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Diverse Book tours presents my review of Kim Golden’s Maybe Baby/ Maybe Tonight

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Welcome to the “Maybe Baby and Maybe Tonight” Mini-Tour featuring

author Kim Golden!

Presented by Diverse Book Tours

Maybe Baby

Imaybebabycovermagine finding out you could never have a baby with the man you love…

Expat American Laney Halliwell finds out the hard way

when Niklas tells her he had a vasectomy before they met and isn’t interested in reversing it. Why

should he? They’ve got his kids from his first marriage and an enviable life in Stockholm.

What if you fell in love in the most unexpected way…?

But Laney wants more. So when a friend suggests she look into an alternative sperm bank in

Copenhagen to find a potential father for her baby, things don’t go exactly as planned. Especially when

Laney meets Mads and finds herself falling in love

My Review of Maybe Baby

Messy. Absolutely messy. Maybe Baby is very well written! and once I got started I didn’t want to put it down. I felt like I was right in Stockholm and Copenhagen along with the characters. The author’s vivid descriptions were wonderful and the writing style flowed and flowered beautifully. 

I found the main character Laney to be complicated. I didn’t relate to her much because I found her bratty and self absorbed. I didn’t like Niklas either because he sounded arrogant just like his daughter Siri so I understood the reason why their relationship was skating on thin ice. However, Laney’s plans and reasoning for wanting a baby out of the blue by any means necessary was so self involved that I would have reacted exactly like Niklas. She showed no care about children before literally demanding one of her own. and even after Niklas gave her a perfectly  valid reason as to why he didn’t want to be a father again, she just kept on with her plans STRAIGHT AWAY. I mean she could have given him some time to come around before planning on doing a complete deal breaker. With or without Mads, she was ending her own relationship because she wanted what she wanted. 

I liked Mads just fine but their love affair was too rushed for me to truly believe in it. Although I couldn’t fault the very well written feelings of WANT that Laney had for him. I didn’t approve of her lack of self control but it was still really believable when I was reading it.

 Then again that’s the mark of a great writer, that they could make you feel REAL feelings about an imaginary character, good or bad. and I learned more than I ever wanted about sperm donation, false or otherwise. 

I feel like perhaps my feelings about adultery has overshadowed my enjoyment of the book but it was still a great read. 

Maybe Tonight:

Mads Rasmussen has had enough: of being a sperm donor, of feeling disconnected, of being alone.

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Then someone walks into his life in a most unexpected way…

Maybe Tonight gives a glimpse of Mads’s life just before and just after he meets Laney in Maybe Baby.

Maybe Tonight is a novella.

My Review of Maybe Tonight

I truly enjoyed Maybe Tonight. I felt more sympathy for Laney because of Maybe Tonight. and I felt like I got to know Mads a bit more since this was from his point of view. It definitely gave a different spin on Maybe Baby. It wasn’t as clear cut for me after reading Mads’ perspective. He was such a sympathetic person that I could see how things could get muddled for him. He was just trying to get by and help people out but he started to feel the burnout that many people feel regardless of their jobs, orthodox or unorthodox as was his case as a sperm donor. and then coincidentally he fell in love and that made the transition that much easier for him.

Another thing  that impressed was that I didn’t feel like I was reading thoughts of an american man but of someone European and I think that’s actually a uncommon talent that the author possesses. I also love the cover!! Great read!

Check out an Excerpt from Maybe Baby!

“Copenhagen Cryo.”

“What?” Long lines of sweat trailed down my face and neck.

“The clinic Uma uses for super sperm.” Eddy was still jogging in place, waiting for me to catch my breath.

“I wish you wouldn’t call it that.” I gasped and used my already damp sleeve to wipe my face.

Eddy bumped my sweaty shoulder with hers and grinned. “You have to admit—it must be pretty good

sperm if she’s gone back so many times.”

“Yeah, well you’ve got a point there.”

“Proof is in the pudding.” She loosened her armband and slid her iPhone from the sleeve. She tapped

the screen a few times and then handed her phone to me. “Check him out.”

The face staring back at me was ruggedly handsome, with the square jaw and cheekbones of a young

Viggo Mortensen. His lips were full and generous, curled into a knowing smile. He was looking directly

into the camera, and there was something almost too candid in his pale blue eyes, like he knew what

you were thinking and was game for whatever you suggested.

“Wow,” was the only word I could breathe out. I swallowed hard and quickly handed Eddy’s phone back

to her.

“Wow, indeed,” Eddy said and laughed lightly. “Uma says he’s worth every penny she pays. Well, you’ve

seen her kids. They’re gorgeous.”

“And she found him in Copenhagen?”

Eddy nodded. “He’s one of the donors at Copenhagen Cryo.”

I shook my head in wonder. No wonder Uma kept going back for more. Sure there was nothing sexual

going on between them, but there must have been some spark that made her decide he was the right

donor for her.

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Maybe Baby/Maybe Tonight

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About The Author

Me

Kim Golden was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1995,

she left the US and moved to Sweden for love with a capital L. When she isn’t writing fiction, she writes

copy about perfume for a Swedish cosmetics firm. She writes stories for people who know that love comes in every color

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Author: Tamara Philip, Author

Author of Interracial novels including but not limited to romance. Aspiring writer of supernatural fantasy books.

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