I really don't understand where Allison's hostility towards Jamie is coming from. I couldn't identify with any of the characters mainly because Allison was just crabby through most of the book and Jamie was a child trapped in a man's body...weird.
Im not a reader who is swayed by anyones opinion of a book. This is the first book written by Judith Arnold that Ive read. Allison just wasnt a likable character. Since this is the first book in the series, it was free and I actually liked the rest of the characters as well as the authors writing style, I havent given up on the series.
Who in their right mind would take a infant to an expensive restaurant, especially when you complain about how much she cries. I just don't understand why Jamie was made to look like such an idiot.
I liked the Daddy School idea too. Good for an anytime read.
There's lots of attention and time given to secondary characters that don't really matter in the story, which draws the book out unnecessarily. There are also a lot of stereotypes in the story that make it less palatable.
Hes just turned thirty, and one day he finds a two-week-old baby girl on his porch, with a letter from the mother saying its his. Allison Winslow is a nurse and shes just started a daddy school, aka a free baby-handling course for fathers-to-be, funded by her hospital. Oh my God. She goes on, and on, and on, AND ON about how irresponsible Jamie is for having a vacation fling with the babys mother. Also, she finds out that Jamie did not intend his relationship with the babys mother to be a one-off fling, he asked for her number and she gave it, but she gave him a false number because she was actually married - and she continues to blame him for having poor judgement? Jamie was adorable, and so was the way he related to his baby girl Samantha.
Basic plot of unexpected fatherhood when Jamie finds a baby on his porch with a note asking if he remembered Elthura and saying she (the baby) is Samantha. Jamie not only is struggling learning all about taking care of the two week old baby Samantha but finds he is attracted to his baby knowlege angel Allison. So Jamie goes from batchelorhood to fatherhood to discovering how different dating and impressing Allison can be now that he has these new responsiblities.
Jamie finds a new born baby girl on his back steps with a note that her name is Samantha and that shes the outcome of a vacation get together with a girl that he never saw again a little over nine months ago. She runs a daddy class for new fathers to teach them how to help with their new born babies. It was like the author realized that the page quota was met and then BAM the story was over.
Barbara is a graduate of Smith College, where she learned to aim for thestars, and she received a master's degree in creative writing from BrownUniversity, where she took aim at a good-looking graduate student in thechemistry department and wound up marrying him. After that, I knew this was the man I wanted to marry." Barbara has received writing fellowships from the Shubert Foundation and theNational Endowment for the Arts, and has taught at colleges and universitiesaround the country. Since her first romance novel's publication in 1983 as Ariel Berk. Shewrote one novel as Thea Frederick, and since 1985 she writes asJudith Arnold.