Book Reviews

In Safe Keeping (Heroes and Babies 2) by Victoria Sue

Genre Gay / Bisexual / Contemporary / Firefighters / Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 09-April-2020

Book Blurb

He would have given his life ten times over to save his son.

Firefighter Lucas Attiker is still drowning in guilt after failing to save his son from a fire three years ago and knows every life he saves cannot ever replace the one he lost. 

Hell-bent on saving his daughter from his crime boss ex, Owen Michaels is on the run with his baby in tow—fleeing both the killers who are after him and the US Marshals Service deputies assigned to protect him. 

When his desperate flight lands them in the midst of an inferno, the man who saves them might just be his last chance at survival. 

Until Owen realizes that the real fire raging out of control might be how they feel about each other, and if they can finally risk getting burned.



First edition published by Dreamspinner Press, September 2019.


Book Review

There truly is nothing that tugs at my heartstrings quite as much as seeing a macho, burly man – usually in a first responder type job – holding a baby, whether it’s human or animal, especially if they’ve just rescued said baby. There is just something about the vulnerability of a baby encased in strong arms where you know it’ll be safe from harm. *sigh* Naturally I jumped at the chance to read Victoria Sue’s second installment in her ‘Heroes and Babies’ series as I so greatly enjoyed the first one. ‘In Safe Keeping’ pairs a strong firefighter who has a lot of emotional pain with a young man who is trying to do the right thing by his baby daughter. Both of these men are stronger than they ever dared to believe they are and when the chips are down their strength shines through.

Based on the blurb this would seem a very straightforward plot and story. Luckily for me, the author created very complex and interesting characters with a lot of depth. There are so many things in Lucas’s background, not including the death of his wife and son, that have put him in the position he’s currently in and that also weigh on him and have strongly affected the type of man Lucas has grown to be. It’s definitely true that we are made up of our life experiences and both of these men are clearly proof of that. Owen made a lot of dumb choices as a young man but he stayed true to his own moral compass and when push came to shove, he knew he had to make the right choice. He knew he and Mia would never be safe if he couldn’t escape the prison of his own making.

I enjoyed this book very much and even though a lot of the plot was predictable, the characters and their nuances certainly were not, which made my reading even more fun than I had anticipated. I’m definitely looking forward to the next book in this series because I do love a hero and an adorable baby isn’t a hardship to read about.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 241 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 09-April-2020
Price $4.99 ebook
Buy Link https://www.amazon.com/Safe-Keeping-Heroes-Babies-Book-ebook/dp/B086BY6ZT5