"There's something about unexpected pregnancies in romance novels that usually turns me off the book; not always, but usually. However - and it's a massive however - Waking Up Pregnant was completely different.
From the start, she doesn't get pregnant because they were irresponsible. The condom split, as can actually happen, and though she doesn't realise this because she freaks out and leaves before he can tell her, there's a certain amount of sympathy that we have for her plight.
And also, the moment she gets pregnant, there's no falling into his arms straight away and letting him do everything for her. She's ill, so he insists on helping her, but she's fully committed to work - even starting a new job during her pregnancy.
This is a woman who is feisty, who is determined, and who is everything a woman can be.
In today's media, there are so many representations of women who work whilst having children as either hard or unfeeling, and it's wonderful to see this combated so very well in Kelly's depiction of Darcy.
And then there's Jeff. He's not entirely comfortable with the idea of Darcy working, and he's incredibly over-protective, but he comes to realise that "he wanted Darcy confident in the choices she made". He backs off so that she can make her own decisions, and when he does tell her that he loves her, he embraces all of her- the sexy side and the workaholic side."
Waking Up Pregnant by Mira Lyn Kelly