Monday, February 5

***RELEASE BLITZ*** The Baby Maker by Lili Valente

Title: The Baby Maker
Author: Lili Valente
Genre: Sexy Romantic Comedy/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 5, 2018


Some men are troublemakers or dealmakers. The men in my family? We’re baby makers.

For six generations, the women of wine country have had a saying: don’t bang a Hunter man unless you want a bun in your oven.

Yeah, well. I’ve got a saying too: no thanks. The last thing I need is baby makes three. My business is expanding and the only thing I’m interested in getting knocked up is my bottom line.

But then one night Emma Haverford makes me an offer I can’t refuse—she backs away from the land I have my eye on in exchange for a favor…

A big, fat, baby making favor…


When I hear women have gotten pregnant shaking hands with Hunter men, I know I need Dylan Hunter’s…ahem, special skills…way more than I need to expand my vineyard.

I’m ready to give my heart to a child and I’m tired of waiting for my late-to-the-party Prince Charming to make my dreams come true. So I promise Dylan—three months of hot, heavy, baby-making s-e-x and then I’m out of his hair forever.

But what if when it comes time to say good-bye, all I want to do is keep bottling up more memories with this big-hearted man?

This sexy Standalone romance will make you laugh, swoon, and blush baby-makin’ red. Heat level: A risk of getting knocked up during download. Paperback and audio versions are especially dangerous. Handle with care…

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Narrated by Andi Arndt & Sebastian York


This is my first read by this author and seeing as it's the start of a new series i thought i would give it a go.

Dylan is a hard working farmer. He's spent the last few years trying to build his family's farm back up after the vines they relied on became disease ridden. He replaced vines with hops and now the farm is starting to thrive again. In order to do all of this he had to put his life on hold. His father was ill and his brothers had their own lives so it was left to him. His dream is to one day own his own brewery and get his own life. He is looking to buy more land off a neighbor to expand and thought it was in the bag until city slicker Emma moves onto the adjacent property. He's in a bidding war with her and thinks of her as the enemy except he can't quite do it. Those big eyes and sexy body make him even more annoyed.

Emma has moved away from the city. She left behind an ex who broke her heart with plans to have her own vineyard and winery. She's started off well but wants a bit more land for her business. She's determined to have it and has upped her price. She's happy in her new life but feels something is missing from her life. She's been told by her doctor her biological clock is ticking fast and she may be running out of time to have her long yearned for baby. She decides that this is the most important thing to her at the moment and thinks about going to a sperm bank to achieve her goal. 

Encountering her rival in the bidding war for the land sexy neighbor Dylan Hunter, Emma gets a thought in her head. After hearing local gossip about his families baby making abilities Emma makes Dylan an offer. The offer comes with a whole load of chemistry she didn't plan on. Can this arrangement be kept strictly business?

I wasn't sure where to rate this one to be honest. I liked the writing style, i liked the characters, i liked the storyline, i guess i enjoyed it but there was just something missing for me. It actually took me a while to read it. I had to keep going back to it. Now whether this was because i had read about 3 dark romances before this and i wasn't in the mindset for sweet, i don't know but i struggled with it.

Emma was ok. She was likable enough. I did think it was a little far fetched that she would just come out and proposition Dylan like that but hey it's a romance book it's not supposed to be realistic. She was funny in places but it all just seemed a bit of an act up until right near the end. Like she was playing him to get the baby.

Dylan was sweet but maybe a little naive. Thinking about the proposition for one night before agreeing is hardly something any man would do let alone a guy who appears to have the weight of the world on his shoulders. A man who looks after everyone. Would he really just agree and have nothing to do with the baby after? 

There was some good love scenes and the supporting characters were good it just missed the mark for me. It's not a story i will remember.

It was sweet and nice and if you're looking for something with just this then this will be for you. I just think it lacked the substance i wanted. 

As i said it may have been the books i had read before this putting me in a dark mood but it was a miss for me. I gave it three stars because as i said it wasn't bad just not for me.

Reviewed by Kerry

3 Stars

Author Bio

Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale.

These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.

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