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Maybe Baby [Kindle Edition]

Lani Diane Rich
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Dana Wiley is having a very, very bad day.

It starts when she realizes she never should have let her deep-seated fear of marriage cause her to leave the love of her life, Nick Maybe, at the altar. Then, she discovers that her old nemesis, Melanie Biggs, is after her winery. To save her business, she’s forced to go to Manhattan to ask her eccentric mother, Babs Wiley McGregor, for help. When she gets there, she discovers that Nick moonlights for Babs, doing odd favors for her rich friends. Now Dana can’t turn around without bumping into him.

Or kissing him. Old habits die hard.

Then Babs is kidnapped, and a rare, valuable, stinky and flightless green parrot is the ransom. Now Dana must work with Nick to find the bird and save her mother, dealing with bumbling kidnappers, a rapscallion bird thief, the buxom Melanie who's bent on taking more than the winery, and a strangely ominous wildlife conservation representative. All the while fighting her desperate love for the one man she knows she can’t ever have again…

… unless, just maybe, she can.


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From Publishers Weekly

Wacky characters, nonstop action, riotous dialogue and a "large, stinky, green chicken" (aka Kakapo, a rare, nearly extinct parrot) give flight to Rich's latest romantic romp (following Time Off for Good Behavior). Dana Elizabeth Wiley has a world of troubles: the upstate New York family winery has gone belly up due to diseased grapes; her evil adversary, Melanie Biggs, lurks in the shadows to buy the place; and her mother, who she had hoped would co-sign for a loan, is flat broke. If that isn't enough, Dana's hunky ex-fiancé, Nick Maybe, is suddenly back in her life after she dumped him six years earlier for having a premarital indiscretion with Melanie. These days Nick is running a Manhattan wine shop while doing "favors" for Dana's mom, Babs, in a subconscious effort to make amends. Babs is a bit of a modern-day Robin Hood. She, with Nick's assistance, arranges to steal valuables from wealthy clients at their request (and with their help) so they can cash in on insurance policies. While the frenzied tempo can short-circuit the brain cells at times, and the action is often more slapstick than believable, the merriment keeps the pages turning.
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Product Details

  • File Size: 350 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: StoryWonk Publishing; 1 edition (February 13, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0078W0PR6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #241,329 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Maybe About It.... June 5, 2005
By Robin L
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Lani Diane Rich has written another winner. Once again, her characters are great, her dialog snappy and witty and the book zooms along at light speed. Definitely another finish-it-in-one-sitting type book, which is a rare, rare thing for me these days.

I loved Dana and how she works so hard to avoid having to deal with what needs to be dealt with, but finally realizes a wake up call when it thumps her on the head. And Nick is a great hero, not perfect, but real and caring and always heroic in the ways that really count. The author does a great job of showing how they've never really gotten over each other, and I found myself totally believing in these characters and the issues that kept them apart.

MAYBE BABY is full of great secondary characters, too. Finn, as the good hearted two bit thief, and Dana's mother Babs is a hoot! Delightfully ditzy, but with a deep core of true humanity and understanding that makes her multi-dimensional.

The bird caper is a delightfully quirky plot vehicle for the wake up call that thrusts Nick and Dana back into each other's lives so they're forced to come to terms, but it never overshadows the emotion of the story or the characters.

I can't recommend this book or this author highly enough. Thank God she writes fast!!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars oh yeah ! June 1, 2005
By Jill
Format:Mass Market Paperback
MAYBE BABY is a delightful and fun read. A fast paced tale of a resurrected relationship and repeated bird-napping. Nick Maybe and Dana Wiley draw you into their dilemmas, the secondary characters like Babs, Finn, and Mr Sanders (aka Horshack) keep things stirred up.

Jill
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fine contemporary romance May 25, 2005
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Six years ago when minor accidents frequently occurred just before her wedding to Nick James, Dana Wiley saw them as an omen; she jilted Nick thinking maybe she should not marry at this time. Dana goes to explain to her former fiancé her feelings, but instead catches him with half naked Melanie Biggs, her nemesis since high school. She flees to her Upstate New York winery.

When the grapes become diseased, Dana is forced to shut down the winery.. She takes a job as a secretary at the Rosemont Home of Central New York in Syracuse. There she wonders if she made a mistake when she dropped Nick who she still loves and wonders if maybe she should reconsider. With the grapes okay, but needing money to reopen, Dana journeys to Manhattan to ask her dizzy mom Babs for the capital. There she sees Nick who is assisting Babs with a charity event by stealing a valuable bird a kakapo for her. Upon seeing Dana, Nick, who quit his bartending job at Murphy's to head to California has no maybes, he still loves her and decides to make one last try to win her trust.

Though Babs can drive the Ancient Mariner and readers to drink, fans will appreciate this fine contemporary romance starring a commitment phobic female and the dude who still loves her though he has struck out twice with her. The amusing story line contains a serious element involving failure to communicate, but that is overwhelmed by the antics of the cast. Fans of offbeat romantic romps will enjoy MAYBE BABY, but wonder in an age of communication why the lead couple failed to talk to one another.

Harriet Klausner
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just ok..... February 17, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I really liked the "Fortune Quilt" by this same author but was kind of disappointed in this story. I didn't get attached to the characters like I wanted to. I never really cared much about what happened in the story and found myself skimming past pages of text just to finally get to some ending.
It's an alright book and fast to read. The communication between some of the characters is pretty funny and witty which was the best part of the book.
If you like light hearted comedy/romance you'll like this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Cute read. Not my usual book selection so I am always thrilled when I walk away not feeling like I wasted my time.

It was light, funny at times, and bizarre enough that it didn't intrude on reality for me. Characters aren't overly deep, but the story line makes up for it and distracts you from lesser character development. The thief was probably my favorite character in the story.

Worth the read if this genre doesn't annoy you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Rich"ly amusing and thoughtfully written March 19, 2013
By debbins
Format:Kindle Edition
A wonderful story with intrigue, an endangered species, the most unusual cast of characters, and a runaway bride. Lani's story shows a rare talent and has been an absolute pleasure to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent March 19, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
What a funny laugh out loud adventure. Every character is well thought out and adds their own drama. You will fall in love with everyone involved. It is smart, funny and something unexpected around every corner.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3 and a half star Romantic comedy March 15, 2013
By NMaret
Format:Kindle Edition
Quick read, great for doctor's appointments, short trips or part of spring break reading.
Funny characters, a bit forced ending, would have liked an epilogue.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars a delight
Well-written romance. Witty, literate and genuinely charming. This book made me snicker more than once. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kitty
5.0 out of 5 stars Home Run
As always, another great hit from Lani Diane Rich!! Loved the book. I am so glad I am reading through all her old books.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny
Read the story I'm impressed with the story. The story line was corky and humorous at the same time. Read more
Published 4 months ago by gel2mat
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute story
I found this story cute with the drama and all. It was enjoyable, but not sure I would reread this book
Published 6 months ago by Dena Schibell
2.0 out of 5 stars Crass
This would have been a fun book if not for the crass language and sexual comments. The f word is just low class and crass.
Published 6 months ago by Love to read witty and clean
4.0 out of 5 stars Will be reading more of Lani Diane Rich's Work!!
This is an easy read. I really enjoyed this book. Characters are easy to care about and story is well written. Don't hesitate to read this one!
Published 9 months ago by KLDB
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book!!
I loved this book. I've read it twice and still love it. I've told my friends that this is must read book.
Published 9 months ago by Chrissy Ramirez
3.0 out of 5 stars Light funny romance
Maybe Baby
This book had likeable, funny characters. This was a cute romance that you knew was going to have a happily ever after.
Published 10 months ago by phoenix2000
4.0 out of 5 stars Snappy Dialogue
The dialogue was snappy. The story was humorous and the characters had just the right amount of quirk.
It was fun to read about something as silly as a bird napping. Read more
Published 11 months ago by LLK
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Great! Can't wait to read more from this author!
So, I really dislike giving 5 stars, cause I'm a bit of a book snob and it's hard for me to not point out what could have been done a bit better (can we have 1/2 stars please... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Kat
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More About the Author

I'm Lani, and I'm a writer, a teacher, and a mom. I live in Syracuse, NY with my husband and two daughters. My favorite color is yellow, and I have a thing for polka dots that borders on the ridiculous.

I wrote my first book, "Time Off For Good Behavior" during NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month, fifty thousand words in the thirty days of November - and was the first previously-unpublished author to publish a NaNoWriMo manuscript. It's a very specific niche, but it's all mine. "Time Off" won the Rita Award for Best First Book, and I went on to publish another seven solo novels and one collaboration. So, apparently, it wasn't a fluke. I find that comforting.

At the moment, I'm writing magical romance novels as Lucy March. I'm still Lani on the inside; it's a publishing thing. If you'd like to learn more about what I'm doing now, visit LaniDianeRich.com, LucyMarch.com, or StoryWonk.com. And thank you!

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