Title: The Best Laid Plans
Author: Sarah Mayberry
Release Date: 9 Nov. 2011
Won from Ashley Barker over at The Blogging Book
Synopsis from Goodreads
Boundaries. The key to how corporate lawyer Alexandra Knight manages her busy life. However, lately all her precisely drawn lines are getting blurred. Blame it on her out-of-control biological clock that is ignoring her single status…and on Ethan Stone.
Because her sexy, no-strings colleague has posed an outrageous solution to her dilemma—he'll be her baby daddy. This from the guy who avoids all commitment? Okay, so they're attracted to each other. Really, really attracted. But crossing the line from coworker to co-parent with Ethan could ruin Alex for all other men. After all, when you've had the best…
I found this to be a very cute story. Alex and Ethan were adorably appealing characters. They are successful, smart, kind, funny, lawyers who I would love to know. They play racquetball -which is so much fun!- together and Alex has a breakdown in front of Ethan after seeing her ex with a baby after his strong desire not to have children was what had driven them apart, plus, her doctor told her that if she wanted kids she had to act fast. Of course, Ethan wants kids, too. You can see where it goes from there!
Alex was one of those people who always wanted kids. She worked on her career figuring she would eventually marry and have children. Even when she was a teenager she expected that. Being a teenager who has every intention of having a family, I do not like the thought of never finding my significant other and having children. Can you see where I'm going with this? Yes, I was completely invested in this story.
I found myself frustrated with the characters. So many times did they nearly come together, and so many times they would shy away from each other. There was quite a bit of good suspense. They both had their share of trouble throughout their lives and you love them more for it. They had to grow and find what they actually wanted from life, from each other.
It was a quick, cute read that I really enjoyed.