By and large, Amanda Keane makes pretty good decisions. Okay, she might not have the best taste in men, but she’s got great friends, a good job, and an independent spirit. That is, until her 30th birthday ushers in a whirlwind romance with a sexy Irish musician who leaves her, not at the altar as she imagined, but accidentally pregnant. And when he disappears, she’s downsized out of a job, her apartment is robbed, and lapsed health insurance coverage leaves her with a C-section to pay for, Amanda is launched headfirst into the life of a broke single mom. But her friend and uber successful ob-gyn, Joy, clues her in to an unlikely temp position with one of Chicago’s celebrity elite that just may be the answer to all her woes. Or could it be just the beginning?
It’s with serious trepidation that Amanda embarks on her surprisingly lucrative new career: underground wet nurse to the offspring of Chi-town’s rich and famous. Amanda must quickly understand how to live at the whims and mercy of the one percent as she deals with the irony of nursing – and loving – someone else’s child, while still making ends meet for her own daughter. And then there’s Cute Daycare Dad (aka Dan), who’s obviously interested in her. But can she afford to tell him what she really does for a living? Is her new job (something she thought went out with the 19th century) a shameful thing? Just another way of selling her body? Or does it have something to teach her after all?
A novel of motherhood, its many demands, and all the little triumphs along the way, MILKED is a warm and witty debut about making tough choices and traveling the roundabout road to happiness.
~ Praise for MILKED ~
“A fun, frothy read bolstered by a likable heroine and a snappy, fast-paced narrative.” ~ Kirkus Reviews
“I loved the cover (it’s gorgeous!) I loved the title (so clever and appropriate) I loved the writing and I all round loved the story…a big thumbs up from me!” ~ Holly, Bookaholic Confessions
“A definite 5 star rating and one of my best reads of the past year!” ~ The East Village
“Milked is a beautiful story about the things people will do to care for and take care of the people in their lives. Fabulous fiction debut novel that will tug on your heart strings, yet at the same time, it will bring lots of laughs along the way!” ~ Arielle Joy, Living Life with Joy
“A few pages in, I fell in love with the story and the author’s writing” ~ Margaret Tidwell, The World as I See It
“With a delightful cast of characters; witty dialogue and humorous interactions; a nice mixture of drama and romance; a rich description of the setting that transports the reader to the heart of Chicago; and an entertaining storyline filled with intriguing twists and turns; Milked is a delightful story that will leave a smile on your face!” ~ Kathleen, Jersey Girl Book Reviews
“It was truly hard to put this one down. It took me on a journey that no book has done yet.” ~ Samantha, Chick Lit Plus
“I was instantly hooked!” ~ Lisa, Lost In Literature
“Witty and laugh out loud funny.” ~ Michelle Toy, Tales of Yesterday
“I laughed out loud, smiled, felt incredibly sad and moved at times, too…A different novel that kept me fully engaged from start to finish. I don’t hesitate to recommend it to all chick lit readers.” ~ Dawn, Crooks on Books