THE BABY BARGAIN by Crystal Kaswell

Author: Crystal Kaswell
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Best Friend's Little Sister
Series: Inked Hearts #8

Teaser Credits: Crystal Kaswell's FB page and FB group

My best friend's kid sister wants me to get her pregnant--the old fashioned way.

I've looked out for Ariel since she was in pigtails. I took her trick or treating, told off the jerk who dumped her, picked her up from Prom.
When she needs my help, I'm there. Only she doesn't need a ride, a study partner, a new tattoo.
Ariel wants me to get her pregnant. The old fashioned way.
Three months of trying. Then we go back to our lives.
It's a terrible idea. I should say no. I should convince her to wait for Mr. Right.
But the geeky grad student is sure it's now or never.
And I'm sure as hell not going to let her find someone else.

The Baby Bargain is a standalone romance with a brooding alpha hero, a feisty math geek heroine, and enough heat to melt your Kindle. Come see why readers say "no one writes broken bad boys like Crystal Kaswell."

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I have always been intrigued by Chase and if you love the best friend’s little sister romance trope, then you will enjoy The Baby Bargain. While this book is a part of the author’s Inked Heart series it can be read as a standalone. 

From the snippets we’ve seen of Chase in the pervious Inked Heart books, it is assumed that he is this brooding, miserable guy who just cannot get over losing his fiancee nor forgive his brother. However, there are many layers to Chase. He is a good man who struggles with his need to save all of those that he loves and his hero complex is evident as he agrees to help Ariels quest for becoming pregnant. He struggles with “feeling as though you are not enough for someone” and I really enjoyed watching him grow as a character. 

Ariel is young, analytical, and highly intelligent and the little sister of Chase’s best friend. She is only 24 years-old and certain circumstances put a strict timeline on her chance to become a mother. I liked how determined she was. She knows what she wants (i.e. to have a baby) and isn’t afraid to go after it. While I liked Ariel, I had a harder time connecting with her in the beginning and I think it may be because I didn’t agree with some of her actions/thought processes. Still, she was a likable heroine and I think that both Chase and her work well as a couple. I will tell you that the sex scenes between the two of them were so smoking hot that I am shocked my kindle didn’t catch fire!

I really enjoyed getting to see the other characters from previous books - especially Wes and all of his antics. I also loved the epilogue - it was absolutely perfect! I received The Baby Bargain for free and I am looking forward to more works by this author.



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Crystal Kaswell writes scorching hot new adult romance. When she isn't writing, she is chain drinking tea, binge watching Law and Order, practicing yoga, or debating which fictional character would be the best in bed. She lives in Portland, OR with her husband.

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