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Monday, June 8, 2009

The Baby Interview by Robbie Terman

The Baby Interview by Robbie Terman
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (184 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 3.5 Books
Reviewed by Camellia

Cole Donovan is handsome, successful, and a millionaire. He's a man who gets what he wants, and what he wants is a child – without the inconvenience of a wife. One failed marriage was more than enough to teach Cole that women can't be trusted. On the day he interviews potential surrogate mothers, Cole finds the perfect woman for the job. Too bad she turns out to be his florist.

Florist Lucy Chaple is more than flattered when Cole invites her to dinner. After her parents' death, her life has been little more than responsibilities – running their flower shop and raising her brother. She finds it hard to believe someone like Cole could be interested in her – and it turns out she's right. He's only interested in convincing Lucy to carry his child. But Lucy isn't about to give up her first born.

Cole will do whatever it takes to change her mind, even wooing her. Everyone can be bought. He just needs to find Lucy's price – before he falls in love with her.
The Baby Interview has delightful characters that sweep the events along in a most appealing way. Robbie Teman’s smooth style of writing makes this a joy to read.

Lucy Chaple, owner of Lily’s Blooms, finds herself stretched to the limit to keep her small business going and finance her brother’s college studies. But when she realizes what Cole Donovan is offering her money to do, she tells him a few “home truths”. Even though, she is furious with the rich Mr. Donovan, she cannot forget how gorgeous he is with his clear blue eyes, a dimple in his left cheek and that honest-to-goodness tan that sets of a delectable physique.

Cole Donovan, not deterred by her rejection, thinks this smart blond-haired, brown-eyed tomboy is magnificent and spunky with sass and individuality—all great traits forhis child. He just has not intentions of getting married. When the offer of an obscene amount of money didn’t get him what he wants, he changes tactics.

Robbie Teman creates ensuing events that take the reader on a rollicking ride as romance overrides reason until “all emotion and zero intelligence” brings about a situation that changes all the rules.

While the plot is predictable, the charming characters make one fall in love with them. Besides Lucy and Cole that make the story sparkle, Nanny Hilda is a treasure that is a behind-the-scenes mover and shaker. She’s a love! Cole’s parents bring a whole different level of emotions to the story that stirs up the adrenaline. Lucy’s brother Ben and his friend Amber furnish a new set of dreams and ambitions that invite the reader to bask in the glow of young lovers who feel invincible.

Lucy and Cole struggling through a quagmire of obstacles makes The Baby Interview a true page-turner.

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