Shopping for a Billionaire's Baby

Shopping for a Billionaire's Baby

by Julia Kent


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You know what's even better than marrying a billionaire? Having his baby.

We're ready. We've studied and planned, read all the birth and labor books, researched parenting classes, consulted our schedules, and it's time.

And by we I mean me.

Declan's just ready for the "have lots of sex" part. More than ready.

But there's just one problem: my husband and his brother have this little obsession with competition.

And by little, I mean stupid.

That's right.

We're not just about to try to bring a new human being into the world.

We have to do it better, Faster, Stronger.


McCormick men don't just have babies.

They engage in competitive billionaire Babythons.

I thought the hardest part about getting pregnant would be dealing with my grandchild-crazed mother, who will go nuts shopping for a billionaire's baby.


Between conception issues, my mother's desire to talk to the baby through a vaginacam, a childbirth class led by a drill sergeant and a father-in-law determined to sign the kid up for prep school before Declan even pulls out, my pregnancy has turned out to be one ordeal after the other.

But it's nothing -- nothing -- compared to the actual birth.


Praise for Julia Kent's Books:

"Heartwarming and intensely emotional, Our Options Have Changed is witty, sexy and hilarious with a heroine you admire and a hero you can't help falling in love with." -- Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author

"Reading a Julia Kent book is like taking a vacation with your best friends. They'll make you laugh, tug on your heartstrings, and leave you wanting more." -- New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster

"Kent and Reed create rom com magic in this friends to lovers romance. Laughter, tears, and all the swoons." -- USA Today Best Selling author Daisy Prescott

"Witty, sexy, funny and delightfully delicious--love it from beginning to end."-- USA Today bestselling author T Gephart

"An utterly charming celebration of the messiness of love, life, and motherhood... every woman deserves a Nick." -- Laurelin Paige, New York Times bestselling author

Reader and Blogger reviews:
"Move over Sophie Kinsella and make way for Julia Kent. I haven't laughed so much since the Shopaholic series." -- Reader review

"Shannon reminds me of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum character..." -- Reader review

"Another best seller by the Queen of romantic comedy." -- Reader review

"Kent took this fun, sexy tale and gave it a depth that made it so darn easy to read." -- Glass Paper Ink Bookblog

"Nothing has made me laugh out loud this much since I read Bridget Jones' Diary many, many years ago." -- Reader review

"This book is a MUST READ and I can't WAIT for the next one!!!" -- Reader review

"...Julia Kent has once again brought the laugh until you cry scenes, but has added a new aspect to her writing..." -- Avid Reader Book Reviews

"The characters in this book are absolutely magnetic and you can't help but be drawn into their lives." -- Reader review

"This book is bursting at the seams with all the fun and witty banter!" -- Eargasms Audiobook Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538078006
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 04/23/2018
Series: Shopping Series , #13
Pages: 418
Sales rank: 556,314
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. Since 2013, she has sold more than 1.5 million books, with 4 New York Times bestsellers and more than 16 appearances on the USA Today bestseller list. Her books have been translated into French and German, with more titles releasing in 2018.

From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men's room toilet (and he isn't a billionaire).

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Shopping for a Billionaire's Baby 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Estella Blessed More than 1 year ago
I was given this book for an honest review. With that said this book was hilarious. I love Shannon and Declan. This whole series is great! If you love funny romance books this is a must read! Keep up the great writing Julia!
JWright57 More than 1 year ago
This may be book 13 in the Shopping for a Billionaire Series but that doesn’t mean it can’t be read as a stand-alone or as your first introduction to this brilliant series. Are Declan and Shannon finally growing up and are they at last going to get everything right.... off course not this couple’s road to happiness has always had it ups and downs and why would starting a baby be any different, this book follows them from trying to conceive to birth and boy do they have some fun along the way. We also get to catch up with the other guys from previous books that we have all fallen in love with, in saying that I will say again this book can be read as a stand-alone. Have we come to the end of the road with this series, I really hope not because I would love to see this couple dealing with parenthood because I know Julia Kent would be able give us her own special type of humour mixed with toddler’s how funny would that be. This book will make you laugh, it will make you smile but it will also make you think about the seriousness and the things women do when they feel their biological clock is ticking to fast. Loved this book and I really hope there’s more to come from Shopping for a Billionaire.
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
5 star review Shopping For A Billionaire’s Baby (Shopping for a Billionaire #13) by Julia Kent    Wow, what a great book! Congratulations, Ms. Kent on a great addition to what is in my humble opinion a fantastic series. As with every book I have read in ths series, I was in stitches having laughed so much I cried. That’s right, not only laughing but snort laughing, totally unattractive I assure you. I have always enjoyed reading about Declan and Shannon and after reading Shopping For A Billionaire’s Baby I love them even more.Throw in their families, who quite frankly are as mad as hatters and what a fun read it was. Having said all that, be prepared for some swoon worthy and tear jerking moments. All I will say is that I loved Declan before and I love him even more now. As you can imagine from trying to conceive till the birth can be an emotional roller coaster, add in the nuttiness that is Declan and Shannon and their families and you just know that this is going to be one heck of a ride. What a simply brilliant addition to one of my favourite romantic comedy series ever.
Anonymous 10 hours ago
Roflmao funny!
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Anonymous 11 months ago
Loved this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Julia has done it again.... brilliant
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Julia has done it again.... brilliant
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best of the series and that's saying a lot the wholeseries was great
ledLD More than 1 year ago
These books are all about the romance, comedy and steam. There are so many over the top characters and they all make these books special. This book is no exception. The laughter was there, but also the heart warming romance. Sweet, sweet story.
SweetSexyEscape More than 1 year ago
I completely love, love, love this series and with each book I fall deeper in love with all the characters. This series is one that you have to read in is not a standalone. So, if you think you might enjoy checking out this book then do yourself a favor and download them all. You will not be disappointed. This series has made me laugh out loud...often and it wouldn't be a Julia Kent book if I didn't find myself googling at least one thing to see if its real. That is just how she rolls. Declan and Shannon are trying to have a baby. And in true Julia fashion she had me laughing out loud to shaking my head at the "man talks" at the gym to tearing up at certain moments. You never know what to expect and I am always on my toes, turning each page and to see what is going to happen next. And I always look forward to see what Julia will have me googling next. So, check out this book, this series...if its your first time hearing about Julia. I guarantee you will will fall in love just like I did.
Shweetsandi More than 1 year ago
Well worth the wait!!! It seems like I have been waiting forever for another book in this series. And just like Shannon and Daclan pregnancy it seems like forever. But in true Julia Kent form she gave us not not just a book filled with laughter and yes loving, but she also managed to update us on our favorite characters and some not so favorite. We got a peek into the lives of women ( thank you) and I have to say to I love all the little twists and turns and Easter eggs. I am so looking forward to Amanda and Andrew 's next book and please can we get us some Hamish???
AustenRowling More than 1 year ago
I loved it. At times sweet and romantic, others laugh out loud funny. Readers follow Dec and Shannon’s journey through the decision to have the baby, all the fun TTC, then the pregnancy and birth. It’s realistic, but with the charm and antics we expect from a JK novel.
Paulsrose More than 1 year ago
Julia Kent does it again. The Shopping Series is still one of my very favorites. You will laugh out loud, cringe and was a whirlwind of emotions. You can't help but root for Shannon and Declan with all the craziness that goes on with them and around them. He may be a billionaire, but money can't buy everything and we got to see more glimpses of this. In the end, he is a man who loves his wife deeply and at times feels helpless about how he can help when it is the woman who is carrying the child. His letter to Shannon is one of the most beautiful things I have ever read. Forget wanting to marry a prince, I want a Declan.
Shadowwolf36 More than 1 year ago
Julia Kent never disappoints and in this installment of Shopping for the Billionaire, she hits it out of the park. I started reading it at the gym while on the treadmill and I could NOT stop laughing from the very beginning. From Shannon's inner dialogue to Declan's conversation with "not-so-little" Declan..."Ahoy Matey" to Vince and the Junk Whisperer, this book had me riveted waiting for the next OMG what will they say and do next. From trying to get pregnant, to getting pregnant and everything that the pregnancy entails to the delivery, Julia keeps you laughing and wondering when the next shoe will drop. Not only that, I fell more in love with Declan than I thought possible and in my mind, the sign of a great romantic comedy is not just the laughs and HEA but the tender moments and I have to admit to having tears pouring down my face at one point in the book. Declan makes no bones about the fact that Shannon is IT for him and convincing her is truly romantic and beautiful.
Jennifer_Houle More than 1 year ago
I guessed the baby's name right a few months ago when a guessing game was being played in one of the Kent games on Facebook. That definitely made me happy. This was legitimately a hard review for me to write because this is one of my favorite series, and I knew I was going to struggle with giving it 3 stars. It took me almost all day (literally over 12 hours) to read this book, because I had to keep stopping myself to think about what parts I would comment on in my review, which parts I wouldn't, and how strongly I felt about those parts. There are many amazing things about this book that I adored. Thirteen books into the series, you know if you're still reading what you are going to get. Kent's humor is still present, Shannon and Declan's love is more touching and unique to them than ever before, and THERE'S A BABY. And that baby's delivery pretty Shannon and Declan style. There are things you know will happen: Marie has a yoga instructor related fiasco that is SO VERY Marie, and that so very badly embarrasses Shannon, but it's hysterical. Andrew and Declan's competitive streak shows it's face. There were things I didn't quite expect (but liked). I really appreciated the growth in both Marie and James as they recognized and acknowledged some of their own parenting flaws. There were things I didn't quite expect (but DIDN'T like). Terry and Greg both kept passing mentions. (Greg is mentioned in one sentence as a person at the baby shower, Terry get's a total of three sentences.) Greg this isn't as much of a bother to me as Terry is. He's about to be an uncle. And speaking of uncles...Andrew's only concern is how much more sex Declan is getting? There's NOTHING about what kind of uncle he'll try to be? Both Shannon and Declan come from families with siblings...we hear them talk about how they'll model their parenting after their parents, but not how ANY of the siblings want to be as aunts and uncles? Felt really odd to me, though I acknowledge Amanda, as best friend and aunt, makes her opinions known. And then there was the "political for the sake of being political" sections placed. Sections added in that really and truly didn't fit the story that were clearly only their to bring up the topics, but then don't have much (if any) follow-up later. The time Declan notices that Shannon is treated significantly differently than him because she's a woman in the workforce, but then the conversation never progresses past that scene. The time Declan receives a call from HR that leads to him finding out the employee is not cisgender, which I might not have felt was a political move for the sake of being political if the employee wasn't just transferring from another department (as in, this would have previously been noted by HR). It's Shannon's nephew asking Marie if she got Chuckle's consent before putting him in costumes because he's "learning about consent at school", but then there being zero follow through with it. Like there were great statements that could have been made, but instead these little lines just needed to be dropped in. If they had just been expanded on...
HsuLeeNY More than 1 year ago
ARC - I voluntarily offered to review this book with no obligations and my opinions are honest Loved, Loved the book. You get to read the whole experience from getting pregnant to giving birth. You also read what happened in between as well. You get to read Sharon's transition from being single to being a mother. Of course, Declan was right by her side as always Is Amanda going to be next? I hope to read more about Sharon + Declan as parents. How do they deal w/ diapers, potty training, teething, etc... That would be fun to read The storytelling + the character's build were awesome! It has all the ingredients that you need for a great book! I can't wait for the next book in the series!
Laura_F More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite series and I was beyond excited when I learned that Shannon and Declan were going to be having a baby!! This is the 13th book in the series and while technically it can probably be read as a standalone, the characters and the storyline is best enjoyed when read in order since it has been following the same characters. This book has all of the funny moments that I've come to expect from the Shopping series but in addition to all the funny, there is also a ton of emotional times that are heartwarming and sometimes gut-wrenching. I love all of the moments that Shannon and Declan had in this book, both navigating planning for a baby and all the way through the pregnancy. With every book, I love Declan just a little bit more. I can't wait to see what's in store for this crazy crew!! *This is my voluntary review of an advanced reader copy*
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
What a fun read I laughed myself silly. It was so much fun watching these two go through the motions of having a baby. It was even funnier when friends and family get into the mix of it. I have loved this whole series with each new book you fall more in love with Declan and Shannon. This can be read as a standalone but if you read the whole series it makes it more humorous. I enjoyed the plot, the laugh out loud moments as they go through the conceiving which was truly funny all the way to the birth. I really enjoyed catching up with the past characters and seeing what is new in their life as well as they handle and start the bantering to get Declan going. I did have a little bit of a hard time staying focused from time to time but all in all this was a great read that was hilarious and very entertaining. It will be interesting to see how they grow as parents and deal with all the issues children bring. They aren’t the only ones in the family that is expecting. These couples have come a long way but still have a longer one to go. I can’t wait to see what this author has in store for us with the next book in this series.
Kelnyg1 More than 1 year ago
I have to start by saying I am not up-to-date on the Shopping for a Billionaire series, I had hoped to be, but life. However, although it's a continuation and book 13, I didn't feel that I'd missed out when reading this book - we hear about some things that happen in past books and it just made me want to catch up with those books. I love Julia Kent's writing style. It captures the reader's attention, pulls them into the story and keeps them invested until the very last page. The way she blends humour and emotion is a skill. I never fail to fall about laughing at the hilarious moments and there are plenty of them, and then cry at the emotional ones too. It really is a wonderful way to pass the hours, I really need to find more time to spend with Julia's characters - they brighten my day. I really love the covers for this series, and this book's cover is no exception. It's eye-catching and just really sweet. This book is hilarious, so many laugh out loud moments. It's also quite emotional, for me at least, I think anyone that has tried to conceive will be able to empathise with these characters and what they're going through. I was able to identify with Shannon more in this book than any of the others I've read in the series. (No! We're not going to mention the phone down the toilet debacle). Conception is a touchy subject and I think it was handled with grace, care, and compassion. Not only showing the difficulties but also finding the humour in situations and how it can bring people together. It was beautiful to read. These characters are freaking hilarious! I love them so much. Shannon's mother is one of the best fictional women ever! Shannon and Declan are such a wonderful couple and having spent a fair few hours with them and their story. It's so great to see them progressing through their happily ever again. Watching them grow together, and make the decision to expand their family, and all the ups and downs that entails. Declan has many swoon-worthy moments, I always forget just how charming he is, but he soon reminds me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An an amazing story. The author certainly did a great job with Shannon's pregnancy. Heart warming, funny, excruciatingly real. Declan's affirmations of love are swoon worthy. Her mother, Marie's antics over the top, yoga and unicorns, we will leave it at that. A must read. I received a complimentary copy and I am giving a review voluntarily.
MegRey7 More than 1 year ago
I give Shopping for a Billionaire's Baby by Julia Kent Five Stars! This is Book 13 of the Shopping for a Billionaire series and you must read them in order. Just like all of Julia's other books this will have you laughing out loud through out the book. In parts you may tear up, in other parts you will be able to feel the love between Shannon and Declan. For those of you that have ever experience child birth this is a perfect telling of trying to conceive the baby through the birth of your first child. I remember have all the same emotions that Shannon had. Julia you did an amazing job telling this story! It was very well written, a very quick read and you will not be disappoint when you read it. Shannon and Declan have decided that they are ready to finally expand their family from two to three. They both feel, well not both... Shannon feels that they have made enough plans, read enough books, and made sure that there is room in there schedules for a child. Little did Shannon know that when the news got out that they where going to try and get Pregnant that Andrew was going to turn it into a competition..... The brothers compete over everything so why wouldn't they turn this into a competition also?? Who is going to bring the first grandchild into the world? Who will get pregnant first? Shannon thought dealing with her mother was going to be the hardest part about being pregnant but she was total wrong. The whole experience throws one curve ball after another at Shannon including the birth if their child. This is a must read book! There are so many surprise you will love it!
Cali-Jewel More than 1 year ago
Up-roaring, hilariously fun, sweetly sexy good time. One of my all time favorite couples is having a baby and I just can't get enough... From the struggles of conceiving to the emotional birth I just could not put it down (house work went undone, meals where nuked, kids were complaining and hubby was sadly neglected (sorry family, I do love you)) Declan and Shannon are so in love and have the nuttiest family but you just can't help but love them. Who could resist reading about a the McCormick brothers engaged in competitive billionaire Babython. I laughed, I cried, I said to myself "oh my goodness" ... do not read in public unless you are ok with random strangers looking at you funny or asking what the heck? Could not have loved this adventure more.
jbebout1295 More than 1 year ago
Julia Kent, the undisputed queen of romantic comedy, is back with a new addition to the Shopping For A Billionaire series… and it is freaking phenomenal! Shannon and Declan are back and looking to expand their family with their first child, sparking Andrew’s competitive nature and Marie’s need to be… well, Marie. Typical of Shannon and Declan’s relationship, nothing much goes according to plan in this endeavor, and the resulting narrative is nothing short of hilarious. It’s also equal parts heart warming, hopeful, and endearing. The laugh out loud moments are many, as are the moments that just make your heart smile. Yes, I’m aware that hearts can’t actually smile… but this book sure made mine want to. The characters in this series are over the top, yet still so authentic and engaging. You just can’t help but be drawn into their world, and before you know it, you’re completely obsessed with their lives and relationships. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a witty, sexy, and utterly compelling read. *I was given an ARC of this book and voluntarily chose to review. All opinions are my own.
CeeCee0 More than 1 year ago
Number 13 is generally considered as being bad luck but that’s certainly not true here. This book is hilarious, so, so funny!! It brought tears of laughter to my eyes. Declan and Shannon were at the top of their game here, keeping me in stitches with their antics. And don’t forget about their nearest and dearest who are just as diabolically nuts as they are. I loved reading this and got my swoon fest on with Declan as he girded his loins in preparation to becoming a father. Shannon was at her zaniest best too. But, it was nice seeing a more mature side to them as well as the face the sometimes daunting prospect of parenthood. What’s next for this comedic duo? Let’s hope we find out soon.