Thursday, July 4, 2013

REVIEW: BABY & BUMP BY BROOKE MOSS

At thirty years old, caterer Lexie Baump has a lot on her plate. With a business to run, she doesn’t have time for any added distractions. But one momentary indiscretion adds a little hiccup to Lexie’s plans. She’s pregnant. With no relationship prospects.

But if Lexie thought fighting morning sickness while running a catering business was hard, enter Dr. Fletcher Haybee. Their connection is instant, and their love of vintage rock tee shirts and Elvis music is enough to bond them for life. There are just two minor problems.

One: he’s dating her oversexed best friend. Two: he’s also her obstetrician.

With events to cater, awkward OB appointments to endure, and her ever-growing baby bump making it impossible to close her jeans, Lexie has to find a way to curb her undeniable attraction toward Fletcher and focus on her new role as a working mother. But it certainly isn’t easy when its clear Fletcher himself feels the same magnetic pull toward Lexie.

Can Lexie leave the gorgeous Fletcher for her best friend to chew up and spit out, or will she cave to her feelings and find love in the stirrups? Life is about to get messy, and we're not just talking about crumbs in the car seat...

Published June 26th 2013
ARC provided by the author for an honest review.


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Well, Courtney we've read several chick lit novels over the last few days and  I think this is probably one of my favorite ones we've read. It was really entertaining and sweet.


Most definitely. I really enjoyed it, and was wondering how in the world the MC was going to pull this one off...since the blurb says her BFF is the one currently dating the good doctor....girl code violation commences---uh oh! 

This novel follows the story of Lexie a successful caterer, divorcee, and soon to be single mother who refuses to tell anyone who the baby's daddy is (much to the frustration and fury of her friends and family). I was glad she held out as long as she did! You'd have thought they were actually going to die by not knowing, and in the end I was surprised to find out who it was.

When her cousin and best friend, Candace, takes her to see Dr. Fletcher Haybee an OB (and friend of Candace and Brian), the sparks fly between Lex and Fletcher. That was a great scene, Lexie's thoughts and reactions are giggle inducing.

I would be mortified...which is why I choose to see a female gyno...even married I couldn't handle a hot doctor all up in my lady business...anyways, more of Lexie's thoughts are so dang funny...I especially remember her comparisons to the commercials of people finding out they're pregnant, and her own experience with this. Ladies, I'm sure you can relate a bit to that one...!

Then Lexie's business partner, other best friend, and man-eater, Marisol, joins her on her next appointment--and the love triangle begins. This is where things get a little hard to watch. Lexie has a nice little crush going on Fletcher but understandably downplays them.Who would think that a hot single doctor would actually want to be involved with a knocked up single woman? So, Lexie pretends to have no interest in Fletcher which allows Marisol to turn on the charm and basically ask Fletcher out, right in the exam room--with poor Lexie watching.


For the record, I was beginning to like Marisol less and less and this scene really sealed the deal on that one. The things that she said and did proved over and over what a frenemy she was....she only went to the appointment to see how hot Fletch was..not to support her friend who is experiencing this alone..besties...NO! Girl code violation #2!

As Lexie's pregnancy progresses she sees Fletcher more and more--some scheduled and some purely accidental. The accidental run ins between Lex and Fletch are sweet and funny and sometimes cringe-worthy--it's so obvious to everyone but the people involved that they should be together (not Marisol and Fletch). Fletch obviously has feelings for Lexi and she loves his daughter (previous marriage), his dog, and his t-shirts. Sigh. They just belong together.


Right!!! It was so obvious to everyone what they both wanted....but he drug his feet like there was no tomorrow. I still was majorly disliking Marisol because again you would have thought the world was ending because this great guy has a 9 year old kid. She didn't realize how much influence his little girl's opinion would have and didn't try very hard AT ALL to be nice to her.

Soon Lex and Fletch begin to be less successful in denying their feelings, the baby's impending birth also nears and then drama ensues. There are some more cringe-worthy scenes where Marisol is rightfully pissed, Lexie has a meltdown, and a roomful of witnesses.  Luckily friends and family step in to bring reason to the whole messed up situation and we make it to our happy ending. 


The ending brought my feelings for Marisol and Lexie's relationship full circle. They finally put their big girl panties on and duked--i mean talked it out. So to make my official stance...I ended up liking Marisol. You will just probably want to slap her a lot along the way! 

This review would not be complete if we skipped over Lexie's nutso mom. She nearly steals every scene she's in --so funny. She's like many moms I know--she only wants the best for her children but she sometimes has strange, funny, and just WRONG ways of showing it sometimes. Lexie's mom provides lots of comedy and annoyance with her relationship with Pastor Irm, her judgmental ways, and the cabbage patch dolls.


Hahahaha, yes..her frightening cabbage patch doll collection with birth certificates, names... + middle names...and she knows all of this information on every one! Scary *shudders*...she was crazy in her stance on finding Lexie a man to take care of her in her *condition*. I was in awe of how well Lexie stood up for herself while still respecting her mother but that dang woman wouldn't listen. Sure, she can wish that her daughter hadn't gotten pregnant single, but since it's a wee bit too late, she should've wised up a lot sooner. So many real scenarios, with an awesome funny cast of characters made for a really, really enjoyable story! 


Shelley: 4 Stars

Courtney: 4 Stars

3 comments:

  1. I've been hearing really great things about Baby and Bump. I love a really good, well-written love triangle, and talk about awwwkward. Btw, my ob/gyn with my first kid was a hot Puerto Rican. And he was flirty!

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  2. Hahaha..that's funny!

    Baby and bump was cute and funny. A quick one--maybe good between book hangovers!

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  3. is there any free epub download for this one.. i haven't got the chance to see it on amazon kindle free downloads..

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