Womb for Rent (Amanda Brian) – Conclusion

Well, it sucks. I guess so much was clear, simply by the fact that it is on this site. It was so bad it didn’t even leave me with this fluffy feeling in the stomach. Romantic films or books usually do, even if they’re only half decent.

We are left with some open questions:

When and how did Anthony and Derek make up?
What kind of business arrangement does Derek have with Jason?
What did Emma and K.C. say to their best friend’s wedding?
How old are they anyway?
What kind of business did Talli want to open up? [In the description in the very first post it says she wanted to have her own training facility for dogs but where did they take that knowledge? It was never mentioned in the book…]

These are just a few that come to my mind right away. Feel free to add to them in the comment section.
I also invite you to leave your own conclusions about it there.

Eternal Truths learned:
Just find a good-looking millionaire, get pregnant by him and everything will work out just fine.

In any case, I’m glad it’s over… Let’s go hunting for the next book. 🙂


Womb for Rent (Amanda Brian) – Epilogue

Derek turned to watch the fax come across the machine. He lifted the paper from the machine and read the words scrawled in longhand on the page.Wanted: A knight in shining armor to warm my bed and body.
Must like kids, Basset Hounds and Dalmatians. Generous benefits, many perks! P.S. Did I mention the rabbit died, again?
[How many times can a rabbit die? Do they have nine lives like cats? For research purposes, I should probably watch or read Watership Down again.] Apply outside your office door.

Derek jumps up, leaves Jack (you know, Sarah’s saviour) and Anthony who he has a meeting with (concerning Jack’s new Job as a night guard) with the justification that he’s about to be a daddy again. He storms out of the office where Talli is waiting with Tyler and Sarah, who was adopted. There doesn’t seem to be any haste to get to a hospital, so my guess is that he will not be a daddy again right away. Especially, because he’s talking sex again with Talli [In front of the kids… how do you like that?].

“Dada,” Tyler’s tiny voice peeped up.
Talli and Derek froze, turning toward their son in surprise.
“He called me Dada,” Derek exclaimed.
“He talked. Tyler talked, Mommy,” Sarah’s excited voice chimed in.
“Yes sweetie, Dada.” Derek swung Tyler up from the stroller and hugged his little body. Sarah jumped up and down, clapping her hands in delighted glee hearing her little brother speak his first words.
Talli looked at the faces of her son and daughter, then up to the handsome features of her husband. In that instant, she realized life couldn’t get much better than this. All her hopes and dreams had come true. The “miracle of birth” is the tie that binds their lives together, forever.

Womb for Rent (Amanda Brian) – Chapter Ten

Derek sits at home and is depressed. Maimie tries to shake him out of it. And is successful. She even gets him to admit that he’s in love with Talli. He jumps up to go look for her right away. This time, Maimie has to hold him back though. There’s a charity auction that night where Derek promised to participate. [The life of this guy is pure charity. It’s amazing. I think he attends more charity events than Mother Theresa used to…] Grumbling a little, Derek gets going. And now it’s Maimie’s turn to make a mysterious phone call.

Less than an hour later, Maimie turned from the front door and walked back into the kitchen. Reaching for the phone, she dialed a number, and put the receiver to her ear. [So, that’s how you make a phone call. I was already wondering.]
“He’s on his way. Good, I’ll see you then.” Hanging up the phone, she began to hum a soft lullaby. [Can you guess who she’s talking to?]

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Womb for Rent (Amanda Brian) – Chapter Nine

I would love to give birth like Talli: Two hours after her water broke, the baby’s there. Derek’s with her all the time and is actually supportive, all the while having emotional epiphanies.

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Womb For Rent (Amanda Brian) – Chapter Eight

Summer turns to autumn and everything goes according to plan, at least more or less. Talli decorates the nursery and it’s described to us in great detail (which I’ll spare you).

Derek invites Talli to the Halloween party of the Children’s Castle. Talli falls in love with Derek even more (if that’s possible) because she sees him treating the children well. We get to know five-year-old Sarah who becomes Talli’s favourite right away.
Sarah asks Talli if she wants to marry Derek. Talli promises her that if she will, she’ll let Sarah know first.

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Womb for Rent (Amanda Brian) – Chapter Seven

We find Talli in her room, thinking about what just happened: Good Lord, she had turned into a shameless hussy! Because all women who act upon their sexuality are shameless hussies, you know. Because only men have sexual needs.

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Womb for Rent (Amanda Brian) – Chapter Six

Chapter Six brings us THE SEX.

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