• The Baby Proposition

  • A Pregnancy Bargain Romance (Anything for Love)
  • By: Kim Loraine
  • Narrated by: J.F. Harding, Stella Hunter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (154 ratings)

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The Baby Proposition

By: Kim Loraine
Narrated by: J.F. Harding,Stella Hunter
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Clara Barnes wants a baby, and I’m going to give her one.

I wanted Clara the first time I saw her, but as soon as I figured out she was the local vet and would be working on my ranch, I knew I had to let her go. I put myself in the friend-zone until the night she told me she wanted to get knocked up.

There wasn’t a chance I’d let another guy get her pregnant, even if he was an anonymous donor. Not when she had me, Maverick Wilde - grade A certified Montana cowboy - right in front of her. The arrangement was perfect. I make my donation, she gets her baby, we go back to being friends. No strings. No messy heartbreak.

Except everything changes when we decide it’ll be a lot more fun to make a direct deposit and do things the old-fashioned way. That spark between us? Now it’s a blazing fire I have no desire to extinguish. Our baby proposition just got a lot more complicated. 

Featuring duet narration from J.F. Harding and Stella Hunter. 

©2022 Kim Loraine (P)2022 Kim Loraine

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I LOVED Mav & Clara!

Every cowboy book Kim Loraine writes is pure perfection. The Baby Proposition just shot to the top of my list. The story is fantastic & the performances by Stella Hunter & J.F. Harding were some of the best I've listened to! There's no way you won't fall in love with Mav & Clara. I just adored Clara and how she knew what she wanted and was gonna make it happen her way. There was a scene when she was out with her girlfriends that made me laugh. Jenna was giving Clara the hardest time about not getting it on with Mav when she pops out with this line "not this b*tch and Maverick." Lol!
Maverick is the swooniest man and J.F. nails every line. Gems like this: "I won't even charge you a stud fee." or "You're mine darlin'. Until this is over. You understand?"

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Sweet and Satisfying Wilde ride!!


The Baby Proposition by Kim Loraine a sweet, seductive "Wilde" ride that I couldn't get enough of. I've been so excited to finally get Maverick's story, and this "planned" baby proposal that turned into so much more hooked me from start to finish. Kim Loraine has a way of making the reader/ listener feel completely connected to the characters and entirely consumed in their love stories.

Stella Hunter and J.F. Harding narrate the audiobook in duet style narration. This was my first time hearing these two paired together, and they sounded amazing! Clara is a vet on the Wilde Ranch, and has never seen Maverick as any more than a friend and coworker. However, Clara is approaching 40, and wants a baby of her own. Stella did a fantastic job showcasing all of Clara's independent, loving, and dedicated qualities in her performance. Stella simply made me fall in love with Clara's strength and passion to go after what she wanted. J.F. Harding was an absolute dream as Maverick. In his narration, you could feel all of Maverick's vulnerabilities, ambitions, and desires as he figures out what really matters in his life; all performed in a sinful southern drawl. Maverick and Clara's chemistry was off the charts HOT!

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. If you love a friends to lovers/ workplace romance with a hot hunky cowboy (oh baby!), a determined fierce vet, black lace and steamy times, a loyal and supportive family, a baby proposition that of course turns into so much more, and a sweet satisfying HEA that will drive you wild, then baby, you will absolutely adore Maverick and Clara's love story. I always look forward to more from Kim Loraine.

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No stud fee required!!

The Baby Proposition by Kim Loraine is a friends-to-lovers, pregnancy-bargain romance set in the Sunrise, Montana world where the Ryker/Wilde Ranch series take place. Maverick “Mav” Wilde has always been attracted to the beautiful Clara Barnes, but has resisted her since Clara worked on his ranch as the vet. Mav is a confident, but broken cowboy that doesn’t feel like he belongs in Sunrise running the ranch with his brothers. Clara, nearing 40 years old, has decided that she doesn’t need a man to get to what she wants out of life… a successful career and a baby. She sets out to have a baby by choosing a donor, but Mav won’t let it happen and decides to make her a proposition. Mav and Clara are long-time friends, but will everything change when Mav offers to become Clara’s “stud”, no fee required? And then he ups the stakes even more by offering to make it a “direct deposit” (wink, wink).
The Baby Proposition is a duet narration with J.F. Harding as Mav and Stella Hunter as Clara. They are a great match for this book. Their performances evoke so much emotion and take the listener on a stunning adventure of friendship, heartbreak, love, and finding your place in the world. I felt the words deep in my soul throughout their performance.
The Baby Proposition is a stand-alone novel and is the first book in the Anything for Love series. Since it has several characters that are mentioned in the Ryker/Wilde Ranch series, your reading experience will be enhanced by reading those first. Plus, disappearing into the Sunrise, Montana world of swoon-worthy cowboys is always an enjoyable experience.
I absolutely loved everything about the book… the story, Stella Hunter, J.F. Harding and the way he says “baby” and “darlin’.” I laughed, I cried, I bawled during the voicemail, and I swooned when they finally found their happily ever after!

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Cowboy Perfection!

Well, I’m going to go pack my bags and head to Sunrise. With every book we get in the Ryker/Wilde world, I’m even more convinced I need to go find a cowboy for myself. “The Baby Proposition” was a steamy, sweet and heartfelt friends to lovers swoony romance.

Clara is almost 40 and she wants a baby. All relationships before have never amounted to anything and she’s ready to take the next stop by herself. That’s until her longtime friend/wedding date offers up his stud services and be the father to her baby. The two have been friends for years but taking their friendship to another level with feelings neither was expecting.

Man oh man. Maverick Wilde, you were such a pleasant surprise. A confident cowboy on the outside but definitely has some personal issues underneath that make him even hotter. His issues are relatable and you can’t help but feel for him. And I loved Clara. Smart, confident and not afraid to go for what she wants. Daddy boot camp was hilarious. And we get plenty of updates from the Rykers and Wildes. The ending was perfect and had me in happy tears.

Stella Hunter was absolutely fabulous as Clara. And J.F. Harding was so swoony as Maverick. He was the perfect cowboy.

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ABSOLUTE MUST READ!!

This Story Was Amazing. The More I Read In All Of These Interconnected Series The More I Love Them. Outstanding Stories And The Narration Is Spot On!!

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Predictable

This story had promise; however, as it progressed, the plot was lost and replaced with romanitic scenes. Over and over the main characters had the same conversation in different settings about their relationship. The writing was VERY redundant.

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Excellent Performance and Super Cute Story!

I’ve never listened to diet performance the way it was presented in this book and I am so happy I did! What a stellar job and an amazingly sweet book! Highly recommend.

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Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy indeed!

Kim Loraine always brings it when it comes to those cowboys! I loved the banter between Mav and Clara and they are now my fav Sunrise couple. J.F. Harding was a new to me narrator and he will definitely be on my radar now! Hot, hot, hot! As usual, Stella turns in another fabulous performance and I so appreciate the duet style. Especially with the quick witted dialog in this book. Perfection!

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Review Love reading about Maverick and Clara because not only did we get their sizzling story but we also got to visit with the rest of the Wildes and Rykers. The story is not too long and I love how they are friends beforehand and become so much more after. While Clara needed a little more convincing, I love how Maverick doesn't hesitate to realize he wants more with her.

I love what the narrators did in the audio version. They really brought the characters to life and I couldn't stop listening.

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Wonderfully steamy cowboy romance!

Maverick Wilde grabbed my heart right from the start! I was so curious about him from Kim Loraine’s other books in the wonderful Wilde Horse Ranch series. He is a wounded soul who has always felt like he didn’t belong. For the past 2 years, he has worked with Clara Barnes, the vet on Wilde Horse Ranch. She was off limits because they worked together, but she wouldn’t stay out of his heart. Even though she tried to keep him in the friend zone, she thought of him every time she read a romance novel – and he always outdid the heroes in real life. Everything changes between them when Clara reveals that she wants to have a baby and plans to find a donor. Mav makes a very interesting proposition that Clara can’t resist. It’s not long before their attraction becomes overwhelming, their feelings can’t be denied and he promises her all the romance novel moments. He delivers them over and over again, starting with the first time he call her “baby.” Be prepared to swoon! He woos her and despite often feeling unworthy, he still wants to give her his love, his child and his forever.

Stella Hunter and J.F. Harding have such incredible chemistry! Stella Hunter was already a favorite of mine and is perfect as the strong, feisty, loyal Clara who won’t give up on love. She is a force of nature! Stella’s rich voice brings her to life in the most fantastic way. J.F. Harding was such a revelation and I need more of his books! He made you feel every bit of Maverick’s hurt, fear, longing and love. His southern drawl will melt your heart…and your panties.

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  • Gillek2
  • 01-27-22

Clara and Maverick!

Clara is the town vet which has severely limited her dating experiences as both she and the cowboys she works for are hesitant to cross lines and destroy their business relationship. She has reached the time in her life when she wants a child and is prepared to do it alone however when her best friend Maverick finds out it changes everything.

Maverick doesn’t believe that love or a relationship is for him but that doesn’t mean he isn’t attracted to Clara. Their friendship is tested as what started out as being each other’s dates for all the upcoming weddings to keep the matchmakers away turns into Maverick offering to give Clara the baby she wants the old-fashioned way.

Friendship turns to love as the chemistry between them ignites as Maverick tries to show Clara he is a man she can count for her and their child even if they had some missteps along the way. The performance of the narrators was everything you could want and more as they brought out all the steam and emotion of the story.

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  • Ande-n
  • 01-18-22

brilliant

I pre ordered this book and counted the days. This book was great it didn't disappoint. Can't wait for the next book

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 01-23-22

Beautiful 💖💖

I definitely love these two story . So broke but so in love with each other they never thought it possible. Till one little Proposition
Changed everything . So coooooolll. Stella and J F did a fabulous job bring this story to life . Perfect 💟💕🤎💜💞💜💕🤎💟