Josh and Gemma Make a Baby by Sarah Ready

Josh and Gemma Make a Baby
.ePUB, 307 pages
Expected Publication: 25 Jan 2022
By: Swift & Lewis Publishing, LLC

About The Book:
Meet Gemma Jacobs. She’s driven, energetic, and a positive thinker. She has a great career working for famed self-help guru Ian Fortune, she lives in a cute studio apartment in Manhattan, and her family is supportive and loving (albeit a little kooky). Her life is perfect. Absolutely wonderful. Except for one tiny little thing. After a decade of disastrous relationships and an infertility diagnosis, Gemma doesn’t want a Mr. Right (or even a Mr. Right Now), she just wants a baby. And all she needs is an egg, some sperm, and IVF. So Gemma makes a New Year’s resolution: have a baby. Josh Lewenthal is a laid back, relaxed, find-the-humor-in-life kind of guy. The polar opposite of Gemma. He’s also her brother’s best friend. For the past twenty years Josh has attended every Jacobs’ family birthday, holiday, and event – he’s always around. Gemma knows him. He’s nice (enough), he’s funny (-ish), he’s healthy (she thinks) and he didn’t burn any ants with a magnifying glass as a kid. Which, in Gemma’s mind, makes him the perfect option for a sperm donor. So Gemma wants to make a deal. An unemotional, businesslike arrangement. No commitments, just a baby. To Gemma’s surprise, Josh agrees. They have nothing in common, except their agreement to make a baby and their desire to keep things businesslike. But the thing about baby-making…it’s hard to keep it businesslike, it’s nearly impossible to keep it unemotional, and it’s definitely impossible to keep your heart out of the mix. Because when you’re making a baby together, things have a way of starting to feel like you’re making other things too – like a life, and a family, and love. And when the baby-making ends, you wish that everything else didn’t have to end too.

My Review:
I enjoyed this book so, so much. From its cute cover to the last pages this friends to lovers romance checked all the boxes for me. Josh and Gemma were characters I cared about and cheered on with glee and I loved their goofiness and found them both to be very relatable. It was refreshing to see Gemma was the reason the couple wasn't together and it was she making all the romantic mistakes. That was a nice change from always having the main male character be the cad and Josh was such a good friend and a stand up guy. If you're looking for a a very entertaining read that will make you laugh, cry and swoon then this is the book for you. It is my first read by Sarah Ready but it certainly won't be my last. 

With many thanks to NetGalley, Sarah Ready and Swift & Lewis Publishing, LLC for the giving of the ARC.

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