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The Misconception

3.34  ·  Rating Details  ·  173 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Evolutionary scientist Marietta Dalrymple views romantic love--like the monogamous male--as a fairy tale. Using the Conception Connection, she finds the ideal candidate to father her child. Jax Jackson, however, is the rarest of all creatures--he's a man determined to act as a devoted father and husband. (May)
Paperback, 307 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Love Spell
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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
Feb 29, 2012 Charli ღ Denae rated it liked it
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.
Feb 24, 2012 Wallene rated it liked it
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...
Feb 24, 2012 Stacey rated it liked it

Not a bad story, but nothing spectacular either
Feb 25, 2016 Annie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
this was a fun light read, not taxing on the brain cells but worth a look
Sep 18, 2012 Colleen rated it liked it
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
Apr 14, 2014 Cara rated it liked it
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.
Apr 25, 2012 Enkel rated it it was ok
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
Mar 04, 2012 Heartofkenna rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
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!
Apr 12, 2012 Nancy rated it it was ok
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
Mar 07, 2012 Lindsay green rated it liked it
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.
Jacquelyn Smith
Jan 17, 2013 Jacquelyn Smith rated it liked it
Shelves: own, romance, library, comedy
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
May 21, 2012 Brandy Kruse rated it it was ok
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.
Jan 27, 2012 Gina rated it it was ok
Interesting concept with boring, cartoonish characters and predictable romantic ending.
Apr 28, 2012 Amanda rated it it was amazing
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 ...
Sep 06, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Three and a half stars, rounding up as I'm being nice!
Andi Morago
Feb 10, 2012 Andi Morago rated it liked it
Its not bad, but not the best book I've ever read.
Nov 11, 2012 Deanna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, kindle
it was really pretty cute actually!
Apr 30, 2012 Geraldine rated it did not like it
Shelves: free-ibook-books
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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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