Josh and Gemma Make a Baby

Josh and Gemma Book 1

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Pub Date 25 Jan 2022 | Archive Date 20 Mar 2022
Swift & Lewis Publishing, LLC, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles

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New Year’s Resolution:
Have a baby
Preferably with Josh Lewenthal

Meet Gemma Jacobs. She’s driven, energetic, and a positive thinker. She has a great career working for famed self-help guru Ian Fortune, she lives in a cute studio apartment in Manhattan, and her family is supportive and loving (albeit a little kooky). Her life is perfect. Absolutely wonderful.

Except for one tiny little thing.

After a decade of disastrous relationships and an infertility diagnosis, Gemma doesn’t want a Mr. Right (or even a Mr. Right Now), she just wants a baby.

And all she needs is an egg, some sperm, and IVF.

So Gemma makes a New Year’s resolution: have a baby.

Josh Lewenthal is a laid back, relaxed, find-the-humor-in-life kind of guy. The polar opposite of Gemma. He’s also her brother’s best friend. For the past twenty years Josh has attended every Jacobs’ family birthday, holiday, and event – he’s always around.

Gemma knows him. He’s nice (enough), he’s funny (-ish), he’s healthy (she thinks) and he didn’t burn any ants with a magnifying glass as a kid. Which, in Gemma’s mind, makes him the perfect option for a sperm donor.

So Gemma wants to make a deal. An unemotional, businesslike arrangement. No commitments, just a baby.

To Gemma’s surprise, Josh agrees.

They have nothing in common, except their agreement to make a baby and their desire to keep things businesslike.

But the thing about baby-making…it’s hard to keep it businesslike, it’s nearly impossible to keep it unemotional, and it’s definitely impossible to keep your heart out of the mix. Because when you’re making a baby together, things have a way of starting to feel like you’re making other things too – like a life, and a family, and love. And when the baby-making ends, you wish that everything else didn’t have to end too.

New Year’s Resolution:
Have a baby
Preferably with Josh Lewenthal

Meet Gemma Jacobs. She’s driven, energetic, and a positive thinker. She has a great career working for famed self-help guru Ian Fortune...


A Note From the Publisher

Illustrated by Sarah Ready


Large Print: 9781954007215


Hardback: 9781954007222


Audiobook: 9781954007314


Ebook: 9781954007185

Illustrated by Sarah Ready


Large Print: 9781954007215


Hardback: 9781954007222


Audiobook: 9781954007314


Ebook: 9781954007185


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Featured Reviews

Heartfelt, hilarious, perfectly balanced, and full of banter.

Joshua Templeman from The Hating Game and Josh Im from Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating have brand new competition. There is a new swoony hero in town and he goes by the name Josh Lewenthal.

Gemma is thirty-two and going through a bit of a crisis. She married and divorced early after finding her husband in a compromising position on her dining room table. And since then, she hasn`t been great at trusting people and building relationships.

But, what she does know is that she really wants a baby. After an infertile diagnosis, she learns that there is a chance for her to conceive through IVF. And when thinking about a donor her mind immediately shifts to Josh Lewenthal, her brother's best friend. After all, Josh has always been around, she's known him for twenty-four years, he's like a house plant, always in the periphery of her life.

While going through the process Gemma learns a great deal about herself, makes delightful eccentric friends, and discovers a whole new hidden side to Josh, that just might turn her world upside down.

This book was just such a perfect little read. Yes, the whole Ian vs Josh thing resembled Bridget Jones a whole lot. That particular plot was a bit on the nose, and the entire thing with the quotes was a tad too much. However, the characters and overall plot were so endearing that it was easy for me to dismiss some tiny hiccups.

The chemistry was sizzling, the longing perfectly balanced, the slow burn expertly constructed, and the brother's best friend trope applied with mastery. If you enjoy a laugh out loud, full of emotion, and creatively written contemporary romance, this book is definitely for you.

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