From Exes to Expecting by Laurel Greer
Released: February 20, 2018
Reviewed by Mandi
Tavish and Lauren have had butterfly feelings each other since they were fifteen. As adults, they started a secret, fast relationship and got married on the down low. But the marriage doesn’t last. Lauren is a doctor and works in a clinic in Montana. She is following in her mother’s footsteps, and has been offered a partnership. This is something Lauren thought she wanted and this is the reason her marriage doesn’t last. She wanted to stay in her hometown, near her older dad and make everyone proud by being a partner in the clinic her mom founded. Tavish travels the world for a magazine and it makes him itchy to stay in one place for too long. He thought they were on the same page with this, but they were not.
When he and Lauren had married last year, it had been because she’d decided to leave Sutter creek behind, to split time between his assignments and her volunteering internationally. He just wasn’t built to stay in one place for long.
Lauren couldn’t leave though, and they got a secret divorce, after their secret wedding, and no one was any wiser.
But their universe will collide again. Lauren’s brother is marrying Tavish’s sister – and obviously Tavish and Lauren are both in the wedding. When Tavish arrives for the wedding festivities, he offers to fill in at Wild life Adventure (run by Lauren’s brother) as he is short-staffed and has a wedding to prepare for. Lauren also likes to hep out when she can, which puts the two of them in the same space. They act on their lustful impulses, and have sex. Six weeks later, Lauren has morning sickness and a positive pregnancy test. Oopsie! She tells Tavish the news, and the two of them must figure out their future.
I enjoyed both Lauren and Tavish. Even though they got married on a whim, their feelings for each other had a solid foundation over the years. So even though they get married and divorced, their chemistry and attraction are still there lingering. When they are reunited, it doesn’t take long for them to act on their attraction.
There isn’t a lot of angst in this one – they don’t hem and haw over their resurgence of feelings. Lauren tells Tavish pretty quickly about her positive pregnancy test and then it’s just figuring out how they are going to proceed. But they still love each other and that comes out pretty quickly – but it worked for me.
The supporting characters/family are a nice addition too. Just a quick, easy read with two likable protagonists. I’ll read this author again.