I Saw her first.
Blonde. Gorgeous. Feisty.
I was smitten.
But it didn’t matter because she chose him and he was my best friend and roommate. I’d never be able to compete with that, so I pushed her away instead. It was easy when she lived hours away, and I didn’t have to see her every day, but then she moved in with us.
Now, I’m screwed.
To her singing in the shower every morning, dancing in the kitchen while she makes coffee, and doing yoga in our living room, I can’t stop thinking about her in all the wrong ways. She’s not mine and never will be, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to push her against a wall and claim her mouth.
She’s constantly on me for making messes, bringing chicks home every weekend, and being a smartass when their PDA gets on my nerves. Considering neither of them know how I feel, it’s not fair for the way I act toward them. I should move out so I can get over her for good; however, the selfish part of me can’t let go.
But then the unthinkable happens…
When my best friend dies in a motorcycle accident, the two of us are left to grieve our loss together. Instead of pushing her away, I pull her closer.
Just as we come to terms with our new reality, she finds out she’s pregnant with his baby. And I’m left to make the hardest decision of my life…
New Adult | Romance | Contemporary
***Received an Advanced Readers Copy during blog tour in exchange for an honest review***
So tickle me impressed, Kennedy Fox has done it again! I know, yay, and don’t look at me like that, I can’t help it – after the letdown that (at least for me) is Falling for the Cowboy, I was heartbroken to admit that for once, Kennedy Fox did not blow me away. But here we are again and oh my golly miss molly this is absolutely plum adorable, fun and just down right witty and delicious. Baby Mine absolutely took be by surprise, I was smitten, I was intrigued, and my heart swooned.
For starters, I loved Hunter. Surprise, right? I always swoon hard for the male leads, it should be expected at this point. But honestly, I loved Hunter’s character. I felt the brooding, alpha personality that drips from every comment and action from Hunter, he vibrated it. He has the emotionally hurting, brooding man meat act down packed! He is best friends with Brandon, respecting that ‘bro-code’ but all the while still screaming in his head that he saw her first. I can’t help but drool over his attempt to be the asshole character. Though Brandon is likable character to the dynamic, Hunter is obviously the likely hero of this jam, he makes you swoon with his absolute lovable, sweet, kind and loyal attributes when he is needed most. Another admitting factor – I become more invested in the overall happiness of Hunter, what was going on with Hunter, and when will Hunter get his happy ever after damnit! Hunter, Hunter, Hunter! Ugh.
And while we are speaking of the beautifully stunning Lennon and lovable Brandon…oh Brandon was a sweetie pie. He was definitely this great bestie towards Hunter, though I still wonder if he ever really could pick up the real reasoning behind why Hunter was truly so mean towards Lennon, or if he honestly just believed it was this sister-brother hate vibe. Lennon too was just as sweet. She really was this sweet, caring female lead. And as much as I did like Lennon for a lot of reasons, I have to admit one annoying thing – she was slightly whiney and very much predictable. I think it became more apparent once Brandon was out of the picture and this evolution between Lennon and Hunter became more… at times she made it more awkward for me, thus making her personality slightly annoying.
Honestly too, I was devastated at the beginning. I felt like right off the bat Lennon and Hunter had this chemistry, this absolutely gravity connection that needed to be explored and then that kitchen scene, then seeing her with Brandon – like whoah. Even as there was this fiery, push and pull chemistry between Lennon and Hunter, you could honestly feel the tension between them. It was obvious from the beginning that Lennon was more than blind to everything around her, including Hunter, he was in fact friend-zoned. But what is an angsty, heartbreaking romance with out some drama, am I right? When I wasn’t laughing at how horrible Hunter was treating Lennon, I was swooning at the seer sexual tension that radiated from them!
Overall, I loved Baby Mine. It had such a great mixture of sadness, emphatically happy blend that just took my breath away with every page turned. Everything to make a reader swoon, chuckle – it capitalized on it; it was fun and still carried one heck of a punch for some tear jerk antics, oh the heartbreak. Gah, that cliffhanger though dude? Why?! Why do I do this to myself?
Can’t wait to get the next book, I need that HEA for Lennon and Hunter because wowzers do I love this couple.
Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up to write under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make you blush and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!
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