Monday, May 1, 2017

The Seal's Secret Child

GIVEAWAY

REES, ELISABETH
THE SEAL'S SECRET CHILD

Shielding his family...

Defending an accused kidnapper could get attorney Josie Bishop killed -- but facing the father of her child for the first time in seven years could destroy her heart. Yet when her ex-fiance, former SEAL Edward "Blade" Harding shows up at her door ready to offer his protection, she can't deny him. Nor can she deny him the chance to know their son. Then shots are fired at Josie's home and a brick is thrown through her window with a scrawled note that says "Drop the case of pay the price." Now Blade is more determined than ever to protect his newfound family at all costs. But can he overcome his past mistakes in order to make sure they survive their present...and possibly have a future together?

Navy SEAL Defenders: Bound by honor and dedicated to protection

My Review:

As a rule, I'm not a huge fan of secret baby stories. and that's because I feel there has to be a really good reason for a woman to keep the birth of a baby from its father. It really bothers me when the reason for keeping baby a secret is shallow or self-serving. So, frankly, I wasn't certain about this Love Inspired Suspense story.BUT I'm a big Elisabeth Rees fan so I decided to give her the benefit of the doubt and I'm so glad I did!

The secret child angle is really well done, and, without giving anything away, I totally bought into the circumstances that left Josie a single mom and Blade unaware that he had fathered a son. It's a pivotal part of the story and creates some luscious tension between Josie and Blade. And Rees got all the protective mama emotions just right. My stomach churned right along with Josie's as she watched her son hero worship his new-found dad.

Blade is a phenomenal hero but I find myself weighing my words because I don't want to post any spoilers. And there are a lot of surprises when it comes to this intrepid hero. But part of the joy of the read is discovering him as the story unfolds so I'm not going to say much more other than...blissful sigh.

Intriguing suspense and heart-hammering action paired with a second second chance romance makes for a lethal combination.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of The Seal's Secret Child please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoread AT yahoo DOT ca. If you post a comment and add your email address please remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 7 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

27 comments:

  1. I tend to agree with you on the secret baby angle in a book. Not my favorite prose either. In the case of the mother thinking that the father was dead, then yes, totally legit! Or some such things as this.

    That being said, your review has peaked my interest! I really can't resist a good Love Inspired Suspense by a new-to-me author.

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Funny -- I don't know anyone who seems to like the secret baby angle but LI lists it has one of their high-interest hooks. But this is done very well. Believable and upholding the integrity of both parents. Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. I also agree with you on the secret baby angle in a book. I always think the father should be able to calculate the age of the child and know that it belongs to him.

    I love LIS books and would love to win this one. Thank you so much for the chance.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. And it's just not the obvious -- but I think it's morally wrong for the heroine not to inform the father -- unless he's an ax-murderer of something. :-) But since it's always the hero who is the secret daddy, that is obviously not the case. Good luck, Cindy.

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  3. Funny you say that, because I agree on the secret baby stories. I tend to not read them. But now I'll have to check this one out! LattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Yes, this is definitely one that works. Good luck, Susan.

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  4. Sounds good. cheetahthecat1986@gmail.com

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  5. Sounds good. TY
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. I really enjoy Love Inspired. This one sounds good. Thanks. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. It's a great line. Good luck, Paula.

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  7. I enjoy secret baby stories but I agree with your reasoning Kav. Love Inspired books are a favorite for me too. Thanks!

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. You'll love this one then, Diane. Good luck.

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  8. Thanks for the review and the opportunity.

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. You're welcome, Mindy. Good luck.

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  9. I normally don't agree with parental secrets, but I guess as with all things there are exceptions to the rule. Due to your review, I'd love to read The Seal's Secret Child where I, too, would have probably passed it up. Thanks for the chance! 2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. Wow -- there's a lot of us who feel the same way about these secret baby plots. This one really does work, Kay, and you'll see why when you get a chance to read it. Good luck!

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  10. Sounds like a great read, enter me please :)
    marcus802001(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. I agree with the keeping the baby a secret I don't like it unless there is a VERY good reason also. But your book choices always seem great so I think it will be good also. Thanks for the chance to win a copy, Kav. iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thanks for the confidence, Linda. I think it works well in this story. Good luck.

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    2. I Like your Book taste :) Thanks

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  12. Looking forward to reading this.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  13. I agree with your opinion of a secret baby in stories. This one sounds like it all works out very well. I'm looking forward to reading this asap. Thanks for your review and the giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Sounds like we all have similar feelings about secret babies. Wonder why publishers think they are so popular? Good luck, Donna.

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