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The Misconception

3.32 of 5 stars 3.32  ·  rating details  ·  152 ratings  ·  20 reviews
The sperm donor she hired has gone AWOL, so who's the man in her bed? A misunderstanding of biological proportions.

A man is good for only one thing.

Dr. Marietta Dalrymple wants a baby, but all she wants from a man is his sperm. A professor of evolutionary biology, Marietta can explain away romantic love with scholarly theories of why men and women are compelled to copulate
Mass Market Paperback, 307 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Love Spell
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Claudia  Boco
This is book equates to your biology book, highlighting procreation of animals! Haha Really, those biological phrases are still floating in my head.

Marietta's witty comeback elicits an reaction as "really?" or "oh wow slash hell". She's got the BRAINS. But so out of reason when it comes to males and love, that even when I was reading I was slowly getting frustrated.

Daniel's joke was unfunny even to me :) Who would think laughing at a hulk-like man who' s got the looks? He's really persistent in
Charli ღ Denae
Really cute story. I enjoyed the fun, cartoonish plot of what Jax did for a living but I confess, I did figure it out right away even it isn't 'revealed' until towards the middle of the book. I loved the characters of Jax, Tracy, Ryan and Jax's family. The Professor was a little uptight, part of the plot, but I was rooting for her by the end, so it was all good.

A nice, funny escape from every day, just what I look for in a book.
Cute, funny, interesting characters--a good read despite the very similar plot to a Susan Elizabeth Phillips book. I'll check out another to find out if she has some original plots...

Not a bad story, but nothing spectacular either
Personally, I liked the book as a whole. There were some parts in the middle that dragged on, but there were also many exciting parts. It started out with an interesting idea and some relatable emotions to get you engaged. However, after the opening event happened, things slowed down. The beginning event was when Marietta became pregnant by Jax. She didn't know who Jax actually was, but he eventually figured out Marietta's plan to get pregnant and raise the baby on her. Jax grew up fatherless, s ...more
With its farout but intriguing premise, this book grabbed my attention for awhile, but the characters became one-sided and stale after the first few chapters. Jax was almost too perfect, but I looked forward to him becoming a father and more heartfelt moments. How disappointing that the book ended abruptly with the couple together but the baby still months from being born! Even a short epilogue would have made a huge difference.
This book was a bad experience. The story is cliche and the characters flat. I'd written a longer reivew and the interweb ate it. Everything about my experience with this book (from the reading to the trying to review) is annoying.

I got the book because of 5 star reviews on - well they were wrong. There are no 'laugh-out-loud' moments in this book. For those like me, compelled to read to the end thinking "it must pick up, why would someone rate it so highly".... it doesn't pick up. I
Cute engaging story, definitely a fun read. My only complaint is getting sick of hearing the perfection of Jax's physical attributes listed again and again. The characters were likable and I cared about them, I even grew to appreciate Marietta by the end which is a testament to good writing!
This is so trashy, I can't believe that I'm admitting to reading it. Definately not "literature" but a nice escape from reality. Very predictable, but a good escape nonetheless.
Lindsay green
This was a cute romance story. Thoe story was original and the characters were likable.
A nice quick read about a man and woman who inevitably fall in love.
This was an enjoyable comedy. I laughed until I cried.
It was an emotional roller coaster.

This was short, sweet, and to the point.
Brandy Kruse
The best thing I can say about this book is that I've never read characters exactly like these before. And that I finished it.
Interesting concept with boring, cartoonish characters and predictable romantic ending.
this was a fun light read, not taxing on the brain cells but worth a look
Loved this book. Kept me wanting to read. Even had some LOL moments.
It was ok. But I dont think it was very believable. Oh well ...
Three and a half stars, rounding up as I'm being nice!
Andi Morago
Its not bad, but not the best book I've ever read.
it was really pretty cute actually!
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Darlene Gardner left her life as a newspaper sportswriter behind for love and romance. She has more than 30 books in print, from single-title romantic comedies to emotionally charged family dramas. She’s currently self publishing updated editions from her backlist and working on a series of Young Adult romances with paranormal elements. That is, when she’s not playing tennis.
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