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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Guard My Baby by Rebecca Savage

Guard My Baby by Rebecca Savage
Publisher: Carnal Desires Publishing
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary
Length: Full Length (236 pgs)
Other: M/F, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

A whirlwind romance with Cade Sheridan, a virile, fascinating lover who has an intense affair with Lainie Blanford and then leaves her, results in Lainie’s becoming pregnant. Threatened by a devious, clever, dangerous madman who wishes to kill her baby because he thinks it is the spawn of Satan, Lainie hires a security expert, who sends a bodyguard to her home. The bodyguard turns out to be Cade: the father of her baby. Stunned by the revelation that he is a father, Cade develops a fierce resolve to protect both Lainie and his child.

Psychotic Drayton Clausen hears voices he believes to be those of God and of Satan. Convinced that he must track down and kill all the babies that resulted from his donation of sperm to a sperm bank, Drayton embarks on a killing spree. In his darkly twisted mind, he loves Lainie, while hating her baby. Unaware of Drayton’s mental instability, Lainie considers him a friend, but Cade senses that Drayton is a weird, unstable personality.

Sure that he can never love or trust any woman again, after his ex-wife aborted his child, Cade struggles with the potent emotions generated by his proximity to the lovely, desirable woman for whom he feels both lust and affection. Equally disturbed by her need to allow Cade to live in her home and guard Eli, her daughter, Lainie struggles with the conflict arising from her newly revived love for Cade and her belief that his past experiences have destroyed his ability to love a woman.

When the threats become outright attacks, Cade fights to keep all of them safe. The suspense builds, as Drayton’s dementia takes on an ominous new twist. Cade and Lainie struggle not only with their feelings for each other, but also with harrowing fear, until their story reaches an exciting climax.

Sometimes life hands you things you don’t think you can handle. Through humility and no other choice, you deal. But what do you do when the very person who helped cause your problems makes them worse in very sexy ways?

You need to read Guard My Baby to learn more.

Rebecca Savage writes an interesting story that draws the reader in from page one. You feel Lainie’s draw to Cade. He’s sexy and a foreboding alpha male, but that’s what makes him interesting. The fact that the one time they make love without a condom nature does as intended adds a good amount of tension and conflict to the story.

Although there were times I felt Lainie was a bit too forgiving and almost wishy-washy in her acceptance of Cade, I liked her determination to see the pregnancy through. At the same time, I wanted to thump Cade for being thickheaded, but that made him real – who doesn’t know someone who has the best thing in life and can’t see it? When Cade and Lainie are together, the sparks fly and it’s a great thing to witness.

I’ll admit there were times when I thought things came a bit easy for Lainie, but I could identify with her struggles.

As for the antagonist, he can be a bit hard to follow, but easy to hate. Ms. Savage writes the kind of bad guy you can’t help but hate even when you kind of want to help him be a better person.

If you want a story that will stick with you long after the last page, then you need to read Guard My Baby. I give this story 4 cherries.

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