His Pretend Baby: 50 Loving States, Oregon (50 Loving States #16) by Theodora Taylor | Review

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★ ★

Are you ready for an alternative alpha like Go Gutierrez???

So I was pretty sure my dead ex-boyfriend’s brother hated me…until he asked me to marry him.

And pretend his brother’s baby—which I’m carrying, BTW—is really his.

So now I’m suddenly the wife of a quirky tech billionaire, and falling in like with him so fast, it’s beginning to feel an awful lot like love. But we both have issues, and there are shadows creeping around the edges of our fledgling relationship. Can two people as different as we are make a pretend relationship real?

Find out if the Freak and the Geek can find their way to a happy ending in this unique standalone interracial romance. Perfect for those who prefer their heroines off-beat and their alphas super geeky. One-click now to discover why real heroes wear glasses!

[Source: Goodreads]


Rodrigo (aka Go) and Nyla

Fun Fact: This book  features some diversity! Nyla is black and Rodirigo (aka Go) is Latino.


Nyla’s pregnant with her dead, ex-boyfriend’s baby.


(Have I mentioned that I ❤ New Girl, especially Coach?!)

Go’s the brother of said brother and he decides to claim the baby as his own in order to spare his family the heartache (?) of knowing that he cheated with Nyla.

I didn’t get this book.

Nyla was supposed to be this badass biker chick with tattoos and an ironclad grip on herself while also possessing a heart of gold that allowed her to really care about helping people. However, this isn’t the character we get in this novella. What we receive is a girl (not woman) who’s afraid of everything in a way.

Not like mustard and spiders, but she’s afraid of: Go, getting into a committed relationship, being looked down on, loving, etc. When I read the blurb I was expecting a chick with some brass cojones that didn’t take shit from anyone, but she took everybody’s shit. Let me rewind a bit back to the funeral.

At the funeral, where (for some weird reason) she’s not wanted, Nyla decides to tell the family her news (why would anyone do that at a funeral). Before she can, Go snatches her up and demands she tell him why she’s there. To make a long story short, she tells him and he decides the best course of action would be to pass the baby off as his own and raise it without anyone knowing the truth about his brother’s bastard (that might sound harsh but I’ve been watching way too much historical TV).

At first she says no, but then my absolute worst nightmare theme happened, he donates a Nicki Minaj size butt load of cash to the place she works and she’s obliged to accept because it’s the right thing to do.

After agreeing to Go’s plans they proceed to have the most awkward relationship ever.

I know Go has Asperger’s and it’s very difficult to depict this type of relationship and still make it romantic. I also understand that he’s not going to be like other male leads and that’s okay, but I don’t understand the actions of his family and Nyla.

After meeting Nyla for the first time, Go decides his brother should break up with her and make a plan. He makes plans for everything and Nyla just wasn’t in the cards, plus he liked her. This wouldn’t mean anything if…his brother didn’t actually do it!

I don’t get it!

Then Nyla just wasn’t strong. I imagined her following Go around like a lost puppy with no sense of direction. Why make her character so weak and insecure with a man like him who really needed someone opposite him (carefree and wild) but also secure in herself. Go wasn’t a bad male lead, he was actually kinda sweet once you got used to his way of thinking and acting, but everyone else fell short.

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