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Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Montlake Romance
Released on August 13, 2019
Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
Call Her Mine was a cute story with some surprises, but not a huge conflict to really throw them off their game. It left me some what confused as if I was coming into a series mid-way, but the series says this is the first book. New to me author!
Call Her Mine is a story of two best friends who secretly love each other, but are afraid to admit it and ruin the friendship. What starts out as the night after a wedding with friends asleep on the couch, wakes up to a baby on the doorstep. Ben Dalton’s baby. Or at least that is what the letter says. Aurelia and Ben now have more than their secret love of one another to deal with.
Aurelia Stark has loved Ben since high school and after years of watching him be a playboy and make money, she has decided it is time to move on with her life. She buys a bookstore in a different town and starts renovating it, but Ben’s sister gets married, she goes with Ben as his best friend only to find out he has a baby the next morning. Shock of shocks. Being the best friend, she sticks with him trying to figure out who the mother could be all the while her heart is breaking knowing he has been with these women.
Ben Dalton had planned to make his move to tell Aurelia he loves her, but one thing after another gets in the way. Even a baby. He can’t believe he fathered a child and cringes when he has to tell Aurelia every woman he has slept with in the last year in hopes of finding the baby’s mother and clearing this up.
The two bumble thorough this till Aurelia decides to tell Ben how she feels and runs out instead. This is the last straw and Ben decides it’s time he claims his woman. The romance falls into an easy pattern without really any hiccups. The two were made for each other. And now they are falling for the baby they don’t know if is truly Ben’s.
This is a sweet and sexy romance that is just a little to easy. Aurelia falls into the mother role like she was made for it it and Ben grows attached to the baby and doesn’t want to let go. There is a resolution to this issue that you need to read the story to find out.
Decisions have to be made, equipment bought, store to renovate, parenting 101 to get through and so much more. The writing was pleasant and easy to follow, it just lacked the edge I wanted for this situation. It also left me guessing how Aurelia moved away, but really wasn’t that far and who all of Ben’s sisters were. It really felt like I was dropped into the middle of a series, which makes me think this was a spin off series. Any way, I was lost some, laughing some, ohhhing and ahhing, but never questioning if they were going to have any problems being a couple. And that is where I felt more conflict needed to happen. Me…I don’t like drama…unless it’s in my story! Oh, and I split this read up between the eARC and audio book.
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