Surprise, Baby! by Lex Martin & Leslie McAdam Review + Giveaway


Title: Surprise, Baby!

Standalone Companion Novel to All About the D

Authors: Lex Martin & Leslie McAdam
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Adult Contemporary
Release Date: March 12, 2019


There’s a fine line between lust and hate.
I don’t care that Drew Merritt spent the last year transforming himself from grungy slob to sexy playboy. With messy, dirty blond hair and gorgeous eyes, his looks aren’t the problem.
His mouth is.
And the stupid things that come out of it.
But after an emergency strands us together, and he does his damnedest to take care of me… 
Let’s just say there’s one thing we don’t clash on.
And it doesn’t involve talking.
I’ve despised Drew since I met him years ago. One weekend can’t change us that much, can it?
Spoiler alert: It doesn’t.
Except he left me a little keepsake.
And in nine months, I’ll have a surprise for Portland’s most notorious player.

My review:

Kendall and Drew are like oil and water, but frequently have to mix because their best friends are married to each other. Kendall is career driven, owning her own company along with business partner Tristan, and is annoyed by Drew’s frivolous, playboy lifestyle. A serious health scare was the reality check Drew needed, though, and he has changed his ways – but the tabloids and his “friends” haven’t noticed – or believed – it. When Drew and Kendall are stranded together over Thanksgiving, though, they really get to know each other beyond the surface level and the fighting they always do.

I enjoyed this book. Drew and Kendall were so good for each other and made a good team. I liked their relationship a lot, once they stopped with the back and forth and accepted what everyone who knew them already knew – they were the perfect counterpart for each other. She helped him with his serious side, he helped her lighten up. But my favorite part of this book? Bee. Drew’s relationship with his Bumble Bee (grandmother) was so much like my relationship with my grandmother was before she passed, and it made my heart happy to read.

A lot happens in this book, too. The ending of the Thanksgiving getaway was hilarious and huge. The doctor’s visit was so fun. The eventful delivery. This book has a little bit of everything – heart, humor, drama, angst, sweetness, steaminess.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥

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Lex Martin
Lex writes contemporary romance, the sexy kind with lotsa
angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she’s not
writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher.
She loves printing black and white photos, listening to
music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust,
she’s  lived all over the country but
currently resides in the City of Angels with her husband and twin daughters.
Lex is represented by Kimberly Brower of Brower Literary
& Management.
Leslie McAdam
Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance, Little
Dude, and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small
orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small
children. Leslie always encourages her kids to be themselves – even if it means
letting her daughter wear leopard print from head to toe. An avid reader from a
young age, she will always trade watching TV for reading a book, unless it’s
Top Gear. Or football. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing
about the men you fantasize about. She’s unapologetically sarcastic and
notoriously terrible at comma placement.
Always up for a laugh, Leslie tries to see humor in all
things. When she’s not in the writing cave you’ll find her fangirling over
Beck, camping with her family, or mixing up oil paints to depict her love of
outdoors on canvas.