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Having My Baby

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  3,579 ratings  ·  285 reviews
“Mr. Baylor,” the officer said, “have you ever met either of these women?”

Derrick’s mind was numb, but somehow he managed to say, “No. Never.”

“You’re making the ladies nervous, and truthfully, you’ve got me wondering too—what is your business with this woman?”

Derrick pried his gaze from the woman’s stomach and raised his eyes to hers. “She’s having my baby.”


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Kindle Edition, 246 pages
Published April 2012
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Anne OK
Apr 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-reads
What a fortunate find and a freebie, too! Call me crazy but the cover first drew my attention and, after reading the descriptive blurb, I one-clicked.

This is the story of an NFL football player who, before he became rich and famous, sold his sperm for much needed money. Later, of course, he changes his mind but a mix up occurred with his paperwork resulting in a pregnancy. Somewhere out there Sperm Recipient 3516A is pregnant with Derrick Baylor’s baby and he’s determined to find said recipient
Apr 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Linda Kage
Shelves: romance
This is a fun fast read with two great MC's who will have you shaking your head at their stubborn self-defeating silliness, even as you are reveling in their irresistible attraction. I am super appreciative that Theresa Ragan made this available for free last Friday, thank you! I'm honestly feeling kind of guilty about taking advantage of that, that's how good this is!

MC Jill is pregnant (see cover for clue alert) as our story opens. Her ex-boyfriend, Thomas the Weasel, left her standing at the
Fabulous freebie! I picked this up on a whim. I have other books from this author that have gotten some good ratings...all free at one time I checked it out. I intend on reading all of them...after reading this little gem today.

When I read the blurb for the story, I thought this sounds ridiculous, so I clicked on "read the sample", because I'm so overwhelmed with books, I didn't want to add another one, just for the sake of getting it for free. I sampled, and needed more right away. I
Dec 15, 2014 rated it did not like it
I can't believe I managed to finish this. It was so bad and horribly annoying. Jill was a TSTL sort of woman and I have no real clue why Derrick liked her at all other than "she's my baby momma".
She was so distrustful and that's understandable under the circumstances but in this case she was distrustful and worried about his mean intentions so it was always her that did the mean things. She left the hospital with the baby when she promised to wait there for Derick. She freaks out about
CD {Boulder Blvd}
I could barely get through this and had to skim a lot. Yeah, like I skimmed almost the whole book. For me it felt ridiculous and contrived. I couldn't deal with any of the scenes with the little girl, Lexi. Way over the top trying to get the "isn't that cute", but failed for me.

I use to read romance novels but I'm finding that I just can't read this type anymore. It's was a 1 star for me but I was going to give it an additional star because I think other readers may be more appreciative of the
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3.5 stars

I like the story. I'm just not sure if I can say the same for both of the main characters.

Don't get me wrong, I was really set to finishing this book because the premise of sperm-donation is quite new to me. I mean, I have read something like this once or twice from Harlequin, but never in this length. It's too bad that i found the characters quite annoying and stubborn.

Derrick is a football player who was once upon a time paid to have his sperm donated. Jill is a recently-heartbroken
Aug 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
"Mr. Baylor, have you ever met either of these women?”

“No. Never.”

“You’re making the ladies nervous, and truthfully, you’ve got me wondering too—what is your business with this woman?”

“She’s having my baby.”

All Jill Garrison ever wanted was to become a mother. Unfortunately, her fiancé can't have children so when he leaves her at the alter Jill can't but speed up her dream. And so she does. Finding a company is easy, but having a real baby isn't as easy as she thought..

Derrick Baylor has always
Apr 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
When the heroine was left at the alter by a man she thought she loved, she didn't cry, she didn't freak out. She moved and went to a cryogenic bank to get pregnant because all she's wanted in her life is a baby of her very own.

When the hero got the notice his sperm was being used for a client, he freaked out. Eighteen months ago he sent the bank notice that he wanted his sample destroyed. Now he needs to find the woman who may be the mother of his child.

Upon the hero and heroine meeting,
Dec 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
Although I liked the main story line, there were too many side characters. 2 friends, 4 parents, about 10 siblings plus their significant others, an ex, the dog, the doctor, and two kids. There were 2 secondary love stories that weren't that interesting. It was all too much. I put the book down for a day or two and couldn't remember who Zoey and Conner and Hank were when I came back. I understand she wanted to show rich lives for the characters but it was just crazy. It really detracted from the ...more
Jacqueline J
Cute story. I liked the hero, Derrick, better than the heroine, Jill, but that may have been because the heroine was not as well developed. The hero's large family was one of the strengths of the book. There were some very predictable elements in the book. How do you prove someone is kind and a worthwhile human being? Have them rescue a dog of course and the nastier looking and more ill behaved the better. So overdone in romances. I did like how the hero had other stuff going on in his life and ...more
Lisa Kay
(This is a review of the audiobook.) Unoffensive narration. Sarah Drew's reading didn't bother me, but I thought she made the hero's friends sound like they were in high-school; or maybe that was just the dialogue. LOL!

I'm not really too keen on story lines where the hero and heroine are in love with other people. **shrugs** Torn on the rating between 3 and 3 stars. This book certainly grew on me, though, and the author gets points for being able to pull off this theme, so I went up. I
JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
This book is excellent! I truly wish more people knew about it. It is a unique story of how love finds two people and brings them together. I would recommend it to everyone who wants to read a sweet love story.
Kara Parks
Apr 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
I loved this love but I would have liked to have seen it left more open end so we could read more from the Baylors
Vinny ❤
Jan 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
So I know it might be a little harsh but I think that the only thing I like about this book is that it's short so I didn't waste too much time reading it. I always, I mean ALWAYS finish a books when I start it, even if I hate it..But "Having my baby" was really hard to finish.
I think this book has too many characters and too many plots and issues started and not finished.. Ok so for starters: the characters.. The hero has nine siblings..yes nine! And they make completely random appearances
Paula Legate
Jan 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-suspence
I enjoyed this story. It mirrored some of the other books with this same plot, but the author put a lot of detail into the story. I could feel the emotions that Derrick and Jill were feeling. The two strangers met because Derrick found out Jill was having his baby. Many years ago Derrick needed money and donated his sperm. He thought about it, and gave back the money, and told the sperm bank to get rid of his deposit. Years later he receives a letter thanking him, basically saying that he had ...more
Jul 22, 2017 rated it did not like it
I'm sorry but I just could not finish this book.

I really liked the idea and was excited to start reading but once I did ... boy did it suck.

The main characters ruined this book for me. Jill was basically the whole time I managed to read a bitch. Derrick I liked. A little. But sadly it was not enough. :/

Tut mir leid aber ich konnte das Buch einfach nicht beenden.

Ich mochte die Idee der Geschichte und hatte mich sehr gefreut endlich mit dem Buch anzufangen. Leider war schon nach den ersten paar
Aug 08, 2012 rated it it was ok
Cute enough for a light read, but plot/characters were too unbelievable for me to fully enjoy it. Was I the only one that was bugged that this woman was wearing thong panties 2 weeks after having a baby and "getting it on" with the guy 3 weeks postpartum? Anyone who has every given birth would have a difficult time swallowing either of those scenarios. I did enjoy Derrick's big's the kind of family anyone would want to marry into!
Apr 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Having My Baby was such a fun and easy read. I find that sometimes I am in the mood for a book where I can put the cruise control on and settle in to enjoy the ride. This for me was one of those books. It kept my attention, was sweet and funny. I thoroughly enjoyed this and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a fun and romantic read.
Derrick Baylor left his mom, dad, and siblings in the backyard and headed inside his parents' house.

Derrick is a NFL player that sold his sperm to bank in his younger days when he needed money. He soon after changed his mind, returned the money and asked that the specimens be destroyed. He finds that one specimen has been used and he searches out the woman that is having his baby. Jill Garrison was left at the altar by her groom. She had already decided to have a child through in vitro and
Jun 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved, loved, loved this book. Needing money and desperate, Derrick donates some of his sperm for money but later gives the money back with a letter that he doesn't want his sperm used and wishes it was destroyed knowing that he could never live life knowing that he had a child out in the world. Later, he gets a letter stating that a recipient has chose his sperm. Of course, he needs to find this women so he could know for sure if he does have a child on the way. He does end up finding Jill ...more
Haren Riett
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I soooo totally loved the book..though it was quite a journey to reach to the intensity of the story, but it twas absolutely quite the wait..i absolutely recommend the book..
Such a page turner and mind you, i was teary eyed when i read this..i cant crybecause my famz near i just laugh at the funny scenes. I wasteary eyed becausei totally felt what the characters felt, most especially Jill. Being such a proper lady, following every commands of her parents really got to me and also derrick
Now THIS is how you write a baby-by-mistake chick lit! Reading them (the other being Baby, Oh Baby! ) back to back I can definitely say I liked this one more and I think it's because this one felt a little more real, rather than a forced chaos-infused situation. The heroine was more down-to-earth and had a smart head on her shoulder (even when she's hormonal lol), and she had me on her side all the way. The hero wasn't as arrogant or selfish as other sports-themed heroes would be in this ...more
J.M. Stone
Jan 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really liked this story, it was very cute and really pulled on my heartstrings! Derrick is somewhat misguided in his own mind when it comes to love, but he's not letting Jill get away because she's having his baby! Jill pissed me off a few times by pushing Derrick away when he was only trying to help, but for the most part, I loved the characters. All of them are very likeable, and the author does a really good job connecting the reader with them. I have to admit that I teared up at one part ...more
Mostly run of the mill chick-lit type romance. Ultra hunk and jilted girl, can they get over their past hang-ups and move on in life?
May 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
oh so adorable. Theresa Ragan is my new favourite author! Her writing makes me so into the book. No part of the book was ever boring nor did I think about skipping a page or two (which what I usually do these days). I always enjoy baby stories! Jill and Derrick are cute together. I finished it in a day.
May 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
I did enjoy the premise of this story but it failed to deliver a believable romance. The heart was missing in this story. Most of the characters were unlikeable and I didn't feel attached to any of them. I kept reading to the end, so there was something there to keep me interested but I just felt this story lacked real emotion.
★ ☆ Booksaholic ★ ☆
Aug 26, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Jill is a bitch and treats Derrick like crap. He was always having to apologize, I think she should have got down on her knees at the end and begged him to come back to her. Stupid chicks thinking just cuz they had they baby makes them blameless in everything.
Stephanie Duncan
what a dull, boring book. seriously. im 55% through and its like watching paint dry.

the characters are dull and lifeless, there is no passion, no anger, no nothing.
its like watching a lifetime movie but worse.

i almost never give a bad review, but this book sucked.
Aug 27, 2012 rated it did not like it
Terrible book. I couldn't make it even through the second chapter because the writing style was terrible, the plot horrible and the characters so limited and annoying. I'm glad I didn't pay money for this book.
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