That Baby

That Boy Series Book 3That Baby by Jillian Dodd.


First comes love, then comes marriage . . . and then comes That Baby, the final book in the That Boy trilogy by USA Today bestselling author, Jillian Dodd.

It’s amazing how a few little words can change your life.

It starts with a simple I love you. 

It’s made official with I do.

And becomes incredible with I’m pregnant.

Jadyn is the girl I love. The girl I’ve always loved.

Our lives are like single threads meticulously woven together—the result an exquisite tapestry of past, present, and future.

Then there are the words that will unravel me.

A few little words that will change my life.


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Release date: August 10th


  1. AHH I LOVED THAT BABY!! I really, really, really hope you write more books about these characters. I’ve really grown to love them. I think hearing about Danny and Lori would be interesting but JJ and Phillip will always be my favorites to read about. **Spoiler removed***

    Thank you so, so much for writing these amazing books.

    1. I have a whole file in my computer called “Future Stories” which contain snippets and scenes and outlines for book ideas. I have some ideas about spin offs from the That Boy series, but I’m not sure when or if I will write them. (And I’m so happy you liked That Baby!!)

  2. I love all your book series so much! You are such a godsend for writing them!

    Are you planning on getting any That boy merch? like a jadyn charm bracelet or a bottle that says ‘here to the good life’ something cute like that???

    I really loved this book and i hope you continue writing until the day i die! I’m super excited for Vegas Love and i’m sure it will be as amazing as the rest of your books!


    1. I’m not sure on the merchandise yet. Maybe at some point! I’m glad you liked That Baby!

  3. I started and finished that baby today. I can’t believe how brilliant the book is and how hard you must of worked on it. You are such an amazing writer and to write from experience must of been so difficult for you, but the fact that you did it and you completed such a fantastic book is phenomenal. Your such an inspiration to me and I love every single book you have wrote. I have a few questions if you don’t mind answering them. Are you going to write a series from another person perspective on the that boy series ? Do you have any plans about another trilogy or other books ? If the answer is yes do you know when ? I wanted to thankyou, your books have put a smile on my face and made me feel so many emotions in a short amount of time.

    1. Thank you so much! I don’t plan on doing any of my books from other points of views, like ever. I choose my POVs for a reason because I feel like if you knew what the other person was thinking it would ruin the suspense of the story line.
      I would say that Phillip and JJ’s story is over, if I do anything else with the series, it would be about other characters. I have some ideas, but can’t promise anything. I never really know what story I will be moved to write next!!

  4. Hey! I really love the first two book in this series and I’m wondering when is the paperback release date in Amazon. I’m dying to read this book! It’s going to be awesome!. I really love your writing and I think that you are one of the best authors I’ve ever read.

    1. Release date is August 10th. Pre-orders for Nook should be up in the next week.

  5. I’ve been looking forward to That Baby ever since I finished That Wedding as soon as it came out! The expected release date now is on my birthday and it’s the best present I could get! Can’t wait!!

  6. AUGUST 10! Is that the real release date? I’m so excited! I’ve read the sneak peak like 10 time! I can’t wait! You’re such a great author!

    1. Yes, that is the official release date. The book is finished and at the editors!

  7. I absolutely love your that boy series. I read that boy last summer and I literally did not put the book down until I finished it. I didn’t even sleep. I finished reading that boy and that wedding in the span of about 24 hours. I cannot wait until the next book that baby. Take you time finishing the book, anything you write in sure will be amazing. You’re a really amazing writer. You have an amazing way of really making the reader feel as if they were really part of the story.

    I hope you can answer me 🙂 – fellow book lover

    1. Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed both books and I’m hoping That Baby is something everyone loves too!

  8. I hope you get better soon!!! I just wanted to say that I love your books and I wish you write lots more ! I can’t wait for That Baby

  9. As much as I want to read the story as soon as possible, I understand that life has its bumps and not all things can come out when expected. I hope you get to feeling better soon. Take care of yourself because I’m sure your family needs you and we would love to see more material from you in the future. Everyone may not be able to understand that but your loyal fan base will. Keep the good stuff coming 🙂

  10. AGAIN pushed from march to june?!?!?! UGHHH i dont even know why im surprised and june is not even the final date
    Wouldnt be surprised if its get pushed AGAIN by the end of may
    Lost soo much respect for this author !

    1. I’m sorry you have lost respect for me, but I’ve had health issues that have caused me to push the date back. Unfortunately, I’ve been spending a lot of time at the doctors and dealing with these issues and have not had as much time as usual to spend on my writing. I hope my readers will understand that my health has to come first.

      1. I hope you get better, not for the sake of the book but for you, even though a lot of people just want the book finished many of us hope you are well.

        1. Thank you! I appreciate it. I’m writing, just not able to devote all day and night to it like I usually do.

    2. Dear Jillian
      I hope you get well soon. Prayers to you and your family….
      In the end, it’s just a book…there are going to be lots of books but there is only 1 you and if you don’t take care of you, then the books stop all together. So you take all the time you need, and try to not let any negative energy in during this time of healing. God Bless.

      To the “loss of respect” commenter…. I generally not do this but I must…
      Books are magical! I can get swept into another world by them for days on end, and hate when they are finished. But the reality is that life is happening outside of these books. We don’t know people, just because they let us in a little with their writing. Your “respect” in the grand scheme of LIVING A HEALTHY LIFE….minuscule….

  11. Hi! I just want to say that I love That boy series and that you’re an amazing writer and that I’m willing to be patient for that baby because I don’t want to say bad things to an author that I truly admire and writes such amazing stories. Keep being awesome and I’m hoping to read that baby this year. Btw, summer is on what months? Hehe. We are living on different geos so I think it’s different. 🙂

    1. Authors have to be compelled to write a story and I can’t force it. That Baby will come out when I feel it’s worthy of the characters. I’m hoping that is this spring/summer which would be between the months of April and August.

    2. Ms. Dodd,
      I absolutely love your novels, especially the series of “That Boy”. I was wondering if you have a release date out for “That Baby”? No pressure I completely understand if you haven’t figured one out yet. Your an amazing writer and inspiration:)

      1. I’m currently writing That Baby. I don’t have a release date. It depends on when I finish it. I’m thinking summer sometime, but won’t have a firm date until I have my first draft finished.

  12. i have been waiting for that baby for over a year. i was wondering if you had an idea when/if it may be released.

  13. I just finished reading that wedding it was so good and I need to read that baby right now, like I might sound a little demanding, but when I get attached to the characters in your books I literally spent about three days straight no sleeping reading that boy followed by that wedding and I don’t feel like I cant wait to read that baby. do you have a release date yet? Or could you add a bit more to the sneak peek please, please please, pretty please? Prinsess please? It’s my birthday on the 16th of January and it would be the best present ever if you could add more to the sneak peek on your website. And I just want to say you are an amazing and hilarious and surprisingly accurate writer. That boy is basically the book that describes my life, with the two boys next door. I think I would marry Danny though not Philip.
    I hope that you can get back to me- love Destiny xxx

    1. I think I already replied to you earlier. Mentioned that I’m a Jan. Bday too. I can’t do anymore That Baby since I haven’t written any more yet. Sorry.

  14. I absolutely love the That Boy series I came upon them while looking for something to read and thought that, “That Boy” would be something I would like I never thought I would get so attached to the characters and story line though. I felt like I was apart of the book. I have been waiting for “That Baby” come out I ever messaged you on twitter after I finished reading “That Wedding” I couldn’t wait for the next book. I have practically been on edge waiting for the third book to come out so I am so excited. I have also read the first book to The Keatyn Chronicles. I actually enjoyed reading it I didn’t think I would but I was looking for something to read and it was the first free book that caught my attention so I thought I would give it a try and I loved it. It took me a while to get into the book but once I started to enjoy it I couldn’t put the book down. I cant wait to read the rest of the series. I just wanted to let you know as well that you are such an inspiration to me considering that when I grow up I want to be a writer and at the moment I seem to be the best at writing romantic love stories and that is kind of what you write so I look up to you very much.

    1. Thank you!! I’m glad that you have enjoyed both series!! I love making up stories and romance too. Good luck with your writing!

  15. Ms Dodd,

    hi I’m writing from Bangkok, Thailand. I absolutely am In love with the That Boy That Wedding series it has honestly changed my life. I love how connected danny Phillip and JJ are connected! I cried for hours at that boy was so unexpected! Your an amazing writer! Seriously! I want to be a writer when I’m older, and you inspire me to write. I’m in the middle of my first book and its inspired by that boy. I was just wondering when That Baby is going to be released? Because I can’t get it in Bangkok and so would likeo know when I can order it online? Just a timeframe maybe if you have one? Also where can I read your sneak peak of that baby? Thankyou so much for changinn my life! I really hope you reply!

    Sydney Laura (Abikynlu) Loftnalk

    1. I’m so glad you liked the series! I am going to start writing That Baby after the holidays and expect it to release sometime late spring, early summer.

      1. OMG you made my day replying to me! Thank you so so much!! I have a last question… did you design the ring in the book? cos its like my dream rig now…. JJ’s engagement ring…. i would love to see it if you designed it cos thats what i want so badly, and the wedding rings!! i understand if you cant show the rings and stuff…. also where is the hotel they get married? sorry so many questions just reading that wedding made me think about what i want for my wedding and i would love to see some designs from the booK! i love you so much! xxx

        1. Yes, I designed the ring in the book. There is a doodle version of it in That Boy. They got married at a fictional hotel in Kansas City, MO, which is very similar to the Intercontinental Hotel that overlooks the Country Club Plaza.You can see inspiration for the wedding here on my website and at Pinterest.

  16. I’d just like to apologize on behalf of all the people who have commented complaining that That Baby isn’t out yet and being extraordinarily rude. Thank you so much for even writing another book, along with Captive Films (which is Amazinggg btw) and your other series’. Your writing is great and it takes time and effort. Thank you Jillian!!

  17. hi jillian,i m shiffu from india.haven’t read a good bff luv story since forevrrrrrrrrr…………but now it luks lyk i m fan of them.all thanks 2 u jillian.u r an amazing,phenomenal n fantabulous writer.luv u n luv that boy series.w8ing eagerly 4 that baby.i hope,no shit,i know its gonna be lyk d other 2.thanks 4 gvng us such an amazing buk-treat.luv ya totally.:-D

      1. I love your series. That Baby has been in my Goodreads TBR since forever. Waiting DESPERATELY for it to release. Also I am just about to start Captive Films. Hoping that it captivates me like That Boy did.

  18. Seriously are you really gonna release that baby next year??? Im starting to get reaaaaal impatient here. Were waiting for this book for 2 years ughhh and still not here i dont get it.

    1. I have to write what I’m compelled to write. In order to write a good story, you have to have conflict. I don’t want Phillip to cheat on his new wife. I don’t want there to be made up drama and misunderstandings. I want them to be happy. At the end of That Wedding, they are happy. When I feel that I have a good story to tell about them, that’s when I will write that book and not before. Thanks for understanding.

  19. Jillian!

    I am obsessed with all your books. KC was an amazing series and Iove it so much! I have reread all of the books 3+ times. But That Boy was my first love. First book I read of yours and I have been a true fan ever since. I cannot wait till that baby. JJ and Phillip are my relationship goals lol. But really I am super excited for whenever it comes out! The sneak peak is wonderful! Thank you so much!

  20. Greetings form italy!!!
    Huge fan of yours. When is that baby coming out? is there a date ? the final one? ciao

  21. Your books are amazing and I love them! Keep going! I am obsessed with the That Boy series and looking forward to That Baby!

  22. Hiya Jillian! I am a huge fan of your books and I love the That Boy series! JJ, Philip, Danny and Lori are awesome characters and they crack me up! I look forward to That Baby, thank you for writing such epic books and keep going! x

    I’ve been waiting for this for years.
    I read these books a couple of years ago and to this day, I’m still obsessed. JJ and Phillip and Danny And Lori are hysterical. JJ with a baby? I can’t wait! By far one of the best series ever. Can’t wait to read more! Keep writing, huge fan! You’re a fantastic writer!

    1. Thank you. Phillip and JJ are happy at the end of That Wedding. I’m having a hard time making them unhappy.

  24. I love your books so much and want there to be a film for that boy series and the keayten chronicals.
    In that boy when her parents died I was crying and I love how involved I got with each and every page.
    Hope there are going to be movies and you write more books
    Hannah 🙂 xxx

    1. Thank you! I definitely will continue to write. And movies would be amazing!

  25. Hi Jillian! I absolutely love your books. I’m from Nairobi, Kenya and I just finished reading Keatyn Chronicles. I’m now trying to save up for your new series which I’m totally stoked about. It sure leaves a neat dent in my pocket, what with the exchange rate shooting up!, but it’s worth it
    I really hope you answer me 🙂

    1. That’s amazing! You are the first reader I have talked to from Kenya! Thanks for writing!

  26. I have LOVED your books since my friend first told me about them! I have read That Boy every long car ride I think like ever. You are such a good writer and I can hardly wait for the next book!!

  27. I’m so excited about this. Phillip and JJ have been a constant companion of mine as I reread That Boy and That Wedding over and over this summer. I’m so stoked about this next chapter of their lives!

  28. So, I have been saving That Boy in my iBooks for awhile and never decided to read it until yesterday when I was like ‘what the hell’ and started reading it and I swear it was amazing!! I literally just finished reading it and I have to say that you are an incredible writer!! I LOVED That Boy and I can’t wait to read the next book

  29. Jillian,
    I absolutly love both “that boy” series and the keatyn chronicals. I got all my friends hooked on both series. I’m so so so so excited for the new book ” that baby” and the new keatyn chronicals to come out. I love reading your work, so please please please keeeep writing !!!

  30. Omg! I really love the saga that you did: That Boy.I have been thru a lot lately and I just needed a book to make me feel better… When I saw the cover of That Boy I thought this looks interesting. I love the saga<3 Its really interesting how two different people become one and you make the people see that. I got one question and I hope you can answer me:
    What was your inspiration to make this book?
    I hope you could answer me:) -Evelyn

    1. I had some dreams about the characters and decided to write their story. I’m glad you enjoyed the books!