Somebody's Baby

Darling, Vermont Series - Book 3

By Donna Alward

St. Martin's - April 2017

Contemporary Romance

Somebody's Baby is the third story in Donna Alward's Darling, Vermont series and does have minor spoilers to the previous stories. However, Somebody's Baby does stand on its own.

Oaklee Collier was surrounded by love and the procreative results, and she was so tired of it. She had thought by now that it would be her. She had even bought the dress, paid for the trip, only to be stood up at the altar. The only saving grace had been that they had been eloping so nobody was aware of her humiliation. Now she was home, working in a job she loved. And independent. She took care of herself, and she made a point of not needing to have her parents or older brother help her.

Rory Gallagher was living a life he hadn't wanted. Single, doing the dating scene, not committing to anyone. He was home alone in his apartment over the veterinarian clinic when Oaklee arrived with an injured dog. She obviously had no experience with animals, but was determined to see the animal helped, regardless of her financial situation. Once the dog was ready to leave the clinic, Rory had no qualms using guilt to convince Oaklee to continue helping by fostering.

Oaklee needed help with the dog, and Rory was more than willing to offer. In fact, the more time he spent with her, the more he realized that there was more to her than the persona she presented to the community. He'd thought he knew her, she was his best friend's little sister, but he realized she was hiding parts of herself. He understood that, he was doing the same, and the more she revealed, Rory realized the more he wanted her for himself.

Somebody's Baby was a fun quick romance that I enjoyed. Both Oaklee and Rory had been introduced previously in this series. I was eager to learn about the woman who single handedly seemed to make the townspeople dance to her tune. She was always actively engaged in everything going on, and promoting the events on social media. Rory was engaging, dedicated, and caring. I did find it difficult to understand why Oaklee was so adamant about not having her professional hockey player brother or parents assist her, especially considering if their situations were reversed, she would want to help them. I do hope that Ms Alward returns to Darling, Vermont to continue with the three Gallagher sisters.

Kathy Andrico -


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