Jane Darlington is a genius at physics, but there's one problem she can't solve. She yearns for a child but wants to spare it the pain of growing up ...well, a nerd. And surely, any child of Jane's would be a little too brainy for the playground set. So she sets out to find a special man to father her child, someone without too much gray-matter between his ears, in short, a bit, strong dope. Cal Bonner, legendary pro quarterback, seems to fit the bill. But there's something Dr. Jane hasn't counted on: he's no dumb jock. And he's not about to get used & abused by a baby-mad schemer
Lonely, single, and 34, brainy physicist Jane Darlington is determined to have a baby even if she has to pretend to be a hooker (and a "birthday present" for football star Cal Bonner) to do it. She doesn't expect, however, that her quarterback is a whole lot smarter than Jane had hoped, definitely more honorable than she had expected, and simply won't take no for an answer. Although the initial premise (while funny) is a stretch, the protagonists are strong and appealing and draw the readers into a sensual, heartwarming story that is graced with some interesting secondary characters, including a savvy backwoods grandmother with ideas of her own. Phillips (Kiss an Angel, Avon, 1996) lives in the Chicago area. -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.
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1 . One of my all time favorites
Posted April 09, 2010 by Book Lover , MarylandIf you haven't read Susan Elizabeth Phillips books, this is definitely one to start with. I read this book nearly 10 years ago, and I can remember scenes and situations as well as the characters of out this book clearly. I laughed out loud...
2 . my favorite
Posted March 05, 2010 by shelly , Levittown, PAMy absoluter SEP book-- and i love all her books!
3 . Funny..........
Posted July 24, 2009 by Kim , StarWar of the Roses meets Hillbillies.
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Excerpt from Nobody's Baby but Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
"Let me get this straight," Jodie Pulanski said. "You want to give Cal Bonner a woman for a birthday present."
The three offensive linemen, who were spending the November evening sitting in the back booth at Zebras, the DuPage County sports bar favored by the Chicago Stars football players, all nodded at once.
Junior Duncan gestured toward the waitress for another round. "He's going to be thirty-six, so we wanted to make this extra special."
"Bull," Jodie said. Everybody who knew anything about football knew that Cal Bonner, the Stars' brilliant quarterback, had been demanding, temperamental, and generally impossible to get along with ever since the season started. Bonner, popularly known as the "Bomber" because of his fondness for throwing explosive passes, was the top-ranked quarterback in the AFC and a legend.
Jodie crossed her arms over the form-fitting white tank top that was part of her hostess uniform. It didn't occur to either her or any of the three men at the table to consider the moral dimensions of their discussion, let alone notions of political correctness. This was, after all, the NFL. "You think if you get him a woman, he'll ease up on all of you," she said.
Willie Jarrell gazed down into his beer through a pair of thickly-lashed dark brown eyes. "Sonovabitch been kickin' so much ass lately, nobody can stand being around him."
Junior shook his head. "Yesterday, he called Germaine Clark a debutante. Germaine!"
Jodie lifted one eyebrow, which was penciled several shades darker than her brassy blond hair. Germaine Clark was All-Pro and one of the meanest defensive tackles in the NFL. "From what I've seen, the Bomber already has more women than he knows what to do with."
Junior nodded. "Yeah, but, the thing of it is, he doesn't seem to be sleepin' with any of them?"