Monday, December 14, 2015

Baby & Bump (This & That Series, #1) by Brooke Moss [REVIEW]

At thirty years old, caterer Lexie Baump has a lot on her plate. With a business to run, she doesn’t have time for any added distractions. But one momentary indiscretion adds a little hiccup to Lexie’s plans. She’s pregnant. With no relationship prospects.

But if Lexie thought fighting morning sickness while running a catering business was hard, enter Dr. Fletcher Haybee. Their connection is instant, and their love of vintage rock tee shirts and Elvis music is enough to bond them for life. There are just two minor problems.

One: he’s dating her oversexed best friend. Two: he’s also her obstetrician.

With events to cater, awkward OB appointments to endure, and her ever-growing baby bump making it impossible to close her jeans, Lexie has to find a way to curb her undeniable attraction toward

Fletcher and focus on her new role as a working mother. But it certainly isn’t easy when its clear Fletcher himself feels the same magnetic pull toward Lexie.

Can Lexie leave the gorgeous Fletcher for her best friend to chew up and spit out, or will she cave to her feelings and find love in the stirrups? Life is about to get messy, and we're not just talking about crumbs in the car seat...

4 Baby and Me Stars
This is my first Brooke Moss book and this was a total random find. It’s no secret I love a single mama books, but you throw in a single pregnant mama, well, I’m a happy camper.

Baby & Bump is a standalone and is part of the This & That series. It’s completely funny, well written and put me in a good mood.  Well worth the risk in taking on a new author.

Lexie is divorced and thirty years old. She’s past her prime, but with an unexpected pregnancy her world is turn upside down. I adore Lexie. I found her witty, hilarious and the single gal I envisioned for myself, that’s if I was a single thirty year old pregnant gal.

She finds an OBGYN and **GASP** has a crush on him. Who can’t resist a hot a Dr. Fletcher Haybee. I really liked the Hero. He’s sweet, kind and the guy you want to make babies with or at least have him raise your baby with. He’s a single dad (I know it just gets better right) and just like Lexis is divorce too.

Now, this would be a match made in heaven, except Lexie is single, pregnant and she really doesn’t need to get into a relationship so when her hot best friend has eyes on Fletcher, well, she lets Marisol, her bestie go out with him.

From the first sentence of this book I was hooked. I laughed so many times my belly ached.  There’s a lot of character development and descriptive writing that helps you create the picture and scene in your head. I love reading Lexie’s thoughts because a lot of times, I was thinking the same thing.
This is more of a chick-lit read, than a NA novel, so no ladies, there is no steam, but it really isn’t necessary.  I really liked Lexie and Fletcher’s relationship, they meet at random times, but when they do, the scene is warranted and I was gobbling it up. 

A huge chunk of the book revolves around Lexie and her friends and family. So, it’s not completely a romance book, but I enjoyed reading the supporting characters. Lexie mom drove me nuts and I tried really hard to understand Marisol, remember she’s the one that dates Dr. Fletcher.

You are probably thinking, why would I read a book if the Hero dates the Heroine’s best friend? To be honest, it kind of drove me nuts too. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fan of angst, but there’s something about this mild tension that just kept me glued to the pages. 

Overall, there aren’t many books about a pregnant single girl and this one exceeded my expectations.


Brooke writes complex, character-driven stories about kismet, reunited lovers, first love, and the kind of romance that we should all have the chance at finding. She prefers her stories laced with some humor just for fun, and enough drama to keep her readers flipping the pages, and begging for more.

When Brooke isn't spinning tales, she spends her time drawing/cartooning, reading, watching movies then comparing them to books, wrangling five kids, mugging on one hubby she lovingly refers to as her "nerd", and attempting to conquer the Mount Everest of laundry that is the bane of her existence. 

Brooke is also an avid Autism Awareness advocate, and a passionate foster/adoptive mother, who loves to share her experiences with anyone who will listen. 

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