but the one she couldn’t quite forget. Grant, the international reporter she had a fling with in Africa and never quite let go. Small towns...the magic they have. With both of them living in such close accommodations, it was inevitable.
What transpires is true love, not without some heartache thrown in, along with some quirky family, a stubborn dog and a special friendship, all playing a part. Love this sweet story and so excited to continue reading this author.
Second, third chance romance
Liz and Grant meet in Nairobi, Africa. Liz is there nursing the hurt of a failed marriage, while working with Doctors Without Borders. While Grant is pursuing a Pulitzer. Liz and Grant fall into bed, but when the time comes to leave Africa Liz is left boarding the train alone and heartbroken.
Liz returns home to join her friend Brett in an OB practice. Liz devotes everything she has to work, not allowing time for thoughts of Grant to come into play. With her sisters and sister-in-law pregnant, she also distances herself from her family. She's truly happy for her family, but she's always longed to be a mom. With no men in the picture, Liz decides to do IVF. She just needs a donor....
After getting into trouble with the African government, Grant is sent to "Podunkville" until things blow over. He chooses to go to the only place he felt loved, his Aunt's. It also happens to be where Liz lives. He's never gotten over Liz and hopes to apologize and make things right. He never imagined Liz would ask for a no-strings donation....
What starts out as a no-strings request, quickly has so many "strings" it's hard to untangle them all. You have Grant who has worthiness and abandonment issues. Liz is a lonely workaholic with trust issues. Although I really enjoyed this novel, I wanted to kick Grant in the rear in the beginning of the novel. He whined "forever" about how he wasn't good enough for Liz or to be anyone's daddy. The struggles with infertility, trust issues due a cheating ex, a failed marriage, and abandonment are all life issues one can easily relate to. Gizmo was awesome too! I read a gifted copy, but also purchased one. All opinions stated are my own.
Having read hundreds of books over the years this is the first book that I can remember reading twice in a matter of days because I wanted to savor this beautifully written story and experience the emotional connection between these two characters again and again. Liz is an ob/gyn who is surrounded by babies but fears she'll never have a child of her own because her picture perfect marriage ended in divorce and being a workaholic keeps her too busy to examine her lonely life. Grant is a British foreign correspondent who prefers his vagabond life traveling the globe to get the story because facts aren't messy and his emotions don't come in to play. When Liz and Grant slow down long enough to savor life, these two lonely characters realize that the journey is all about love and their feelings for each other have the power to change everything. I read a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.