#BookReview The Baby Maker by Lili Valente

The Baby Maker by Lili Valente is a lovely tale about a woman who wants a baby and finds love with a man from a famously fertile family.

I found this book on Bookbub and I decided to get it while it was the low, low price of free because it sounded charming! I love a good romance novel with lots of drama and angst. This book seemed like it fit the bill and I’ve enjoyed some of Lili Valente’s other work, so it seemed like the natural fit.

This book was good but it wasn’t a home run for me. Some of the comments in this book sat really funny and made me feel kind of weird. Emma wants a baby so bad that she’s almost tricking Dylan into it. But at the same time, they fall in love at the end… It’s not like this book is encouraging women to have manipulation relationships with men, but I also just felt… odd.

While this book may sit funny with me, I must applaud Lili’s writing. She did a good job connecting me to these characters and writing in some character flaws as well. All the while, Dylan is lovable and loves kids and Emma seems like a woman who’s clock is really ticking. I’m glad this novel works as a standalone and didn’t have a cliffhanger, because MAN OH MAN I would not have been a happy camper if that happened.

There’s lots of playful comedy throughout this book and even more sexy scenes. It’s an R rated novel but it’s definitely fun! I’ve read too many erotic novels that are so dark and lusty, so it was a nice change to read a more fun, light-hearted book. Emma and Dylan have some marvelous one liners towards each other! And, in my humble opinion, that’s what makes this book work so well. It’s fun and sexy! Perfect for any romance lovers shelf!

I probably would have liked this book more of I would have read it in a better format. I read it on my phone which makes the font big and harder to read. There were barely enough words on the page to make sense of it. Because of this, it took me quite a while to finish and I wasn’t as interested in the book. That’s on me, but it still affected my overall opinion.

Overall, this book is worth the read if you love romance and comedy. The sexy librarian scene and the fact that the woman is older than the man (just barely, but it counts!) is a nice touch too. This book stands out! I definitely want to read more by Lili. She has a great writing style, her books move as a fast pace and she makes me invested in these characters.

Three out of five stars.

I found this book for free via Bookbub.

 

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If you enjoyed this book (or review!), you might enjoy some of these books too:
#BookReview Tiny House, Big Love by Olivia Dade
#BookReview A Love Thing Anthology by Laura Kaye & More!
#BookReview Babyland by Holly Chamberlin

 

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#BookReview A Love Thing Anthology by Laura Kaye & More!

For today, I’ve included a short little review about an excellent anthology! Almost all of these books have been featured on my blog and they are all on my Goodreads! But, I did want to include a little info about this fabulous collection if you were looking for a romance anthology!

 

This anthology has taken me forever to read, but boy was it worth it!

A Love Thing has an excellent collection of sexy reads for those romance readers who want a great selection! There’s cute romances, sexy reads and steamy affairs that will set your heart on fire! Each story definitely brings the heat!

My ratings were as followed (in no particular order);

The Prince and the Player by Tia Louise – 2.5 stars
Masterings her Senses by Laura Kaye – 5 stars
The Pawn by Skye Warren – 3 stars
Willing Victim by Cara McKenna – 5 stars
Spin by C.D. Reiss – 4 stars
Filthy Wicked Love by Lili Valente – 4 stars
Diamonds by K.A. Linde – 5 stars
A Week in New York by Louise Bay – 5 stars
Assumption by Aurora Rose Reynolds – 3 stars
Personal Geography by Tamsen Parker – 5 stars

I’ve put a review on each individual book from this collection, so if you’re eager to find out my thoughts then venture to each individual review (keep your eyes out on my blog, they’ll be coming or they’ve already appeared!).

As for my overall review – this anthology is seriously worth every penny! There’s a wide selection of books that are uber sexy and you are bound to like at least one! I have found a few new fave authors in this collection that I will be definitely looking out for!

Five out of five stars!

 

Here are just some of my reviews for the book in this collection:

#BookReview Assumption by Aurora Rose Reynolds

#BookReview A Week In New York by Louise Bay

#BookReview Spin by C.D. Reiss

#BookReview Mastering Her Senses by Laura Kaye

Quick Review – Personal Geography by Tamsen Parker

#BookReview Willing Victim by Cara McKenna

#BookReview The Pawn by Skye Warren

 

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#BookReview Filthy Wicked Love by Lili Valente

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Filthy Wicked Love by Lili Valente is one steamy, super sexy, hotter than the summer read!

I read this book because it was in “A Love Thing” anthology that is full of super, uber sexy books! I wasn’t sure what to expect because the synopsis didn’t pull me in – but oh my gosh does Lili Valente’s writing! The story itself is a million times better than the synopsis! It’s full of really hot, steamy sex scenes that give it crazy erotica tones, and there’s a splash of action and adventure. Throw in a mob boss, a cute little kid, and some epic love triangle drama and you’ve got this book!

Clay and Harley are super sexy together, but clearly have some issues they will need to resolve. They battle each other constantly, yet can barely keep their hands off each other. Oh, and did I mention they have a child named Jasper that Clay hasn’t met? What a storyline! It’s like a soap opera on steroids!

The book will keep you addicted at every turn, and it felt like a pure adrenaline rush of insanity!

I read this book without reading the first in the series, and it was easy to get into. Normally, I prefer reading a book series in order but since this book was in the anthology and I wanted to finish the entire anthology, I dove right into book two (a.k.a this book!). Lili catches you up on everything you need to know, but it might make a teeny, tiny bit more sense if you read the first book. But remember, it’s a series and at this point in time has four books in it – so the story is not closing at this chapter.

The sex scenes in this book are really hot (I mean, the author WARNS you about it, but most of the time we all just disregard those warnings…). This pair was made for each other in ways I cannot explain. It’s definitely a hard R for the sex scenes, so if you’re not prepared for some really intense and descriptive scenes, don’t pick up this book!

Normally, I’m not into this kind of book but Lili made it work for me! It wasn’t so reluctant between the pair that I was put off, it seemed more playful. Both participants were into the playtime they had together, but never was there a time where it seemed to push the limits. The playfulness is what made this book so good in that category.

If I had any con for this book, it’s the cliffhanger! Now I desperately need to get myself a copy of the next book because it left me hanging and wanting more! Seriously, this book is a fun ride. You might not enjoy it if you don’t like some hardcore erotica or some almost non-consensual relationships though. If you’re cool with those two defining features of this book, read away and enjoy the passion and pleasure these two characters bring!

Overall, I liked this book! I’d like to pick up the rest of the series and more books by Lili in the future! She clearly has a talent for this kind of writing and really draws you in with these out of the box characters!

Four out of five stars!

 

 

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Goodreads – Goodreads – Filthy Wicked Love

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Find out more about Lili Valente on her website: http://www.lilivalente.com/

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Did you enjoy this review? Check out another review you might enjoy! #BookReview Mastering Her Senses by Laura Kaye

 

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