Nobody's Baby But Mine

Nobody's Baby But Mine Librarian Note There Is An Alternate Cover Edition For This Edition Of This Book HereGenius Physics Professor Dr Jane Darlington Desperately Wants A Baby But Finding A Father Won T Be Easy Jane S Super Intelligence Made Her Feel Like A Freak When She Was Growing Up, And She S Determined To Spare Her Own Child That Suffering Which Means She Must Find Someone Very Special To Father Her Child Someone Who S Comfortable Working Out His Muscles Than Exercising His BrainCal Bonner, The Chicago Stars Legendary Quarterback, Seems Like The Perfect Choice But His Champion Good Looks And Down Home Ways Are Deceiving Dr Jane Is About To Learn A Little Too Late That This Good Ol Boy Is A Lot Smarter Than He Lets On And He S Not About To Be Used And Abandoned By A Brainy, Baby Mad Schemer

SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPSSusan Elizabeth Phillips is an international bestseller whose books have been published in over 30 languages She s the only four time recipient of the Romance Writers of America s prestigious Favorite Book of the Year Award, and a recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award Among her other accomplishments, Susan created the sports romance.Susan s newest book, FIRST STAR

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 374 pages
  • Nobody's Baby But Mine
  • Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • English
  • 15 November 2018
  • 9780380782345

10 thoughts on “Nobody's Baby But Mine

  1. says:

    5 StarsAbsolutely amazing Why didn t somebody tell me sooner how freaking awesome this book was You HAVE TO read this book if you like hot football players, cold, brooding a holes who redeem themselves by the end of the book my favorite strong and above average smart heroines, love hate or enemies to lovers relationships, quirky families in small town settings, non clich storylines, complex, multi layered characters, exceptional writing, witty banter and super hilarious dialogue, a big, stupid smile on your face when you finish a book.QUICK REVIEW Enjoyment 5 5Writing style 5 5Storyline 5 5Hero 5 5Heroine 5 5Secondary characters 5 5 Hotness chemistry 5 5 Romance 5 5 Angst 3.5 5Darkness level 1 5Humor 5 5 Depth of the book 5 5POV multiple, 3rd person Triggers view spoiler None hide spoiler

  2. says:

    1 star WarningRANTING AHEAD Spoilers, too First, apologies to all SEP fans and people who liked this book Usually I don t do reviews of books I don t like but this one annoyed me so much I had to say SOMETHING And that something probably won t be that coherent, but oh, well.I read some other books by her and liked them, although I noticed a slightly disturbing pattern Hero s emotionally immature heroine falls in love with a hero hero can t admit he loves her heroine runs off hero has an epiphany hero grovels heroine takes him back But I can deal with it because she can, in fact, make it work.OK, back to this book It starts when the heroine who has an IQ of 180 despairs how she s alone and wants a baby, but she doesn t want the baby s father to be smart because then the baby will be cursed by being actually, you know, smart Then a solution appears, she sees a football player on TV and because he s a professional athlete and speaks with an accent he must be REALLY stupid, right So, she manages to trick him into getting her pregnant and fully plans not even to tell him cause he s stupid and a jock, why on Earth should she tell him He finds out and marries her for the child She s condescending, insulting him and assuming he doesn t understand any word longer than 2 syllables Than she finds out he has a degree and feels betrayed because he s not stupid, but they still fall in love and in the end she ends up being the victim and his own family ends up protecting her from him and ARGH To be fair he had his problems too, always going out with 21 year olds and there were some good dialogues and funny scenes, but I just couldn t bring myself to enjoy the book.The only reason I kept reading the book was because someone recommended Dream a Little Dream, but I just couldn t bring myself to read it, or any other book by SEP and I don t see that changing in the foreseeable future.Again, apologies to SEP fans, hope you don t hold this against me No hard feelings, right, I mean uh, you know uh, don t throw those books, please AHHHHH DUCKING

  3. says:

    I want to add 2 s to my rating Doing a re read is fantastic You don t have to read every single page to get the oh so wonderful feeling And boy did I get that oh so wonderful feeling while re reading this one I adore SEP She is truly an icon among her fellow authors of romance I simply love her writing style, her characters, her plots She will forever be on my favorite authors pedestal I am having such a great time reading this series My first SEP book was Fancy Pants which I really enjoyed but the Chicago Stars Series is quickly becoming my favorite of her books thus far What I am finding that I enjoy the most is the humor And I don t mean just a giggle here and there I mean laugh out loud humor Along with the humor you get a great story line, a sexy and brooding hero and a sweet and beautiful heroine with a backbone All of the books in this series can be read as a standalone which is also fantastic but I have decided to read them in order Some of the characters from the preceding books have a cameo so for me it was helpful to know what their story was about I think Nobody s Baby But Mine is my favorite There was something a little fragile about this heroine than the others and the hero was a little relentless in his own particular quest Janie she was a little quirky I guess that couldn t be helped since she was a physicist But she was also funny, beautiful and awkwardly flirty Janie thought she had the perfect plan when she decided on the man to father her child She knew she didn t want a man that matched her IQ She needed one that was lacking in that area She had her reasons and she knew setting her eyes on Cal Bonner was the answer to her expiring biological clock Cal loved this guy Being the quarterback for the Chicago Stars is his life He is mans man too Loves the niceties that he can afford and has a certain reputation to live up to He is also very charming, handsome and amusing When Janie presents herself to him he was a bit leery He d have his fun with her of course but the result of it wasn t anything he d ever expect When everything backfires on Janie she finds herself in a bit of a mess One that could not easily be fixed Cal is beyond livid with her and decides the only way to deal with the situation was to bring Jane back to his hometown to wait things out Here she meets Cal s Gran Annie, his mom and dad Jim and Amber Lynn and his brother Ethan Each one of these people brought about moments that made me cry a little , laugh a lot and warmed my heart Of course my favorite moments are with Janie and Cal though The banter between them was endless and the anticipation of her reveal read the book and you will know drove me batty in the most wonderful way possible Jane and Cal fall into a comfortable relationship and both are a bit surprised with how far they have come But they struggle to turn that next corner and Cal finds himself on the wrong side of the fence He never thought it would be so hard to convince someone that he loved them This was such a fantastic book and I am thankful that my friend Karen continued to nudge me to start this series I highly recommend this to all my friends

  4. says:

    Phillips unites a beautiful, brainy scientist desperate to be a mom with a brawny, smoking hot jock who, though handsome enough to father her child, is nowhere near as stupid as she wants her baby s daddy to be. The lovely Karen is reading this series and her updates and reviews have whetted my appetite to do a re read Was it as good second time around Definitely I loved it.I loved Janie I loved Cal I loved Annie, the adorable Granny Don t mess with me, Calvin You ll only get hurt Jim and Amber Lynn So, so sweet I loved you too You re the most important thing in the world to me I know you don t believe it, but I m going to prove it to you Maybe I m missing something, but I don t rightly see how somebody who claims to have had What d you say One partner can be welled trained He had a point Her brain clicked away I was referring to the instructional videotapes my agency has all its new employees watch They train you by watching videos His eyes narrowed reminding her of a hunter looking down a gun sight, Now, ain t that interesting She felt a little surge of pleasure as her child lost another few points on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills Even a computer couldn t have picked a perfect match.

  5. says:

    This book was so much FUN.I mean, that s probably the best way to describe it I was smiling or laughing most of the time, and that s because it was outrageous.No, it wasn t that believable, and what the heroine did tricked a man into impregnating her well, that s something I could normally never forgive But I did The story was light enough that I couldn t hate the heroine She and the hero s banter was so funny, I was often shaking my head, laughing, and trying not to wake my husband up This was the funniest book I ve read by SEP, and it was not what I was expecting at all I love Kiss an Angel so much, it s actually what got me started on SEP s novels And while that one was serious, this one was definitely on the light and humorous side with plenty of conflict to keep me invested And the perfect characters to go with Jane is a scientist and is freakishly smart She thirty four and desperately wants to have a child But there s a problem she s single with no prospects in sight And she doesn t want to go to a sperm bank because she s convinced all donors are medical students and she needs a man with a low IQ to balance out her genius genes She had a hard, lonely childhood being so smart and she didn t want that for her child So certain circumstances arise and she pretends she s a hooker for a certain dumb football player, and, well, she sabotages the condom I didn t think I would be able to forgive her, but the thing is, Jane and Cal were hilarious together They start out as enemies after he finds out what she did, but then they realize they have a lot in common And I loved their banter and yelling at each other Fighting makes me smile What I didn t like was the small added pov of Cal s parents and their relationship Psst, I don t care about that, and I noticed SEP does this sometimes, and I always skip those added in POVs Whoops Anyways, Cal really isn t all that dumb He might say, ain t, and have an accent, but he s far from stupid Let s just say Jane was pretty pissed when she found out Nobody s Baby But Mine was a great, light, humourous, tension filled, and a whole bunch of other good adjectives romance that had me smiling all the way through SEP fan Check it out.

  6. says:

    5 starsNobody and I do mean no body crafts a comedic enemies to lovers story as well as Susan Elizabeth Phillips Period Oh, and arrogant jerks Somehow she creates these arrogant and bull headed alphas who are so sweet at heart that they easily win you over And her heroines I always adore her gutsy heroines Basically, I m a huge SEP fan in case you can t tell Nobody s Baby But Mine is the third book in the Chicago Stars series, and it s every bit as enjoyable as the previous books.I fell in love with Jane Darlington She s attractive, but not gorgeous Her body is far from flawless, she dresses conservatively, and she doesn t have a seductive bone in her body She s flawed, funny, determined, and loveable It s great when the ordinary girl gets the hunk.Cal Bonner is a stubborn, aging NFL quarterback Jane comes along when he s at a crossroads in his life The two are like oil and water, and I enjoyed every minute of their hilarious bickering He s downright mean at times, but I had a huge soft spot in my heart for him.The mountains of North Carolina make a beautiful setting for the unfolding story.SEP has created a bevy of interesting characters, and she takes her time in developing all the relationships There isn t a single character I didn t enjoy Cal s protective mother Lynn and his stoic father Jim have their own absorbing side story One of my favorite characters is Kevin, the young, cocky, and talented backup quarterback I absolutely adored Cal s spunky, quirky, and wise grandma Annie.This book was written in 1997 so you ll notice some outdated references like VCRs and VH1 music videos Remember them , but the story stands the test of time in every other regard Some aspects are over the top in typical SEP fashion, but I couldn t wipe the smile off my face Nobody s Baby But Mine is a simply delightful, entertaining, and hilarious romance winning

  7. says:

    5 STARS image error

  8. says:

    The Cereal Killer bit was funny, and that s the only reason I m giving this two stars instead of one I first read this about 10 15 years ago, when I was first starting to read romance I remembered it fondly, and it s stayed on my keeper shelf through moves than I can count Rereading it now, though, it s abundantly clear that I m a much discriminating reader, and much in tune with sexual politics than I used to be, because I really didn t like it this time around My major issue with it is the premise Dr Jane Darlington is a wicked smart physicist with an IQ in the stratosphere She s determined to have a baby, but she wants to find a stupid father because she doesn t want her kid to be freakishly smart like she was This isn t the way genetics work, and a genius scientist like Jane ought to know that She doesn t want to use a sperm bank because she thinks all sperm donors are medical students, so they d be too smart I used a sperm bank to conceive my sons, and donors, like people, come in all sorts of varieties Her solution She poses as a prostitute, sabotages a condom, and sleeps with Cal Bonner, the quarterback of the Chicago Stars She heard him on the news, and assumed based on his downhome southern drawl and his profession that he must be a moron Taking away a person s reproductive autonomy is morally reprehensible It s a violation akin to rape In SEP s lexicon, it s bunny boiler crazy and wrong In my professional life as a domestic violence prosecutor, I see cases where abusive men sabotage condoms or hide contraceptive pills in order to impregnate their girlfriends, the goal being to keep them tied to the abuser and financially dependant upon him, though in books and movies, it s always women who get pregnant on purpose, usually to trap a man into marriage It doesn t matter whether women or men do it often it s appalling either way , but the perception that women do it contributes to the widespread rape culture belief that women are untrustworthy in sexual matters like, whether we re using contraceptives when we say we are, whether we re faithful in relationships when we say we are, whether our lovers can trust us when we tell them they re the father of our babies, and whether and these are the big ones we really mean it when we say no and whether we re truthful when we claim we ve been raped Anyway, it takes two tries where Jane s lies are increasingly desperate and the sex is bad in a way that SEP intends to be comic but isn t for her to succeed in getting pregnant Jane knows her behavior is reprehensible, but she somehow rationalizes that it s okay as long as she doesn t let herself enjoy the sex If she permitted herself to derive even a moment s pleasure from his caress, she would be no better than the prostitute she was impersonating This had to be a sacrifice, or she could never live with herself p 50 As an aside, given that Jane is a genius scientist, I might have been okay with the secret baby premise if SEP had written her as truly lacking in social skills, perhaps on the autism spectrum, a la Jennifer Ashley s The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie It wouldn t have made it right, but if Jane had some sort of clinical lack of empathy, I might have been able to write off her behavior as misguided rather than bunny boiler evil Needless to say, when Cal finds out about the pregnancy, he is righteously furious and bent on revenge He hates Jane, but he s determined to preserve his rights with regard to the baby, so he marries her with the intention of divorcing her as soon as the baby is born I would have demanded proof of the pregnancy from a doctor before marrying such a crazy liar, but that s just me When the press breaks the story because he s a hotshot sports God , he forces Jane to move with him to Salvation, North Carolina, his hometown For a few months, they live together in a state of open warfare that reminded me of The War of the Roses, a movie I hated Jane gets Cal s goat with a prank involving Lucky Charms which is, frankly, inspired, but it s about the only bright spot otherwise, their conduct is meanspirited and bloodthirsty Nevertheless, Cal s moral code requires him to be faithful even in the bonds of a fake marriage, and Jane is a weak woman, so they have plenty of sex even as they snarl and humiliate each other Apart from the cereal prank, the only other thing I enjoyed about this novel was the subplot involving the conflict in Cal s parents marriage They ve been together 37 years but are reeling from a family tragedy, and their history is rich and compelling and about a million times interesting than the games Cal and Jane are playing Jane and Cal obviously have a lot of issues to work through before they can have a happy ending and to tell the truth, I m just as skeptical and as squicked out by the very notion of a HEA in these circumstances as I am by those Old School romances where the heroine falls in love with the hero after he rapes her , and I won t spoil the plot by going into detail except to say that, in the end, Cal is the one who does The Grovel, which sucks because Jane s transgression is so much offensive and unforgiveable.Funny how a reader s feelings about a book can change so drastically over time, isn t it

  9. says:

    Written March 31, 20154.7 Stars Another great favorite in the best kind of fun and cozy romance novel by an always delivering champion writer in this genreAnother great and entertaining Susan Elizabeth Phillips book An 11 hours audiobook edition from 1997 and once again narrated by a favorite female narrator, Anna Fields Recommended by Crystal over a year ago It was at last time.Happy dancing moodOne of the best so far in this series Sooooo much fun As my, right now kind of SEP bewitched friend, Karen said cannot write a bad book either that or she has most definitely found the key to my heart Nobody s Baby But Mine is a hilarious fun story from the Chicago Stars fotball world Book 3 but the fifth book not read in order standalone s for me Reviews view spoiler in my reading order I read by myself as oaperbacks and loved 2 Heaven, Texas 5 stars 1 It Had to Be You 4.5 stars I listened to audiobooks, faultlessly narrated by Anna Fields 7 Natural Born Charmer 4.1 stars 5 This Heart of Mine 4 stars All four hilarious fun and touching romantic contemporary romances Higly recommended as audiobooks as well hide spoiler

  10. says:

    4 stars It s been a while since I read a SEP book and I m so glad I decided to read this book In a way it was like reading her for the first time I was again amazed at what a wonderful storyteller she is This is my third book in the Chicago stars series and it s the story of cal and Jane Nobody s baby but mine was so entertaining right from the first chapter, the way Jane is obsessed about having a baby minus a husband How everything becomes one huge mess that involves Cal, since his was used as a sperm donor But he decides to make everything right whisking Jane to the wonderful town of salvation Cal and Jane were an explosive couple to say the least but oh but so hilarious At times I was a bit frustrated I kinda wanted to slap some sense into both of them since neither of them would back down I loved Cal s family especially his parents, how their background love story was intertwined with Cal and Jane s We also meet Cal s brother Ethan and there s the mention of his older brother Gabe I m nervous to read Gabe s book since I know he went through a devastating tragedy, I think his book will have a serious tone.This was definitely a fantastic book that had a bit of everything, it was hilarious, sweet, emotional, and yes even frustrating at times But wonderfully written full of heart and love with an amazing ending 3

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