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Bye-Bye Baby

(The Baby Saga #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  691 ratings  ·  62 reviews
​Love has no expiration.

The morning Beth packed her bags and walked out of Cole’s life was the day he swore the only girl for him would be the six year old who called him daddy. He didn’t have time for love, not between raising his baby girl and trying to figure out what the hell he was going to do with his life. But fate has a funny way of coming around and kicking you wh
Published January 2015
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Overall rating: 4 stars

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Beth Doan was a great place in her life 4 years ago. She had a wonderful job, a wonderful group of friends that she considered her family and a wonderful boyfriend. But the minute he proposes to h
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Honesty with this author is always sooooo easy. Amazing read.
Morgana Phoenix has done it again. For those who have read Forever His Baby, then you know the McClain brothers. Those of you who haven’t, then no problem. This can be read as a standalone.
This is the story of Cole and Beth. This has to be one of the greatest second chance stories I’ve ever read.
Our two main heroes have been in love for a long time, but their own demons have kept t
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015, tear-jerker
another great read from Airicka Phoenix.
Mar 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read the first book in the series, Forever His Baby in one sitting and was SO pumped to see that there was a second book in the series…oh and now a third one!

I am a firm believer in things happen for a reason. I think this book is a prime example of that exact sentiment.

You will remember Cole from the first book. He is the father to Calla, he and Lily’s daughter. While Lily was pregnant, Cole dated throughout college and even stayed together afterwards. After college, they move back to Cole’s
May 03, 2020 rated it it was ok
Lily McClain is Cole’s sister-in-law, the mother of his baby and his best friend. Calla is their daughter, shared by Cole and Lily, courtesy of a pact six years ago involving an old condom and their virginities. Finding out they had a daughter hadn’t changed the dynamics of their friendship. Lily, who had been in love with Cole’s brother, Sloan, her entire life, had gotten married to the man of her dreams and Cole had gotten a beautiful daughter.

His daughter tells him she doesn’t want to return
Jan 11, 2015 rated it did not like it
This review was originally posted on Fifty Shades of Books

1 out of 5 Stars

Beth Doan and Cole McClain have been an item four years ago, but that was before Beth decided to leave Cole the morning after he proposed to her. Cole has been heartbroken ever since and trying to get over Beth, but in vain. But a phone call from a hospital prompts him to make the three-hour drive to see Beth, who suffered severe injuries from a fire in her apartment complex.

Unable to use her hands or care for herself, and
May 11, 2021 rated it it was ok
This one started and I was intrigued on how they would get back together until it started to wane and I didn’t find their reasoning for separation strong enough to keep going. I contemplated dnfing but then the plot change and I got interested again. It played on my emotions for a while but I do really think this book did not live up to its full potential. Wished we got a better epilogue
Violet_Musonda Winchester
Airicka Phoenix gives me life with all her books. :)

I honestly can't contain my excitement to get to book 4 already for Willa and Damon's story. I have been excited for their story since Damon Comb was first introduced in this book. I just knew! HAHHAHA

Happy Reading! :)
Nanette Bradford
Jan 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Well, it's no surprise I'm one of Morgana's biggest fans. There isn't a book of hers I don't love. This second book of the baby series was just as great as the first. There is never enough time in the day to read when it comes to her books.

This book through me for a loop. Here I thought it was just going to be a love story about Cole and Beth and the hard times they went through causing their 4 year separation. No, there was this adorable little boy that was thrown in the mix. The things that t
Kimberly Schaaf
I loved Forever His Baby. I mean, love love loved it. I honestly thought that Sloan was the new, absolutely amazing book man in my life. Morgana was just tricking me...getting me hooked on the McClain boys....

Then, she re-introduced me to the wonderfully, beautifully, broken, sexy-as-all-hell, Cole McClain. In Forever His Baby, even though Cole played a huge role in the plot of the story, he wasn't "there" much. In my opinion, a whole lot less in comparison in every way to his brother Sloan. In
Jennifer Treviño
I didn't think it was possible to love these characters any more than I already did....but I was wrong! I was just reminded why Phoenix's stories always have me coming back for more. If you have not read Forever His Baby then you are missing out! That is after all where it all began.
Bye-Bye Baby went back & gave us a lil' of their pasts & slammed us right back where we wanted to be without missing a beat. Must. Have. More. NOW!
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a good read, I cried a
Kim  Brewing
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It has been years since I read the first book in this series but when I saw it in KU I decided to grab it. I loved it and the way the story evolved. From the blurb, I thought a character we meet early in the story was going to come into play but I was wrong and happy about it. I understood the hesitancy of both characters and felt it went at a pace it needed. Loved the characters.
Lori Walsh, Guaresimo
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a turn of events.'
Cole you can do this, and he did.
Surprises here and there maybe some twisting in the wind.
Read the book.
Mignon Mykel
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 / 5 stars
Received a review copy in exchange for an honest review; original posting can be found at:

This series, oh my, this series…

My first look into this baby saga was the latest book, ALWAYS YOUR BABY. While reading other reviews, the general theme was that everyone was so excited to finally see Damon’s book and after reading BYE-BYE BABY, I can see why.

This book belongs to Beth and Cole, two people who have loved one another for years but didn’t tru
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with this story! The feeling you have when you finish reading
“Bye-Bye Baby” is hope. Hope for a better life, based on the most wonderful
feeling in the world: love, pure love.
“Bye-Bye Baby” is the second book in the Baby Saga series. It is about
Cole and his love, Beth.
They were perfect together, they loved each other, but something
happened and their relationship fell apart. But life has a way of going on
anyway…who knows what will come next?
The book begins with action and I like tha
Jan 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Another good read in this series but I think I liked the first book better.

This story follows Cole and Beth several years after the events of Forever His Baby. Beth left Cole after he proposed and she got scared. A big misunderstanding has kept them apart for the past four years and it is only an unlikely accident that temporarily reunites them. Neither of them have gotten over each other and it isn’t long before old feelings resurface. Just as they seem to be figuring things out, a whole new le
Julie Kirby
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A really lovely storyabout hope, love, friendship and second chances.

Just loved catching up with Sloan and Lily, Calla sounds like a lovely well adjusted little girl, with 3 parents who simply adore her. We also get to meet Willa, Calla's little sister, very quiet and reserved but also an all seeing all thinking little girl. She has all their hearts.

We find out that Beth; Cole's girlfriend since College, who followed him back to Willow Creek once they worked out Calla was his biological child; l
Feb 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Second chance romance? I'm a sucker for it every time. Second chance romance written by Airicka Phoenix? You couldn't keep me away. There's a reason she's an auto-buy author for me, and this emotion-filled story is just one more example of her fantastic writing. Featuring characters with depth, a plot that snatches you up from page one and doesn't let go, and enough drama and angst to have you frantically flipping pages, Bye-Bye Baby will tug at your heart not only for Cole and Beth, but even mo ...more
Jan 14, 2015 rated it liked it
A little underwhelmed with this one...

I was super excited to get back to Willow Creek and read more about Cole & Beth (as well as Sloan & Lily) but the build up to them "coming together" was killer... I wanted to press the fast forward button a couple of times because I felt like it dragged in places.

I liked Cole & Beth, liked what they did for Damon but... things seemed to fall into place a little too easily for me where he was concerned. Yes, they had to put up with the jerk-face dad and the
Sienna Logan (Lost to Books)
Feb 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
I think I preferred this to book 1. I'm not usually one to buy ebooks, however I took a gamble on Forever His Baby and after loving it I couldn't wait to read this follow up.

It definitely didn't disappoint.

This book was full of heart, emotion, and loveable characters. I fell in love with Cole in book one so I'm glad we got to see him in his own book, and got to know him better. Just like Sloan, he is a good, respectable guy who has a big heart and you can't help but love him. His actions are gre
Tanja Brewer
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You know you are reading a good book when your emotions are on a hormonal rollercoaster. I went from feeling sorry for Cole and Beth to wanting to smack them both then crying and wanting to smack them again. At one point I had to try and explain to a male co worker how I went from being into reading to bawling my eyes out in .5 seconds. This book was a great addition to Forever his Baby. Lily and Slone are happy in their home with Calla and Willa. Cole has his own place doing his lawyer thing Be ...more
Jocelyn Sanchez
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read the first book in this series and was seriously blown away, so I was anxious and excited to start this book to find out what happened to Cole and Beth, two characters who were introduced in the first book. I was worried the book wouldn't be as good as the first, because there's always something so magical about the first book in the series, but I didn't have to worry about that because this book was absolutely stunning!! Beautiful and heartfelt. I give it two thumbs up!

It's no surprise Ai
Romancing Susan (Monti)
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved Forever His Baby that's why when Bye-Bye Baby came out! I just had to read it too!

And I am happy to report that this book is as good as Forever His Baby! I caught myself several times trying to hold off my tears! This is one emotional book. What's good about this book is that not everything is focused on Cole and Beth. I mean, I love Cole and Beth even if there are time I just want to knock their heads for being stubborn, but the little man which plays a very big factor why Cole and Beth
reading the sheets
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Beth walked out on cole four years ago, shes now a nurse but after an accident Beth is in need of help.Cole lives in Willow Creek still,raising is daughter and works as a lawyer when hehears about her problem he takes her into his home…lets the fun begin!!! Passion re ignites between these two but so do old fears can they both put their past behind them and be together?Then a little boy in need of their love and help comes into the story and Beth find their love growing stronger through him.Can ...more
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Bye Bye Baby by Airicka Phoenix is the 2nd book in the Baby Saga. It takes place 6 years after the first book and it focuses on Cole and Beth. The story begins with Cole and Beth broken up and not even talking. Until Cole gets a call that Beth is in the hospital. Cole rushes to her and convinces her that she needs his help. Both of them are afraid of getting hurt again and they have to learn how to trust each other again.
The story was well written and really drew me in. I likes Forever His Baby
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I personally loved this one much more than Forever His Baby. Bye-Bye Baby has more emotions to deal with and the story is much more complex than FHB. BBB deals with troubled pasts, child abuse, bullying, and healing all rolled into one incredible read. Cole has grown as a character and Beth has matured emotionally as well. Out of all of the characters that are in this book, I would have to say that I love Willa and Damon. The way they were introduced to one another and how it was written was gen ...more
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy all the books I have read by Morgana Phoenix, which is basically all of her books. They are well written, sexy, and amazing. Bye-Bye Baby was one of those books that I could not set down until I finished it. I loved the conflicts that were there from the beginning and the ones that were introduced. I loved the characters as well, and how they developed from the beginning. The ending was amazing and happy, but it did leave me hanging just a little. I can't wait to read the rest of ...more
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I personally loved this one much more than Forever His Baby. Bye-Bye Baby has more emotions to deal with and the story is much more complex than FHB. BBB deals with troubled pasts, child abuse, bullying, and healing all rolled into one incredible read. Cole has grown as a character and Beth has matured emotionally as well. Out of all of the characters that are in this book, I would have to say that I love Willa and Damon. The way they were introduced to one another and how it was written was gen ...more
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The Baby Saga (5 books)
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