I’ve got a pretty great life, if I do say so myself. I made a fortune when I sold my tech start-up, and I’ve spent the years since partying, drinking, and inviting a parade of women into my bed.
I should be happy, but I feel an annoying lack of fulfillment, and there’s no way I’m going back to the work I did before.
At a friend’s party, I meet Marissa. We have hot sex against the door and agree to spend the weekend together. Just one weekend. I never expect to see her again.
Except now she’s pregnant with my baby…and I think this is the solution to all my problems. This is what will bring meaning to my life. I’m going to be a devoted father and husband.
Marissa—whose last name I still don’t know—wants me to be involved, though she rejects my marriage proposal. But before the baby arrives, I’m going to prove to her that I can be something other than a playboy.
And the rare times I set my mind to something, I don’t fail…
This was delightful from start to finish!
Even though the title made me giggle, and in spite of the OMG premise (they spent a no-strings weekend that started with him fingering her in public, moving on to sex against a door, and ended with Vince only knowing her first name…I mean, this is a Jackie Lau book??? Yes. Yes, it is… 🙂 ) I honestly couldn’t put this one down. It made me giggle–a lot–and even laugh out loud more than once. I wasted no time Googling what in the world “matcha” is (yep, I’ll totally eat a double matcha cheesecake, especially if Vince wants to bring me one. Or twenty. With his three piece suit on or no, I’m not picky here) and spent a good chunk of time wondering what book was Julian’s ( Mr. Hotshot CEO , WHICH I OWN, GOSHDARNIT. What is wrong with me? Must read ASAP) just because there were so many references to his and Courtney’s past that I decided I *must* know the story there!
In spite of all of those pleasant book-related distractions, I had a hard time putting this book down until I was done. I had to keep reading, to find out what Vince could possibly do to get Marissa to finally say yes (the second proposal was particularly painful), how many different “cravings” Marissa could realistically claim to have and get fulfilled, and just how gosh darn adorable Vince’s niece Evie could be (the answer to that one? Pretty gosh darn indeed). At times, their HEA seemed a distant hope, despite everything that drew the two of them together, and I nearly despaired.
But of course, it is a Jackie Lau book, so despair not! Their HEA is achieved, their baby turns out just as (more? Vince thinks more, but he’s slightly biased) adorable as his cousin, and there’s another Fong brother in the family to give us another book. In other words, I’ve read Pregnant by the Playboy, and all is once again well in the world! 😉
Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.