Kensington, Aug 2002, 6.50. 320 pp.
Straight to video movie queen Tatiana Fox knew her marriage was not going well, but is stunned when her spouse Kerr informs her he is divorcing her because he is gay. While he seeks the real Kerr and moves in with his male lover, her husband tells Tatiana that she has full custody of their twin babies, Ethan and Everson.
Timing is everyone in the movie industry as Tatiana learns as she auditions for a part that could make her career, but she has he two toddlers accompanying her. She gets a break when former Australian soccer star Jack Thorpe agrees to watch her children while she performs. Later Tatiana hires a financially strapped Jack to be her personal trainer and to help with the kids. As Jack and the infants bond, he and Tatiana fall in love. However, she was burned once by a hunk and also has a rising career to develop making a relationship between them unlikely unless matchmaking babies have their way.
BABY, BABY is a lighthearted romp that satirizes Hollywood superegos. Jack is a wonderful lead protagonist while Tatiana the wannabe superstar seems like a caricature of a starlet yet Tatiana the mother and lover seems so human. The story line never takes itself too seriously entertaining fans from the moment Tatiana receives the message from Kerr ending their marriage until the final curtain call.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner