Top positive review
on December 7, 2005
I found this story to be entertaining and typical of the SEP style and manner of writing. It seems most of the women in Phillips' books are underhandedly seeking the opposite sex and always seem to know they love them first, portraying the male figure to be a blockhead when it comes to his feelings. Eventually the men in these stories come around, but sometimes (as w/Kevin in "This Heart of Mine") they almost need a hammer to the head to know what they are feeling. The main focus of the story consists of Dr. Jane Darlington, genius scientist, looking for a less-than-average intelligent man to father her would-be child in order that the child not grow up a freak as Jane did - attending college at the age of 14! Along comes Cal Bonner, jock and superstar (i.e., in Jane's mind, all muscle and no brains) football player and Jane is convinced Cal is the perfect father figure. The situation is a little like a comedy sitcom, however, the characters are very likeable and the story is well written. I gave this book 4 stars because of the character development and excellent story telling, in particular, the Bonner family trials and tribulations as well as resolutions. Annie Glide is my favorite character in the story and I really enjoyed the interaction with Annie and Jane as the two woman give and take equally to their newly-formed friendship. If you want light, enjoyable reading with an "I Love Lucy" (R-rated) tone, you should definitely read "Nobody's Baby But Mine," the third book in the Chicago Stars/Bonner Brothers series.