Saturday, September 21, 2013

Blog Tour Giveaway & Review: Maybe Baby Lite by Andrea Smith

Today I'm excited to be part of the Baby Series Anniversary Tour hosted by Twinsie Talk Book Blog. Thanks for letting us participate! For a complete tour schedule, click HERE. 
Baby Series 'Lite' is the anniversary edition of last fall’s Baby Series. These Lite editions have been condensed from the originals to accommodate those readers who prefer a shorter read. The essence of the story is the same, but its length has been edited and bonus chapters added on Book 2 and 3!  As part of this tour I'll be reviewing the first book in the series: Maybe Baby Lite. Don't forget to scroll down to enter the giveaway rafflecopter below for a chance to win the COMPLETE SERIES!  Awesome, right?!!


Maybe Baby Lite (Baby Series Lite, #1)
Maybe Baby Lite (Baby Series Book #1)
Publication Date: August 16 2013 by Meatball Taster Publishing
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords
About the book:
Baby Series Lite is the anniversary edition of last summer’s Baby Series. These Lite editions have been condensed from the originals to accommodate those readers who prefer a shorter read. The essence of the story is the same, but its length has been edited and bonus chapters added on Book 2 and 3!

This anniversary edition of 'Maybe Baby’ has been condensed from the original book to accommodate those readers who prefer a shorter read. Since the original book was released without fanfare, many readers weren't aware of this wonderful story and the continuation of it in the rest of the Baby Series Lite!

When college student Tylar Preston goes to work for the wealthy Sinclair family stables the summer of her senior year, she quickly meets with unexpected events and the disturbing unraveling of her past. Is her past destined to taint her future?

Pulling Tylar from unspeakable danger, Trey Sinclair, an arrogant high-powered attorney makes it his mission to protect the innocent and unworldly young woman from the dreams that haunt her. Spirited and independent, Tylar proves to be a challenge to the stubborn and unyielding young lawyer. Together their often bumpy journey weaves itself mysteriously, comically, passionately and erotically down a path that promises to engage and move the reader in this emotionally stirring story.

For anyone who has ever been in love or in lust, 'Maybe Baby Lite' will stir those forgotten feelings of passion and emotion within you; making you ageless as you travel the romantic and erotic journey with Tylar and Trey unraveling the secrets of their past.

This book is intended for mature audiences.

My Thoughts:
Maybe Baby Lite was an addictive rollercoaster ride full of chemistry, fiery hot sex, and plenty of drama. 

Tylar Preston is a college student paying her way by working at Sinclair Stables with their horses.  Since she’s left home for college she’s been having more and more troubling dreams that call her recollection of her upbringing and her mother into question.  If what she dreams is actually true, her mother is one NASTY piece of work!

While walking one of Sinclair Stables’ prize stallions, Tylar runs into the intense Trey Sinclair, who is not happy at all that she has his horse.  Color her surprised when after a swimming accident where she almost dies, Trey’s the one she wakes up to and he won’t leave her side.  After witnessing Tylar’s accident and her countless nightmares in the hospital, Trey’s protective instincts come out in full force.  And I do mean FULL force! Some of this is not a bad thing because after being released, Tylar starts getting threats from her past, and she needs someone looking out for her!

There is a lot of back and forth with Tylar and Trey because they really push each other’s buttons.   He goes all crazy-alpha-controller, way over board with his protectiveness, and she responds by acting out and pushing him over the edge even more!  She is only twenty and her immaturity shows on more than one occasion, but these two are like crack for each other and they can’t stay away.  Trey is ultra possessive with statements like this:

He whispered softly in my ear, “You’re mine, Tylar. Don’t ever forget that. You’re mine.”

Yet he’s reluctant to make a full on commitment, which, understandably rubbed Tylar the wrong way. I was happy that Tylar didn’t just take this sort of treatment.  The intense feelings these two have for each other makes for irrational actions on both sides.  So, yeah, lots of back and forth, but thankfully none of the drama lasts for too long.  You’ll want to read this with a fan close by because there are fiery HOT scenes a-plenty! 

“You’re f**king insatiable, Tylar.”
“What do you plan on doing about that, Trey?” I asked, arching my eyebrow seductively.

And on, and on, and on it goes…Seriously, tip of the iceberg! 

Tylar’s mother made me really wish I could strangle a fictional character!  Hateful, horrible, disgusting woman!  Fortunately, we get to know her mostly through flashbacks and nightmares. Unfortunately, with that ending scene, I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of her.

This was a highly addictive story with writing that sort of reminded me of the informal and rambling nature you’d find in a Kristen Ashely novel.  That is a compliment because I love her writing. Maybe Baby Lite left Tylar and Trey in a really good place, soaring high from happiness, but their story is far from over.  I’m sure more drama is on the horizon and I can’t wait for all the twists and turns ahead! 
4 Suns

About the Author:
Andrea Smith is an Ohio native, currently residing in southern Ohio. Ms. Smith is the mother of two grown sons; grandmother of four. The 'Baby Series' trilogy is Ms. Smith's first self-published work. Having previously been employed as an executive for a global corporation, Ms. Smith decided to leave the corporate world and pursue her life-long dream of writing fiction. 
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Favorite Quote:
"You'll have to forgive me for speaking my mind, but I happen to believe that's what it's for."

~Lauren Bacall
Favorite Authors:
Harper Lee, Kathleen Woodiwiss, E.L. James, Daphne du Maurier, Emily Bronte, Betty Smith, William Inge
Favorite Classics:
To Kill a Mockingbird; A Tree Grows in Brooklyn; My Cousin Rachel; Wuthering Heights, Splendor in the Grass
Favorite Historical Romances:
The Flame and the Flower; The Wolf and the Dove; Shanna; Ashes in the Wind. [Woodiwiss]
Favorite Current Day Fiction:
The Twilight Series, Fifty Shades Trilogy, Wallbanger
All Time Favorite HR Hero:
Ruark Beauchamp in 'Shanna' (Kathleen Woodiwiss)
All Time Favorite Alpha Male:
Wulfgar of Normandy in 'The Wolf and the Dove' (Kathleen Woodiwiss)
Favorite Books Without a 'HEA':
Gone with the Wind; The Way we Were; Splendor in the Grass
Baby Series Lite (click on titles for description links):
Maybe Baby Lite (Baby Series Lite, #1) Baby Love Lite (Baby Series Lite, #2) Be My Baby Lite (Baby Series Lite, #3) Baby Come Back Lite (Baby Series Lite, #3.5)
Purchase Links:
Maybe Baby Lite (Baby Series #1): Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords
Baby Love Lite (Baby Series #2):    Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords
Be My Baby Lite Baby Series #3) : Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords
Baby Come Back Lite (Baby Series #3.5): Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords


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As part of this Blog Tour you have the chance to win the COMPLETE BABY SERIES!!!  Just fill in the rafflecopter below for a chance to win.  Thank you for visiting Waves of Fiction, and good luck! 

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  1. I've seen this book around Goodreads and everyone loves it. I still have to read it.
    Great review and thank you for giveaway.

    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

  2. Well, the Kristen Ashley comparison obviously caught my attention! I consider that a compliment too.

    The idea behind the "lite" version is interesting. And it doesn't seem like something I would seek out, but your review convinced me otherwise, Rachel!

  3. this book looks amazing, i can't wait to read it. :)