Her Baby, His Love by Lynne Marshall

All Taylor Clark ever wanted was a normal life and a traditional family, but so far she’s had neither. Soon after discovering that her boyfriend was secretly engaged and she moves to Charity, Montana for a fresh start, she realizes she’s pregnant. As her new friendly and sexy landlord helps her settle in, they become friends, although Taylor has to keep reminding herself to keep her distance. The last thing she needs is to start something new.

As an ex-con, Joe Collins knows a little something about fresh starts. Despite his determination to keep his head down, he can’t ignore Taylor’s natural beauty or obvious vulnerability. In short time, a tentative friendship blooms along with something more precious—trust.

When Taylor’s ex comes to town, he threatens everything that Joe and Taylor have built together. Joe steps up to care for and protect her, even though he risks losing more than the woman he loves.

Title:  Her Baby, His Love
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Author:  Lynne Marshall
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  March 27, 2017
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  2 stars

I’m going to be in the minority on this story, but I could not like much about Her Baby, His Love.  I wanted to, the idea of the story is interesting but the delivery was simply not to my taste.

I cannot recall when I disliked the heroine this much.  She’s had some tough luck with men, okay been there done that, we all have.  Yet the way she tosses every male under the bus of her loathing for the species is too much.  Her prejudice toward ex-convicts simply angered me.  In her opinion, no one deserves a second chance and every single person who has done time, no matter for what, is painted with the same brush.  Taylor would have made an excellent villain, for that is how I thought of her for most of this story.

To be honest, I finished this one only because of the commitment to NetGalley in producing a review.  In looking over the reviews on Amazon and Goodreads it seems that I am most definitely a small percentage of readers who feel this way.  I’m not going to tear apart the story and justify my reaction to this one – I’m simply going to leave it at… this one was not for me, but there obviously is an audience that will enjoy it.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*