Jamie McCoy is the ultimate guy: 30 years old, carefree and professionally successful as the writer of a nationally syndicated humor column called "Guy Stuff". Nine and a half months ago, he spent a week basking on the beach in Eluthera and indulging in a fling with a woman at the resort. Never did he expect to find the unplanned result of that fling - a healthy, wailing baby named Samantha - strapped into a car seat on his back porch, along with a suitcase full of diapers and infant apparel and a note informing Jamie that he's her father.
Maybe he is and maybe he isn't. But first things first. He's never fed a baby or changed a diaper in his life. He doesn't own a crib or a stroller. In a panic, he phones the nearest hospital, where neonatal nurse Allison Winslow takes his call and tells him about a class she teaches called the Daddy School.
Classes on how to be a dad are exactly what Jamie needs. But when he attends his first class and sees the tall, earnest, amazingly beautiful and even more amazingly competent Allison, he realizes that he might just need more from her than her lectures on how to hold a baby.
Jamie's efforts to be a father to this precious baby touch Allison. His sense of humor amuses her. His striking good looks turn her on. But how can she trust the sort of guy who'd sleep with a stranger on vacation, without giving a thought to the consequences? How can she give her heart to such a reckless man?
Winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award! Book One of Judith Arnold's popular Daddy School series.
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"Too conservative for me!"
Sometimes I'm in the mood for some down and dirty erotica and sometimes I just want a happily ever Lisa Kleypas--you know the type, with a little raunchy sex, but mostly its about the story and the romance. That's what I thought I was getting--sweet with a little hot and heavy sex. But, this was just too far to the G-rated side for me. A man has a fling with a woman and even though he really wants to continue the relationship the woman gives him the wrong number. What's a guy to do? 9 months later she abandons a baby on his door step. When he seeks help from a nurse who runs a "daddy school" for expectant fathers all he gets is sanctimonious judgement. Seriously, the woman's a snobby anal-retent... who does nothing but pass judgement on the guy for doing nothing wrong. Sure he had sex before marriage (big deal, give me a break), BUT he used a condom, he tried to continue the relationship, and he's stepping up and taking responsibility for the result's. What more does she want? I don't know people who act like this so it's really hard not to roll my eyes. The books a few decades old, so maybe that explains it.....I don't know.
As for the narrator, he could be part of the reason it felt so silly at times. He sounds so much like Neil Patrick Harris and well...it's just not a good voice for a romance novel. Not "manly" enough I guess.
"Sweet, funny story about Daddy and his baby"
I listened to this book in a day and a half! It was easy to enjoy because the story is light and funny. Jamie finds a baby with a note saying the newborn baby, Samantha, is his from a quick relationship with a woman during an island vacation. He can't really remember her name or how she kisses. He is sure he used protection.
Whatever, he has become an instant father. Taking care of Sam has Jamie learning about formula, diapers, and all the other baby equipment. He buys a mobile; a helicopter with rotors that spin and a stroller more expensive than his car. He introduces the newborn to wrestling and attends a new daddy class with a beautiful nurse teaching the class. He is not sure his heart is in this baby stuff, but when complications arise, he fights for his girls.
This book was worth the time. I would recommend it to anyone that prefers books about relationships with good outcomes.
"A Humorous Romantic Comedy!"
Yes. I found this book to be very funny and quite entertaining! I loved hearing the mans point if view about having a new baby around.
I don't like to compare books because if someone doesn't like the book I compared it to, then they wouldn't like this book & that just isn't a fair judgement.
I enjoyed his voices! Tom does a really good job narrating this story. He adds all the excitement & humor when & where it is needed!
I laughed out loud a lot! I was totally rooting for Jamie & Allie to get together! I love how Samantha was described throughout the book too! This book was so good, I listened to it in 1 sitting today!
A very enjoyable story! The author & narrator kept me totally entertained throughout the book Even Allie's grandma was funny! I look forward to the next book in this series!
"men are not this stupid - the book is terrible"
could not finish it with all the repeating and man/self male bashing. this book is terrible.
"Hurried Ending :/"
Loved story but I dislike the quick ending. Nothing is worse than a book that seems unfinished. Either way it was a heart warming story and was an easy listen.
book begain great. was funny interesting, but went down hill for me. they should have continued focusing on father on child,.
"A cute little romance story."
This was a cute little romance with only a few steamy scenes. The characters were cute and there were very few misunderstandings between them. That can really ruin a romance for me. There were also only a few sappy scenes. The humor was great and reminded me of Christopher Moore's humor, which is a compliment from me.
I really enjoyed listening to Tom Dheere. He did a great job giving personality to the characters and he had pretty good comedic timing (at least it seemed that way at 3x speed).
A cute little romance story.
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**
"Fun, Endearing Sweet, Hilarious and Wonderful Book"
Fun, endearing sweet, hilarious and wonderful book! This book is not hard to review at all. A free feeling bachelor is going through life having fun, occasional hookups and all of that.
That all changes one day when he goes out on his back porch and finds a baby in her car seat with a note attached saying the child's name is so Samantha. What's a guy to do?
In an absolute panic, he makes a frantic call to the hospital is and is put in contact with the nurse named Allison.
Allison is gorgeous, kind and caring, but she doesn't realize it. After hours, she is teaching a daddy class for young, expectant men to help them to adjust to the time with the upcoming birth of their children. However Jamie shows up with baby in hand!
First impressions and miscommunication follow and things turn hot and then cold with all the twists and turns that make a good book.
I recommend, recommend, recommend! Very Chic Lit!
The narrator Tom Dheere is fantastic. He is in his element as Jamie McCoy, the 30-year-old man, however he is a storyteller! He speaks in a confident manner, a vulnerable manner in a way that makes you feel that you are right there. His flawless execution of each of the characters from children to grandparent age is flawless,
Note: mature themes
Credit worthy/$: Yes, buy or redeem-you will not be disappointed.
*I was given given a copy of this book in exchange for my thoughts and opinions.* HOWEVER, I have added the entire series to my Wish List!
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I found this book to be very funny!
I don't know of any other book like this one, but would compare it to the movie 3 men and a baby, expect it is only one man LOL
I loved them all.
If you are looking for a funny romantic book, this is the one for you
I really liked it, is funny how Jamie is trying to cope with his new baby.
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