When pregnant Hailey returns to New Mexico, she’s happy to play along with the rumor that she’s running from the child’s father in Seattle—as long as it keeps the people she loves safe. But when tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to trust ex-Navy SEAL Chuck with her life and the life of her unborn child. But Chuck has his own secrets, and he can’t ignore the red flags coming from Hailey, even though his heart says to trust her. The two soon find themselves plunged into a world of crime, espionage, and a danger that neither had anticipated.
Last Chancy Baby was thoroughly my type of book. While I certainly enjoy and can lose myself in a variety of novels, I enjoyed this one the whole way through from the plot to the characters to the writing itself. It was well paced and had great character development over the course of the story. There was an amazing blend of romance, action, suspense, and surprising twists. I genuinely couldn’t put it down from start to finish. (It helped I read it on a road trip!)
Oddly enough, one of the things I enjoyed the most was learning more about one of the characters that technically isn’t there: Erin Dalton. Through the eyes of the main character, Hailey, I got to know Erin and I genuinely loved her as a character and felt sorry for her at the way her life went. I understood that it led to Hailey’s happily-ever-after, but it still sucked!
Still, it also truly added to the terror of her husband, Derek. The villains of the story were genuinely evil in perfectly real human ways. Which also made them even scarier. The possibilities of what could’ve happened to Hailey definitely crossed my mind as the reader numerous times and that small sparkle of hope in a happy ending drove me with a passion to see it through.
Finally, Chuck was probably one of my absolute favorite characters. Who wouldn’t want to be whisked away on a dream trip by a guy who’s not only smoking hot, but has the connections and personal capabilities to protect you from the entire world? And to top it off, he’s madly in love with you? I was definitely rooting for Hailey on that one.
I definitely recommend this book if you’re someone who enjoys fast-paced, action-packed, and surprising sorts of stories.
Overall, I give the story 4.8 stars for scattered editing errors throughout. I was asked to review this book.
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