I've Got You, Babe (Must Love Babies Series #2)

I've Got You, Babe (Must Love Babies Series #2)

by Lynnette Austin

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"Powerful chemistry that makes this a winning page-turner."—Publishers Weekly for Must Love Babies

Where do you go when you're at the end of your rope?

Former Marine Tucker Wylder wants nothing more than to work with his brothers in their vintage car restoration business and be left alone with his nightmares and regrets. The last thing he needs is to take on someone else's troubles...

Then Elisa Danvers and her young daughter arrive in Misty Bottoms, Georgia. Elisa has reached the end of the line—flat broke, engine trouble, sick in body and spirit. Tucker steps up to the rescue and finds himself reluctantly taking care of a feisty preschooler and her independent mother, who doesn't seem to want his help. And Tucker isn't sure he's ready for the way precocious little Daisy and headstrong, beautiful Elisa herself capture first his bachelor household and finally his carefully guarded heart...

Must Love Babies Series:
Must Love Babies (Book 1)
I've Got You Babe (Book 2)

What People Are Saying about Lynnette Austin:
"Austin is a talented writer with a gift for capturing the charming...dynamic and interesting."—Kirkus Reviews for Must Love Babies
"Austin's sweet small-town romance hits all the right buttons."—Booklist for Must Love Babies
"Readers will be drawn in most of all by the sweet Southern romance."—Publishers Weekly for Picture Perfect Wedding
"Romance that has it all... A beautifully written tale of romance, friendship, and learning to trust."—Fresh Fiction for Every Bride Has Her Day

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492651598
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 08/27/2019
Series: Must Love Babies Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 15,598
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

LYNNETTE AUSTIN loves Starbucks, peppermint patties, and long rides with the top down and the music cranked up! She grew up in Pennsylvania, moved to New York, then to Wyoming, and presently divides her time between Florida's beaches and Georgia's mountains. She's been a finalist in Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Contest, PASIC's Book of Your Heart Contest, and Georgia Romance Writers' Maggie Contest. Having grown up in a small town, that's where her heart takes her-to those quirky small towns where everybody knows everybody...and all their business, for better or worse. Visit Lynnette at www.authorlynnetteaustin.com.

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I've Got You, Babe (Must Love Babies Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL 4 months ago
Sometimes all it takes is a word or a phrase jumping out from a blurb to reel you in. For me it was Misty Bottoms, Georgia.  This was a sweet romance between former Marine Tucker Wylder wants and single mum Elisa Danvers and her young daughter Daisy. Elisa is at the end of her rope with no-one she can depend on, until Tucker takes them under his protection. The characters were likeable and easy to relate too and Daisy just about melted my heart on occasion. There were times that I thought my face would crack from the smiles and then there were times that it made me tear up.  The relationship that built between Tucker and Daisy was so heartwarming and made me smile. A heart warming story that will surely tug on your emotions. Will Tucker and Elisa be able to put their pasts behind them and take a chance at happiness or are these lost and damaged souls destined to be alone forever?  
ljtljtljt 4 months ago
4.5 Stars! What a well-written novel from author Lynnette Austin. I've Got You Babe entices you right from the first chapter and the engaging plot never loses its momentum. The three primary characters, librarian Elisa Danvers, her three year old daughter Daisy, and former Marine Tucker Wylder, the co-owner of a vintage car restoration business, accidentally find their together forever. Their journey to become a family is replete with desire, trust and forgiveness. This is the second book from the author's Bachelors and Babies series and it can be enjoyed as a standalone. After losing her job due to budget constraints, Elisa and Daisy are traveling north to her uncaring mother's non-lived-in condo. She is deeply in debt, hungry, and needs a place to live. Unfortunately, Elisa has no support system. Always putting her daughter's needs ahead of her own, she passes out immediately after seeking help from Tucker regarding her beater of a car. Although Tucker prefers his quiet and solitary life, while dealing with his demons from a deployment gone wrong, he feels compelled to give Elisa and Daisy a place to stay while Elisa recovers. Overtime, they form a family. This is an intoxicating small town romance with a meaningful plot and well-defined characters. Ms. Austin is an excellent storyteller and her words kept me glued to edge of my seat. Daisy is beyond cute, and I could not help loving her character. Elisa and Tucker pack a lot of heat, even though their sexy times are primarily behind closed doors. If you enjoy a novel with a strong heroine and a man that truly defines the word hero, then check out this book. Overall, this is an exciting story that twists and turns in all the right places. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Lori-Gonzo 3 months ago
Fair warning...Daisy will steal your heart! I loved reading this story between Tucker and Elissa. Both were down, vulnerable, and kinda feeling alone. However, they sparked something in each other. I loved how quickly Tucker bonded with Daisy - major swooning. Throw in serious heat between Elissa and Tucker, along with absolutely cute endearments from him, and you lose your heart with a smile on your face. Elissa is not so bad herself. She is a survivor through all life has thrown at her and will not settle for scraps. She is so strong and independent; total enjoyment watching her bounce back frtom the latest ordeal. I wish we could have gotten a little more in their future because their happy ending was looking pretty good. I was not ready to say goodbye. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
SunshineLakeReviews 3 months ago
I enjoyed this damsel-in-distress and hero-who-needs-fixin' sweet story. I loved everything in how they met, how Tucker's world got tangled up-side-down with the two girls arrival and how quickly the pieces of their puzzle started falling into place. Tucker had some fun quirks and some heavy burdens weighing him down. My heart melted watching him work through his struggles. Elisa carried her own secrets and heavy burdens and found a refuge both with Tucker and in Misty Bottoms while she worked through her own things. I adored Elisa and Daisy's mix of strong and sweet vulnerability. Despite the times where the story seemed to bog down (with misunderstandings and push/pull reactions), I loved seeing Tucker and Elisa figure things out and how family and friends surrounded them. This is a great story to fall into if you're looking for good doses of sweet giggles along with angsty moments, and an hea that'll make you happy-sigh..
Anonymous 4 months ago
What makes this novel is three-year old Daisy Elizabeth Danvers. She and her mother end up in this small Georgia town when their car breaks down and her mother, Elisa, faints from low blood-sugar in front of Tucker, one of the hunky Wylder Brothers who restore cars. Tucker, a retired Marine, isn’t interested in having a relationship, much less with one that involves a little girl, but his essential goodness has him helping Elisa out while falling for her and her adorable little girl. The whole story is somewhat of a fairy tale in that Elisa’s problems finding a job that she would like and a place to stay are all granted by a character whose convenient appearance and eagerness to help Elisa is similar to that of a fairy godmother. And the complication threatening her romance with Tucker shows up out of the blue as a one in ten million sort of coincidence. While I wasn’t thrilled with all these author-driven plotlines, what saved the book is the depiction of the little girl. Daisy sounded like a three-year old. She was so cute and endearing, but still not perfect. And the combination of this rough, sexy Marine/car guy and the sweet little girl was a real winner. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book that I received from Netgalley; however, the opinions are my own and I did not receive any compensation for my review.
Madm007 4 months ago
Small town romances are so good. Misty Bottoms sounds like an idyllic place to live and raise children. This was emotional with both characters having a lot of baggage, but they survive beautifully, after some soul searching, some rocky parts and letting go of pasts that cannot be changed. Loved Tucker, demons, OCD and all lol, how he made it thru changes and fell in love with Daisy and her beautiful and courageous Mommy, Elisa. Mostly, a feel good romance with a bit of a scare when Daisy has to have emergency surgery. Cast of characters was quite eclectic, they were always quick to help out tho and Elisa was in awe as she'd never had someone who cared enough about her, that is just part of small town goodness. Great story, it did read just a bit slow in places, but I still enjoyed it. I received an advance readers' copy and am giving my opinions voluntarily
SherriBabb 4 months ago
This was such a sweet and romantic read. It is about a single mom and a former Marine. Both of them are dealing with things that have happened in their pasts and neither is looking for love. When they meet they have an instant connection. Reading their story for me was very emotional. For me this story was about two broken people who found the strength in each other to begin living their lives again. Seeing how Tucker fell in love with Elisa’s daughter Daisy filled my heart with so much love. This book was incredible and I cannot wait for the next book in this series. Thanks Net Galley. I voluntarily reviewed this book in exchange for an honest review.
BarbTRC 4 months ago
I’ve Got You Babe by Lynnette Austin is the second book in her Must Love Babies series. We return to Misty Bottoms, Georgia, which was also the setting for Austin’s Magnolia Brides series, and continues to follow the Wylder Brothers. Tucker, our hero, is a former marine, who suffers nightmares about his marine friends who were killed, and he was the only survivor. Tucker works with his brothers at their auto renovation shop, and is mostly a loner, liking his privacy. One day everything will begin to change for Tucker. Elisa Danvers, our heroine, arrives in Misty Bottoms with her young daughter, when her car breaks down. Elisa is desperately trying to get to her mom’s house before her money runs out. When Tucker comes upon them, he offers help, but then Elisa faints and Tucker takes Elisa and her 3 year old daughter (Daisy) to the local doctor. Tucker, who is enamored (as we are) with the precocious Daisy, offers Elisa to stay the night at his house, which has a number of rooms; since the doctor took tests and she needs to wait for the results. What follows is a sweet wonderful slow build romance that is destined to fail, as both Tucker and Elisa have their own issues. He with his nightmares, and feeling unfit to be around people; she with no money, a child who has a heart issue, and determination to get to her mom’s empty house (mother is away in Europe). In a short time, Elisa makes friends with the wonderful people in Misty Bottoms; gets help for her newly discovered diabetes, as well as help for Daisy; and slowly fights off her attraction to Tucker; whom she recognizes that he suffers nightmares, which he has a hard time controlling. Daisy was such a wonderful addition to this story, as you could not help loving her. Tucker knows he has strong feelings for Elisa and Daisy, but he is determined to fight it off, as he doesn’t want her to get hurt. I loved Tucker, Elisa and Daisy, as they were so good together and so much fun to spend time with them. Misty Bottom is a charming town, and when things look like Elisa and Daisy will be leaving, one of those wonderful residents will offer Elisa a chance to a new career and happiness staying in Misty Bottoms. Will Elisa be able to convince Tucker that they do belong together? I’ve Got You Babe was a wonderful heartwarming sweet story, with a fabulous couple and great secondary characters. Lynnette Austin always seems to give us such wonderful couples, and in the first two books of this series, adorable children; as well as giving us touching and well written stories. If you enjoy pure romances, small town atmosphere and wonderful couples, you need to read this series
mamalovestoread22 4 months ago
Tucker Wylder isn't returning to Misty Bottoms as the man he use to be, that man is now replaced with a man that is swimming in regret and excruciating pain. He's hoping he can just bury himself in work at the garage, and the demon's he is carrying will just slip away. Solitude is what he craves, he just wants to have to worry about himself, and nothing else, no other complications. But that becomes easier said then done when a beautiful stranger and her three year old daughter come crashing into his world. He doesn't want to get involved with them, but with Elisa's health and her three year old daughter needing to be cared for, he can't help but embrace his need to caring and compassionate. What starts off as nothing more than a helping hand quickly becomes something else, something that Elisa and Tucker never planned on finding! I've Got You, Babe is a story that should not be missed, between it's lovable characters and heartfelt words it's certain to be a memorable read. This story line comes with bits of everything, painful pasts and demons to overcome, blossoming romance, creating new lives, and finding home... it's an emotional one certain to put a squeeze on the heart. I loved every minute of this one, the characters had me growing attached to them within a matter of pages, you just couldn't help but feel their pain, love for one another, and the natural connection that they had. It was so beautiful to watch them heal, embrace this second chance at life they'd been given, and become a family... they made my heart so happy! I highly recommend you get your hands on this one, it's an unforgettable journey that will be good on your heart, and leave you smiling! I requested an advanced copy of this title from NetGalley, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest and unbiased opinion.
paytonpuppy 4 months ago
Fortunately for Elisa Danvers and her daughter Daisy Elizabeth (so cute!) she arrives at Wylder Rides, vintage car restoration, before her car breaks down and she passes out. Former Marine Tucker Wylder saves her from major injury and catches her just in time. Although heading to her mother’s condo, Elisa really has no one to turn to and nowhere to go and she must remain in Misty Bottoms until she is able to move on. Tucker or “Tut” as Daisy calls him, is battling PTSD and guilt over the death of his former comrades. He invites Elisa and Daisy to stay at his home until he can fix her car and she can travel. He is a “neat freak” so the scenes as his house gradually becomes a “home” are so entertaining. Will Elisa and Daisy be able to breach Tucker’s defenses or will he return to his neat and lonely bachelor status. Great characters by Ms. Austin, including super cute Daisy. This is the second book in the series, but Ms. Austin provides information about the characters from the first book (I would still advise you to read the first one as that was a great story too). I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation for an honest review. (by paytonpuppy)
A233G 4 months ago
***This book was generously given by NetGalley*** This is the first book that I have read by Lynnette Austin and it will not be the last! You will want to devour and savor this book all at the same time! Tucker needed both Elisa and Daisy just as they needed him. It was fun reading how tough Tucker fell for the mother and daughter duo.
Susanmc81 4 months ago
I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley for my honest review. This is a cute small town romance. Tucker Wylder owns a successful vintage car restoration company with his brothers in Misty Bottoms Georgia. He is dealing with survivor’s guilt from his stint in the Marines where his four best friends died. He likes his ordered life and is keeping everyone at arms length. Elisa Danvers walks into his shop, passes out and completely upends his orderly life. Since Elisa’s toddler daughter, Daisy, cannot accompany her in the ambulance, Tucker follows her to the doctor. Elisa is down on her luck, she is a single mom, her daughter has health issues, she has no family support, and she just lost her job. Tucker takes in Elisa and Daisy, so Elisa can recover. Tucker and Elisa are very likable characters. Both of them have so much baggage, that it takes time for the relationship to develop. I really love Daisy and Tuck’s (or as Daisy calls him Tut) relationship. Tuck doesn’t just fall in love with Elisa, he develops parental feelings for Daisy as well. This is a very sweet story and a nice addition to the series.
ytcruz 4 months ago
The story of Tucker Wylder and Elisa Danvers is one that will touch your hearts. Tucker, a former Marine, owns, with his brothers, a car and motorcycle restoration garage. He’s come back from the war a changed man. One that has isolated himself from everyone and is full of survivor’s guilt. Elisa, single mom to adorable Daisy, is down on her luck. When her car breaks down in front of the garage and ends up fainting in front of Tucker, they didn’t realize that their lives would change forever. The plot is engaging and the characters perfect in their imperfections. At times you will laugh out loud, at others cry for the characters. Life has thrown them both curveballs in life and neither is sure how to survive their past. A past that has greatly influenced their present. When fate brings forward the unexpected, they will either let their budding love be shattered, or become stronger for it. A wonderful story that you will remember for a very long time. Can’t wait to see what else this talented author has in store for us. I was entrusted a copy of this book by Netgalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca. The opinions expressed are solely my own.