Rating: ★★★★ | 6/23/2017 | 302 pages | Self-Published | Contemporary | Standalone
I’ve been reading a lot of traditionally published romance as part of Avon Addicts and wanted to break it up with something indie and a little zany so when this came through on my library holds I snapped it up.
30-year-old Nicole Powers thinks she is immune to love but she is ready to become a single mom by choice and wants her co-worker Ryder Lockhart as her sperm donor. Ryder and Nicole are the resident dating and intimacy experts at a media conglomerate and decide they’re both mature enough to forgo the clinics and stirrups, draw up a contract of their own and do things the old fashioned way.
This book is not actually as cray as I thought it would be. It turned out to be a down-to-earth, well written, funny story with a sweet slow burn romance that just kind of sneaks up on you.
I think Blakely made some really great choices with her characters, particularly with the hero. Ryder wrote a bestseller and gave seminars to men on how to date women but lost it all when his picture perfect marriage ended. Now he has had to become more of a pick up artist type. I think male dating experts are hard to capture and he could have easily come off as a creep but Blakely makes it work.
Ryder and Nicole communicate using humor and I got so many rom com vibes from this book. I’m so mad Hallmark would probably never touch it because of the plot so I need you to come through Lifetime.
Lauren Blakely originally caught my eye as an author because some of her covers are constantly doing the most to lure readers in.