Reviewed by Becca
TITLE: His Baby to Protect
SERIES: The Den #1 (mpreg romance)
AUTHOR: Kiki Burrelli
LENGTH: 258 pages
RELEASE DATE: May 4, 2017
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.
I think out of all the Kiki Burrelli books I have read, this one is my favorite. I absolutely adore Farley. I love the way he was written. In so many books it’s always big guys and built ones and Farley is just a regular, a little overweight man with a charming personality.
I already adored Farley from the other books because he was the brother who didn’t ask questions. He just gave his quiet strength and was there for you no matter what. When we first meet him again in this book, he is being carjacked. I cried. I bawled because who could hurt such a wonderful man. I hated what it did to him too. Farley was already down on himself, because he wasn’t the ‘perfect’ brother look wise he thought the others were. Being somewhat overweight and still living with his parents has weighed down on his self esteem and this beating he got just made it worse. My heart just kept breaking. Farley is just perfect the way he is and you want him to realize it. He’s so sweet and caring and has this quiet strength about him. I was so glad when he finally got to meet Oscar.
Oscar right off the bat knew that Farley was his mate and was so pissed about him being beaten. But he had to take things so because Farley was so skittish. But Oscar became the strength Farley needed. And Oscar helped Farley blossom into a more confident man. He encouraged him and loved him and showed him he was perfect the way he is. Not as somebody else. Oscar encouraged him when Farley wanted to join a gym and better himself. I loved that about Oscar. He refused to give up and calmly persisted to gain his mate and finally have the lifemate he has always needed.
Just when I thought these series couldn’t get any better, Kiki Burrelli spins off and starts a series with a bang. These books will definitely stay in my library to be read again and again.