Monday, August 2, 2010

Book Review: Bound By The Baby

Author: Susan Crosby
Title: Bound By The Baby
Publisher: Silhouette Desire
Publish Date: March 2007
Rating: 4 Stars
Book Blurb: Buttoned-up banker Devlin Campbell prided himself on his control. That one passionate night in Atlantic City had been an aberration, but one with lasting consequences: his mystery woman was pregnant. Now that he'd found her -- thousands of miles away -- Dev approached Nicole with a most decent proposal. But would their ardent beginning allow these virtual strangers to forge a bond that was more than skin deep?

Review: This is the third book in the Millionaire of the Month series. It was a good read, but not as good as Maureen Child's book.  Nicole was a strong female character but you got the feeling she was one of those 24 year old virgins and if not that something very close to it.

Dev and Nicole have a one night stand and months later Nicole is pregnant. Dev finds her again and is determined to do the right thing the wrong way. His motives are admirable and there is definitely an attraction there, but Dev's possessiveness borders on obnoxious and the couple's desire to keep the pregnancy secret from their families really comes off poorly. Dev's family for the most part come across as a bunch of nasty snobs, especially the sister that proves she's not loyal after she pops in for a visit.

I think the thing that bothered me about this book, was that these two characters were polar opposites and the only thing they had in common was attraction and yet they were in love and were going to get married by the end of the book. I'd like to see a book about their lives a few years down the road, because their backgrounds are so opposite. Then there was the matter of her high school boyfriend that is still around, protecting her. There really didn't seem to be much resolution with that resolution to that part of the story.

I did like the Nicole didn't give in to Devlin and get married immediately. She showed some spunk there. It was a good story, but it just seemed lacking in many ways.


Unknown said...

Darn. It had such a catchy title, but sounds like it's a let down.

Oh well, another great book is out there on the horizon somewhere!

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