Friday, 10 February 2012
365 books in 365 days Challenge ... Book #315
The Baby's Guardian - Delores Fossen
Mills & Boon Intrigue 2-in-1
Harlequin Mills & Boon, 2011
From the back cover:
"In the past twenty-four hours Sabrina Carr had been shot at, kidnapped and held hostage. As if being eight months pregnant wasn't stressful enough!
Now, after narrowly escaping the clutches of masked gunmen, Sabrina and her baby needed a protector. That's when hot Texas cop Shaw Tolbert came to her rescue. As the surrogate mother to his child, Sabrina couldn't help the sizzling attraction to Shaw that the danger stirred up...or the kiss that told her she meant more to him than she ever realized. With her attackers still on the loose, Sabrina's priority was keeping the baby safe. But how could she keep her cool when things were so hot?"
I bought this Intrigue 2-in-1 ages ago but forgot I even had it.
The hero Shaw is a cop and he is called to a hostage situation in a maternity unit. There are many heavily pregnant women begin held hostage, and Shaw's attempts to think of a way to get them out safely is hampered when he discovers one of the hostages is Sabrina, the heroin, whom is pregnant with his child. Sabrina is terrified by the threat against her and her unborn child, especially when the kidnapper's take her with them when they escape. She desperately hopes that Shaw manages to move past his guilt over his wife's death and Sabrina's pregnancy and comes to save her. Shaw does save her, and tries to keep her safe from the continued threat against her, and during the time they spend together Shaw begins to realise that his feelings for Sabrina run much deeper than just passion.
I liked this book, kind of! The suspense part of the plot is pretty much perfect; it is full of nail-biting tension and edge-of-seat excitement, which makes the story very fast paced. But the romance part is left severely lacking - it feels almost forced in. The hero and heroine didn't really have that much time together without something to do the suspense plot happening, so it was difficult to truly grasp, and believe, the developing relationship.
Overall, this is an OK book.