As promised, I’m bringing you a review of the 3rd book in Donna Alward’s Darling, VT series. Somebody’s Baby is my favorite book in the series so far and is Rory and Oaklee’s story. We met them briefly in the previous two books, but now it’s their turn to find love.

Veterinarian Rory Gallagher had his heart broken during college, so he’s hesitant to trust his heart again. Oaklee Collier is the kid sister of Rory’s best friend and is also healing from a broken heart. When Oaklee shows up at Rory’s clinic late one night after hitting a dog with her car―the dog ends up not being all either of them have on their minds. The two begin to share a deep connection that neither could have ever imagined. Could it be that love has been waiting for them all along?

Why is this my favorite book in the series so far? One, I felt a connection with Oaklee and Rory. A bigger connection than I have felt for any of the other characters in the series. Because Rory and Oaklee grew up together they had a solid background to build a deeper relationship on. Their relationship going another step felt right and believable. Two, there’s Buster, the dog Oaklee hit with her car. I’m a sucker for animals and this aspect of the story was a pleasant addition to the book. After all, Buster is responsible for bringing Oaklee and Rory back together. We might not have a Rory and Oaklee love story if it weren’t for Buster 🙂

I talked about the upcoming release of Somebody’s Baby in my review for Someone to Love. I thought I knew what the title was alluding to, but I was wrong! It wasn’t what I thought at all. The real meaning? Heart melting and so sweet!

Will there be more books in this series? I don’t know the answer to that question yet. There are more characters who need to have their chance at love. Plus, there is still so much more to learn about Aiden and Laurel, Ethan and Willow, and Rory and Oaklee. I’ll be watching for the next book in the series.

Thank you St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for the advanced copy of this book.


Rating:  4 stars

Reviewer: Jennifer

Title: Somebody’s Baby

Author: Donna Alward

Release Date: April 4, 2017

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