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One night changes everything...

She’s an aspiring fashionista with her eyes on her career.

He’s a government official who’s married to his country.

From the moment Charlotte Bellswain and Arthur Ellison meet, their chemistry is off the charts.

Everything about them is wrong, but neither of them can resist one stolen night together.

Even if the consequences are life changing.

He warns her he’ll let her down. More than once. And that the eyes of the country are on them both.

That doesn’t stop her hoping that he might just change his ways and grow a heart.

Can a creative soul and an analytical mind put aside their differences and navigate this pregnancy together? They need to make their minds up as time is running out…

254 pages, Paperback

First published February 8, 2021

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Laura Barnard

22 books502 followers
Amazon Bestselling Author Laura Barnard lives in Hertfordshire, UK and writes British, quirky laugh out loud romantic comedy.

In her spare time she enjoys drinking her body weight in tea, cuddling dogs, matchmaking her friends, binging True Crime, dancing in Popworld, indulging in the power nap and reading past her bedtime.


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1,282 reviews3,317 followers
October 12, 2021

The fun-niest thing about Boris and Carrie Arthur and Charlotte is the absolute lack of chemistry or affection
and I wish Barnard hadn't made this a pregnancy trope because maybe then we might have seen an organic growth to the "love".

Arthur, our hero, was problematic from the very start. Forcing a kiss on a woman you met 5 seconds ago is not alpha. Using your clout to secure her a civil service job is corrupt and reminiscent of our current state of politics. Women hating on other women and competing for the affection of one bland man (Arthur) is hella problematic.

Undoubtedly, Barnard is a competent writer, however, her reliance on the tried and trusted tropes -the surprise pregnancy slash must marry to stave off gossip, likewise the evil ex GF and bitchy MIL- made this derived and bland.

Additionally, having pregnancy as the third main character is off-putting. Charlotte soiling herself in public twice was disgusting and not what I want to read about in what is supposedly a romantic setting.

Overall, I only finished it because the story was well written and it moved along briskly.
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2,027 reviews71 followers
February 28, 2021
I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via the author.

Whitehall baby is another hilarious story by the incredible Laura Barnard. This book had me laughing out loud numerous times and was so relatable in places too.

Charlotte is an aspiring fashion designer who is stuck bring a PA but is amazing at her job.
Arthur is a government official married to his job and a workaholic. They meet at an evening event Charlotte was roped into attending with her best friend and lock eyes across the room. An evening of lustful no strings sex results in an unexpected and unplanned pregnancy that throws them back together again, but Charlotte and Arthur are from completely different walks of life, social circles and upbringing- can they make this work?
This book is a fantastic rom-com with a strong, independent woman and a swoonworthy man that you find yourself cheering them on from the sidelines to get their happy ever after.
Thank you Laura for yet again creating a side splitting yet heartwarming read.
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3,023 reviews1,740 followers
March 2, 2021
Favorite Quotes:

The whole place is in darkness apart from pumpkin LED lights which are draped amongst crime tape. Well, she definitely went to town. Not that Charlotte didn’t warn me. She said last year they got complaints from the neighbours because their window display was too terrifying for children.

My eyes widen the second I smell it. I thought it would stay in the fake leather maternity leggings longer, sadly not. They’re so tight I imagine them inflating instead. I grab Arthur and drag him away. I have turned into a treacherous beast of a woman and he is never to know.

My eyes widen in horror. It’s the beginning of the end. ‘Ugh, what is that smell?’ He starts coughing… it’s so potent it’s going to kill him. I have no other choice. I turn and run before anyone else has a chance to smell it. Out of the shop and away from the nuclear gas that came out of my arse. I’m sure someone will run to his aid if he is dying. People don’t ignore sexy people struggling.

This is where I kiss goodbye to ever being able to look him in the eye again. It’s my only hope though. I need to get home somehow… Oh god, what has my life come to? I’m a disaster. I get my phone out and write out a text to him. I need you to please go and buy me a new pair of maternity jeans/ leggings and a loose t-shirt. Bring it into the toilet and leave it by the sink with a packet of baby wipes. I also need you to never speak of this again.

My Review:

I smirked and laughed aloud with gleeful snorts and giggled my way through this irreverently amusing romantic comedy. It was a quick and enjoyable read that sparkled with delightfully cheeky levity and flippant humor. Ms. Barnard’s writing was laced with lethal comedy and maternity bodily function mishaps. I don’t generally enjoy pregnancy tales but I was continually engaged by the mischievous and lighthearted wit as well as characters who were improbably endearing and others who were oddly entertaining as the type I love to hate.
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1,006 reviews80 followers
March 3, 2021

Whitehall Baby was such an enjoyable story, it was hilarious and easy to read.

Charlotte Bellswain is an excellent PA witht the dream of being a fashion designer, Arthur Ellison has worked really hard to become the Cabinet Secretary. They meet at a Whitehall event and in a whirlwind of passion they get a surprise pregnancy. This isn't the best circumstance to start a co-parenting relationship , will Charlotte and Arthur succeed in this new journey? Will they have a chance to fall in love?

Charlotte and Arthur couldn't be more different from each other, a bubbly woman the first and a serious workaholic the latter. I really liked our heroine with her artsy attitude and funny personality, on the contrary I didn't like Arthur most of the time but he has his moments and in the end I cheered for their happily ever after.

I love Laura Barnard writing style and humour, I couldn't get enough of her stories.

I recommend to read this book if you need a light-hearted read.

Copy kindly provided by the Publisher/Author.

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Author 1 book140 followers
February 21, 2021
I love a Laura Barnard romance. Whitehall baby is as you’ve probably guessed an accidental baby story.

Two people both from different backgrounds join together in lust. This story is set from their first encounter onwards.

Charlotte’s pregnancy isn’t the only thing she has her eye on. She’s good at her job but she wants to progress. Can she juggle her change in fate?

Arthur is also focused on his career but he can’t help his feelings towards Charlotte.

Can this end in a perfect family?

Whitehall baby is a fun romantic comedy. Most of it scenes are set around the weeks of pregnancy. I really enjoyed this book.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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3,749 reviews441 followers
February 15, 2021
This was the first book I’ve read from Laura Barnard and it will not be the last.

This story gives us two people that are really are opposite of each other in every way possible. But they both decided to give this a try and they find out that as much as they are opposite, they are also the same.

Charlotte was such a relatable person, and you couldn’t help but to love her quirkiness. I appreciated that she was her true self when meeting people, no matter their status and that is what drew Arthur into her light. Arthur was hard to love at first but the more I read the more my iced heart towards him melted. Yes- he is a workaholic, but I feel he really tried, though like anything in life he could have tried harder.

While there was some drama it wasn’t over the top but just enough to make this book a juicy read 😉 Thank you Laura Barnard for sharing your gems with us and I can’t wait for more from you! Kara~ 4.5 Stars
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580 reviews38 followers
March 2, 2021
If you’ve never read a Laura Barnard book then you’re missing out! No one does realistic down-to-Earth romantic comedy like she does. I am always so excited and eager for her to write something new, and from the moment I heard and saw the cover for ‘Whitehall Baby’ I knew I had to get my hands on it.

The book is about Charlotte Bellswain, a fashion design graduate, who is fun, carefree and has big dreams of making it in the fashion industry. But when she meets Arthur Ellison, the government’s Cabinet Secretary, they have an interesting first meet. He is intimidating, powerful, but also strikingly handsome, and they have that awkward meet cute moment which I was all over!

But after a steamy night of what was meant to be no strings attached sex, things take a drastic turn. For the moment Charlotte finds out she is pregnant it is like a cold bucket of water reality check, and she is determined to sort her life out and provide for her baby.

But there’s a magnetism about Arthur that has Charlotte craving his attention, and when her new job happens to be in Whitehall in the same place he works, avoiding him becomes incredibly challenging. Arthur is a workaholic, cannot commit any of his time to something other than his job, and comes from a seemingly entirely different world. But can they move forward together for the sake of their baby, or will it all end in tears?

I absolutely adored Arthur, he has this tendency to put his foot in it time and time again without even realising, and at times I felt myself scrunching my face and thinking ‘what the hell Arthur?!’ But Charlotte’s hormonal outbursts and her bodies interesting way of handling pregnancy had me chuckling and dying to read more.

This is a realistic romantic comedy which ended with a real feel good factor. I love the whole premise of opposites attracting, and the drama was on point! Such a unique plot and I was completely charmed by this whole book.

A fun and entertaining read which will keep you on your toes and page-turning, but equally laughing out loud. A sweet with heat romance perfect for those looking for a pick me up.

I’d highly recommend and I cannot wait for Barnard’s next book.
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Author 22 books502 followers
November 30, 2021
He smirks, as if he finds me amusing, and reaches out his hand to shake mine.

‘A pleasure to meet you, Charlotte Bellswain. I’m Arthur Ellison.’

Arthur Ellison. What a strong name. It suits him. He’s enormous, even bigger up close. He must have his suits specially made to fit across those huge shoulders and bulging biceps.

I nod, tucking a bit of hair behind my ear. ‘Nice to meet you too.’

‘Who are you here with?’ he asks looking around.

‘Oh, I just tagged along with my friend Eloise.’

‘Eloise Edwards?’ He nods with recognition.

‘Do you know her?’

‘Yeah. His lips curve in a secret smirk.

What the hell does that mean? Has he slept with her or something? I must ask her. Well, if I ever see her again. She’s been stuck in boring political conversation since she arrived.

‘How well do you know her?’ I can’t help but ask.

Is it wrong to feel so irrationally jealous of my best friend possibly hooking up with this guy. Of course it is, Charlotte. Surely she’d have mentioned sleeping with this sex god of a man. I’m sure he’s a ruiner of vaginas.
March 9, 2021
****4.5 stars!****

What can I say? Laura Barnard has done it again. Arthur and Charlotte’s story is an absolute giggle-fest. I think my sides have just about recovered from all the belly laughing. (Unfit? Moi?!! Guilty... *blushes*)

It is also worth noting that crying with laughter whilst simultaneously gagging is no mean feat, I’ll tell ya! *smirks*. The perils of Charlotte’s pregnancy bowels, eh? Thank goodness for my metaphorical cushion!

In between the bouts of hysterical laughter and tender moments, these two had me tearing my hair out...

Despite Arthur’s intelligence he really is a tad emotionally stunted. You can’t have everything, can you? But then again, aren’t all the best BBFs? *whispers* He may have reserved a spot on my ‘Characters-I’d-climb-like-a-tree’ list.

Charlotte is total bestie material. Down to earth, fun, and quirky, with a heart of gold. Yet, in trying to protect her heart she has a tendency to always think the worst – rightly or wrongly.

So, as you can imagine, my ranting goes without saying along with the liberally sprinkled expletives (check me out being all proper!) as I was getting so frustrated. I think I was wailing at one point, “For the love of all that is holy... talk. To. Each. Other!”

According to my mother aka The Mommy, Charlotte wasn’t the only one in need of a priest. Harrumph! How very dare she? *snorts*

I can see you scratching your head wondering where the other half star rating has gone. *coughs* Well, *blurts* IwantedArthurtogivemethegoodsandsmexyme up. Whaaa? I’m all about the details, lol.

I know, I know – I’m a bad wicked person *giggles*. I’m off before you can chastise me further...
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1,343 reviews57 followers
February 28, 2021
So funny but completely relatable. Charlotte Bellswain finds out that she is pregnant after a one night stand and the father is Arthur Ellison, Cabinet Secretary who is married to his job.

“He’s obviously never been turned down before.
I search around for an answer that doesn’t include me screaming ‘because you ruined my life and I never want to see your gorgeous face ever again.’”

They have chemistry galore, but Charlotte worries that they are just too different and Arthur may not be able to make time for her and a baby.

“God, just looking at him, the father of my baby, makes me want to smash him over the head. Stupid strong sperm bastard.”

I adored this funny, cute and sweet story. It was laugh out loud fun and entertaining from start to finish.
-5 Stars-
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119 reviews5 followers
February 27, 2021

I’m already a huge fan of Laura Barnard’s books so I was so excited when she kindly offered to gift me a copy of her new book. Thank you Laura! 💛⁣

This one definitely did not disappoint. I read it in less than 24 hours as I just couldn’t put it down!! It was hilariously funny I lost count of the number of times I laughed (or snorted) out loud!!! ⁣

Charlotte and Arthur..... a bit of an odd pairing that you wouldn’t necessarily put together, but despite this I was rooting for them from the get go, purely because the chemistry between them was just so sizzling and I’m a sucker for a bit of steaminess in a book! ⁣

There were numerous times I wanted to bang their heads together and just TALK for gods sake!! But I suppose that created the drama and tension in the story that I became addicted to!⁣

I loved the dual POV, Charlottes quirky character and the deliciously sultry and sexy Arthur. James, Arthur’s Best Friend on the other hand, was a devious, malicious and an utterly spiteful human being!! ⁣

I would highly recommend this book if your a Romance fan who also likes a bit of steaminess and humour!! ⁣
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4,448 reviews465 followers
March 3, 2021
Whitehall Baby was another laugh-out-loud romance from Laura Barnard, one I happily devoured in a single sitting. Although I would not label this my favourite book from the author, it’s certainly one I could not get enough of.

Whitehall Baby hooked me from the start, ensuring I was eager to see how everything came together. As it’s a quick read, I happily devoured this one in no time at all, powering through the pages to see how the details came together. With plenty of funny moments throughout, this one ensured I could not get enough of the unfolding drama. Its was silly, easy fun, and it more than held my attention throughout.

All in all, another addictive romcom from Laura Barnard.
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30 reviews2 followers
February 25, 2021

I was privileged to receive an advanced copy for an honest review of this book. Laura Barnard has created this delightfully funny story of Charlotte and her one night stand with the sexy cabinet secretary (who knew that was possible) which leads to a pregnancy.

I loved the honesty in the relationship between Arthur and Charlotte. They were honest about what they were willing to sacrifice but upheld the values that were important to them.

Charlotte’s pregnancy nightmares had me laughing hysterically and whilst being simultaneously mortified for her.

Written from both Charlotte and Arthur’s perspectives, I loved that insight into both characters minds, helping to understand their decisions.

This was such a fun, punchy read and it had all the elements I look for in a book; strong female character, gripping plot, relatable romance, humour and short chapters! It’s a solid 5 star read for me.
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60 reviews1 follower
February 18, 2021
Laura Barnard's writing always gives be Beth O'Leary vibes, aka amazing chick lit books.

Charlotte is content with her life in London. She lives in an alright flat in Watford - it does the job. She is working for her dream fashion company - well she isn't the designer she dreamed but we can't all achieve our dreams can we?
However, after one night, her standard night is turned on its head by one workaholic sexy beast. Arthur Ellison, is the epitome of sexy. He is dreamy, rich ,and in a successful career. Sounds like a woman's drama man right? Maybe, if he wasn't so devoted to his work.
The reader follows as Charlotte and Arthur try and combine their contrasting lives, whilst encountering experiences that are cringe, hilarious, and cause the ultimate eyeroll.

I loved how the narrative followed both perspectives of Charlotte and Arthur, as it allowed my to create a connection with both main characters rather then just favouring one. This books was the ultimate page turner, that I just didn't want to end. Definitely 5/5 stars
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173 reviews12 followers
February 21, 2021
I absolutely loved this book!

I loved Charlotte and Arthur. I really liked how they first met and how the infatuation between them both started.

This book was hilarious, gripping and damn right romantic.

At first the 'news' if the unexpected baby pushed Arthur and Charlotte apart but after a while they realised that they weren't as different as they first thought. Deep down you could tell they kind of loved each other but they did not want to admit it.

I loved every aspect of this book and I cannot wait to read more from Laura Barnard.
3 reviews
February 10, 2021
I absolutely loved this book. I could not set it down. It had me laughing out loud in places and wishing Arthur and Charlotte would just talk to each other! Definitely worth a read.
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518 reviews15 followers
March 2, 2021
I would just like to say thank you so much to Laura for forwarding me a copy of this book, for my Kindle, in return for an honest review.
I have read quite a few of Laura’s books and loved each and every one of them and this one was definitely no exception, I absolutely loved everything about it!
After only reading the first two chapters, Laura’s writing had hit me in the heart and made me shed a tear or two.
Both the main characters are amazing and I had a love / hate relationship with good old Arthur!! It’s just a good job he is so damn sexy!!! Just when you begin to think he is an arrogant prat, he goes and does something really nice and I am back to loving him again - it’s such a roller coaster of emotions...
If you love a good rom com then you need to read this book. Laura is really good at creating laugh out loud moments that make you snort laughing!!
I love love loved it and definitely cannot wait for the next one!
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654 reviews19 followers
February 27, 2021
Laura Barnard has written an accidental pregnancy story like no other because it showed the reality of pregnancy. It was funny and sweet, but Charlotte and Arthur’s story is the definition of opposites attract.

Charlotte and Arthur are from completely different worlds but meet at a political gala. Arthur is the cabinet secretary, and has no time for dating, but is drawn to Charlotte, the carefree woman who has no care for politics. Charlotte aspires to be a fashion designer, but is stuck as a PA, so when handsome Arthur shows an interest, she can’t believe it’s genuine. Despite their chemistry, Arthur refuses to commit, and they have one night together, no strings attached, except, 6 weeks later, Charlotte discovers she’s been left with a little gift. Unsure where she stands, and how this will affect her life, she puts off telling Arthur, but when she finally admits the truth, how will workaholic Arthur react

There were aspects of this story I enjoyed, such as some of the sweet moments between Arthur and Charlotte, and how Laura wrote Charlotte’s pregnancy incredibly realistically, not every woman feels that pregnant glow 24/7 for 9 months. I liked how the horrific sides of pregnancy were also shown, how a woman feels like she’s losing control of her body, the hormonal roller-coaster and how certain smells can have terrible consequences. When Arthur tried, he was sweet, but I did find myself so frustrated at times, and also shocked by some of the things he said and thought, they seemed insensitive and I just didn’t get a good vibe from him, he wasn’t particularly likable. For 80% of the book he was pretty clueless, and I know his whole character was this political man married to his job, and in no way would I have expected him to give up everything for Charlotte and the baby, because if the roles were reversed and Charlotte was expected to give everything up I would’ve been outraged, but I would’ve liked him to realised sooner that she was also a priority.

Charlotte definitely saved this book for me, I loved her character and how she was a breath of fresh air to Arthur, introducing him to another way of thinking, not this posh version of the world. She was down to earth and relatable, I really like her as a person, and to be honest, I know that Charlotte was meant to seem unreasonable because of her pregnancy hormones, but I don’t actually think she was asking much from Arthur, especially after everything she was going through. I also really loved her friendship with Eloise! Some of Arthur and Charlotte’s interactions were pure comedy gold, and it proved that despite their differences, they could work as a couple.

Overall, I liked this new take on accidental pregnancy romance, set in a political world. Laura wrote a realistic and funny romance, which was light-hearted and sweet, and such an easy read!

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.*
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731 reviews52 followers
March 3, 2021
Charlotte and Arthur could not be more different. She is a struggling fashion designer (PA) and he is the Cabinet Secretary. They meet by chance at a fancy party her friend Eloise invites her to and they have instant chemistry.

Arthur's job is very demanding and their first date could not go more wrong. But he's gorgeous and she tries another date. They have a great night but he never calls her thinking they decided he was too busy. But then she realizes even though they used protection she's missed her cycle.

This book made me laugh with the horrible situations pregnant Charlotte kept finding herself in, cause same girl! Trying to look all put together and your normal self as long as possible but you can't control your body and its noises or anything at all that is happening with it and the hormones! Dating is horrible without all the hormone nonsense clouding your thinking. 

This story was so delightful with the serious no nonsense Arthur being brought to his knees by a sweet smart creative type much to his families utter horror. I will tell you the woman that they had picked out for him, that he went to Cambridge with, (whose name was James) was an utter trash person. And we all know her type, gorgeous, posh, self absorbed, you bring that up and you are the bad person and she's just trying to get her nails into his family. Blech. 

Definitely checking off the box for my Female Villain character in my monthly reading prompt, her and his mother. I mean think about having to meet your new interests family for the first time but then you have a pregnancy bump. And they think you did it to trap him. Ugh can I sweat more in total awkwardness and anger?

They were from two different stratospheres but sometimes those are the people that you need in your life to balance you.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

There are so many more books out there by Laura Barnard go check out her IG page or Goodreads! I know I will be. 
Thank you for an e ARC for my honest and voluntary review!
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629 reviews37 followers
February 28, 2021
I really enjoyed Barnard's fresh take on the accidental pregnancy trope. It's one I thought I was sick of and then Whitehall Baby came around and I was proven wrong.

Charlotte was a great character, and her inner monologues were probably my favourite part of the book! Arthur, while very dedicated to his job, seemed like a good guy, a trait I'm happy to be seeing more of in contemporary romance.

I think for me though, the story felt a bit too rushed. The foundation and the walls were all there I just wanted the house decorated! I needed more which I think says something about how much I enjoyed what was there. But if someone is in the market for a quick read with some laughs, cute moments and a new take on a quick trope, this is a good book to pick up!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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2,491 reviews24 followers
February 28, 2021

This is an amazing new story from this author. This story follows the characters Charlotte and Arthur. The characters have hot chemistry between them from the start. This story is full of laugh out loud moments. This book is perfect for those who love humor and plenty of steam in there romance. This author is fantastic at bringing this to you. This is an easy to read, flowing, page turner of a book from this author.

I was given an advanced reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
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4,682 reviews87 followers
February 28, 2021
What an easy, breezy, cute story. Charlotte and Arthur come from completely different worlds, but you know opposites attract. This story had all of the fun tropes to read; a man of power, secret baby and a rom-com all rolled up into one hard one HEA. In this almost Cinderella-esqe story, Charlotte is a hard working independent woman. One night with workaholic Arthur results in a lifelong change for both of them. As they both navigate letting someone truly into their lives, the love sneaks up on them. I laughed, I swooned, I got angry on their behalf, and wanted to start smacking some heads but ended up with a smile on my face.
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60 reviews
February 15, 2021
I was approached by Laura Barnard to read her latest book pre-release, and I am so glad I replied and agreed!
I am not normally a romance reader... But I can honestly say I absolutely loved this read, it was just the right amount of love, comedy, heartache, raw magnetism and all the while I'm sat here thinking would these two just sit down and actually talk to each other??! They could have saved all this heartache, about 20% in ... But then they'd be no story, would there!?
I was emotionally invested in the pairs relationship from the get go, and stood by Charlotte in her hatred for James.. I mean, what a bitch!
I was laughing with and at Charlotte for the situations she kept finding herself in and I can only hope that any future pregnancies I may have aren't as embarrassing as hers!
Hats off to Laura for this amazing book!!
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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Author 2 books21 followers
March 2, 2021
It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Laura’s work, but after being in a constant book funk this year I wasn’t sure I would be able to give this book the time and effort it would deserve. I couldn’t help myself though from diving in and a few pages in I was hooked!

Charlotte Bellswain is a normal girl; a wanna be fashion designer stuck in a PA job. Arthur Ellison is the Cabinet Secretary and a well known, high profile member of the government who is a workaholic. When the pair meet when Charlotte joins a friend at an evening event the sparks fly and Charlotte finds herself unexpectedly pregnant.

The one thing I love about Laura’s books is that they always make me smile, and this one is no exception with her humour and great storylines, I was pulled in very quickly. I absolutely loved the pairing of Charlotte and Arthur, they are so different yet fit so well together. I would love to see a spin off in the future of how they have handled parenthood especially with Arthur’s high demand career.

A definite must read!
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145 reviews2 followers
February 22, 2021
I honestly love all Laura’s book!

But this is by far my favourite, I would recommend anyone to read this!

I was hooked from the first page and didn’t want to put it down x
528 reviews10 followers
March 3, 2021
Two world's collide

Who would have thought that a book, who's male lead was the Cabinet Secretary in Whitehall, could be a sexy read ?

Laura Bernard knew, and she knocked this story out of the park .

They say opposites attract, Arthur and Charlotte most definitely fall under this banner.

Arthur tells Charlotte that he has no time for a relationship, his work is his life .
Charlotte thought he was exaggerating but their one night was just that ..... One night .

But their one night didn't just create lasting memories for Arthur and Charlotte, it created the start of their forever journey .

100% must read
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593 reviews17 followers
March 1, 2021
Whitehall baby is an all new opposites attract/surprise pregnancy romance by Laura Barnard.

It follows Charlotte who is content with her life except for her career which she would like to be different but other than that she‘s doing okay. But her world get‘s turned upside down one night when she meets the handsome Arthur whom she quickly finds attractive. One faithfull night binds them together forever.

Charlotte and Arthur couldn‘t be more different. He‘s a workaholic through and through and definitely was not prepared for Charlotte to enter his life permanently.
Their story showed us two strong characters that can still break easily. Charlotte was such a great character. I felt bad for her so many times. Pregnant and feeling alone and betrayed by the baby daddy and judged by everyone around him.

As much as I feel bad for her I also had to laugh a bunch of times throughout this book. Laura Barnard did an amazing job portraying both characters and make us love them both.

4.5 ⭐️
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417 reviews17 followers
June 27, 2021
5 stars

I absolutely loved this book from the first page to the very last. Charlotte and Arthur were both such likeable characters. I found myself tearing my hair out and wanting to bang their heads together at times and howling with laughter at others. I strongly recommend that you read this.
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282 reviews8 followers
March 30, 2021
I received a copy from the author herself in exchange for an honest review. THANK YOU.

This book was really easy to read even though the story was about an adult’s unexpected problem. I like that the author decided to write some fun banter between the characters to avoid making it too heavy. I also love that it was written in multiple POVs because I was able to understand it more since I can read their minds. However, towards the end, I was already getting frustrated that they were playing too much “hide-and-seek” with each other’s feelings that I literally screamed “just get on with it and talk!” — literally, every time it gets better, you turn a page and everything goes downhill. This book played with my emotions for sure. LOL 😂 would still recommend it despite my frustration.
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