Review: Somebody's Baby by Donna Alward

Somebody's Baby
Darling VT #3
Donna Alward
St. Martin's Paperback

Veterinarian Rory Gallagher chose a different path from his brothers, both of whom became first responders in the lovely little town of Darling, Vermont. Rory’s always had an affinity for animals―and the ladies. Known for his impressive track record in breaking hearts, Rory never meant to hurt anyone; he’s just never been in a hurry to settle down. It’s not as if he needs to pay a visit to the town’s famed Kissing Bridge to magically find love. He’ll know The One when he sees her. . .right?

Oaklee Collier is the kid sister of Rory’s best friend―and, even now that she’s all grown up, remains immune to the pet-doctor’s charms. When she shows up at Rory’s clinic late one night―devastated after hitting a stray dog with her car―Rory’s so-called “bedroom eyes” are the last thing on her mind. Still, his care and kindness toward the dog, and his concern for her feelings, catches Oaklee by surprise. . .and soon the two (and rescued dog makes three!) begin to share a deep connection that neither could have ever imagined. Could it be that love has been waiting for them by the bridge all along?

If you've been following me you know that Donna Alward is a newer author for me. I just started reading her for this series. I'm not sure why I didn't read her Jewell Cove series but I do plan to go back and read them all. 

I've really been enjoying the town of Darling and the characters that live there. The Gallagher family have been a favorite of mine. With Somebody's Baby we are at #3 in the series and I sure hope the series continues. There are characters I still want their story. 

But until then we can talk about Rory and Oaklee, isn't that a fantastic name? I'm loving it! My all time favorite female name. Not sure why it hit me like it did, but it does. 

Poor Rory and Oaklee, both have been very unlucky in love. The real sad part is that they've let that fact shape their lives ever since. Both need a stern talking too. 

Since I first met these two characters in Somebody Like You I wanted their stories. Never thinking that it would be with each other. What a great match! Like I said already, they both haven't done well in the love department and really need to get over their pasts. 

More then once I wanted to go into the story (wouldn't that just have been so cool!) and tell them to just stop, it was enough now. The back and forth of not wanting a relationship, then wanting it at times got on my nerves but I sort of understood what they were feeling. I will tell you that the last few chapters in the book had me laughing, crying and not wanting it to end. You'll know what I mean when you read it. So well done! 

If you haven't yet tried her, I would start with the first book in the series and read from there. Yes, they stand alone but the overall story line is much better when read in order. It's the perfect gift to be left in your Easter basket. 

If you've read Somebody's Baby or any other book by Donna Alward I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting with me and happy reading! ♡

Make sure to check out the other books in the Darling VT series! 

Somebody Like You
Darling VT #1
Donna Alward

Someone to Love
Darling VT #2
Donna Alward


  1. I love this series, I didn't discover it until book 2, so I read them out of order. Nice review!

    1. It is a really good series. I'm enjoying it. Accidents happen and we sometimes read out of order.

  2. I love this series, I didn't discover it until book 2, so I read them out of order. Nice review!


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