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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Review by Wendy ♥ One Baby Daddy (Dating by Numbers #3) by Meghan Quinn

A Review by Wendy

 3.5 All For Hayden Stars
* * * 1/2

We met Hayden in Three Blind Dates. From the first moment, he was special and I knew Meghan Quinn would write a doozy of a book for him. This was a man who had class, determination and old school charm.

Well, those old school ways get tested time and time again when you are flying down the ice working to capture the Stanley Cup.
Hayden gets smacked one too many times by another player and ends up throwing down and fighting him on the ice. This causes him going to the penalty box and the time off the ice was not the greatest for the team. They do not advance to the next level and the season is over. To add insult to injury, a smart ass reporter won't leave Hayden alone causing words to be exchanged on camera. A truly lousy way to end the season.

Instead of going back to his empty Philadelphia apartment or to his family's home... not wanting to hear his dad lecture him, he decides to go to Binghamton where he did college. There his best friend Racer has always been there for him. He makes his arrangements and gets on the road.

Racer promised a gathering and when Hayden arrives he looks for his old friends...Racer laughs and says he meant he would have his friends over...Hayden laughs and settles in by going to the kitchen for a beer. There he crosses paths with a woman named Adalyn. She is quick witted and he likes that she isn't treating him special like all the women he sees on the hockey circuit. They seem to have a couple of moments and then Racer steps in and tells the both of them they are off limits ... no mixing...

Hayden is curious... and watches to see if this Adalyn is attached to Racer... and no, it is more like a looking out for her thing. It seems Adalyn not too long ago got her heart a bit smashed ... and Racer was the one whose shoulder she cried on. He just doesn't want her hurt again.

Hayden gets it but this Adalyn is not like anyone he has met... she is sarcastic and can be blunt but funny. He wishes he got her number that night and tries to figure out how to find her.

Adalyn is now starting her career as a nurse. She loves taking care of people but it also can be very hard emotionally. She is finding her way.

She is also finding her way when it comes to she hasn't had one. She has had hook ups but nothing that would last. Studying for all of the complex nursing classes will leave no time for anything. She has made friends who are important to her but real romantic relationships, no.

Hayden knows he is only going to be in town for a few weeks but he is drawn to Adalyn. He searches for her and once he finds her it is game on... in his wanting to get to know her better. He senses there might be something special about this girl and he wants to lay a foundation.

As we read this story, we are there as Hayden actually does modern day courting... he is just the best and the feel of these two learning about each other is Everything. There were moments between these two which just made you read with a silly grin on your face.

Then things, like life, took a detour and turn.

But Hayden was not going to let this woman slip away from him. She was it for him and we see all the ways he goes about showing his devotion to her.

I am a huge Meghan Quinn fan and this series has been a winner for me...however, the main winner in this book was Hayden. Adalyn had shown promise in the first half however, as the story continued, her sparkle faded.

I will say Hayden is worth the price of admission. You will love him. 

A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review.

 About Meghan Quinn
When I was in high school I occasionally read books but was consumed by other teenage things so I didn't take the time to appreciate a good book on a cloudy day, wrapped up in a blanket on the couch. It wasn't until I received a Kindle for Christmas one year that my world completely flipped upside down. When looking for books I came across the Contemporary Romance genre and was sold and I haven't turned back since.
You can either find my head buried in my Kindle, listening to inspiring heart ripping music or typing away on the computer twisting and turning the lives of my characters while driving my readers crazy with anticipation.
​I currently reside in beautiful Colorado Springs where the sun is always shining and there is a trail waiting to be hiked on every corner. I share a lovely and warm home with the love of my life and my five, four-legged children.

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