Book: His Baby To Protect
Series: The Den #1
Publication Date: May 4, 2017
Length: 258 pages
Reviewed by Meredith
Farley is an introverted mess. Overweight and still living with his parents he didn’t think his confidence could get any lower until he’s carjacked in a convenience store parking lot. The severe beating is nothing compared to having to replace his mom’s car on his part-time wages. He makes a plan to change his life around starting with getting fit.
Farley can’t see why anyone like Oscar would have even the slightest interest in him. He’s a goof-off at best but when Oscar agrees to help him get into shape at the gym, Farley won’t say no. He’ll just have to keep his libido in check before he makes a fool of himself.
Oscar can’t explain why his inner wolf has taken him to a hospital room where a man lay, his face swollen and bruised. Until now, he and his wolf have lived in harmony. When Oscar wants physical contact he goes out and gets it, no strings, no second nights. But that all goes out the window when he sees Farley. He doesn’t know the first thing about being a mate, but he knows that no one will ever hurt Farley again.
Oscar fears his intense feelings may scare his mate away so Oscar agrees to be Farley’s trainer. As fun as watching Farley squat may be, Oscar begins to suspect that the simple carjacking Farley endured may be a sign of something more, that he may be in danger. But this time, Farley won’t be left beaten. Farley is his baby to protect.
His Baby To Protect is book one in Kiki Burrelli’s The Den series. Now, I was told this was a spinoff from another series but I never read that. I can say without a doubt you can read this as a standalone without reading it though.
My favorite thing about this book was Farley. Without question he was amazing. I didn’t love his self-deprecation but he was a product of the life around him. He’s overweight and when the book opens, he’s violently mugged. Drawn to the gym to get in shape and not be a helpless victim is where he meets Oscar. Well, re-meets him.
What I really loved about this book was that the author never, not once, body shamed Farley. As a matter of fact she showed us that we can love ourselves no matter our size and that others will love us too. Major props to that I was impressed.
Oscar was adorable in his need to protect Farley and their interactions were often humorous. This isn’t some high speed action book, or even suspenseful. There was a bit of nail-biting at the end for a brief moment but all in all it’s a fairly light read. I really loved the message in this book and look forward to reading more of this series.
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