Monday, August 10, 2015

Jess's Review... That Baby

That Baby (That Boy, #3)
It’s amazing how a few little words can change your life.
It starts with a simple I love you.
It’s made official with I do.
And becomes incredible with I’m pregnant.
Jadyn is the girl I love. The girl I’ve always loved.
Our lives are like single threads meticulously woven together—the result an exquisite tapestry of past, present, and future.
Then there are the words that will unravel me.
A few little words that will change my life.

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When I was asked by Jillian Dodd if I would like to read an advanced copy of That Baby I jumped for joy and did a happy dance. One thing you will figure out about me is that I am an avid reader/fan of Jillian Dodd’s work. I am also a part of a group called Keatyn Chronicles and ten of my friends and I read this book with a group text of commentary. We have been hearing about That Baby for a while and I was excited when I realized that she was going to finishing the trilogy.  I got the book yesterday after work and I couldn’t put the book down. I was able to read this in less than 24 hours. Many of us used hashtags throughout the book because we had been given hints that something big was going to happen so we often used #savejj and you will understand as you read the story.
There are many words to describe the book but the one that sticks out to me the most is BEAUTIFUL. From the dedication to the last page from Jillian you can tell that she poured her soul into her writing and that this wasn’t an easy book for her to write.
For those of you who don’t know the backstory of this trilogy we follow three friends JJ, Phillip and Danny from their years in high school, college, to getting married and finally getting pregnant. Because I have read this story from the beginning I had a strong connection to JJ and I was able to feel her emotions through the entire book. I was sad when she was sad, and ecstatic when she was as well.
I don’t want to give away too much in this review because I don’t want there to be spoilers but That Baby will captivate you from the first words and will toy with your emotions through the entire book. When you think you have figured out what is going to happen in the book and you do not think you can read either further you have to push past the sadness and continue to read.
I have to admit I did not only cry once but twice in this book. The last of the ugly cry was the worse I was crying so hard that I couldn’t see to finish reading the book. Although Jillian brings you to the point where you don’t think you can go forward the book she encourages you to continue reading with a little bit of comedic relief here and there.
I want to leave you all with one of my favorite quotes from the entire book. “What they don’t know is that I do understand. I know exactly what my heaven is. It’s Phillip.” If you want a glimpse at what true selfless love looks like then look no further. You will not regret reading this series and That Baby is the perfect ending. You have no questions about the future because you are blessed with a lovely epilogue.
Thank you Jillian Dodd for allowing me the opportunity to read an advanced copy of That Baby. I will cherish the fact that I got to read this with a group of woman that I have a close bond. Also thank you for writing from your heart and sharing your experiences with us through your words, it allowed the book to captivate my emotions and pull me through the book. There shouldn’t be a question on how many raindrops I give this story without a shadow of a doubt this book gets 5 raindrops.
Even if not into romance novels I highly suggest that you read this story I don’t think you will regret investing your feelings.


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Jillian is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of the The Keatyn Chronicles, Captive Films, and the That Boy series. She grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She currently lives in Florida.

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