Monday, May 30, 2011

Irresistible Forces

Irresistible Forces
Brenda Jackson
256 pages
Publisher: Kimani
Source: Free NookBook

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

Taylor wants to have a baby but doesn't want to get married.  On the same token, Dominic would also enjoy a baby, but has no plans to ever remarry.  The result: Taylor convinces Dominic to go away on a one week sex vacation in the Caribbean with the sole purpose of knocking her up.  Meanwhile, because Dominic comes from money and has a lot of interests to protect, has his lawyer draw up on a contract regarding custody and handling of the baby-to-be.

Does my summary sound a little slanted?  If so, it's because I found the premise of the book extremely strange.  Two adults who don't want to get married for some unknown reason decide to have a baby together because they both want one.  It sounds a bit selfish and off to me, but since I knew this was a romance novel, I knew before I even started they would end up married in the end, so that was enough to keep me reading instead of putting it down in disgust.  In between the contract writing and marriage there is lots and lots of steamy sex.

I think the ease the couple had in getting pregnant was not realistic at all.  As someone with reproductive issues, it kinds of bothered me, though I admit that is my personal problem with this book.  They had one week of sex and Taylor "knew" she was pregnant right away despite the fact that she had no symptoms other than "tender breasts."  (Cue me rolling my eyes).

Three stars because it was a light, really fast read that gave me something to kvetch about.

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