Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Book Review: "Pregnancy Plan" (Tina Gayle)

Desperation causes people to make wild, outlandish, unexpected decisions—to say and do things they might have never imagined saying or doing.

Jillian Wilson, owner of a hardware store, is not an exception.

She desperately wants a baby, someone to call family, someone to lavish with love. She’s spent her entire life watching her steps, careful not to do anything that would tarnish her father’s standards, but with his sudden, recent death, she’s more alone than ever, and now, he’s not around to protest if she wants to take matters into her own hands.

A chance meeting with Derrick Harris, a high-risk security specialist and someone with whom an attempted relationship a long time ago didn’t work out, brings her more than she bargained for. She turns up pregnant, just as she wanted; Derrick (unexpectedly) offers to marry her; and they make a go of it.

Then, Derrick is in a terrible accident and loses his memory. Now, Jillian’s dream life—perfect husband, child, home—may be a permanent loss, if she can’t help Derrick remember.

Pregnancy Plan, by Tina Gayle, is a sexy romance between two entirely unlikely people whose life goals naturally place them at odds with one another … and yet, somehow, love takes root and blossoms.

Jillian represents every woman who has ever felt stymied by the pressures of a career, a family name, or social mores in her reticence to marry someone just to have children, and in her reluctance to wait any longer to get pregnant (and possibly, by waiting, to risk not having children at all). She is both sweet and determined, impulsive and thoughtful, and the dichotomies make her a rich, likable character.

The sexual chemistry between the main characters lands somewhere between medium-high and high in a heat index; the intimate scenes are beautifully rendered, lacking any too-graphic terms (call it PG-13, if you like, instead of X-rated) and fully satisfactory, given the characters’ emotional and psychological development and deepened relationship through their closeness.

Unexpected, intriguing, and at times both light-hearted and intense, Pregnancy Plan would be a lovely read for a rainy afternoon.

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Author: Tina Gayle
Title: Pregnancy Plan
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this work from the publisher through Net Galley in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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