Thursday 2 June 2011

Book ~ "The Sabbides Secret Baby" (2010) Jacqueline Baird

From Amazon ~ Naive Phoebe Brown fell for Mediterranean magnate Jed Sabbides after he wined, dined and bedded her with a fervour that made her feel cherished. But when Phoebe happily announced she was pregnant Jed was appalled. Didn't she understand - she was only a pleasing distraction? Sadly Phoebe lost the man she loved and her baby. So it is with disbelief that, years later, Jed discovers Phoebe has a little boy ... who looks just like him!

I don't usually read Harlequin-type books and downloaded this from somewhere on my Kobo for free.

This story was really bad. Phoebe is beyond "naive" ... she's a doormat. Jed is a huge A-hole and treats her so coldly yet she adores him.

When she tells him that she is pregnant, she expects him to be as deliriously happy as she is. But he's not (what a surprise!). She loses the baby later that day and as a result of some misunderstandings (again, what a surprise!), she disappears out of his life ... and he doesn't try to find her.

Five years later, they meet again at a gala. Suspecting that she is hiding something, he digs into her past and discovers that she had his son (she'd been pregnant with twins and she had miscarried one). Gasp!

He bullies his way into her life and confronts her and seduces her that night ... she can't resist him. Um ... okay. She hates him (sure she does!) and within a week, they are married. With nine pages 'til the end, he admits he loves her and has always loved her. Um ... okay.

Just too silly and unbelievable for me. I dunno why I kept reading 'til the end ...


Isabel said...

sometimes it's so bad you gotta keep reading.

Teena in Toronto said...

You got it, Izzy. I KNEW it would have a happy ending but I had to see just how bad. Ha!

Tatiana said...

Books like that make me barf. But I've also read several wondering just how bad they can get. Pretty bad.