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Baby Maker

(Cocky Hero Club)

4.51  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Arriving June 13, 2021!


I believe in love. Or I did until my husband died.

Now, I believe in surviving this world without him.

I have a plan mapped out for the rest of my life, and it doesn’t involve a man. I’ve been down that road and I’m not willing to risk my heart again.

Not even for the devastatingly handsome and charming Dr. Keegan Russo, who also happens to be
Published June 2021
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Erin Lewis
Jun 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review Baby Maker (Cocky Hero Club) by M. L. Broome
M. L. Broome is a relatively new author to me. This book drew me in and I was hooked on the story that the author wove from the first to the last chapter. I really loved the main characters of Dr. Keegan Russo and Calliope Webster . The fact that we also got to see Simon and Bridget just added to my enjoyment of the story.
This book broke my heart but thankfully it was put back together again by the end of the book. Poor Calli, finding her
Jun 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a great addition to the Cocky Hero Club. It won't take you long to get caught up in the emotional roller coaster of Calliope and Dr. Keegan Russo. She was a beautiful 36 year old widow still struggling with her husband's death and considering having his child. His brings her to fertility specialist Dr Keegan Russo. Talk about emotional, this book will pull at every emotion you have. Wow, what can I say but grab a box of Kleenex because you'll need them. Grieve with Calliope with the loss of ...more
May 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The Baby Maker by M.L. Broome is such a beautiful tale of second chances and living with grief.
The 36 year old Widow, Calliope Webster has just been surviving 2 years after her husband Nigel passed away. Her friends don't understand, but continue to support her, and she makes a decision that changes her future forever. She is going to have Nigel's baby.
Dr. Keegan Russo, affectionately dubbed the Baby Maker for his good looks and success rate is recommended to Calliope by her best friend. He goe
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)


Callie has finally come back to the living after 2 years of grieving her husband. Now she wants to have a baby using her husband's DNA so she's referred by her best friend Simon (from British Bedmate) to a fertility specialist nicknamed the Baby Maker. She had no idea that instead of giving her a baby, Dr. Keegan would bring her heart back to life, that she'd start to develop feelings she never thought she'd feel again for another soul after her husband passed
May 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Gah! This story ripped my heart out, shattered it to pieces and then danced around on the shards before finally putting me back together again. Maybe almost losing my husband a couple of years ago gives me a unique perspective, but I’m not sure I’ve ever related more to a character than Calliope.

Calli is mired in pain and barely existing for nearly two years after losing her husband, Nigel. When she's finally ready to start living again, she decides she wants to have Nigel's baby and goes to see
Jackie Wright
Jun 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic addition to the Cocky Hero Club.
I love so many things about this world of cocky hero’s one being finding new authors and after reading Baby Maker I’m once again I’m left wondering why this author hasn’t crossed my radar before now, well that’s about to change because I will certainly be checking out other works by M.L.Broome This is Dr Keegan Russo and Calliope Webster’s captivating story and that means not only meeting new characters but also catching up with Bridget and Simon
Jun 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars ⭐️

You know the drill - You see a book, read the blurb, fall in love with it and add it to your never ending TBR pile. That’s the story regarding M.L. Broome’s books. I have several downloaded to my kindle but have never managed to read one, until now.

As soon as I read the title and blurb, I had to read this book as ASAP as possible. Why? Because I’m a sucker for a widow finding love again ESPECIALLY when they thought that their first love would be their last. I was expecting an angst
Jun 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
A fantastic book about grief and second chances of life.

Calliope is grieving the loss f her husband, Nigel, at such an early age. They didn't get to travel, grow old together or have children. She spent almost two years locked up in their house grieving and not trying to get on with her life. It wasn't until she told her best friend Simon and his wife that she wanted Nigel's baby. Their reaction was to ask her if she remembers that he is dead. She told them that since Nigel was diagnosed with ca
Jun 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is an absolutely beautiful read! M.L. Broome is an entirely new-to-me author, but she had me glued to the pages as she wove this wonderful story of second chances and love after loss.

Calliope Webster has just recently decided to live again since her husband's passing nearly 2 years prior. As she makes her plans, she decides against love and men - but completely discounted the effect that Dr. Keegan Russo would have on her heart.

Dr. Russo dates only for fun. However, when he experiences the
May 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Baby maker had alll the emotions, starting with Calliope losing the love of her life way too soon. Thankfully she has her friends Simon and Bridget since she's so far from home living in the US because her husband had a job and they moved from England, but once Nigel is gone she's kinda lost, until one day quite awhile after burying her husband she decides she wants a baby!! That would be where Dr. keegan Russo comes in....and boy do they make an impression on each other!! Calli makes Keegan fee ...more
Linda Dunn
Jun 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I felt guilty finding love again, but then I remembered that a large piece of me still belongs to you...

Oh, my poor heart. It ached for the anguish and grief that Calliope went through with the loss of her husband who was the love of her life. She needed to still feel a connection to him so she decided to go to a fertility doctor She wanted to have her husband Nigel's baby. Dr. Russo was not at all what she expected. Why does the doctor have to be so incredibly gorgeous? He stirred up emotions i
Wendy Livingstone
Jun 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful addition to this awesome series and is Keegan and Calliope’s story. Calli never dreamt that at 36 she would be a widow, and after 2-years of grieving Nigel she is trying to move on with her life which does not include any men, and she is determined to have Nigel’s baby, and that is where Keegan comes into the picture, as he is a fertility specialist. There is an intense connection between these two when they meet but they want different things out of life, as Keegan does not ...more
Kari Hansen
Jun 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Almost two years after her husband Nigel passed away from pancreatic cancer Calli is still struggling with the grief and emptiness she feels. Her decision to have her husband’s child is what brings Keegan into her life, but it isn’t long before he is so much more than her doctor.

Keegan is a doctor who specialized in fertility issues who is drawn to Calli from their first meeting. Calli is so different from any other woman he has known so even though he has no intentions of getting married or hav
Carolyn Spence
May 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What an emotional read. Death, every one deals with it differently and we find Calliope having a hard time after 614 days. Yes she's counting, she's so lost in her grief. Enter Dr. Russo, a player, not looking for any type of commitment that lasts more than a day. There is a spunky side to Calli and she has quite the zingers all the time and it's very pleasant to witness their banter. There are moats, well it's missing a moat, village idiots, lunatic asylums, accents, cousins.

Calli is all over
Jennifer Pierson
Jun 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Calliope lost her husband when she was 36 years old, and it broke my heart along with her since her pain was literally palpable in this story. It has taken her two years to start living again, and she decided to have his baby which is how she came across Dr. Keegan Russo's path. He's a playboy who doesn't intend to get married or have a family which is ironic with what medicine he's practicing. He never saw Calliope coming, and she sure as hell never saw him coming. They do have a connection whi ...more

Not gonna lie, I didn’t have high expectations for this book given the title and cover and wow did it show me. I dived into this one and had me finishing it all in one sitting. I absolutely adored the writing style and premise, story had me tearing up and laughing. The author sure knows how to pull the right punches. The characters were easily likeable, the chemistry between Callie & Keegan was palpable and add in a good sprinkle of well written banter? *chef’s kiss*

The book lost a star for me b
May 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Pull at your heart strings...PHENOMENAL!!
Oh my heart. This is such a touching story. I had tears in my eyes right from the start. My heart ached for Challiope. But it also ached for Keegan. I felt every emotion these two went through. You will laugh, cry, smile, hurt, and feel so many more emotions throughout this book. Not many authors can pull the tears from me but M L Broome certainly did. This was a page turner I couldn't put down until the end. This is also the first book I've read by this
The Dragon Den
May 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
ARC Review by The Dragon Den
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Love and lose, giving up and standing up, second chances and many more. When Calliope suffers such a loss, she comes up with the idea of something that will hopefully make her a little more whole again. Keegan is just the person to help her. No only in the medical field either. He brings back her sass and humour, he gets her laughing and dreaming again.
A ride of swerves and turns and twists and spins is in this read. Hope you are in for a good time.
May 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Simply beautiful!! Oh my this book had all the feels and I loved it. M.L was a new author to me and I wasn’t disappointed. Calli a widow struggling with grief meets Keegan a fertility doctor but things have have a way of changing. They have a wonderful chemistry but with so many emotional twists and turns I couldn’t put this book down. This book is part of The Cocky Hero Club but can be read as a standalone. I received this book as an arc for my honest opinion.
Nikki Costello ***Crazy Cajun Book Addicts Blog***
I'm a new reader to M.L. Broome and The Baby Maker drew me in from the off. The main characters Keegan and Calliope were easy to love and it was great getting to know them and the banter between them.

Calliope is a widower and now two years after her husbands death she is determined to have his baby so seeks the help of Keegan a fertility specialist.

I thougherly enjoyed, this story it broke my heart but by the end it had also mended it.
May 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was such a good story. The emotions were real as Calliope struggles with a devastating loss in her life. Deciding she wants a baby to maybe help fill that void, she encounters Keegan. I loved this story so much and I even had to get out my crying towel for a bit! Beautifully written, this is one I will reread several times over!!
Marianela Aybar (Mari Loves Books Blog)
Awww, Keegan and Calliope took my heart. The story has many emotional moments and I felt for Calliope but then I also fell for Keegan and his need to be with her, even after he had said he didn't want complications. The author is sensitive to the subject and gives us our favorites from the Cocky Hero world. ...more
Jun 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was definitely in the spectrum of Vi and Penelope’s books.
I loved it! And the growth, the character development of Calli was amazing, even tho the book is super short, you could tell she was growing within the pages and I loved that!
Not another book setting big expectations for my love life/bf.
Jun 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Whew! This story gives you all the feels. My heart ripped for Calliope and Keegan. Their hearts speak to each other on such a primal level. They have several huge bumps in the road and it is worth it to read their journey to the happy ending.

I received an arc copy of this book for an honest review.
Lauren Hutchinson
Jun 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What an emotional ride this story was. It gad me hooked right away and I couldn't put it down at all. This had me feeling so many emotions the whole way through. It was a fantastic story that you must read. ...more
Jun 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
A second chance at love romance and you get to read about Simon and Bridget to which I love hearing about the other characters . This book does have a lot of emotions and angst , so be prepared but it’s also for chemistry and laughter
Donna Purcell Zappone
Jun 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
What a freaking emotional book.
I cried and cried and cried.
First for her loss.
Then I cried and cried (happy tears) for her getting what she deserved.
This was such an emotional book but I really enjoyed it.
Jun 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was a great read. I felt for Callie and for what she was going through. I loved Keegan and am glad he found his HEA with Callie.
Louise - romance.movies.and.books
Oh my! This book was so full of emotion. Your emotions will feel like they are riding on a roller-coaster or in a washing machine. One minute I had tears and the next minute I was gushing.

This book took me by surprise. I absolutely loved it to the point I read this book in one sitting.

This book has the perfect amount of chemistry, banter, friendship, drama and love.

Bridget and Simon from British Bedmate are in this book and they play an important side kick role. Calliope (Calli) needs her friend
Jun 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book. The fact that calliope lost the love of her life was heartbreak. The pain she went through was easily displayed in this story line. But then she found Keegen and her heart began to heal. I love these second chance romances. This is a must read.
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M.L. Broome is a bohemian spirit with a New York edge. She writes high-octane contemporary romance with a touch of angst and plenty of steamy goodness. Her characters are bitingly real, earning their happily-ever-after only after some emotional ass-kicking and personal growth.

When M.L. isn't writing or holding one-sided arguments with her characters (spoiler alert—they always win), she loves losin

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