Title: One Baby Daddy
Author: Meghan Quinn
Series: Dating by the Numbers #3
Genre: Adult Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 17th, 2018
Source: E-galley gifted from InkSlingerPR did not affect my opinion in any way
My rating: 4 stars
“What are you doing now that your team is out of the running for the Stanley Cup?”
I need to forget. I need an escape.
Only one person isn’t falling for my reputation as the NHL’s Golden Boy; she captured my attention the minute she called me out for snooping through my best friend’s house. She didn’t want to hear my reason–she only wanted to playfully give me a hard time.
Adalyn is bold, sassy–and the perfect escape.
She’s everywhere. In town and in my dreams, and suddenly I need to spend every waking moment with her.
And I do, making this summer the best off-season I’ve ever had.
But in the midst of getting lost in Adalyn, what I don’t expect is to get her pregnant.
And what I definitely don’t expect is having to fight for her affection.
“Would you mind zipping up the back of my dress?” She walks toward me, her flowery scent floating in my direction, spiking my yearning into overdrive.
“Uh, yeah . . . sure.”
She turns around, and looks over her shoulder. The back of her dress is completely open, the zipper undone to just above the curve of her beautifully round ass.
Shit, all that smooth, tan skin, covered by nothing but the velvety fabric of the dress. Is she wearing underwear? She’s not wearing a bra and I see no panty line.
Clearing my throat, I ask, “Are you wearing underwear, Adalyn?”
From over her shoulder, she smiles shyly. “Yes, it’s small though.”
Of course it is. Why wouldn’t it be?
Not being able to stop myself, I take a second to float my fingertips up her spine. From the initial touch, her back arches and a small gasp releases from her lips, but before I can think about stopping, she melts into my touch. Stepping closer, I place my hand on the back of her hip, my thumb pressing into her ass while the other hand explores the bare expanse of her back. Her head falls to my shoulder. Her lips part, and when I snake to the front of her dress, her breath hitches.
Eyes closed, I take in ragged breaths, my fingers inching closer and closer to her front, my cock painfully hard.
It’s been so goddamn long—and being with Adalyn has only spurred on my need—but I want to make sure we’re in a good place before we commit to anything. I want to make sure she’s ready emotionally because the minute I bury myself deep inside her, I know there will be no turning back. She will be mine forever.
But maybe for now, I can just have a little touch . . .
My cock pressed against her butt, she expertly grinds her backside into me, her hands moving to my neck, pulling my head down to hers. I kiss the side of her neck, using the hand that’s gripping her hips to guide her with her grinding in just the right place.
Fuck, that feels good.
I grunt, the sound vibrating over her sleek neck. My hand on her stomach, she arches wanting more of my touch, silently asking me to move north.
And I fucking comply. Inch by slow inch, I guide my hand to just below her breasts. When I halt my pursuit, a displeased groan escapes her.
I squeeze my eyes shut, trying to find the willpower. Her fingernails dig into my scalp, spurring me on as she turns her head and finds my lips.
She kisses me.
Her lips gliding across mine, her tongue diving into my mouth, her moans are vocal and sexy. Her delicious ass, pressing, grinding, undulating against my rock-hard cock makes me want to do so much more, makes me want to taste so much more.
Moving my hand higher, my fingertips graze the bottom of her breast. Soft. Round. Smooth. I caress her right below her nipple, never touching, just teasing . . . tempting.
Before I get too far into my review and gushing about this book, let me give you links to my first two books in the series: Three Blind Dates and Two Wedding Crashers. While book 2 was overall my favorite, this final one has some awesome twists to it, keeping it from being the normal third book in a series exactly, and I loved the way the author wrapped this up. Although, there are a few couples or singles in the story that I would definitely enjoy reading about if they got their own story. Hint, hint, wink, wink!
At first, I really liked Adalyn because her college past sounded a lot like my own. But the beginning was a little slow for me, I guess probably because for the most part, it was just happy being in love stuff. Obviously there needs to be a little drama for things to keep you going and turning pages as fast as you can, or at least that must be how it works for me. Anyway, once a big event took place, my love of Adalyn might have taken a bit of a nosedive. I was very upset that she let her ex-lover/friend Logan cause her to doubt Hayden before he even got a chance to come to her about news he had just received himself! That made me so angry. Also, I was so mad at her for thinking that she didn’t need to tell Hayden about the baby. No, that’s not a spoiler, it should be obvious from the title that there is a baby involved, along with a baby daddy! Of course once we got to this point, about two-thirds of the way through the book, I was hooked, could barely put it down. I needed to be able to stay up and finish it, but could not, thanks to school not being out for the summer yet. And then towards the end, we got a chapter from Logan’s point of view. I liked that chapter in a way, even though I knew that surely the author couldn’t put him and Adalyn back together, it had to be a happy ending for her and Hayden. Logan is one that I would kind of like to see his own little novella or something for. Maybe I can ask the author when I get to meet her at Book Bonanza this summer.
I’m adding Meghan Quinn to my auto-read list, and you should too if you enjoy funny, sexy romance, with characters you’ll want as your own friends.
About the Author:
Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!