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Adventures In Parenthood

3.31 of 5 stars 3.31  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Forget Everest…parenting is a real challenge

There aren't many adventures Aubrey Hanson hasn't tried. But parenthood and domestic duties are definitely not for her. Then her twin nieces are orphaned and suddenly Aubrey needs those skills! There's one problem—their gorgeous uncle, Dixon Carter.

Officially, he's their guardian and he wants Aubrey involved, just not in charge...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 5th 2013 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2013)
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Adventures in Parenthood was a sweet book, but it didn't exactly capture my attention. Dixon and Aubrey are in-laws, and his brother and her sister are in a traffic accident while taking a vacation and are killed. Dixon is a stable, dependable guy who stays close to home. Because of that, he was named guardian of his nieces in their will. Aubrey is an "adventure girl." She enjoys traveling and taking on difficult outdoor challenges that she writes about on her blog. Although she understands why...more
Atkins provides a realistic view of grief and the difficulties of rebuilding lives after traumatic loss. Both Dixon and Aubrey are complex characters with personal histories that make it easy to understand why they have become the particular people they are. I also appreciated that after their almost-fling, they both went on with their lives. Both have been seriously involved with other people in the interim, and the fallout from those failed relationships adds to their wariness with one another...more
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Adventures in Parenthood by Dawn Atkins
C, blaze, no kink, contemp, 384 pages

Aubrey has a popular blog where she chronicles all the outdoorsy challenges that she attempts. She is all about taking a risk. Dixon works for a charity organization and is all about being safe and stable. He avoids risks at all costs. When Dixon's brother and sister-in-law (who happens to be Aubrey's sister) die in a car crash, Dixon suddenly finds himself responsible for his 4 year old twin nieces. Aubrey wants to help...more
Tory Michaels
My first thought when I saw this title was the 80′s classic, Adventures in Babysitting. So I sort of had the pre-imagined idea that the set-up would be similar, but I didn’t really see any comparisons between the book and the movie. But that’s absolutely fine with me because this was a great book, heart-rending at times, but very smooth and well done without the over-cloyingness that you can get with some of the Harlequin lines.

Aubrey: She has an “every woman can be an adventurer” blog and is on...more
This was a fun read, The premise was unique and the lead characters struck such sparks off each other, I was thrilled to stay around to see them catch fire. Dawn Atkins has offered readers good cop/bad cop, yin/yang, frick/frack, total opposites lead couple. The tension in their situation is palpable. I enjoyed their inevitable journey to love. The pacing was even, the dialogue and settings strong, and the humor appropriately done. The emotional investment ability was high, as well.
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"Atkins has created believable characters in Dixon and Aubrey, whose attraction to each other is quite realistic, as is their determination to rearrange their lives for the sake of their nieces. In Adventures in Parenthood, Atkins realistically depicts a family's grief after a terrible tragedy." RT Book Reviews, rated 4 stars

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