Thursday, August 24, 2017

Review: Rockstar Baby (Bodyguards and Babies #2) by S.C. Wynne

rockstarbabyTitle ~ Rockstar Baby (Bodyguards and Babies #2)

Author ~ S.C. Wynne

Published ~ 15th August 2017

Genre ~ M/M Romance, Mpreg

Rating

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Synopsis

Mpreg non-shifter Romance
Riley West is an alpha whose music career is exploding. While he has millions of adoring fans, he also has a secret that makes it impossible to live his life how he’d like; he’s still reluctantly in the closet at the urging of his longtime manager. Three years of a grueling tour schedule have made him lonely and yearning for something more than just stolen one night stands. He wants to come out and take a chance that his fans will still support him.
Colin Robinson is a solar eclipse omega and also a bodyguard for Shield. He doesn’t really know anything about Riley when they first meet, but sparks fly and the two men enjoy a passionate night together. When Colin realizes Riley is in the closet, he makes it clear he’d never have been with him if he’d known. It’s a hard decision because he truly feels a connection to
Riley and he wants more.
Riley doesn’t want to say goodbye to Colin, so he hires Colin to be his bodyguard while on tour. Colin agrees, but makes it clear their relationship must remain professional as long as Riley is in the closet and his employer.
But sometimes things are easier said than done. Mistakes happen. The problem is, when you’re a solar eclipse omega, one night of weakness usually means the pitter-patter of little feet won’t be far behind.
This is a heartwarming, but steamy, 67,000 word story featuring a non-shifter Alpha/Omega world and contains mpreg (male pregnancy). This is a standalone story and Book Two in the: Bodyguards and Babies mpreg series. No cliffhangers and HEA guaranteed.

 

Debra’s Review

Starting with that completely adorable cover, I liked this book even better than the first (My Omega’s Baby). It’s a sweet story, with a bit of action and suspense, and while it could be read as a standalone, I think you’d get more out of it and understand the background of the world of solar eclipse omegas and their alphas better having read the first book.

Riley, who we met in the first book, is a young, gentle alpha and a closeted rockstar on the rise. Colin is a bodyguard, and a solar eclipse omega, who is recovering from a devastating personal loss. When Colin and Riley meet there is an instant pull toward the other that neither has experienced before. Riley likes the calming effect Colin has on him while Colin sees that Riley isn’t the typical aggressive alpha. Colin’s seen too many of those to ever trust them and he’s an independent omega who doesn’t need an alpha anyway. The two have a hot night together, but the fact that Riley is closeted is not something that Colin can live with. When Riley offers Colin the job of his bodyguard – with no strings attached – the challenge begins; can they keep it professional? Colin is pretty firm about not mixing business with pleasure, but Riley is up for the challenge and suddenly the thought of stardom without being able to share it with someone he cares for isn’t all that appealing.

Told in alternating POV, it was easy to become invested in both men’s attraction to each other and understand why it’s so difficult for each man to commit to a relationship. Not only do they have serious chemistry, but Colin and Riley also really like each other as people. Both have family issues and pasts that they are struggling with and that are part of the reason why it’s difficult to move forward. Once they have spent time together, Riley, much to the chagrin of his sometimes overbearing manager Tom, is ready to come out and risk the backlash. Add into the mix a possible stalker and the men have plenty of bumps to overcome even before Riley finds out about the secret of the solar eclipse omega and what one night of throwing caution and logic to the wind will bring.

Unlike the first story, Riley and Colin are not fated mates so even though their alpha and omega are drawn to each other, they have a bit more control over themselves and the progression of their relationship. There was a bit of a slower build despite the first quick hook up as they get to know each other. I enjoyed their friendly back and forth, their support of each other, the moments of jealousy and the teasing. I liked that their dynamic wasn’t typical alpha/omega. Riley’s alpha is subdued while Colin’s omega isn’t overly needy. They both are protective of the other and they both need comfort and reassurance. All of this worked for me to make the tale a bit more emotional than the first.

The pregnancy storyline was well played out, from the surprise at Colin’s sudden urge to breed to the fear of what he’s done and wondering just how Riley would react and the transition from Colin’s fear of babies to OMG I’m going to be a father! I was happy to see Blade and Wyatt back to support Colin from the start. Riley is the perfect alpha for Colin and if his experience at the birthing compound is anything to go by, I’m hoping Riley will be back in the next book helping out another prickly, hurting omega.

I was glad to find out a bit more about the mysterious Ancients and how they fit into things, but I’m still a little hazy on the connection of these former wolves to the human world. There are some references to humans knowing about them, but I’m not sure just how much the two groups are integrated. This is just a minor niggle though as I’m thoroughly enjoying the focus on this group of alphas and omegas.

So this was another sexy, sweet, emotional and fun story in the series and if there is a next story I will be jumping on it.

Purchase Links

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my omegas babyMy Omega’s Baby (Book 1)

An Mpreg Romance
Enemies to Lovers.
Blade Carr and Wyatt Smith are bodyguards from rival agencies who can’t stand each other.
Blade is a younger omega who thinks, Wyatt, a slightly older alpha, is arrogant and disrespectful. Wyatt believes Blade is nothing but a cocky punk. But when Wyatt receives a death threat, his boss decides the last place anyone will look for him is at Blade’s house.
Both men dread spending time together and are shocked when, despite their dislike of one another, they are suddenly physically attracted to each other. When they give into their lust one night, Blade just wants to pretend the perplexing night of passion never happened, but when the younger omega discovers he’s pregnant, the two men are forced to form a closer bond as they try to find a way to come together for the child.
This is a heartwarming, but steamy, 55,000 word story featuring a non-shifter Alpha/Omega world and contains mpreg (male pregnancy). This is a standalone fated-mate, gay for you story and Book One in the: Bodyguards and Babies mpreg series.

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Connect with S.C. Wynne

S.C. Wynne started writing m/m in 2013 and did look back once. She wanted to say that because it seems everyone's bio says they never looked back and, well, S.C. Wynne is all about the joke. She loves writing m/m, and her characters are usually a little jaded, funny, and ultimately redeemed through love.

S.C loves red wine, margaritas, and Seven and Sevens. Yes, apparently she is incredibly thirsty. She loves the rain and should really live in Seattle, but instead has landed in sunny, sunny, unbelievably sunny California. Writing is the best profession she could have chosen because she's a little bit of a control freak. To sit in her pajamas all day and pound the keys of her laptop, controlling the every thought and emotion of the characters she invents, is a dream come true.

If you'd like to contact S.C. Wynne, she can be found amusing herself on Facebook at all hours of the day, or you can contact her at scwynne@dslextreme.com.

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