Monday, June 14, 2010

Be My Baby (Konigsburg #3)

Be My Baby (Konigsburg #3)

by Meg Benjamin

Genre: Erotic Romance

Pages: Paperback, 280 pages

Publisher: Samhain Publishing (first published December 8th, 2009)

If Jessamyn Carroll had only herself to consider, staying in Pennsylvania after her husband’s death would have been a no-brainer. Her vindictive in-laws’ efforts to get their hooks into her infant son, however, force her to flee to a new home. Konigsburg, Texas.

Peace…at least for now. She’s even found a way to make some extra money, looking after sexy accountant Lars Toleffson’s precocious two-year-old daughter. She finds it easy—too easy—to let his protective presence lull her into thinking she and her son are safe at last.

Lars, still wounded from enduring a nasty divorce from his cheating ex-wife, tries to fight his attraction to the mysterious, beautiful widow. But when an intruder breaks into her place, and Jess comes clean about her past, all bets are off. Someone wants her baby—and wants Jess out of the picture. Permanently.

Now Jess has a live-in bodyguard, whether she wants him or not. Except she does want him—and he wants her. Yet negotiating a future together will have to overcome a lot of roadblocks: babies, puppies, the entire, meddling Toleffson family—and a kidnapper.

This one could possibly be my favorite! I don’t know if it was Jess, Lars or Daisy… or even Jack who brought it all together for me, but this novel was great! Jess is trying to hide from her crazy mother–in-law in the sleepy town of Konigsburg, Texas all the while the Toleffson’s have other plans for her. Daisy (Lars’ two year old daughter) adds to the mix and proves her intelligence on many levels. I love the interaction of Daisy and Jack and can relate to that innate sense of curiosity because of my daughter.

Benjamin has done a great job of pulling Lars out of his slump and giving him a happy ending (after his psycho ex-wife tried to ruin him by pawing their daughter) with Jess and Jack. I love that there is such symmetry in all of the stories as well. We still know about the other characters and their lives, but only just enough that it doesn’t take over the main story. Benjamin also does a great job of setting up the next book for us by incorporating Erik just a little bit more and peaking our curiosity for him. I can’t wait until July when we get to see more of him and find out what else has been going on in Konigsburg, Texas!

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