There was one question that kept coming to my mind as I read these four books. WHERE THE HECK WAS I WHEN THIS WAS FIRST RELEASED? I totally devoured this series in a matter of a few days because I just couldn’t put it down. If I had to put this in a category of what I felt while reading this, it reminded me of a drama filled television show. You had love, betrayal, attempted murder, murder, happiness, sadness. Questions that needed to be answered, children having no clue who their parents are. Lies, abuse, rescues, heroes, villians……….geez I am exhausted just thinking about the ride this series took me on.
So a short summary of this series from my point of view. Tylar, young lady looking to put her past behind her, deal with unanswered questions, make a way for herself in life meets Trey. Trey, youngest son of the family, lawyer, stubborn, handsome and possessive yet very charming saves Tylar from nearly drowning. Story begins. We travel through their insecurities, their games of hide and seek, their hot love scenes, to the point where they have finally figured it out. Well they figured out they can’t be without each other but life keeps tossing them in land mines they have to navigate through.
Now we have Tristan, Trey’s older brother and Gina, Tylar’s best friend. Oh come on you knew it was bound to happen, those two were meant for each other. You have a sharp tongue Italian lady, a sophisticated Sinclair man who possesses a lot of the same traits as his little brother………it has to go smooth right? Well if we had land mines with Trey and Tylar, I would say Tristan and Gina created a whole new kind of war. They were cute though, argue, fight, make up, love………wash, rinse, repeat. Don’t think for one minute their background stories aren’t important to read. No wonder they have their own book in this series.
For fun, lets add an ex fiance of Trey’s, who falls in love with a family Sinclair family member, who happens to be married to an evil drunk witch. Wonder what would happen when that drunk witch falls for a family member of the ex fiance while still married into the Sinclair family. Head spinning yet? Trust me, it makes for some wonderful family gatherings which leaves Tylar’s head spinning and Trey thinking it was just a normal holiday.
We all know in every marriage there are in-laws, so lets discuss Tylar’s family now. Her “mom” doesn’t want her so this makes Tylar more than happy to skip town after high school and lands her on the Sinclair ranch working with the horses. What happens when Tylar figures out who her father is? What makes her have to track down her prom date who just happen to fall in love with her “mother” and is expecting a child with him. Could it be that isn’t even her mother? Oh the trail she takes to find the answers to these questions is intense, heart breaking and worth the victory dance when she pieces it all together.
As you can tell, I am in love with this series. This author took many genres and transformed them into a series that could easily be put on tv as a series. I spent many hours alone at night after the family went to bed reading for the sole purpose of finding out what happen next. Just when I thought I had my heart rate back to normal, the author would pull the rug out with a new situation that captivated me instantly. The characters are written so well, you not only love them, you feel they become your friend. When Ty and Gina are having their BFF chats, you actually feel like you are sitting with them joking around about things. When Ty is being a mom to Preston, you can feel her longing for her own mother and you know she is insecure because she is doing this by the seat of her pants. No one ever showed her how to be a mom.
This series is a must read as far as I am concern. It grabs you on page one and never lets you go. My only regret is that I didn’t find it when it first was released, but then come to think of it, I might of seriously gone crazy waiting for the next book if I had been on board from the beginning. I am not sure I would have kept my sanity during the wait.
Main Character Details
BOOK 1-3: Trey & Ty
|Name:||Trey (Michael) Sinclair|
|Age:||30 years (book 1) /30-33 years (series)|
|Hair color||Dark brown|
|Other:||Youngest son of the Sinclair’s, owners of Sinclair Stables|
|Name:||Tylar Jamie Preston|
|Age:||20 years (book 1) /20-23 years (series)|
|Profession||Student (majoring in Equine studies)Horse stable employee (and jockey)|
BOOK 3.5: Tristan & Gina
|Name:||Tristan James Sinclair|
|Profession||Vineyard owner /Club owner|
|Hair color||Dark brown|
|Other:||Trey’s older brother|
|Name:||Gina Marie (Valenti) Hatton|
|Hair color||Strawberry blond (colors her hair)|
|Other:||Ty’s best friend, married in book 1|
Baby Series Buy Links
|MAYBE BABY LITE – BOOK 1|
This anniversary edition of ‘Maybe Baby’ has been condensed from the original book to accommodate those readers who prefer a shorter read. Since the original book was released without fanfare, many readers weren’t aware of this wonderful story and the continuation of it in the rest of the Baby Series Lite!
When college student Tylar Preston goes to work for the wealthy Sinclair family stables the summer of her senior year, she quickly meets with unexpected events and the disturbing unraveling of her past. Is her past destined to taint her future?
Pulling Tylar from unspeakable danger, Trey Sinclair, an arrogant high-powered attorney makes it his mission to protect the innocent and unworldly young woman from the dreams that haunt her. Spirited and independent, Tylar proves to be a challenge to the stubborn and unyielding young lawyer. Together their often bumpy journey weaves itself mysteriously, comically, passionately and erotically down a path that promises to engage and move the reader in this emotionally stirring story.
For anyone who has ever been in love or in lust, ‘Maybe Baby Lite’ will stir those forgotten feelings of passion and emotion within you; making you ageless as you travel the romantic and erotic journey with Tylar and Trey unraveling the secrets of their past.
This book is intended for mature audiences.
|BABY LOVE LITE – BOOK 2|
|Baby Series Lite is the anniversary edition of last summer’s Baby Series. These Lite editions have been condensed from the originals to accommodate those readers who prefer a shorter read. The essence of the story is the same, but its length has been edited and bonus chapters added on Book 2 and 3! ‘Baby Love Lite’ is the sequel to ‘Maybe Baby Lite’ and follows the twists and turns in the lives of the handsome young attorney Trey Sinclair and Tylar Preston.This second volume in the series finds Trey and Tylar the proud parents of a child. They are in love and their relationship is blossoming, but soon Tylar discovers that her nightmarish past will continue to haunt and threaten her new found happiness with her family. She fears for the safety of her baby and the sanity of herself.There are many surprises in store not only for Trey and Tylar; but for Gina (Ty’s friend) and Tristan (Trey’s brother) as well. Will the love and intimacy they share be enough to bond them even closer or will their pasts tear them apart? This book is intended for mature audiences.
Be My Baby:
|BE MY BABY LITE – BOOK 3|
|Baby Series Lite is the anniversary edition of last summer’s Baby Series. These Lite editions have been condensed from the originals to accommodate those readers who prefer a shorter read. The essence of the story is the same, but its length has been edited and bonus chapters added on Book 2 and 3!‘Be My Baby Lite’ is the third installment in the ‘Baby Series Lite’. It’s the continuation of Trey and Tylar Sinclair’s poignant story of love and passion.It has been a mostly bumpy road thus far, but they have always managed to find the strength they needed in each other… however, their relationship will soon be put to the ultimate test.Trey and Tylar will discover that there are those who are willing to destroy the loving relationship they have by death or at the very least, infidelity. Their love and commitment to each other is put to a tragic test. Will they be able to survive the unexpected hardship that befalls them? Will the strength of their love, the depth of their commitment to each other and the ability to forgive draw them ever closer or break them apart forever? This book is intended for mature audiences.|
Baby Come Back:
|BABY COME BACK LITE – BOOK 3.5|
|Baby Series Lite is the anniversary edition of last summer’s Baby Series. These Lite editions have been condensed from the originals to accommodate those readers who prefer a shorter read. The essence of the story is the same, but its length has been edited and bonus chapters added on Book 2 and 3!‘Baby Come Back Lite’ is the final installment in the ‘Baby Series Lite’. This novella follows Trey’s brother Tristan and Ty’s best friend Gina. It is written from Gina’s point of view, providing insight into her past and secrets that she has shared with no one.Unfortunately, events unfold which force Gina to come to terms with unresolved issues from her past that have hindered her ability to love and trust unconditionally. Tristan also has something to share with Gina as their relationship reaches a new level.This story overlaps with ‘Baby Love Lite’ (book 2) and ‘Be My Baby Lite’ (book 3). It mainly focuses on the events of Gina and Tristan, but manages to shed light and further clarify Trey and Ty’s story, wrapping up the series about the Sinclair’s. This book is intended for mature audiences.|
About the Author
Andrea Smith is an Ohio native, currently residing in southern Ohio. Ms. Smith is the mother of two grown sons; grandmother of four. The ‘Baby Series’ trilogy is Ms. Smith’s first self-published work. Having previously been employed as an executive for a global corporation, Ms. Smith decided to leave the corporate world and pursue her life-long dream of writing fiction.
|Favorite Quote:||“You’ll have to forgive me for speaking my mind, but I happen to believe that’s what it’s for.”~Lauren Bacall|
|Favorite Author(s):||Harper Lee, Kathleen Woodiwiss, E.L. James, Daphne du Maurier, Emily Bronte, Betty Smith, William Inge|
|Favorite Classics:||To Kill a Mockingbird; A Tree Grows in Brooklyn; My Cousin Rachel; Wuthering Heights, Splendor in the Grass|
|Favorite Historical Romances:||The Flame and the Flower; The Wolf and the Dove; Shanna; Ashes in the Wind. [Woodiwiss]|
|Favorite Current Day Fiction:||The Twilight Series, Fifty Shades Trilogy, Wallbanger|
|All Time Favorite HR Hero:||Ruark Beauchamp in ‘Shanna’ (Kathleen Woodiwiss)|
|All Time Favorite Alpha Male:||Wulfgar of Normandy in ‘The Wolf and the Dove’ (Kathleen Woodiwiss)|
|Favorite Books without a ‘HEA’:||Gone with the Wind; The Way we Were; Splendor in the Grass|