By Stephanie Smith
Can a dream really become a reality?
Georgia Armstrong is on the hunt—on the hunt for a man. It’s not what you think, though. She’s not looking for love, friendship or companionship. Georgia wants a baby, and she’s on the hunt for a sperm donor. Except her plan is to have the sperm donated the good old-fashioned way. What could possibly go wrong?
Henry Marsh knows what he wants, and a wife and family are not it. He doesn’t know where the little blonde bombshell came from, and he doesn’t know what she was thinking when she came up with her plan. And he especially doesn’t know why he agreed to help her.
Business quickly turns into pleasure and the lines are blurred as Henry and Georgia begin to break all the rules.
How far will Georgia go to become a mother, and what will it cost her? And has Henry finally put his member some place he shouldn’t?
WHATEVER IT TAKES is the story of one woman willing to do whatever it takes to have a baby. Georgia isn’t getting any younger and she knows her time is running out if she wants to have a baby. She can’t afford to go through IVF, so that leaves her with the only option of getting pregnant the old-fashioned way. But she’s a realist who knows that by the time she finds a man who she could settle down with, it might be too late. So she’s come up with a plan that even she thinks is crazy: find a man willing to knock her up, who will then walk away when it’s done. Henry ends up being that man. He has no desire for marriage or children, but he’s happy to try and make her dream come true.
Despite her crazy plan, I quite liked Georgia. She had a dream and she chased it with everything she had, because she was determined to make it come true. I can respect that. I liked Henry, that he was very upfront about what he did and didn’t want out of life. However, I didn’t like that after he acknowledged his feelings for Georgia, he expected her to give up her dream of having a baby to be with him, but not once did he consider doing the same for her and I was so happy when Georgia stood up to him about it. Luckily for Henry, he redeems himself in a huge way.
WHATEVER IT TAKES is told in dual POVs and while it’s part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone. I did find it hard to believe that Henry⎯a man in his thirties⎯didn’t know how a woman’s cycle worked, or that Georgia believed her ability to fall pregnant was gone after suffering a setback. Their lack of knowledge in regards to human reproduction was a little concerning. The story itself moves at a fairly quick pace and is overall a fun and lighthearted read that comes with a lovely HEA.
* Note: This story includes scenes about the joys of pregnancy, as well as its dangers and risks, which may be triggers for some readers.
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