The Baby Project by Miranda Liasson – a Review
Liz Kingston spends her life delivering babies and longs for one of her own. All she needs is someone with fabulous genetic material. Who better to ask than her sexy ex-fling, who has no interest in ever settling down or being a father.
International correspondent Grant Wilbanks loves danger and travelling the world. But nothing in all this Brit’s experience could have prepared him for the way a torrid affair with Liz makes him feel. When she asks for his assistance, he figures he can help her out with a simple donation. No strings, no emotions, just…test-tube science.
But this simple favor gives them both more than they ever bargained for. Grant agrees to her terms, but stepping away gets harder and harder because the more time they spend together, the more he finds himself falling…and losing the battle to safeguard his heart.
I quite enjoyed The Baby Project by Miranda Liasson. It’s a sweet, charming and emotional read about two people who have different ideas on relationships, love, children and what they want out of life. I enjoyed both characters Liz and Grant, but I did have some issues with how Grant saw himself in regards to love and relationships. I honestly wanted to club him over the head a few times, but I will say by book’s end Grant grew on me. Miranda does an excellent job of navigating these waters with Grant and Liz and delivers a well-rounded and balanced story that keeps the reader turning page after page to the very end.
The chemistry between Liz and Grant is there from the very beginning and just continues to simmer throughout the story until it finally boils over when the two finally get together. Their romance is electric and intense, but also charged full of emotion that just pours off the pages and into the reader. You can’t help but feel every emotion they are dealing with. I liked how Miranda wrote these two characters to feel so real and life like, and make you hang on their every word, hoping that they can find common ground and get to the HEA that both deserve.
I also really enjoyed meeting Liz’s family, the closeness they have, and their interactions are wonderful and heart-warming. When they finally find out everything that is going on with Liz, I liked how they came together to stand with her and support her no matter what. I will also say I really enjoyed the last two chapters as it brought everything together for me, and made me really root for Liz and Grant. The scene with Grant barging into the examining room had me oooing and ahhing and thinking, ‘well it’s about damn time buddy’. The epilogue is touching and sweet and you can really feel the change in Grant and see that he has finally allowed himself to feel what love and family really is, and that he’s content and happy, and so to is Liz with their little family.
The Baby Project is a fast paced read, chalked full of emotion, with real characters who are dealing with real life issues that are relatable to everyone. Liz and Grant’s relationship is like a rollercoaster ride, but in the end they figure everything out and find their HEA they both deserve.
Until next time, happy reading.
Reviewed by Marcie
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