Maeve is looking for a book – except instead of remembering the plot, she remembers a review that discussed the plot:
Anyway, I was really hoping you or one of the community could help me find a book I'm looking for. I remember reading a review of it, I originally thought I read it on the Eloisa James' Barnes and Noble column about a year ago. I emailed her and asked if she remembered it and she's fairly certain I read the review elsewhere. It has been really bugging me so I hope you can help! I remember the reviewer commenting that the hero (I'm fairly certain it was a historical novel) was distant, aloof, a lone wolf kinda guy, who married (unwillingly?) and the heroine because of her spunkiness and/or saintliness won him over. I remember the reviewer commenting that the scene at the end of the book where the hero is in the library/study and is thinking about his wife, who I think is pregnant. He's worrying about her and the birth or maybe even worrying about the mechanics of the birth? I think the reveiwer said it was sweet and showed the hero as caring. It's meant to mean that he's engaged with his feelings for the heroine. I'm sorry there is so little to go on, but it is really really bugging me.
I wrote back and asked if she remembered anything else, and this was her reply:
Thank you so much for getting back to me. I'm afraid that I've been thinking about it so much i dont embellish the memory. I distinctly remember the reviewer describing this scene, it stuck in my head and I thought to myself that I'd like to read it, then I thought I should write the name of it down, but I thought to myself nah sure I'll remember d'oh. So the scene is something like this the hero, who has been distant in the book but he's distant because he's been hurt before, is worrying about his wife. I distinctly remember that he was worrying about the size of the baby's head versus her lady bits. (As someone who hasn't had a child, I worry about the proportions of that too). I'm sorry that's really all I remember, I recall the reviewer commenting that the scene was particularly sweet and funny. I'm worried now that I might have imagined it, but that scene has really stuck in my head. Can you think of any books where the heroine is about to give birth? It would be at the end or near the end of the novel. Also it would have been published in the last year or so.
Do you recognize that review – or that book?