APB: Baby by Julie Miller
Series: The Precinct: Bachelors in Blue #1
Published by Harlequin Books on June 1st 2016
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USA TODAY bestselling author Julie Miller's new series launches with a lawman and social worker who team up to safeguard a baby
After a near-fatal shootout at his sister's wedding, third-generation lawman Niall Watson comes home to a baby in distress. The abandoned newborn in his neighbor's apartment sends the Kansas City PD criminologist into rescue mode once again.
Social worker Lucy McKane will do whatever it takes to protect the infant boy entrusted to her care. The tall, sexy ME next door may be clueless about her feelings for him, but Niall's the only one who can keep them safe. As a vengeful killer targets them, desire draws Lucy and Niall dangerously closer. Together, can they find justice and safeguard their newly created family?
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Lucy is a social worker with a sad childhood and a complete dedication to her job. She’s been crushing on her hot next door neighbor since forever but he doesn’t seem to notice her that way.
Niall has lawman blood running through his veins. His grandfather, father and his siblings are all in some kind of law enforcement agency. His smarts made him chose Criminology as his field but what moves him is his call to serve. When he hears a baby screaming and crying nonstop in his neighbor’s house, he runs to the rescue.
Lucy comes home to a broken into apartment and her hot neighbor accusing her of leaving a baby on its own which is something she would never, ever do. Lucy suspects her former foster daughter is the baby’s mother and soon the baby (Tommy) is placed in Lucy’s care. With the girl nowhere to be found and dangerous things happening around them, Niall is not about to let Lucy or Tommy out of his sight.
I liked Lucy from the very start. She was completely devoted to her work and to every kid in the cases she was given. Because of her insecurities, she did have trouble believing that she could snag Niall’s attention.
Niall was a whole different story. He had an extremely analytical mind and an apparent inability to understand simple human emotions, reminding me of Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory. This made it difficult to connect with him at first. I found myself thinking a lot of his reactions and habits would have been explained by an Asperger’s diagnosis. He ended up being a fun character to get to know and the alphaness he exhibited was definitely a pleasant surprise.
“Legs. Waist. Now.”
Since I love me some police procedure shows, APB: Baby was a fun book to read and kept me entertained from start to finish. While the romance was not predominant throughout, it was still a lovely love story with some sad moments, some very nice steamy scenes and great family interaction.
Sparkles’ Rating: 3.5 “Dr. Watson” Stars
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