Sunday, May 2, 2010

Random Romance Sunday: Alien Baby From The Planet Zoltan!

The Book: The Soldier's Secret Daughter by Cindy Dees

The Particulars: Silhouette Romance Suspense #1588, 2009, In Print

The Blurb:
Dashing spy Jagger Holtz lived in a world of danger. Not even a sweet brown-eyed siren alone on New Year's Eve could be trusted, especially when he had to bring down her employer. Somehow Emily Grainger broke through his defenses—and set him up for two years of torturous captivity. Or so he thought.

Emily hadn't expected a cryptic message to lead her to rescue the man who'd disappeared after their night of passion. Nor had she known that he'd been held prisoner all that time and believed that she was responsible. Despite the suspicion, they must work together to stop the threat against them…and protect their precious
daughter.
Is It In Wendy's TBR?: I tend to avoid books with the One Night Of Passion And Oopsie Heroine Got Knocked-Up trope like the plague. So, um, that would be a no.

Any Reviews?: RT gave this one four stars:
Dees brings her wonderfully vivid and intense storytelling to the Top Secret Deliveries series. She does a terrific job of embedding a someday-my-prince-will- come fairy tale into the nonstop action.
My favorite line from the RT review though is, hands down:
Two years later, Emily sees Jagger every day in the face of their daughter.
But more on that in a minute....

Anything Else?: Dear Lord, what is wrong with that baby? Seriously? I mean, what is wrong with that kid? Did the heroine have to go on bed-rest during her pregnancy and decide a nuclear reactor was as good a place as any? I mean, that baby don't look right!

That being said, despite one of the more jaw-dropping babies I've seen slapped on a Harlequin cover in a while, this particular book is RITA-nominated in the Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure category. So congrats to Ms. Dees on her nomination and my condolences for the cover. Yikes!

6 comments:

A Library Girl said...

Whoa, someone overdid the forehead on that baby. Freaky.

bafriva said...

Yeah, the combination of overly large forehead and absurdly chubby cheeks equals scary(!)baby.

A Library Girl said...

Lol, the first time I looked at this post, I skipped over the title of the book, The Soldier's Secret Daughter. Suddenly, I'm thinking, "secret government project baby, genetically engineered to both be smarter than everyone else AND be able to blow people up with her excessively large brain."

JamiSings said...

Please tell me one of the characters is an alien. That's the only way to explain that baby's head!

Wendy said...

Library Girl: LOL! On top of your garden variety secret baby, romance heroes now need worry about secret babies that are the product of Super Freaky Government Genetic Engineering experiments.

The whole thing sounds like a Roger Corman movie :)

nath said...

LOL, it is kind of freaky ^_^;