Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Baby Bargain 18+

The following review is for 18+ readers.
The Baby Bargain
3 of 5 stars false
Seeing Adam Waters is the last thing veterinarian Megan Young expects. Ex-Marine. Ex-boyfriend. And still extremely dangerous territory. But Adam doesn’t know the secret Megan has been keeping from him. The secret that was created three years ago, after their last night together...Adam returns to Raven’s Cove to sell his home in a final break with the town and memories that haunt him. The problem is that his attraction to Megan is as blazing hot as it ever was. But when a vicious smear campaign against Megan turns ugly, Adam learns the truth he never knew—he has a son. Now the only way Megan can protect her child is to strike a bargain with Adam. And it’s a bargain that looks a lot like blackmail...


****I was given an ARC of this book for my honest review****
 Megan is the woman left behind. She dated Adam for two years in College, but he wanted his Military career and nothing was going to stand in his way.Then a few years after being in the Marines he comes home for his parents funeral. Megan is there to comfort him, feeling bad for his suffering... they end up in bed. Next morning, Adam breezes back out of her life again...not knowing that he has left something behind. When Megan finds out she is pregnant she doesn't inform Adam, fears of anger and rejection stop her from. She doesn't want to trap anyone into fatherhood. She wouldn't want anyone to go through what she went through with her father, so she leaves it.
When Adam comes back into town after three years he plans to pack up and then leave for good, but he is drawn to Megan, he can't stay away.
This was a good second chance romance. It was full of tension, both characters had hurt feelings and insecurites to get past. Not to mention the fact that Megan was withholding a huge secret from Adam... their son Cole.
Usually I would feel sorry for the dad missing out on his child, but to start out with Adam came across as a bit of a player. He didn't seem to care that he would be stuffing Megan around again with his love you and leave you attitude. He kept a huge part of himself secret too. His reaction when Megan told him was therefore a little over the top for me. I felt bad for Megan, but then he got his act together and redeemed himself. The trouble that Megan was in was interesting and I admit to being a little misled and not knowing who the bad guy was until close to the end. I like the issues that the couple had to go through to get back together and trust each other. Adam's troubled past was heartbreaking, and I was glad Megan could help him work through it all. It was a good story and I am hoping it will be a series as there were some really interesting secondary characters in there, and who can resist a good marine romantic suspense story? Not me :) 3 .5 stars.
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