Published by Harlequin KISS on 1 March 2014
Genres: Adult, Chick-lit, Contemporary, Romance
The night that changed everything!
Waitress Darcy Penn is the smart, sensible type—flirting with the extremely cute guy in the bar just isn't her usual style. As for ending up in his hotel room? Definitely not! Sneaking out while he's in the bathroom to avoid the post-sex awkwardness? Much more like it .
If Darcy had stuck around, Jeff Norton could have told her about their "epic latex fail." So he shouldn't be quite so shocked when months later, Darcy turns up at his classy L.A. office and throws up in his wastepaper basket. She's got a bad case of morning sickness, and she's here to find out what he's going to do about it!
*I received a free ARC of Waking Up Pregnant from Harlequin KISS via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*
Waking Up Pregnant is kind of like a mix between a modern fairy-tale and a quirky contemporary romance, and it is fun, sweet, hot and romantic packed in a neat wrapping. The characters are really well fleshed out, too, and as Darcy and Jeff fall in love, they are both hiding their true feelings – from themselves and each other.
Starting in the middle of the story, Waking Up Pregnant gets right into the difficulty of the subject – Darcy has come to Jeff’s office, three months after their one night together in Vegas, and before she can even say hello to him, she pukes in his waste-basket. And Jeff knows straight away that she is pregnant, and that the baby is his. He would have told her about that possibility if only she hadn’t left his hotel room like a thief in the night while he was contemplating how to explain the malfunction of his condom…
Waking Up Pregnant takes the readers on the rocky road Jeff and Darcy’s relationship becomes. Darcy wants to be all independent, and Jeff only wants to be with her and his future baby. Funnily enough, he goes about some things all wrong, especially because Darcy has no need for a fairy tale, or so she tells herself. Sweet and humorous, the story shows how life can be much better than the characters imagined when they first met, even if there are hurdles along the road.
Both Darcy and Jeff are great characters, and their chemistry is undeniably hot. When they finally give into their lust once more, my kindle almost melted in my hands – and between the hotness and the tenderness, I almost felt like cheering for them. Darcy’s mother is another fun character, and I wouldn’t mind reading more about her and her own romantic entanglements in the future.
Because Jeff was like a desert mirage. The kind of fantasy that could drive a woman to lose herself in the futile hope of finding shelter within a cool oasis that was enver really within her grasp in the first place. Jeff was here for a single night. A few hours of fun.
“Darcy, Darcy, Darcy.” Her name, rumbling against her neck like a pebbled kisses, pushed all thoughts form her mind but one. It didn’t matter what Jeff did every other Friday night. This one he’d shared with her had been perfect.
They were drinking milk. And milk and hard-ons didn’t go.
No, she was fine. She was tough. Practical. And resilient. A last glance in the mirror told her she was also about as put together as she was going to get.