Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Release Blitz + Review: Baby Yours | Rommate Duet Series by Kennedy Fox

The worst day of my life happened when Brandon died. 

We had our entire future mapped out. 

Careers, marriage, kids—in that order. 

Then the universe threw a curveball and ended it all. 
As I come to terms with everything, I learn I’m carrying his baby. Now I’m living with his roommate, the guy who’s made my life a living hell the past two years. Hunter’s now the one to hold me up when all I want to do is fall. 

Knowing my religious parents will never accept the pregnancy out of wedlock, Hunter offers to be my fake husband. While I think he’s gone crazy, it’s the only plan that’ll keep them in my life. So I do whatever it takes to make our relationship believable—kissing, touching, even letting him hold me when we sleep. The lines are so blurred neither of us want to admit we’re no longer pretending. 

The guilt of what we’re doing eats me alive as I struggle to deal with my emotions. I push him away, but he pulls me closer, showing me how he’s always felt.  

Just as I begin to follow my heart, I learn Hunter’s been keeping secrets.

And I’m left to make the hardest decision of my life…

**This is book 2 in the Hunter & Lennon duet and must be read after Baby Mine. Recommended for ages 18+**

4 Stars

New Adult | Romance | Contemporary

***Received an Advanced Readers Copy during a blog tour with Wildfire Marketing Solutions in exchange for an honest review***

Well tits, they did it again. What can I say, I am a sucker for a good ‘fake’ relationship romance, it is just – ugh makes me gush. And lets be real, Kennedy Fox is definitely an author name that I love to read. Baby Mine left me with a lot of questions and finally getting my greedy hands on Baby Yours made me an ecstatic fangirl of massive proportions. Like – is the baby really Hunter’s? Will Lennon finally realize what has been right in front of her face this entire time? And crap, we are involving parents now, where will this all go? I feel some juicy tidbits in my future, yes I do.

Honestly I think my favorite aspect of this was Hunter – sorry Lennon, not really. I loved how he carries himself, I am sorry I will not get over him. Scary enough he truly carries his heart on his shoulders and he really isn’t afraid to broadcast that. It was refreshing to kind of see the guy in romance genre to be kind of the emotional woman sort of speak. Even this aside, he was still brooding, hot piece of man meat that makes me drool in my dreams. Though the entirety of his ‘hidden’ secrets left me a little scared to find out what was in his closet, I found I was really sympathetic to his actual inner struggles. 

Lennon on the other hand, she was a hit or miss for me; which the dislikes I have for her more gear towards her attitude and mannerisms, which I will get to shortly. But for now, Lennon. Oh the sweet, innocent Lennon. I liked her, I truly did. She was sweet, kind, and rather heartbroken still. I loved how her growth between who she was previously to now really made her character shine more and more. I also can’t help but really like how she finally figured out that maybe she was wrong, about everything, and she admits it. The moment when she also involves Brandon’s parents into the pregnancy, I think it was probably one of the most proudest moments I had for Lennon as a character.

But oh, do we really care about that? We want the juice, right? Oh the romance between Lennon and Hunter was superb. The crushing feelings that Hunter has for Lennon has never died down, he is just so damn passionate, and how protective he is over her – swoon me more please and thank you. When Lennon finally caves on the sexual tension my furry friends, wow. I am seeing stars I am on fire. I loved their chemistry because there was basically a book and half build up on tension, hatred and sexual connection that it literally blew up. 

What really got me annoyed beyond belief however was kind of how Jenna and Lennon both acted towards and around Hunter, especially as things started to really get interesting with the dynamics. It was like all matter of reason to act like a civilized adult went right out the window when something did not go their way. Granted, I understand Jenna trying her hardest to get Hunter to believe her lie (ick spoilers lol) it still baffled me with how she represented herself. Lennon was absolutely no different, it made me think of the phrase – children raising children. I mean it because quite frankly on more than one occasions did both female characters act their shoe size not their age. To be fair though, it did aid to the drama scale, but I think more was done on convenience to create a bigger drama which made both characters rather unrelatable at times. Another issue I was not entirely keen on was Lennon’s parents. Something about that dynamic really irked me from the start, though I know I need to look beyond this because crap, there are four other books (2 more duets) and they are Lennon’s sisters so… parents aren’t going anywhere.

Overall, I loved it, minus my slight pet peeves here and there, though I am sure they only really irk me, but alas, I loved Baby Yours. It was jam packed with emotional angst, cute and witty banter, entertaining enough drama and always panty dropping romance. Everything about this romance was just perfect blend of build up and swoon – I laughed, I cried, I may or may not have gotten a little below the belt happy. 

On another note… that cliffhanger intro to Mason and Sophie! OHMYGAWD! I can see another brooding piece of man meat in my future and I cannot wait. 

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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 ever 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… 

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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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