Darling, All at Once
Series: The Fairfields, #1
Author: Piper Lennox
Publication Date: August 27, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Fiction
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½
Wasted, covered in glitter, and wearing the ugliest dress in existence.
Also known as: me, the night I stumble into bed with a Fairfield.
Cohen isn’t my type. Not even a little. I mean, other than his legendary family genes, and a smirk that leaves me as breathless as it does enraged.
One night. That’s all I want.
Then daylight comes, and all I want is to forget him. There’s just one problem: that night was too incredible to black out.
Actually, there are two problems.
Now my sister wants me to be her surrogate. To carry her child. To be pregnant.
But, as luck would have it…I already am.
* * *
Wasted, hungover, in that dress or out of it: there’s not a single version of Juliet I don’t find beautiful. Including knocked-up.
I’m a joker. I’m immature. She’s got a long list of reasons why I’m not her type.
But thank God for hormones: now she needs something. Bad. And I can give it to her, in about a hundred different ways.
I promise her our arrangement will stay purely physical.
I’m a liar.
There have been a couple of times lately where Facebook ads for books have sucked me in. Darling, All at Once is one of the books that got my attention enough for me to download it. It sounded so cute and fun.
Darling, All at Once is about Juliet and Cohen’s “backwards” romance. The two meet at Juliet’s sister’s wedding. Juliet, weighed down by being the only single sister left, has a one night stand with easy go lucky Cohen. Their one night stand quickly turns into something more when Juliet learns — while trying to decide whether to be her sister’s surrogate or not — that she’s pregnant. Juliet’s not so sure a relationship with Cohen is the right thing, but he’s determined to win her heart.
This book was exactly what I thought it would be: cute and fun. I loved the way Juliet and Cohen’s relationship happened. Juliet and Cohen were very different people. Juliet was more serious and a planner. Cohen was pretty much a grown up boy. They were two people who wouldn’t normally seem like a perfect match, but they were. Their relationship (or lack of it at times) was not smooth sailing, but bumpy and totally entertaining. I loved how they worked backwards from baby to falling in love.
My favorite thing about this book were all the situations and emotions it combined. There were things that made me laugh. A few time I got a little sad. There were things that made me swoon. Those things were balanced out by things that made me angry with one of the characters. Darling, All at Once was one of those romances that was able to make the mixture of all of that into a great story. I might have thought this book would be cute and fun, but I didn’t realize how much I would come to love it. I loved it so much that I started to read the second book in the series immediately after finishing this one.