One Baby Daddy by Meghan Quinn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Secret baby sports romance!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎
Character development: 😠😘🤓🥰
Narration Type: Dual Narration
The Hero: Hayden – He is a rookie in the NHL with the Philadelphia Brawlers, who got in a fight and was sent to the penalty box right before his team lost the playoff game which ended their season. He is not in a good mood, but never really expected to win the Stanley Cup in his rookie season. Especially after his father calls him and is disappointed in him for his actions. He just wants to forget it all, so heads off to his hometown for the off season.
The heroine: Adalyn – She is a nurse who attends a party at the home of Hayden’s best friend Racer. She has a great personality and loves to have fun. Her friend Emma is together with a guy named Tucker who really cares for Emma. Adalyn thinks she wants something like that someday. She is still struggling to become a good nurse after college and get used to the fact that some patients can’t be saved.
The Story: Hayden appreciates the fact that his dad worked hard to help him get where he is in the NHL. Though he sort of resents the fact that his dad still treats him like a kid and always is there to go over and over everything he does wrong. Though his lectures are given out of love. So Hayden decides to stay at the home of an old teacher that offered up his place.
Hayden and Adalyn hit it off right away despite the fact that Racer told Hayden she was off limits. They start to date and it isn’t long before the story gets pretty steamy. I liked Hayden, he was a genuinely nice guy and Adalyn was a great girl, it was all a bit vanilla at the start with everyone being so nice and the two of them going on nice romantic dates. I don’t know but I like the surprise pregnancy trope to be the result of a one night stand not so much the result of a pair dating. It just makes it a bit more interesting.
I have to admit, I didn’t like how stupid Adalyn was to forget to take her birth control pills, not one, but six days in a row. Also the fact that she realizes it the next day, but doesn’t even get the morning after pill even though she is working as a nurse in a hospital where it is probably readily available. Though I must say the book got much better when some conflict was introduced.
This book is told in dual points of view via dual narration, though there are some text message sequences that are done in duet narration. It was narrated by Aiden Snow and C.J. Bloom. Aiden is one of my favorite narrators, with a deep smoky voice that hits all my buttons. He is great at imbibing his narration with plenty of emotion and passion. C.J. Bloom is a terrific narrator though she has a bit of an annoying voice, to my ears anyway. It isn’t too bad though.
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