Thursday, July 5, 2012

Throwback Thursday: Nobody's Baby But Mine

Welcome to Throwback Thursday, a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books It’s the nature of book blogging to focus mainly on new releases, but there are thousands of great books out there that haven’t seen the “New Releases” shelf in years. We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles that may not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile. Be sure to check out all the blogs participating using the linky list at the end of the post.

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                                                  Nobody's Baby But Mine 
                                                   Susan Elizabeth Phillips
                                                  Originally published 1997  
                                                          Harper Collins
                                                             384 pages

The Plan
Genius physics professor Dr, Jane Darlington desperately wants a baby. But finding a father won't be easy. Jane's super-intelligence made her feel like a freak when she was growing up, and she's determined to spare her own child that suffering. Which means she must find someone very special to father her child. Someone . . . well . . "stupid."
The Target
Cal Bonner, the Chicago Stars' legendary quarterback, seems like the perfect choice. But his champion good looks and down-home ways are deceiving. Dr. Jane learns too late that this good ol'boy is a lot smarter than he lets on -- and he's not about to be used and abandoned by a brainy baby-mad schemer.
The Explosion
A brillant, lonely woman who dreams only of motherhood . . . A take no-prisoners tough guy who'll settle for nothing less than surrender . . . Can passion and physical attraction propel two strong-willed yet vulnerable people to a totally unexpected love?

 I enjoy romantic comedies. Romance and laughter are some of the best medicine to cure whatever ails you. In my opinion Susan Elizabeth Phillips writes some of the best romantic stories around and is honestly one of the only authors around that can actually have me laughing out loud at some of her scenes as I am reading.(In this story there is one particular scene involving a car and lucky charms cereal.) This story starts out with a "brainy heroine" wanting to get pregnant and posing as a hooker to get a "dumb jock" to help her with that. What evolves from that is a story about not judging a book by its cover and a great enemies to lovers relationship. It also has a fun cast of supporting characters. I just think you can not go wrong with a Susan Elizabeth Phillips book when you want a fun, relaxing romance to read.

Nobody's Baby But Mine:    4/5 stars
Cover:  3/5 stars  ( some of the newer editions have better covers)                                    ~~~~~Tanya~~~~~

I completely agree with Tanya - when it comes to romantic comedies, Susan Elizabeth Phillips writes some of the best. I also remember laughing out loud at the lucky charms scene in this book and at least one or two others as well. I thought the premise was a bit idiotic (a very intelligent woman wanting dumber kids so they wouldn't get picked on, really???), but once I got past that, I really enjoyed the book. It's one that I still remember many years later.  

Nobody's Baby But Mine: 4/5 stars
Cover: 3/5 (I agree - this one is not the best) 


  1. I think I've read other books by this author. This one sounds hilarious! I love the premise!

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  2. I'm pretty picky when it comes to "chick lit", it has to be done really well or I get bored. This one looks fantastic and I will have to give it chance the next time I'm at the library!

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    - Sarah @ Breaking the Binding