Everyone has a best friend. Mine just happens to be Dr. Christian Gallagher— the gorgeous, green-eyed heart surgeon who wants to have a baby with me.
Yes, you read that correctly.
When my mother approached me on my thirty-third birthday with a brochure for egg freezing, it was a glaring reminder that my biological clock is ticking toward its expiration date. I’ve always dreamed of being a mom and had a plan — one that was destroyed when I caught my professional hockey player husband in bed with another woman.
Despite my broken heart I still believe in love. I want the happily ever after, but I also want a child desperately and won't settle in order to make it happen.
That’s why when I decided to take my mother’s advice, Christian came up with his own plan: Let’s have a baby together.
It’s a bad idea. A really, really bad idea. And yet...I can’t stop thinking about how great it could be.
There’s just one condition. Before we have sex (oh, yes, we’re doing this the old fashioned way!) Christian is adamant we go on three dates.
Sounds easy, but it's not.I thought sex would be the hard part, but the dates are only making me fall for the man I’ve known almost my entire life.
Whoever said sex doesn't change things never went to bed with their best friend.
4 Heart Review by Lorena
My first Jeannine Colette book and she sure made me swoon with this sweet and sexy story.
Meadow and Christian work in the medical field, she's a physician assistant and he's a doctor, a sexy doctor at that. They've known each other forever and have been best of friends forever. They have such a great dynamic going on, that they don't realize how they really feel about each other.
When Meadow's biological clock starts ticking Christian comes up with a plan and has suggested that they have a child together the conventional way. At first Meadow thought that was a crazy idea but then she figured, who better to father her child right!
What these two couldn't figure out for the last two decades finally comes to fruition after all these years. Their flirty banter should have been the first clue that these two actually liked each other more than just "friends". But they were so clueless up until their romantic and sweet dates started, did they start realizing how they really felt for each other.
The romanticizing was a little slow, but their banter is what kept me going. Just the fact that they had such a strong chemistry and even though it took them time to figure out how they really felt about each other, I still felt a pull with these characters.
I will definitely keep reading more from this author because of her sweet writing.
3 Heart Review by Ashley
I've been hearing awesome things about Jeannine Colette's writing for a while now and after reading the blurb (and seeing the great cover) for A Really Bad Idea, I knew this was the book. The plot sounded interesting and ripe for disaster- in a good way. Unfortunately, for me, Meadow and Christian's story fell a bit flat.
In fact, I liked both of the main characters. They were both strong willed, intelligent and hard working. It was their personal lives that were messy. They were best friends who share just about everything with each other. I could feel they love they had for one another, it seemed that the only ones who didn't know where them.
With a meddling mother and a clock ticking, they come up with a plan. It should've been foolproof. There should've been no complications. But life had other ideas. When the dreaded "feelings" got involved, everything got thrown off track. And Christian and Meadow didn't know where to go next or what to do.
That being said, I found the pacing slow and most of the dialogue and twists were predictable.I knew where the story was going from the first chapter. It just took a long time for Christian and Meadow to catch up (like until the last chapter long). These two are the proof that friends-to-lovers can work if you give it the chance.
About the Author
Jeannine Colette is the author of the Abandon Collection - a series of stand-alone novels featuring dynamic heroines who have to abandon their reality in order to discover themselves . . . and love along the way. Each book features a new couple, exciting new city and a rose of a different color.
A graduate of Wagner College and the New York Film Academy, Jeannine went on to become a Segment Producer for television shows on CBS and NBC. She left the television industry to focus on her children and pursue a full-time writing career. She lives in New York with her husband, the three tiny people she adores more than life itself, and a rescue pup named Wrigley.
Jeannine and her family are active supporters of The March of Dimes and Strivright The Auditory-Oral School of New York.