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Surprise, Baby!

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  2,726 ratings  ·  519 reviews
There’s a fine line between lust and hate.

I don’t care that Drew Merritt spent the last year transforming himself from grungy slob to sexy playboy. With messy, dirty blond hair and gorgeous eyes, his looks aren’t the problem.

His mouth is.

And the stupid things that come out of it.

But after an emergency strands us together, and he does his damnedest to take care of me…

Published March 12th 2019
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Keri Loves Books
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The story was witty and so much fun, but also romantic, sweet and heart-warming!!! It was the complete package! This was my first read by either author and it is the first of many!!!

Kendall is a successful, independent business woman. She’s driven, focused and single! Drew is a reformed party animal. He’s gotten his life in order, well mostly, and become a better man from the one Kendall remembers.

Mutual friends are what bring them together for a weekend getaway in a cabin. However, a storm der
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Job well done, standing ovation!

I devoured Drew and Kendall story like my favorite bag of salty flavored chips. I am a huge fan of enemies to lovers stories, and with an addiction of lots steamy scenes, funny situations and dialogues I closed Surprise, Baby with a wide smile on my face. Then started crying because I would love to read this story again with a clear mind.

Kendall is a successful, strong and independent businesswoman, work first then family plan. She has amazing friends and parent
Sweet Spot Sisterhood Book Lover's Blog
I’ve been so looking forward to Drew’s book! I absolutely loved it!
In Surprise, Baby, we see a whole different side to Drew. He seems to have transformed from the chauvinistic slob that he was in All About The D. He’s fit, polite —though still dirty-minded— and looking more put together. Quite the change, but what had he been up to?
Kendall is a business owner. No time for relationships or vacations. No time to let herself relax. She rarely has time to see her best friend Evie. So when the oppo
Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
Brilliant, Brilliant, BRILLIANT! Surprise, Baby! is a book that is fun, flirty, dirty, and so, so loveable.
I love to highlight special passages, funny sayings, or memorable moments while I'm reading...I just about highlighted this entire book. I was either in stiches laughing or sighing at all of the loveable/laughable breakout moments. Lex and Leslie are a phenomenal writing duo and I seriously cannot say enough great things about how much I enjoyed reading Surprise, Baby!

Kendall Greer works in
Beyond The Covers Blog
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: celeste
Surprise Baby had it all, strong independent female and a recovering playboy trying to prove his self-worth.  It was funny and heart-warming and hot enough to warm a Portland winter night! I was “surprised” with how much I loved Drew, the rich entitled main character that had the worst luck when it came to a certain redhead he was in love with.  With snarky banter, steamy winter sex scenes and an adorable pussy cat named Shazam there is only one way to rate this book and it’s with 5-stars.  I lo ...more
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve loved every book I’ve read by Lex Martin or Leslie McAdam. Their first collaboration, All About the D, was awesome, but I loved this book even more! Surprise, Baby was everything I hoped it would be and more. It was funny, sweet, addictive and a little emotional. I read until my eyes fell shut and that was already way past my bed time, but I didn’t care at all. The epilogue was the perfect and beautiful conclusion to Drew and Kendall’s love story. I loved Surprise, Baby so much!

I absolutely
Nov 30, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Goodreads lets authors review their own books. I’m not telling them what their business should be, but I mean I like this book quite a bit. I can’t wait until you meet Drew!
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Surprise, Baby is the story of Drew and Kendall, who you might remember if you've read All About the D. Though this book can be read as a complete standalone, if you do already know these characters then you know how well they get along. Aka, they don't. There was some serious chemistry hidden under all of that animosity and in this book we got to see just what happens when Drew and Kendall turn their hate into something much more fun.

Drew was the surprise in this
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Slick...slapstick...snazzy. such is the mood and narration of this latest from L & L. Two of my fave authors. It's full of witty banter, Insta attraction and swoonworthy moments. I was laughing most of the time
Kendall Greer and Drew 'Demerit" Demeritt are like Vaseline and sandpaper. They grate on each other's least that's why they project. But insides they seem to melt whenever they're near each other. She's responsible and he's a playboy
I have no idea why Evie insists Kendall w
Lex Martin
Jan 14, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
SURPRISE, BABY! is an enemies-to-lovers companion to ALL ABOUT THE D. Each book features a different couple and can absolutely be read as a standalone. If you’re in the mood for an enemies-to-lovers rom-com with lots of steam and humor, be sure to add it to your TBR!

BLOGGERS: request an arc ➡

ALL ABOUT THE D is 99 cents for a limited time ➡

Angie Harvey
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!! After reading All About The D, I COULD NOT WAIT for Drew! In AATD I hated Drew, mostly because he was a stupid drunk bastard of a friend. When starting a new book though, you gotta keep an open mind. Man, am I glad I did! Now I can't decided if I like Josh or Drew better!!!! Well, I mean, they are totally different, so I guess I can love them equally right?

I really had hoped that something would come of Kendall and Drew, I even secretly wished we would witness her kicking him i
Sofia Lazaridou
Mar 12, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
When the first chapter (or two) of the book is focused on the heroine waking up after a not so good one night stand with a random man and then gets caught sneaking out by the hero who has the panties from 3 different girls in his pocket, how can you like the book? That was a very bad start for me and for a while I kept wondering if the Lawrence, aka the random guy, could be the baby daddy. I didn't buy the way Drew got her pregnant, so I would do a paternity test, just in case.

Despite all that,
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am a huge fan of Lex Martin, especially her Dearest series. I have never read one of her co-written books, but this one sounded too cute to pass up!

Kendall hates Drew Merritt with every fiber of her being. Seeing as he's her best friend's husband's best friend, though, there's no ignoring him. Disgusted by his constant partying and rude behavior, Kendall would be happy to never see him again. But they're forced to spend time together when their mutual best friends invite them to a Thanksgivin
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it

“I would do anything for you.”

Surprise, Baby is a sweet, funny and sexy enemies to lovers’ romantic comedy. It feels fresh, original and the banter is hilarious. What’s so refreshing is that the hero, Drew Merritt is a ‘normal’ guy and not a typical alpha bad arse who has all those ‘cruel’ tendencies and controlling ways. Rather he’s just a guy who’s had crap happen to him and has fallen in love with a woman who makes him feel somewhat vulnerable and unsure of himself. Rather than turn us of
2.5 stars⭐️

i just craved a lil more from this, you know?

im mainly rounding this up to three stars bcos the romance was sweet and a lil swoon worthy. and there were two babies. but ultimately i was pretty indifferent about everything else :///

i really appreciated that them sleeping together and the pregnancy doesn’t occur right away in the book. it’s a good 30-40% of the way in. it gave us a lot of time to understand the dynamics between Drew and Kendall and set up their transition from enemies t
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019


“I would do anything for you.”

Surprise, Baby is a sweet, funny and sexy enemies to lovers’ romantic comedy. It feels fresh, original and the banter is hilarious. What’s so refreshing is that the hero, Drew Merritt is a ‘normal’ guy and not a typical alpha bad arse who has all those ‘cruel’ tendencies and controlling ways. Rather he’s just a guy who’s had crap happen to him and has fallen in love with a woman who makes him feel somewhat vulnerable and unsure of himself. Rather than turn us of
Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)
Surprise, Baby was an incredibly sweet read. I smiled. I laughed. I swooned. My heart was full of warmth and joy. This book was also incredibly hot.

Kendall and Drew argue continuously. They are always riling each other up but their best friends are together which makes them friends by association. The term friends is being used loosely. Drew this Kendall is uptight. Incredibly sexy but still uptight. Kendall thinks Drew is a complete manwhore who loves to party and has no sense of righteousness
Jenny B
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous enemies to lovers with so much wit and banter. This was such a fun read with so much humor and holy hotness I could not put this one down.
Carmen Rae
I really don't know where to start other than to say I freaking loved it so hard. Not that that is at all surprising since it was written by Lex Martin and is a spin off from All About The D. But since I went in with such high expectations there is always the worry something won't click. But nope expectations exploded and it was all that I could have hoped for.

Kendall previously came across as a bit of an ice queen but she thawed out and we saw the real side of her. And to be fair Drew did seem
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Surprise, Baby! by Lex Martin & Leslie McAdam is the story of Drew and Kendall.
Drew and Kendall are oil and water...never mixing well together. When their friends set up a group vacation of sorts it ends up being just them after a storm. They were able to find something to do while waiting to get home but that is leaving Kendall with nine months to learn what their life is changing too. This was a funny, hot read! Loved it!
***5 ‘Mischief Managed’ Stars***

When I saw that this duo was doing another book together that was connected to All About the D, which I thoroughly enjoyed, I was all in. Didn’t need to read the description. Nothing. ALL. IN. And then I read the description and it took me a minute to remember just WHO Drew was and I’ll admit, I groaned a little and rolled my eyes because that man drove me Batshit Crazy, but I was still all in. And all I can say is I LOVED this book. BOTH Drew and Kendall stil
Whoo Gives A Hoot
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Surprise, Baby! is the anticipated companion novel to All About the D by Lex Martin and Leslie McAdam and it was totally worth the wait! If you loved that story as much as I did, then you might have secretly hoped that something would happen between Drew and Kendall because the second I met them, that thought immediately crossed my mind. So when I discovered that they were FINALLY getting their own story I was so freaking excited!

This highly ent
Jamie Guellar
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 laugh out loud stars!!

Absolutely love Kendall and Drew! I laughed and even teared up a little, could not wipe the smile off my face!

Drew has such a warped sense of humor and omg I love it! As much as he had me smiling and totally swooning, I wanted to smack him right upside his head!

Kendall is strong, independent and sassy and has no time to waste on relationships. Her attraction to Drew is there, but is he worth the possible heartbreak?

These two were made for each other! And I rooted for
3,5 Stars

There’s a fine line between lust and hate.

When you end up getting knocked up by the guy you have been hating for years and who is famous for being a playboy and never taking anything serious you are allowed to be a little scared/confused.

Kendall is this serious businesswoman who doesn't do anything other than work. She is building up her pr firm and is trying to getting everything up and running. She doesn't have time for fun but when the only time she has time to see her best friend
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 100-pages

Stories where people are previously misunderstood and then turn out to be the coolest lot, has its own charm. I enjoyed how it was narrated from both protagonists' pov.
Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it

I am an absolute sucker for a novel that involves pregnancy! I love witnessing the crazy rollercoaster ride of emotions the woman goes through, especially given the situation in the particular novel. I honestly couldn't get enough of Drew and Kendall's story.

About Surprise, Baby!

Sometimes all it takes is a tragedy for a person to realize the life they were given is being lived wrong. Drew Merritt had that once in a lifetime change of life's perspective when he woke up fro
Selena Lanovara-scott
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
These 2 are a mess but so funny So of these one liners hysterical . Their story started fast Is it sad I wanted more of Bee The whole Thanksgiving weekend was HOT and steamy. Drews one dirty talker he so knows what he likes.

Kendall Greer She never saw it coming her and drew are like oil and water. When on Thanksgiving break her world is about to change for better and worse.

Drew Merritt Fun party goer. Trying to change his life around even though everyone else believes hes still the same guy. N
Susann Husfloen
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When Lex and Leslie co-write, you automatically know you have gold in your hands! Suprise, Baby is an enemies to lovers novel where we meet the notorious batchelor Drew, who's life is partying and sqrewing anything with a heartbeat. Or so the rumor says... His best friend is married to Kendall's best friend, so they paths are crossed frequently. Kendall is a fierce, strong and independent woman, and she detest everything he stands for. When they get snowed in at Thanksgiving things change, and e ...more
Brigid Brown
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh this book!!! It is just fabulous!!! It's a rom-com, enemies to lovers that has all the feels!!!

When Drew and Kendall first met he was somewhat of a hot mess. Drugs, alcohol and sex were his jam. She did not have a good first impression of him, at all. That all changed after a health scare. Well he changed 2 out of 3....he was still a manwhore, and they still fought like cats and dogs. Good lord, their bantering back and forth had me laughinh. A trip to mountains for a long Thanksgiving weeke
Joy Novel Thoughts
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't get enough of Surprise, Baby! The fact that my all time favorite trope is right there in the title didn't hurt things either!

Surprise, Baby is the companion to All About the D also from Lex Martin and Leslie McAdam. I confess to not loving the first book mainly because there was a ton of sex, and although I sometimes that's what need when I read it that didn't work for me. With Surprise, Baby I didn't have a single complaint.

I've been craving a a great surprise pregnancy romance nove
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Lex Martin is the USA Today bestselling author of The Varsity Dad Dilemma, Texas Nights series, and the Dearest series. She writes contemporary romance novels, the steamy kind she hopes her readers love but her parents avoid. A former high school English teacher and freelance journalist, she resides in Texas with her husband and twin daughters. Drop her a line. She loves hearing from readers.


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