If your ex arrives in your hometown eighteen months after you walked out on him while you were eight months pregnant, follow this short list of rules before you give him a second chance.
Rule #1 – Don’t stand in the way of your brothers who want to rough him up.
Rule #2 – Don’t meet him for coffee and agree to allow him to meet your daughter.
Rule #3 – Don’t drool when your daughter falls asleep on his chest for the first time. It’s just your ovaries talking.
Rule #4 – Don’t let him hold your hand. While we’re at it, no hugs, no kisses on the cheek… just no physical contact in general. That only leads to remembering better times.
The last one is the most important…
Rule #5 – When you find yourself needing someone’s help and you’re tired of always asking your family, don’t let him be the one who’s there for you.
Because all those good qualities of his will suck you right back in and you’ll have no chance of fighting your feelings, especially now that he’s ready to be a father to your daughter.
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The End of an era
I read ‘Birth of a baby daddy’ first and fell in love with the characters in this series the moment I started it. I admit that I enjoyed the first set of books from the series more than I enjoyed the latter set of books but it was always nice to see my fave characters appear again in all the books. The ending of this book was really sweet and I’m happy we got to know what happened with everyone else. It’s been an amazing series with well-layered characters, funny moments, and emotional moments. I’ll miss the Bailey family and I can’t wait for the next series from these authors.
Every story has an ending.
I was crying when I reached the end of Rules For Dating Your Ex by Piper Rayne, not just because of the emotional finish, but because it really is the end of the ‘story road’ for the Bailey’s of Lake StarLight.
Sedona was the last Bailey to find her happy ever after, and it was a tangled, emotional love story if ever there was one.
Sedona met Jamison right at the beginning of the series and they fell madly in love. But, while she went to college in New York, Jamison returned home to play professional football. Eventually, they were reunited when Jamison arrived in NYC to play soccer there and for a time, it seemed all was right in their world, until book 8. Sedona came back to Lake Starlight… pregnant- and alone. Her big love affair was over and done with.
Or so it seemed.
Sedona has been mentioned at times, been present at others and only a text or phone call away for the rest in every single book in this fabulous series. But now, she gets to shine the light on her past with Jamison, show us the guy she originally fell for and in time, the one she’ll fall for again.
After suffering an accident, Jamison let his frustrations with his lot in life get the better of him and he lost not just his career but his love too.
Eighteen months later, he’s ready to be the man… and the father he should have been, but will Sedona give him the chance? He hurt her badly and she’s wary of letting him in.
But, her daughter, Palmer, needs her dad. It’s the only reason she allows him to get close.
This book had all the feels. It’s angsty, heart-warming and it’ll make you cry. You’ll smile too, if bittersweetly as the end is reached.
I think Piper Rayne has kept the best until last, as this book filled every nook and cranny. It’s not to be missed that’s for sure.
An emotional second chance romance
This story, seriously aaaaallllllllllll the feeeeeeeeelllllllsssss and yes those words had to be elongated like that to make my point.
Book 9 and the end of the Bailey clans books, which I have to say, breaks my heart. I have lived and loved every happily ever after in this series, though Holly and Austin’s story seems so long ago, it has actually only been 2 years since the beginning, and it has been extra special to see their family grow as the series went on.
Talking of Holly and Austin, in their story Sedona and Jamison were in high school and had just started dating. Years later Jamison has had a failed professional football career, and an addiction problem after his dream was ripped away. Sedona, heavily pregnant with his daughter, returns to her family alone. 18 months later, Jamison has gotten clean and has returned to claim his family, the true loves of his life.
I adored and appreciated the jumps back to the past to get insight into Jamison and Sedona’s relationship, how it all began, and where it all went wrong, all the parts we had missed throughout the series.
I completely fell head over heels for Jamison from the very first page, he was struggling, anyone could see, but he was facing his demons and admitting his mistakes whilst trying to do all he could to prove he has changed.
Sedona is one of the strongest Bailey’s, though she is one of the quietest and most reserved, she left when it would have been so easy to stay, she is determined to do the best she can for her daughter, whether as a single mother or letting her daughters father back into their lives to have a relationship with her, and isn’t afraid to admit she couldn’t cope and needed her family’s support when her daughter was first born.
Sedona still loves Jamison, but she doesn’t trust him, she wants to be his number one priority, but doesn’t believe she can be. Jamison made a mistake letting them go once, he knows how it feels to lose them, and it’s much more painful than losing his career. His battle with alcohol addiction is something he will have to live with for the rest of his life, but he is doing everything he can to prove to his family that it won’t beat him again.
With the revelation of who has been running the infamous Buzz Wheel, as well as the happily ever after for the whole Bailey clan, this story is the perfect ending to the series. As always, there is the ever present meddling from Grandma Dori, which is hilarious, especially when the whole family ambushes Sedona at the beauty salon. With laughs a plenty, along with a bucket load of heart and soul, this is undoubtedly my favourite book of the series, and I cannot wait to see what’s next.