By Katee Robert
He’s going above and beyond the call of duty…
Avery Yeung’s biological clock just went off early. Thanks to her family’s medical history, she’s running out of time to get knocked up. And the only guy within donating distance? Her overprotective-and irritatingly hot-best friend. So clearly she needs an anonymous donor…
Anonymous donor? Over Sheriff Drew Flannery’s dead body. While daddyhood will never be in the cards for a man with his past, Drew won’t let Avery shop for a “popsicle pop.” He’ll do what’s right for his best friend by doing his best friend. But only if they do it properly.
But there’s nothing “proper” about it. Between the bed, the kitchen counter, and against his squad car, Avery and Drew are having the hottest sex ever. They can’t get enough of it-or each other. And without knowing it, they’ve crossed the one line that could ruin their friendship forever…
Avery has a family history of cancer that will affect her chances of having children if she leaves it too late, so she’s determined to beat the clock and fall pregnant before her 28th birthday. When she tells her best friend, Drew, of her plans to have a baby via a sperm donor, he’s adamant that it’s going to be his baby she carries so that he can support her and the baby whenever they need it. Of course his other reason is that he’s desperate to sleep with her as he’s been secretly crushing on her since they were teenagers.
Sadly, one of the things that let the book down was the cliche scene that causes the couple to break up, just so the guy can come in and sweep the girl off her feet again. You know the scene I’m talking about. Things are going great until Boy has an epiphany that he’ll never be good enough for Girl at the exact moment Girl decides she’s going to tell Boy she loves him. Upon hearing Girl’s declaration, Boy drops her like a hot potato. Girl is left heartbroken while Boy is left a slovenly wreck while he wallows in the decision he made. Boy finally realises he was wrong and makes a grand gesture which has Girl forgiving him in a matter of minutes.
What also disappointed me with this book is that I disliked more characters than I liked. I liked Avery for coming to terms with her possible bleak future and making the tough decision to go after her dream before it was too late. What I didn’t like about Avery though was her constant fear that she was trampling all over her sister’s heart just because her sister couldn’t have kids. I get that her sister would be upset because of her inability to have children, but I felt her sister’s reactions were a little selfish. I hated her grandfather for being a terrible human being, and I felt no love for her father and grandmother as they’re nothing but cowards. Lastly, I didn’t really like Drew at all. I think he was written to be an alpha, but he annoyed me more often than not. His attitude towards Avery insisting that she carry his baby and his alone was not sexy and went against his belief that he’d never be father material because of his rough past.
While I’ve voiced a lot of negatives, I thought the book was well written and flowed smoothly. I’ve read books from Katee before and from memory I quite enjoyed them, so I’m not sure if perhaps I wasn’t in the mood for this type of story or if my tastes have changed, but days later I still find myself disappointed with this book.
Release Date: May 19, 2015
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