Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Baby Llama Drama by Kate Watson: Book Review

 *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

Embittered single dad Duke has sworn off love forever.

Unfortunately, his daughter just met the mother of her dreams.


I have it all. I work my dream job doing animal-assisted therapy, I live with the four best friends in history, and I own an actual pair of Louboutins. I should be content. Right?

Except, ever since an adorable toddler begged me to be her momma, I want more, and an insta-family is my only chance at motherhood. Unfortunately, her absurdly hot NFL star dad isn’t quite as enthusiastic about me as she is. In fact, if I didn’t know better, I’d think he was avoiding me.

At least until his nanny leaves abruptly mid season. Now, he’s knocking down my door, pleading with me to help watch the little girl I’ve already fallen in love with.

And the more he knocks, the more I’m in danger of falling for him, too.


Never get married. Seriously, people, don’t do it.

If you never get married, your influencer wife can’t abandon you and your baby during the middle of your cancer treatments. It doesn’t matter that you kick cancer’s butt or come back to the NFL stronger than ever.

Love is for suckers.

Which is why meeting the intriguing, far too intuitive Millie Campbell is so frustrating. Isn’t it enough that she’s drop dead gorgeous? Does she also have to be the mother of my daughter’s dreams?

Love is a brutal sport, and I have no intention of playing it ever again. But if I do get back in the game, Millie needs to know one thing:

I play for keeps.

Baby Llama Drama is a sweet and swoony closed door romcom with sizzling chemistry, delightful banter, and an adorable llama. It features growth, grown ups having real conversations, dry shampoo, an unhealthy amount of Diet Coke, and of course, a happily ever after.

Kate Watson is a fan of cheeky romantic comedies and delightfully witty banter. Originally from Canada, she attended college in the States and holds a BA in Philosophy from Brigham Young University. A lover of travel, speaking in accents, and experiencing new cultures, she has lived in Israel, Brazil, Utah, the American South, and she now calls Arizona home.

She started writing at six years old and sold her first book, "The Heart People," for $0.25 to her parents. It received rave reviews. Since then, she's written many books, including the acclaimed Off Script, a 2020 Junior Library Guild selection. She writes stories full of heart, humor, and happily-ever-afters.

She is currently living her own happily-ever-after with her super cute husband and their four wild and wonderful kids. She runs on caffeine, fumes, and Jesus.

Baby Llama Drama is the second book in the Sweet as Sugar Maple series. While we're introduced to many of these characters (including Millie and Duke) in the first book, I think it could be enjoyed just fine as a standalone as well... though I'd highly recommend reading the first as well because it's fantastic! 

From the moment that Millie met Lottie in Strawberry Fields for Never (book one), I absolutely fell in love with these two and couldn't wait for Millie to get her own happily ever after. And oh my goodness, it was SO worth the wait! I loved getting to see more of Lottie with her dad and Millie... she was such a sweet character that it was hard not be drawn in by her. And Duke and Millie together? I LOVED them! The chemistry was absolutely fantastic, and I loved that though they weren't perfect, they both wanted best for Lottie. And her birthday gift!? Absolute perfection! I adored every single minute of this book. As much as I loved the first one, this one is even better!

Much like Millie and Duke's story was set up in book one, this perfectly sets up the next book in the series too... just the right amount to have me waiting anxiously! I cannot wait! 

Baby Llama Drama is a closed-door romance with fantastic chemistry, but nothing beyond kisses and no language. This book does have mentions of infertility, pregnancy complications and child loss which could be triggering for some readers, but I found it was handled very well. 


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