Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Book Review: "Baby's Got Bite" (Candace Havens)

A one-night stand, by definition, doesn't linger in any way. Certainly not with an actual physical reminder.

Like a pregnancy.

And yet that's exactly what Bennett Langdon has in exchange for one night of passion with bad boy fashion designer Linc Monahan. She's not the commitment type, and with a baby on the way, it's time to face the music, along with her fears, insecurities, and growing attraction for the man she can't possibly have.

Linc, meanwhile, is shaken beyond description by Bennett's revelation. He's a werewolf. He's not supposed to be able to get a human pregnant. Which means ... way more than he wants to think about, let alone try to explain to Bennett about who and what she really is.

Then her estranged father turns up expecting to rejoin his daughter's life, but Linc has a bad feeling about the whole thing. Not that he's feeling protective of Bennett or anything. He isn't the commitment type either.

Entangled Publishing's Covet imprint introduces the sexy contemporary paranormal romance Baby's Got Bite by Candace Havens.

As paranormal romances go, this offering is one of the more eclectic I've read. Imagine meshing high fantasy with your usual garden-variety paranormal, plus a few unexpected twists, and you come close to the world Havens has created, with a thorough and admirable attention to detail.

And characters ... let's say I was immediately drawn to both Bennett and Linc, though for slightly different reasons.

Linc is an incredibly sexy persona. He exudes sophistication, and power, along with a certain rough, edgy class that bespeaks the secrets he keeps for his brethren. In general, his attitude suggests someone who feels most at home in black leather on a motorcycle, and while I have no doubt that he could pull off that look with aplomb, he also manages to carry himself with the kind of easy confidence required of someone in his position, both in the fashion industry and among his pack.

Meanwhile, Bennett is equally likable, a woman to whom readers will be inevitably drawn, not only because of her plight but also because of her steadfast determination (some might call it hardheadedness) and her unquestioning loyalty to her friends and family. When her dire straits demand that she be initiated into a whole other world she doesn't even believe in, she becomes even more sympathetic.

Havens weaves her story threads together with healthy doses of humor and suspense: How will Bennett and Linc reconcile their respective worlds and differences? What happens now that there's a baby on the way? Will they be supported or rejected by their friends and family? What defines a family? Pick up a copy to explore these and many other intriguing themes, all intertwined with some scintillating romance!

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Author: Candace Havens
Title: Baby's Got Bite
Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Covet)
ISBN: 978-1-63375-294-8
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this work from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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