Friday, March 14, 2014

Nobody's Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Jane Darlington and Cal Bonner's book

Nobody's Baby But Mine (Chicago Star book 3)

By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Narrated by Anna Fields

Book Blurb:
A physicist wants to spare her child from becoming a nerdy scientist's kid. So she sets out to snare a dumb jock to father her child.

The style of writing in Nobody's Baby But Mine was classic Susan Elizabeth Phillips (SEP). I've grown to really enjoy SEP stories but the actual story line of Nobody's Baby But Mine was not my cup of tea. In fact, I found it rather lacking. The idea that a brilliant world class physicist wanted to birth a stupid (non smart) child to be utterly ridiculous. Even more ridiculous was the fact that she thought a world class athlete would be the perfect, dumb hick of a sperm donor to impregnate her. I kid you not, right there was the plot. 

There was just so much stupidity in Nobody's Baby But Mine I don't even know where to start. From Jane pretending to be a hooker (that doesn't take her clothes off) to luring the superstar athlete Cal (who is used to having women throwing themselves at him) into unknowingly implanting his sperm into her was so far fetched. Not to mention how quickly his entire family forgives Jane from doing what I consider to be one of the most despicable acts a woman can do in regards to deception. The best observance made in Nobody's Baby But Mine was that Jane, who is highly intelligent, is rather dumb as a post. 

I found there was nothing redeeming about Jane that would allow me to forgive her. I understand the idea of wanting a baby so badly that you'd do almost anything but all of her reasoning and the way she went about it, was just to unforgiving to me. 

I liked Cal but really I liked his family more. It was his mom, dad and grandma that made this story for me. Luckily there was a strong secondary cast with a great side story that made me want to finish out Nobody's Baby But Mine. It was their story that increased the rating to a 2 for me. 

Although this story was not my favourite, I am 100% continuing on with this Chicago Stars series. In fact I've already put on hold the fourth book in the series and I can't wait for the library to notify me that Dream a Little Dream is ready for me. 

Teasers: Pink bow, coolest grandma ever, Bonner back story  


Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Whewboy. Yeah Jane would not go over well with me. At All. I've got this series on my tbr pile but I'll be skipping over this one. Thanks for the heads up!

Julie said...

I have a couple of her books but have not read them. I don't think I'll read this one but since you typically like this author, I'll have to try harder to get to the ones I have :)