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  1. Carmen Carmen says:

    he was also a little domineering, she reminded herself It wasn t a bad trait, just unsuited to her. pg 28It is a bad trait, though Let s discuss.PREMISE Peter s wife died two years ago from ovarian cancer He wants a baby, so he hires an egg donor and a surrogate He is a biology teacher and a big pain in my ass.Harper has a 6 year old daughter, Mia, and her husband died 3 years ago Her husband was not abusive, but he was pushy and selfish I feel like Harper rolls her eyes when she think he was also a little domineering, she reminded herself It wasn t a bad trait, just unsuited to her. pg 28It is a bad trait, though Let s discuss.PREMISE Peter s wife died two years ago from ovarian cancer He wants a baby, so he hires an egg donor and a surrogate He is a biology teacher and a big pain in my ass.Harper has a 6 year old daughter, Mia, and her husband died 3 years ago Her husband was not abusive, but he was pushy and selfish I feel like Harper rolls her eyes when she thinks of her dead husband Peter, on the other hand, worships his dead wife Harper is a nursing assistant, she has also chosen to become an egg donor.Why Why, you ask Because she has PROPHETIC DREAMS that she is chosen to put two twin boys on Earth Yeah Yeah You heard me right Prophetic dreams About twin boys she will be the genetic mother of.THE BAD Oh, gosh Where do I start THE SERIES This is part of the Safe Harbor Medical Series, a series I don t enjoy It all revolves around a fertility clinic and always involves hijinks about surrogates, egg donors, sperm donors, IVF, infertility, etc etc etc Actually this series should not be in the American Romance line, it should actually be in the Medical Romance line I don t know how that was overlooked by Harlequin Since these things and a lot of medical talk don t really interest me, the series kind of falls flat for me.DIAMOND S HEROESDiamond s taste in men seems to be the opposite of my taste in men She likes, and writes, men who are uptight, rigid, domineering, judgmental, bossy, a tiny bit pretentious, know it alls, have no sense of humor and are morally superior Usually they are also robotic, cold, and unable to understand emotions.I like men who are kind, gentle, easygoing, laid back, have a great sense of humor So we are naturally at odds I m not going to like the heroes Diamond creates.Let s look at some examples of what Peter is like Harper handed him a twenty dollar bill I ll have a cranberry muffin, a blueberry muffin and a cup of chai, and don t even try to pay for it Peter s eyebrows drew together Okay, but is that what you re eating for lunch Why Not exactly a balanced diet Don t tell me you re a health nut She bristled at the idea of someone dictating what she ate This was HER free day No, it s just that as a He floundered for a moment I figured that, as a nurse, you d be a stickler for nutrition Sean used to get on my case about carbs, she responded testily It was all protein and vegetables with him I m making up for lost timepg 26I m surprised she didn t stab him in the eye I wouldn t have blamed her, either.What about this part, where she is trying to think of an idea for her daughter s 7th birthday party Peter saysMy personal philosophy is Never Miss a Chance to Teachpg 28He wants to make the party educational and all about learning about bugs Then he does, organizing a ton of educational activities.Now, I know men like this They drive me UP A FUCKING WALL They are unable to relax, have fun, or do something that isn t furthering their life in some way.He s also like a robot He doesn t get jokes He doesn t make jokes He doesn t understand a lot of human emotions This is typical with Diamond The majority of her heroes are like this She seems to think this is a attractive or b what the idea romance hero is like or c what medical professionals are like Peter is a biology teacher, but mostly she writes about medical professionals.When reading Diamond s books, I can never understand why the heroine is falling for the hero.THE WOO WOO STUFFHarper really believes she is having prophetic dreams about genetically mothering twin boys Twin boys which she must bring into the world through egg donation, I guess I find this odd.But Peter is himself pretty odd he keeps seeing his dead wife everywhere Now The book is trying to make me sympathize with Harper by implying that Peter should just be over his dead wife I m not on board with this I m not shaming the man for weeping at his wife s grave two years after she died Diamond seems to think this is weird I don t think it is weird It s understandable IMO He loved his wife Just because Harper was often frustrated and annoyed by her dead husband and seems to have a slightly negative opinion of him, doesn t mean Peter feels the same about his dead wife.However, him seeing his dead wife places was weirding me out He would just be at a party or restaurant and see his wife, looking at him sorrowfully WTF Also, he calls Harper by his dead wife s name at one point I m pretty sure this is a big no no I mean, it wasn t during sex thanks be to heaven but still Not what a woman wants to hear.I DON T UNDERSTAND HARPER S LOVE FOR PETERShe decides she s in love with him on page 136 Why Beats me I have no frickin idea They barely know each other What time they ve spent together is him being his robotic self doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING that would make me think a woman would be physically attracted to him, much less IN LOVE with him working together or taking care of her kid together It s strange And she decides she s in love with him and they ve had ZERO PHYSICAL CONTACT, not even a hand hold IDK, I just found it strange Maybe she would have fallen in love with any breathing unattached male in the immediate vicinity, IDK, because this makes no sense.HOW S THE SEX, CARMEN Sigh You know what Diamond s sex scenes are like I m usually either cringing, or kind of reading with my mouth open in bafflement Peter hadn t realized how much he d held back when he d made love to his wife She d been delicate, leaving most of the action to him With Harper, everything was different HE was differentpowerful,passionate,sensual.I m laughing at thinking of this man being passionate or sensual Just unbelievable She had an incredible body, sleek and contoured, and she used it like a tigress Not that his response required any stimulation.Blah blah blah she has a condom Yay Pleased, he slid the protection into place When he finished, she rolled to face him, legs tangling with his, her mouth exploring his neck and the pulse of his throat.A tigress Transforming him into a tiger.The yearning that he d ignored for too long drove Peter to pin her against the pillows A long kiss, and he eased inside her, sensation roaring through his body Her answering gasps urged him onward.They were soaring, battling, twisting On top, she plundered him rhythmically, until Peter could barely restrain himself He wanted to prolong the ecstasy, to keep her entirely his as long as possible, but fireworks exploded, sending him into a frenzy She arched her back, crying out, her fiery reaction matching his The joy intensified until he half believed it might last forever, and then brilliant colors filled him, sweeping him over a threshold into bliss. pg 178Not my cup of tea YMMV.TL DR I don t usually enjoy medical drama I don t like Diamond s heroes I found this story flat and kind of strange ROMANCE CATEGORIESContemporary RomanceSTEM HeroineNon Virgin HeroineWidower HeroWidow HeroineHe s a Biology Teacher Sports Coach for Kids Non Fiction for Children Author She s a Nurse s Assistant and Photographer.NAMES IN THIS BOOK view spoiler Peter mAngela fMia fHarper fSean mReggie m ReginaldAdrienne fNora fUna fStacy fVanessa f Cole mEllie f Owen mLucky mJan fBetty fPo catHedy fRod mKerry fGreg mMelissa fZora f Jim mZack mPaige fKeely fCecil mVicki fFiona fPatty fAlec mKimmie fBerry fC cile fMaurice mMark m Mike mLeo mTony mJake m Sarella fCarolyn fTommy mJoan fLen mCaroline fRocky mPaula fHarriet f Ellen fAlastair m Gloria fNeo mJennifer fVan m Lidia f hide spoiler


  2. romancejunkie romancejunkie says:

    A sweet and charming romance.


  3. Sandra Cunningham Sandra Cunningham says:

    Jacqueline Diamond Is a great write Here is a highlight from the book I may have jumped to conclusions about your plans Apparently so I m willing to listen, if you re willing to talk, Harper said He hesitated Actions speak louder than words Was he upset with her I don t understand He indicated a white wrought iron bench Mind having a seat She complied, finding the bench comfortable despite its hard surfaces Belatedly, she wondered if she should have checked for dust, b Jacqueline Diamond Is a great write Here is a highlight from the book I may have jumped to conclusions about your plans Apparently so I m willing to listen, if you re willing to talk, Harper said He hesitated Actions speak louder than words Was he upset with her I don t understand He indicated a white wrought iron bench Mind having a seat She complied, finding the bench comfortable despite its hard surfaces Belatedly, she wondered if she should have checked for dust, but soiled clothing was the least of her concerns Peter glanced at the sack It was elegant, silver foil stripes alternating with textured white Fancy chocolates Harper wondered But that would hardly account for his nervousness Brace yourself, he said I m sitting down, she reminded him I guess that wasfor my benefit than yours, he said with an apologetic smile, and then he did something extraordinary He went down on one knee PETER DIDN T REMEMBER being anywhere near this anxious when he proposed to Angela His heart hadn t stuck in his throat, and his pulse hadn t sped as if he d just run a mile Of course, he hadn t been worried that she might reject him, either Seeing Harper in his house had transformed it into a place of new possibilities where they could raise Mia and their baby or babies to be, sharing decisions, supporting and encouraging each other He needed her, and loved her so much that he couldn t imagine her not feeling the same way But there were, as Mia might say, no guarantees Still, she d come here, and there she sat, awaiting his next words with her lips parted and her eyes bright What a unique spirit she had, this woman who had healed Peter s heart From the sack, he retrieved a velvet box and lifted the hinged lid Sunlight caught the diamond, awakening its brilliant clarity along with the gleam of sapphires on either side He wished he d preparedcarefully for this moment And that he sawin her face than simple astonishment Go for it Harper, will you marry me Peter asked She swallowed He let his thoughts spill out, unguarded I love you Let s make a home, you and me and our children You can pursue your photography I ll handle the baby care Well, as much as possible And, um what had he left out we can exchange the ring if you d prefer a different one He hadn t spoken eloquently, but he d been honest Was it enough The ring s exquisite Her chest rose and fell But I know how much you want to move back East to be with your family It might be hard on Mia to leave her friends The tip of her tongue flicked over dry lips Oh, heck, what s so terrible about starting over We ll stay here Peter had no qualms on that score The point is to surround the baby with a loving family If you ll marry me, we ll do that She leaned forward, her fingers tracing his jawline But your job s making you miserable There are other schools in Southern California, he said And till I find the right one, I can put up with teaching P.E What about your parents They ll adjust Peter gave a dry chuckle, still uncertain of her response When if we get married, do you suppose we ll debate everything We do both have strong personalities, Harper said Is that a problem Not if you re saying yes, he answered, and rubbed his cheek against her hand Frankly, I like hashing things out That way, we reach solutions that suit us both I love you, Peter Harper s forehead touched his The answer is yes Around them, the world buzzed and hummed with joy How lonely he d been these past two years, and how easily Harper had lifted that burden He was going to be her husband And Mia s father And they were having a baby, too Incredible Peter kissed her lightly, which was the best he could manage from this position Then he sat beside her and slipped the ring onto her finger It was a little loose, but fixable Harper nestled against him There s a basketball court, she said What Peter wondered if he d misheard Her laughter tinkled through the air Around the corner of the house I couldn t see it before Now he understood I m full of surprises You are, indeed Harper slid her arm around his waist, and they kissed again, for a long, thrilling time When they reluctantly broke off, she said, It might seem a little strange What might Peter asked, too delirious to think straight There seems to be a trend toward pregnant brides She released a mock sigh But in our case, we re having a baby that I m not carrying How will that look Will we be snubbed by wedding planners You could wear a padded pillow I just might Harper rested her head on his shoulder Mia will love being a flower girl He wrapped his arm around her I hope she ll love having a daddy More than you can imagine Peter could imagine it With Harper in his arms, he could imagine a lot of things Most of all, a future full of happiness


  4. Susan Susan says:

    Good book Peter really wants to be a dad He thought his dream was over when his wife died, but then found out it could happen after all When Peter sees Harper s name on the egg donor list he feels she would be the perfect one to choose He likes her and her daughter and would love his child to be like them The problem is that she doesn t know that he s going to be the father.I liked both Peter and Harper Both had issues that were keeping them from having a happy future Harper had lost her Good book Peter really wants to be a dad He thought his dream was over when his wife died, but then found out it could happen after all When Peter sees Harper s name on the egg donor list he feels she would be the perfect one to choose He likes her and her daughter and would love his child to be like them The problem is that she doesn t know that he s going to be the father.I liked both Peter and Harper Both had issues that were keeping them from having a happy future Harper had lost her husband a few years earlier in an accident He was a nice guy but she found herself giving up her dreams in order to pursue his Now she doesn t want to be that dependent on a man again She enjoys her life as a mom, a nurse and a photographer and doesn t want to give that up She does want to give back and decides to be an egg donor to help some other family have the children they want When she is chosen as a donor she is disappointed that she won t be involved with the new family but accepts it At the same time she gets reacquainted with Peter, who had been a coworker of her husband s She is surprised by how much she likes him and then by the attraction she feels toward him When she finds out about his involvement in the program she is hurt and angry at first but they soon move past that Harper is very independent and has no problem speaking up when something is important to her She lets Peter know how unhappy she is that he kept the secret even though they are friends I really liked the way that Peter was supportive of her photography and the way that they were collaborating on the book I also liked the way that it brought them closer together As much as she came to love Peter she also kept trying to keep him at a distance trying to protect her heart.Peter was still grieving for his wife two years after her death He wanted to follow through on their plans for a family When he meets Harper again he is surprised by how much he is drawn to her Finding her name on the egg donor list seems like fate to him so he chooses her, not thinking at first how that could affect their friendship He thinks that if he keeps it secret she ll never know As they start to work together on a children s book Peter finds himself thinkingandabout Harper and her daughter But he also feels guilty about his growing feelings for Harper, and feeling that he is somehow betraying his late wife I really didn t like the way he kept comparing Harper to his wife He really couldn t see that Harper s upfront attitude and way of dealing with things was so much better than his late wife s passive aggressive way of getting her way He just didn t see that she always got her way He has to make a decision about those feelings before he can take a chance on having a future with Harper


  5. Sue Sue says:

    This was fine but great, worth recommending it falls short It was missing something but I can t quite put my finger on it.Was it the heros inability to let go of his late wife s memory You can only beat that dead horse so long.Was it her ability to forgive secrets too early Here was a point that could caused a real couple issue and it was glossed over in a few pages.Saving point, feelings around surrogacy were really fleshed out Positives definitely, negatives little info feel This was fine but great, worth recommending it falls short It was missing something but I can t quite put my finger on it.Was it the heros inability to let go of his late wife s memory You can only beat that dead horse so long.Was it her ability to forgive secrets too early Here was a point that could caused a real couple issue and it was glossed over in a few pages.Saving point, feelings around surrogacy were really fleshed out Positives definitely, negatives little info feelings were presented but this is HEA Recipient and donor.Angst at a decent level wasn t present problems were resolved too smoothly, this makes or breaks a story in my opinion.Rating 2.25


  6. Yazmin Yazmin says:

    In His Baby Dream by Jacqueline Diamond, Peter Gladstone has not given up his dream of being a father, even after he lost his beloved wife two years before But he doesn t want another woman in his life, he only wants children, so he will create his family thanks to a donor egg and a surrogate mom with the help of the fertility specialists at Safe Harbor Medical.Harper Anthony is new on the egg donor website and she seems like the perfect choice He can see his kids as a slightly different versi In His Baby Dream by Jacqueline Diamond, Peter Gladstone has not given up his dream of being a father, even after he lost his beloved wife two years before But he doesn t want another woman in his life, he only wants children, so he will create his family thanks to a donor egg and a surrogate mom with the help of the fertility specialists at Safe Harbor Medical.Harper Anthony is new on the egg donor website and she seems like the perfect choice He can see his kids as a slightly different version than Mia, Harper s daughter Read More


  7. Amanda Amanda says:

    Got this book from goodreads give away and I loved it I will be looking forbooks by Jacqueline Diamond This book was a fast read for me because it was well written and flowed beautifully Thank you Jacqueline for sending my book so quickly If you ever need an idea for a book I would love to share my own personal romance story with you, LOL.


  8. Michelle Diez Michelle Diez says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here It was a nice story to read It did seem to drag on during certain sections of the book There was a steamy section included in the book and then a very happy ending.


  9. Harlequin Books Harlequin Books says:

    Miniseries Safe Harbor MedicalCategory Home and Family


  10. John John says:

    I have loved this series and this a great addition to it


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