Baby Proof

From the author of the smash hits Something Borrowed and Something Blue comes a novel that explores the question: is there ever a deal-breaker when it comes to true love?First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes . . . a baby carriage? Isn't that what all women want?Not so for Claudia Parr. And just as she gives up on finding a man who feels the same way, she meets warm, wonderful Ben. Things seem too good to be true when they fall in love and agree to buck tradition with a satisfying, child-free marriage. Then the unexpected occurs: one of them has a change of heart. One of them wants children after all.This is the witty, heartfelt story about what happens to the perfect couple when they suddenly want different things. It's about feeling that your life is set and then realizing that nothing is as you thought it wasand that there is no possible compromise. It's about deciding what is most important in life, and taking chances to get it. But most of all, it's about the things we ..


Baby Proof Reviews

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Sarah

I read this book because I had heard about it from my baby boards. I did not read Giffin's other 2 books. I was pregnant at the time and wanted a funny and light read. I didn't like it much. I thought it was extremely shallow and I found it strange that the characters go from having a great marriage to divorce. It makes it sound like divorce is a quick,easy answer when you don't get your way. I thought the ending was too sugary sweet and fake.

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Jenallen74

Another complex, well-characterized novel from Emily Giffin. It's as good as the first two books of hers that I read, Something Borrowed and Something Blue.

I love how Giffin goes straight for the moral gray area, presenting characters who face some of the most difficult personal-choice dilemmas of our modern age -- situations ripe for strong opinions and discussion. I always find myself identifying with the protagonist and asking, "What would I do I were in her situation?" or, "If I were her be
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Sarah Swann

Meh. I listened to the audiobook of this one narrated by Cynthia Nixon, which was great. However, the story was boring. Literally nothing happened. A woman doesn't want a baby, gets married, her husband decides he does, gets divorced, kinda sees other people, gets back together with her ex. Mkay. And??? I wanted more turmoil in her life, there didn't really seem to be much. I didn't have any empathy for her. Just okay for me.

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Valerie Roller

Out of all the books Emily Giffin has written this one is my favorite. I can relate to it the most. I don't want children until I am in my very late twenties/early thirties. I am told constantly by women that I am selfish for this. Is it really THAT horrible that I want to finish traveling/enjoy my career/pay off car or owe less money on home before having a child? And besides, I want to be able to tell my children about my life experiences rather than not having any to draw on when said child i ...more

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Meowpoff Moony

DNF.

I gave up. it was..boring. i listened to this in audiobook, but i listened just 20minutes. But i just gave up. it was boring, annoying and not fun at all.

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Amy



The plot is completely unbelievable - are we supposed to believe the so called perfect couple gets divorced after what seems to be about 2 weeks of arguing about having a baby? Then is it possible that most of the people around the wife are having child issues (kids keeping someone in a bad marriage, not being able to conceive, conceiving with a married boyfriend) at the same time? It's insulting to the readers intelligence... and that is what makes it the perfect beach read. If that is what you
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Nicole

I loved Giffin's first two books, Something Borrowed and Something Blue, so I had high hopes for this book. Instead I was left with a resentful disappointment.

Firstly, why is it that novels set in NYC have to be gushing odes to the city? This book name drops worse than a D-lister trying to get into a hot Hollywood club. Restaurants, street names, the Brooklyn Bridge - there's even a paragraph devoted to the skyline post-9/11. WE GET IT. THE BOOK IS SET IN NEW YORK.

The plot is ludicrous, formulai
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Aleah

As I've read and enjoyed each of Emily Giffin's other books, I fully expected to enjoy this book. It was definitely not the case. Most of Giffin's characters are smart, educated, professional women; they are also strong - in that they don't necessarily fall full-force into a stereotypical "I'll compromise my goals and ideals in order to keep a man." In fact, even though her protagonist in "Heart of the Matter" decides to take her cheating husband back, Giffin still manages to paint the wronged w ...more