Wednesday, 13 July 2011
365 books in 365 days Challenge ... book #93
Lock, Stock and Secret Baby - Cassie Miles
Mills and Boon Intrigue 2-in-1
Harlequin Mills and Boon, 2011
From the back cover:
"Special Forces operative Blake Jantzen's mission is clear: protect Eve from the psychopath targeting her. His soldier instincts are put to the ultimate test when guarding her leads them both into a dangerous web of secrecy and deceit. Everyone has something to hide—including the beautiful pregnant woman whose life rests in his hands…and whose presence stirs a passion that even he cannot control.
Eve Weathers is a brilliant scientist…and a virgin. After learning she's been impregnated as part of an experiment, she knows trusting Blake is the only way to keep her unborn child safe. It seems the baby she carries is the key to exposing a killer…and unlocking a mystery that will forever link her and Blake."
I read this book during breaks from laying flooring in my living room! I felt that it really deserved my full attention though, as parts of this book really left me baffled.
At the start of this book an influential psychologist is murdered, just before this he emails details of a study he was involved in to his son. The study included ground breaking IVF treatments given to infertile couples 25 years ago, where the embryos created were from men and women of superior intellect, physic, ability, etc,(basically it was genetic engineering) thus creating a group of "superbabies". Blake, the hero, is one of those babies and also the son of the psychologist. His father had discovered that the gynaecologist involved in the study and another of the superbabies planned to create second generation and have implanted an embryo in the heroin Eve. Eve is unaware of this and shocked when Blake informs her, she is also in danger as the person involved will not need Eve after the baby is born. Blake promises to protect Eve and they grow close to one another.
Well, if anything, this is certainly and original plotline! Superbabies... come on! I don't really know what to write in this review as although this book is entertaining in its originality it's, lets face it, kinda silly! You know when you watch a horror movie and the blonde woman goes upstairs to check on that strange noise instead of out the door/calling the police, all you want to do is shout "stop, you silly woman!", that's kind of what I wanted to do reading this book. There were moments when the events just seemed stupid e.g. Eve's life was threatened and she was emotional after discovering the pregnancy so what does she do? Goes home alone of course... er!
Anyway, an enjoyable, humorous and rather entertaining read. Watch out for those superbabies!