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THE PREGNANCY TEST
by Erin McCarthy

Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance

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"Just as predicted," the very last
line of this book, best sums up McCarthy's entire novel.

After 26-year-old Mandy Keeling gets knocked up by her beau, he disappears. Deciding to take matters into her own hands, Mandy sells her unprofitable toy shop and accepts an offer from a friend to interview at her company. Mandy
may have to work for a ruthless boss, Damien Sharpton, but at least she'll
now have health insurance.

Mandy and Damien immediately find one another attractive, but they don't act on their feelings until they're far
away from New York on a business
trip to Punta Cana. They agree to super-hot sex--but with no strings attached.
After all, Mandy is pregnant with another man's baby. Not to mention, Damien
has a past that continues to eat him up inside. Will these two be able to build a future together?

The answer, of course, is yes,
because this book follows a familiar
formula. Even though it has a cute
plot, believable characters and a
few chuckles, there are no surprises or twists. Additionally, it's filled with simply structured sentences, overused clichés, silly metaphors and bad dialogue (people don't really speak that way--especially in the throes of passion!).

If you're looking for a light read with a happily ever after, you may want to pick up this book. But if you're looking for a unique tale, pass on this one. (Oct., 272 pp., $14.00)

Reviewed By: Cheryl A. Hoahing

Publisher: Brava

Published: October 2005

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