Release Date: May 15, 2007
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Dates Read: April 5 - 11, 2012
How Acquired: Received as a gift
Description: Claudia Parr has everything going for her. A successful editor at a publishing house in Manhattan, she's also a devoted sister, aunt, and friend. Yet she's never wanted to become a mother--which she discovers is a major hurdle to marriage, something she desperately wants. Then she meets her soul mate Ben who, miraculously, feels the same way about parenthood. The two fall in love and marry, committed to one another and their life of adventure and discovery. All's well until one of them has a change of heart. Someone wants a baby after all.
This is the witty, heartfelt story about what happens to the perfect couple when they suddenly want different things and there is no compromise. It's about deciding what is most important in life and wagering everything to get it. And most of all, it's about the things we will--and won't--do for love. (Taken from Goodreads.com)
My Review: I thought this book was really good. I'm not sure why it sat on my shelf so long without me reading it, but I am glad I finally picked it up. It was a cute story and was very well written like the other Emily Giffin books I've read. I didn't love it as much as Something Borrowed and Something Blue. I don't know why, but the story just didn't grab me like the other two did. But don't get me wrong, it was a good book and I really liked it. Claudia and Ben are a happily married couple and have agreed on the fact that neither of them want kids. Suddenly, however, one of them changes their mind. Baby Proof is the story of how they handle that decision and the aftermath of what follows. I enjoyed not only reading Claudia and Ben's story, but also the stories of Claudia's two sisters and her best friend. I really liked that Giffin weaved those personalities and situations into the main story. It gives readers several different areas to focus on. Overall it was a good book, I really liked it. Emily Giffin is a really talented writer and she was definitely made for chick lit.
My Rating: I really liked it