Published August 2013
Series: Red River #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Florist Claire Holbrook has always played by the rules her entire life, but breaks them to spend one night with sexy lone wolf Jake Manning, a man she's adored since she was a teenager. Six weeks later things get complicated when she discovers they created a bond that will last a lifetime...
Jake has never played by the rules. Getting Minister Holbrook's daughter pregnant wasn't part of any life plan, but he won't run from his responsibilities. He'll step up and be the best man he can, even if he doesn't have a clue where to begin. The more time he spends with Claire, though, the more he wants her, and the harder it is to get close because that would mean sharing the one thing he hasn't with anyone—the truth and his heart.
Claire Holbrooks has been pining over the brother of her best friend Holly’s boyfriend since high school, and she still isn’t over Jake Mannings.
On the night of Holly’s wedding however, whiskey and desperation led to a night of sex with the best man (no other than Jake), which in turn led to a positive pregnancy test.
How will manwhore Jake take the “good news” and will he man up and set aside his player ways only because there’s a baby on the way?
I discovered this book while browsing on Amazon. It was cheap, had good reviews and – honestly – who doesn’t like an accidentally pregnant romance novel?
Soooo… Overall it was a nice read. A very short though and I easily had it down in about 3 hours. It’s actually so short I won’t be able to tell you much without revealing the whole story and spoil your swoon (because yes, the book is slightly swoon worthy).
It turns out that Claire and Jake both have personal issues that they need to overcome, and are both too stubborn to face the truth.
However, if you were expecting steamy scenes or a pregnancy run-down, you will be disappointed because everything is kept very light.
So in summary, The Best Man’s Baby is a really nice romance for an afternoon in the sun or at the beach, but nothing too heavy. It feels a bit like the Neighbor from Hell series by R.L. Mathewson, or the 8 Weeks series by Bethany Lopez, only a bit shorter, but still enjoyable to read.