Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Baby, Think It Over by Hurri Cosmo: #Review #ExclusiveExcerpt #Giveaway @HurriCosmo @GoIndiMarketing

Baby, Think It Over
by Hurri Cosmo

Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, M/M, Romance, Comedy
Kedon can't wait to go on the three week break from school. His parents are off on a vacation for two of them and he's going to have the entire house all to himself. Except he forgot about a school project. One that would be half of his science grade, a grade he needs in order to graduate. The project? The class needs to "partner up" and take a baby home.

Luckily, it's only one of those computerized things, and Kedon's convinced it's not really a physiological exercise in "The Effects of a Child on a Young Couple". He thinks it's a not so veiled attempt at sex education; as in scaring the hell out of the seniors into not having any. Thing is, most of the seniors are already eighteen years old. It’s going to fall pretty much on deaf ears.

And to top it off the great Tarell Alan has decided Kedon is going to be his "wife" for the project. But Kedon's not worried. Tarell did it to prove a point. He isn't really going to spend the whole three weeks helping Kedon to take care of a baby. Especially one that seems to cry all the time.

But Kedon turns out to be wrong. Now Kedon is on his feet constantly, walking a colicky baby and running from a horny daddy! What’s a boy to do?
Eventually, Kedon got the baby calmed again. And again and again. He talked with Rock and Mason for a brief whispered moment, somewhere between a half-finished shower and a bite, literally a bite, to eat.

He found out their baby didn’t cry nearly as much. They were having a great time playing “house.” Of course they really did have an adult present most of the time, so the version of “house” they wanted to play had to be difficult at best, but Kedon knew “parental supervision” had never mattered to them in the past, so why would it now? They didn’t dare ask Kedon how his play family time was going; didn’t dare even joke about their lack of that adult presence. Besides, who needed adult supervision when there was a colicky baby around? All he had time for was trying to please the baby.

But Kedon was learning. He figured out she liked to be rocked fast but bounced slowly. She liked it when you cooed while she was over your shoulder, and she didn’t much like to be burped at all. At least not today. Today, and all day, it was the angle of the bottle while being fed or how tightly the blanket was wrapped, or even the tone of Kedon’s voice. All of it seemed to matter, and he knew it was going to take the entire three weeks to figure it out. He knew by the end of three weeks he would even be doing contortions and back flips if it helped.

Finally around six P.M. Kedon put down the sleeping baby. For a fleeting rare moment, the baby was once again quiet and in her bed. For a short-lived break, Kedon would be able to sit down and enjoy that peace. He thought about going back to bed, back to sleep, but those moments flew by way too fast. Right now he would grab a bowl of cereal and just sit and listen to the blessed silence.

So when Tarell arrived home and the front door slammed, he could have committed murder, and there would not have been a court in the land that would have sent him to prison because of it.

The baby wailed.

He hadn’t even gotten the first spoonful of cereal to his mouth.

He sighed, put the bowl down, and went to the cradle. After a few minutes of humming and rocking, the baby quieted. Kedon tiptoed back to the couch and his bowl.

Mushy cereal. His mom told him she used to eat mushy cereal. He knew why now. She never had the chance to eat it like you were supposed to. He would have to remember to apologize later.

“So I suppose dinner is…what? In the oven?” Tarell had moved to the couch after kicking off his shoes, and had remained silent until Kedon sat back down.

“You are a funny man.”
My Rating: 4 of 5

This was a fun story. I especially enjoyed Kedon's character, his sense of humor, dedication and loyalty is endearing. I can see why Tarell found him so attractive! I've also parented a newborn, and since theirs was so incredibly life like, I often found myself laughing over his reactions to the situation he found himself in.

Tarell wasn't so easy to love, especially at first, when his focus was more on getting into Kedon's pants, rather than appreciating his heart. Over time, he grew on me, especially as his appreciation of Kedon expanded to encompass his heart.

There is a bit of a plot twist that caught me off guard that added drama. Frankly, I was enjoying the romance and comedy so much that it could have been left out. It didn't quite fit in with the overall flow of the story up to that point, but I was happy with the ending and am giving BABY, THINK IT OVER 4 of 5 stars for engaging main characters, and a sweet story about finding love.
Hurri Cosmo lives in Minnesota where she holds tight to the idea that there, where it’s cold a good part of the year, she won’t age as fast. Yep, she avoids the truth as much as she avoids mirrors. But one of the reasons she loves writing is reality doesn’t always offer up a “happily ever after” and being able to take control of that is a powerful lure. Being a happy ending junkie, writing just makes them easier to find. Oh, she doesn’t mind “real life” and she does try to at least keep it in mind when she writes her stories, but she truly loves creating a wonderful couple, knowing they will fall in love and have their HEA. Every - single - time. And, of course, that is exactly the reason she loves reading this genre, too. Give her a glass of red wine, some dark chocolate, and her computer, whether she is reading or writing, and she will entertain herself for hours. The fact she actually gets paid to do it is Snickers bars on the frosting on the cake.
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12 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, Carly, for posting my book on your wonderful blog!

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  2. I think the book has such a beautiful cover. Can't wait to read it.

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  3. The cover is beautiful. Sounds like a sweet story. I am looking forward to reading it.

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  4. Looking forward to reading this one! Found it on
    http://carlysbookreviews.blogspot.com

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  5. i heard from carlys book reviews

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  6. this is my first stop on the tour :)

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  7. Thank you everyone, for stopping by today!

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  8. Well, this could certainly be a fun read!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  9. This sounds like such a fun read. My daughter brought one of those robo-babies home earlier this year and it was anything but fun for any of us. :)

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  10. This sounds like a fun read. Looking forward to reading.

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