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Monday, August 10, 2009

Babies in the Bargain by Mona Risk



Babies in the Bargain by Mona Risk
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary, Medical
Length: Full
Heat: Sensual
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Violet



With only one year left to complete her medical training in Neonatology, Dr. Holly Collier vows not to let anyone mess up her sacrosanct schedule. Especially not the drop-dead gorgeous Dr. Marc Suarez who broke her heart seven years ago.

When a tragic accident transforms the carefree playboy into a dedicated but novice father to his nephew, Holly gives in to her maternal instincts and turns her structured life upside down for the orphaned preemie. But can she learn to trust Marc again and believe in true love?

For seven years Holly Collier has tried to protect her heart because of the one man with whom she had fallen in love. Now that Marc Suarez is back in the picture, it is taking Holly every bit of self control to keep the ice around her heart. She has put her all into her medical training in Neonatology leaving little time for socialization. There is no way she will let anyone tamper with her plans for the future, not even Marc Suarez. Just when she thinks she has everything under control, an accident occurs that changes both of their lives. Marc is faced with the fact that he is now a father to his nephew and looks to Holly for help. Can Marc and Holly make it past the crisis to find one another once again?


Babies in the Bargain was just amazing! It started out very dramatic and got my attention from the first paragraph. The intense feelings of grief that Marc felt really got to me. My heart cried out for him. I felt very connected to the characters and loved every moment that I spent with them. Marc's character is a fiercely loyal man that takes his obligations to his family and work very seriously. Seven years earlier, he called off his relationship with Holly without telling her why and it's killing him that he can't get close to her once again. Holly's character was a strong woman with a strong work ethic but the feelings she feels when Marc comes around take her breath away. Watching these two characters try to stay away from each other was very amusing. It took everything they had to keep each other at arms length. I thought Marc was so incredibly sweet when he did whatever it took to make sure that Holly felt comfortable. I couldn't help but picture Marc Consuelos (of Kelly Ripa and Marc Consuelos) as the character of Marc in Babies in the Bargain!

Ms. Risk has done an outstanding job with Babies in the Bargain and is a very talented writer who gives the reader what they are after. The plot line was amazing and I found the entire book to be spot on with the medical terminology and procedures. Ms. Risk was able to evoke raw emotion from me throughout the book and I found it to be a most exciting and thrilling read. I highly recommend this book to those who love Medical Romances. This one will keep you on your toes and make you beg for more. I can't wait to read more of Ms. Risk's work in the future.









6 comments:

Helen Scott Taylor said...

What a wonderful review. And I totally agree with you. I read this a while ago and was really impressed. One of the strongest parts of the story are the wonderful characters. Looking forward to her next book!

liana laverentz said...

Way to go, Mona! I am so pleased for you! Hope this makes your day!

JACLYN said...

MARVELOUS REVIEW!
BUT THEN, ANYONE WHO HAS READ BABIES IN THE BARGAIN WILL AGREE, MONA IS AN OUTSTANDING AUTHOR.

I'VE READ ALL 3 OF HER BOOKS. TO LOVE A HERO, FRENCH PERIL AND BABIES IN THE BARGAIN AND COULDN'T PUT THEM DOWN UNTIL I READ THE LAST PAGE AND SIGHED AT EACH OF THE ENDINGS.

LOOKING FORWARD TO HER LATEST COMING OUT IN DECEMBER. PRESCRIPTION FOR TRUST.

WAY TO GO, MONA.

JACLYN VIEIRA DI BONA

Mona Risk said...

Dear Violet,

Thank you soooooo much for this wonderful review. This book is the book of my heart. It is based on the struggle and experience of my daughter. When she was doing a fellowship in Neonatology, she shared with me her problems and successes every day.

I am so happy that you like the story. It will be followed in December by another Medical Romance Rx for Trust.

Mona Risk said...

Thank you Helen, Liane and Jaclyn for your lovely comments. I am so happy by the way Babies in the Bargain has been received by readers.

Janice Lynn said...

A wonderful review for a wonderful book!