From the Author
Welcometo A Holly Jacobs Classic Romance. I added that tagline just to be sure readersunderstand that this is the reissue of an older book.
Bosom Buddies was originally published as Baby,It's You by Kensington's Precious Gems in 2000. For this eBook reissue, I went back to myworking title because...well, because I loved it then and still love it now.
Goingback and reading my earliest works has been interesting. It's been a decade and a half since Ifinished this book, and I've written fifty more since then. As I read through it, I couldn't help butthink about how I'd change the story if I wrote it today. I can see so much of the writer I am now init--the humor, the sense of family and my writing voice in it.
Itold these first stories with more enthusiasm than know-how, but as I reread Bosom Buddies, I laughed out loud morethan once and I fell in love all over again with Allie and Ian.
Thisbook's opening scene was inspired by my work with La Leche League. They're a non-profit, mother-to-motherorganization that helps new moms with breastfeeding. I worked with them years ago and the women Imet through LLL helped to inspire this story.
Thereare so many real-life inspirations in all my books. It's fun to see that even back then, my reallife bumped into my fictional one on a regular basis.
Ihope you enjoy Bosom Buddies and asyou read it, I hope you can see glimmers of the writer I've become (ambecoming) in the writer I was then.