By all means, click through if you want to see almost twenty books featuring rich men holding babies. This well will NEVER RUN DRY!
[The Cattleman, the Baby and Me] In addition to the title lacking an oxford comma and being eye-rollingly boring, the description on the back of book is one of the most inane I’ve seen recently:
4th May, Newarra Cattle Station, the Outback…
I came to the Outback to fulfill my sister’s wishes and find my baby nephew’s father. But poor Harry no longer has a daddy, so I’m staying with his uncle. Liam’s an Outback cattleman through and through, and doesn’t seem happy about us landing on his doorstep. But, wow, he’s unbelievably gorgeous! I’ve seen his tough edges soften whenever little Harry smiles…maybe I can make his heart melt, too?
MARC of the Beast trendwatch: Romance novels make a lot of money by encouraging women to imagine themselves as part of the narrative. What better way to accomplish this than to have no women at all depicted on the cover? At a time in series romance publishing when at least half of the novels published feature babies and children, its getting easier and easier to excise women from the picture altogether, leaving the presumed fantasy objects—hot guys, cute kids, and, in this case, a faithful dog—center stage.
[Baby Bootcamp] Either the babies themselves are being forced to drill within an inch of their lives and being yelled at by drill sergeants, or tough guys are being forced to do all these things while taking care of babies. I’m not sure which is more gruelling. Getting babies to do anything they don’t want to do is a huge challenge.
[The Sarantos Secret Baby] Who the hell gave that man a baby? I assume the inside jacket is of him holding the baby in the air and laughing maniacally.
But anyway. There are probably more secret babies in Romancelandia than regular babies. All babies born must be from one night stands, the product of a shady past or forbidden love. The Law!
[Marriage, Bravo Style!] This one has a bad title and a terrible description:
You are cordially invited to the…shotgun…wedding of
“Elena Cabrera Bravo
Date: As soon as labor is over.
Time: Just enough for the bride to fit into something other than a hospital gown.
Hosted by: The brothers of the bride. In fact, they insisted on it!
Reason for Union: The bride and groom love each other…even if they’re both too stubborn to admit it!
RSVP to the Bravo Family.
Gifts (wedding and baby) optional…
[Formula for Murder] The pun in this one escaped me until I saw the cover and the series title (Maternal Instincts), which turned it from a run of the mill suspense title to an eye-rolling cozy title. Other titles in the series: Motherhood is Murder and Bundle of Trouble.
Note: It is possible that I only find this title so amusing because I am the mother of a toddler. -A