I received this book for free from the Author . This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Baby, Be Mine by Vivian Arend
Published by Samhain Publishing on 2014-02-25
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
Source: the Author
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What the mind forgets, the heart remembers. A Thompson & Sons StorySince the moment Katy Thompson transformed from annoying tagalong to desirable woman, Gage Jenick has awaited his chance. When she kicks her boyfriend to the curb, he doesn’t hold back—in spite of the next-day work assignment that will take him completely off the grid for two long months. After a head injury sustained on a storm-swept road, Katy can’t remember her own email password, much less how the little pink “positive” on the pregnancy stick got there. Barring an influx of midi-chlorians, she’s at a loss to explain what happened, or when...or with whom. Suddenly Gage is back in her life as if he has a right to be there. While she vividly remembers the crush she had on him, she’s no one’s charity case. But another thing she’d forgotten was just how stubborn Gage can be—especially when her domineering ex tries to stake a claim...Warning. An unforgettable night that gets forgotten. A crazy redneck ex, and a hero who’s ready to take on the world, and his past, for his heroine.
Once again Vivian gets me to *sigh* and adore her writing. This one was just a wonderful story of love, understanding and trust that will make you happy sniffle while reading it.
Gage finally has his moment to get what he’s wanted for years. Katy is finally single and he can now make the move he’s been wanting to make since the first time he realized she was more than just his friend’s little sister. Of course the thing that really sucks is he is leaving the next day to head to the oil fields for 6 months but he has to take his chance now and hope that she feels the same way about him. They have their moment and the next morning he leaves to work but doesn’t know what happens at home as that same day he’s offered a chance to take a 2 month remote job which means he can get home much earlier to live the life he never thought with the woman who has always mattered.
Katy has spent the past two months recuperating from an accident that left her with no memory of the night she shared with Gage but a pregnancy that she didn’t expect and because of the accident doesn’t know who the father is. When Gage comes back in to her life she has no clue that they made plans to be together and isn’t seeing his interest in her as anything other than one of pity. She puts Gage in his place and is determined to do it on her own and in her own fashion but her psycho ex is also trying to say that the child is his. She’s strong but feels like such a failure that because of the accident she can’t remember anything nor can she complete tasks that to most people would be easy.
The relationship between Gage and Katy has some of the most steamy times but also there is so much pain and longing as they try to work on making something real while things conspire against them. You see how much Gage wants to control everything and make it all easy for his love but really does temper his need for her by letting her set the pace. He tries to barrel through everything in the beginning but really does learn from his mistakes and owns them. He just wants her nothing more and seeing this strong man be so willing to put himself out there for her was just… *sigh* Katy also owns up to her mistakes and understands that he is working so hard to be what she needs but also let her be strong on her own two feet. She’s there for Gage as things spiral out of their control and seeing her faith in him when he needs it most was sniffle-worthy.
This is a quick read and one that has me ready not only for more of this pair but to see what we have in store with the rest of the Thompsons. Thanks to Vivian Arend for giving me the chance to read this early!! Keep em coming cause you know I’ll read anything you throw my way…. and yes I adore her but she has no say in what I think of her writing nor did she have a say in this review. 🙂