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Expecting It All: The Passion Series, Book Five

By: Livia Grant
Published By: Blushing Press
Copyright: ©2016 by Blushing Books® and Livia Grant
6 Chapters / 25,000 Words
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Erzabet Bishop on 03/07/2016 01:18pm
This book was a great example of how age play can work when life changes. With humor and some real life issues, this book was a great read that had me in turns nodding and laughing at some of the circumstances Derek and Rachel find themselves in. How do you pretend to be a little when you have to be a mom-or a dad? In this engaging romp around the playroom, these two characters figure it out one spanking at a time. Can they find the balance they need? You'll have to read this one to find out. I enjoyed this read very much.
Michelle on 03/01/2016 10:32pm
A great book in this series. I love them all!
moon quartz on 02/25/2016 06:55am
Livia Grants sensual signature style shines throughout the book as she explores the psyche & emotional struggles of a couple in a committed age play relationship encounter when they decide to become parents. Of course, there are no real parenting manuals whether normal or in an age play relationship only guidelines & learning is sometime a steep curve in the school of parenting as said couple quickly find out. Can the complexity of being parents with its responsibilities dampen or worse kill the sensual & erotic romance that exists between Derek & Rach? Could this be the couples debacle or will they triumph thru’ their vicissitudes? As Grant dips her toes into their dilemma weaving an enthralling and sweet tale she realistically portrays their emotions with warmth and understanding as they journey thru’ this phase in their life and the reader gets a glimpse of their experiences and feelings. The characters and their problems spring to life and the reader identifies with them. Certainly, the hallmark of a good book that should get folks one clicking. Neither gave up & was willing to make the effort for each other. My heart sang & I smiled all thru’ as I devoured their problems & pretty soon it was the end. It is a rather short novel and she could have explored the emotions in much more depth. Nevertheless, the author’s skilful writing makes it a smooth read. Tho’ this is her fifth book in a series, it can definitely be read as a standalone novel. Definitely, a light hearted fun read of a marvellous tale of love despite the unusual lifestyle.
DB on 02/24/2016 06:34pm
This was a cute, fast read! Age-play story where the "baby" becomes the mommie. Her husband/daddy's reaction to becoming a real daddy is just to sweet. Loved the couple and the book! I gave this book 4 stars because of the length. Needed to be longer!
Chelle on 02/23/2016 09:27am
Great little follow up to Derek and Rachel's story. It was good to watch them work out how to adjust their unique d/s relationship for a new baby in the house. Also a little sneak peek at what's to come at The Punisment Pit. Hope Ms. grant is busy writing..
CJO on 02/22/2016 09:53pm
This was a fun addition to the series. We hadn't seen much, if any, from Derek and Rachel's point of view before. This was light-hearted and realistic.
kitty ranma on 02/21/2016 05:12am
I've only read the first one of this series and it was a laugh riot, so was this. I couldn't put it down. My only complaint is that it's too short. How I wish I could afford the rest of the series. I really hate spoilers so I won't ruin it for everyone by going into the particulars. Very worth reading
Charlie on 02/17/2016 03:57pm
Very good book about the changes that take place when you want a baby, how it changes your life but it doesnt have to end the lifestyle.
susan landowski on 02/17/2016 10:07am
Love this book. Part of the Passion series but shorter, no action and stand alone. But highly erotic and passionate relationship dealing with changing dynamics in a Daddy Dom/little dynamic with the addition of a baby. Love how deals with changes realistically and lovingly.
Cole on 02/17/2016 08:03am
Great story that addresses some of the hard realities of reconciling an age play relationship with parenthood. I absolutely love this series, and Expecting it All was no exception. It was great to revisit with all of the characters from the previous books as well. My only complaint is that it was too short!
Toni L on 02/16/2016 02:47pm
Having read other books in this series I took a chance with this book even though I'm not generally a fan of age play. However, having been introduced to the characters in the other novels I was interested in how this worked out. I'm pleased I did. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Yes, there were age play components, of course, but I felt it was handled in a way that I found much more respectful to each of the participants than in other books I've read in this genre in the past. Probably for the first time what I was reading was presented in such a way that to someone with no real-life experience with age-play (& not really wanting any), I could understand & appreciate what each partner gets out of the relationship.
Meg on 02/16/2016 12:06pm
Another great book joins the Passion series. Rachel has lived her life exactly how she wanted – as a little to her dominant Daddy, Derek. Fears of losing that security begin as her pregnancy progresses. How can she be the baby when she is having a baby of her own? Impending parenthood has the couple questioning the dynamic that fulfills them and yet both are thrilled at the new life growing inside her. Can a balance be found that not only fulfills them both but exceeds their expectations? This is a lovely book that contains not only the expected sizzle from this series, but has you smiling with the adjustments required of all new parents. A very nice addition to the series.
PJB - ARC Review on 02/16/2016 09:33am
What does an age play couple do when they have a baby. I have often wondered about that. This is a fictional look at how a couple, Rachel and Derek cope with pregnancy and the change of roles for Rachel as a 'little.' This is still a sexy tale as one would expect from Livia Grant but with a serious question at the heart of the plot. I thoroughly enjoyed the light and humorous approach to this subject - woth the read!
SH on 02/16/2016 09:23am
What a sweet story this was! Rachel and Derek are perfect for each other and this book proved it wonderfully. It was nice, as always, to catch up with everyone else as well.
Pico1 on 02/16/2016 07:14am
“Expecting it All” is an addendum to the series of books written by Livia Grant, which began with “Wanting it All.” The same characters make appearances in this book but this book focuses on Derek and Rachel, who are a married couple living an “age play” life together. They decided to have a baby, and the book focuses on the changes in their life as a result of the pregnancy and the birth of the baby. The story has all the features of the previous books in the series – love, spankings, people who care about one another and their friends – and is a fast, enjoyable short read. While it can be read as a stand-alone, I think it makes more sense if one has read the other stories in the series.
Marybeth Renn on 02/15/2016 08:42pm
This was a great new book in the series. In this book we learn about Rachel and Derek's relationship. They have a daddy/baby girl relationship, but they're pregnant and they're both concerned about how that dynamic will continue after the baby is born. They have worries, but together they work it out and come out even stronger! I give this 5 stars.
Laurel Loughman on 02/15/2016 07:23pm
I absolutely love Livia Grant's books. This was short and sweet. I was really able to get into the story and see the struggles that a couple who lives Age-play might encounter as they set out of the journey of parenthood together. Rachel and Derek have to find their niche again after baby Michael is born. It is kinda funny to see strong competent men like Derek and Lukas try to take care of crying baby. I loved this latest edition about characters I have come to love. This is a great book to enjoy. Try It!
Redrabbitt on 02/15/2016 04:39pm
As the impending arrival of Derek and Rachel Parker’s baby nears, so does uncertainty. Rachel is feeling anxiety about what will happen to her and Derek and the dynamics of their relationship. How can she be his baby girl and be her little boys Mommy too? Derek is unsure about what is safe for Rachel and the baby, and so he has been hands off, making Rachel feel unwanted. Together they will have to learn how and when they can continue with Derek being Daddy Dom and Rachel being his baby girl. This story is a great insight into the age-play relationship when the committed couple chose to become parents. Not only with Derek and Rachel, but we see James and Mary, parents to twin six-year-old boys. Yes, there will be changes, but just like in any marriage, there will be adjustments made when a baby joins the family. Also a reality of how important it is for parents to bond with their infant and when you need to tell well-meaning family members that you need your privacy.
Laurel Lasky on 02/15/2016 04:00pm
I just loved this funny, true to life, realistic book about an Age-Play couple are going to have a baby in just a few months. Instead of showing a glowing mother and a proud daddy you have a couple, Rachel and Derek, frightened about the coming baby. They wonder if they will be good parents, able to continue their own play. These questions are driving them crazy. In addition, Rachel is so big with her baby bump that she needs help getting out of bed, out of a chair, can't tie her shoes and so on. At last baby Michel is born. Daddy is pushed aside by Rachel's large family who take over. Will things ever become more normal. Read this laugh out loud book to find out. This was a wonderful read.

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