Josh and Gemma make a baby–ARC Book Review

Josh and Gemma Make a Baby by [Sarah Ready]

Title:- Josh and Gemma Make a Baby

Author:- Sarah Ready

No. of pages:- 371 pages

Date published:- will be published on 25th Janaury 2022

Genre:- Romance


New Year’s Resolution:
Have a baby
Preferably with Josh Lewenthal

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.

This is such a cute story and I simply loved it! Though not a huge fan of romance novels, this book is totally an exception and I simply couldn’t put the book down.

Gemma has a perfect life–she has a perfect job, lives in a nice place. But there’s one thing–she is infertile. Yet her New Year Resolution was to have a baby…preferably with Josh Lowenthal, who is her brother’s friend. Then Gemma label out her plan to Josh and thought he would disagree..but he soon agrees to help her make the baby. The story is all comedic, funny romance with Gemma slowly starting to fall for Josh…

I simply loved this story! The plot itself is unusual which differentiates from other romance novels I have read. I was a bit skeptical reading this book at first but gradually, I found myself dwell, deeper into the book and got so hooked into the story that I couldn’t put the book down! I found Gemma, the main protagonist of the story funny but at the same time understanding and she seems to have a close friendship with her relatives. There were some parts which were hilarious and I really loved those moments! The ending was expected but still, I really like the fact that they ended up together!

Overall, if you like a funny, cheesy romance novel that will make you laugh, then this book is for you–worth five stars!

Many thanks to Netgalley and publisher for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

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