Reviewed by Becca
TITLE: Manny’s Surprise Baby
SERIES: Bodyguards and Babies #3
AUTHOR: S.C. Wynne
PUBLISHER: Wynne Wynne Publishing
LENGTH: 203 Pages
RELEASE DATE: October 29, 2017
Pierce MacPherson is a solar eclipse omega with a chip on his shoulder. He was in a horrible relationship where his alpha sold him to other alphas for their pleasure, and now that he’s free, he definitely has a thing against alphas.
Seth Rider works for Shield and he’s an alpha with no desire to settle down with one woman. But when he discovers that a one night stand eight years ago produced a daughter he’d never heard of, he steps up to the challenge.
The problem is, Seth doesn’t know the first thing about raising a kid. Pierce has some experience working with kids and when they meet, Pierce is guilted in to helping out for a week. It’s only supposed to be one week. But when Seth starts having unusual sexual feelings toward Pierce, things get a little complicated. And when the two men give into their urges, and Pierce gets pregnant, things get even more muddled.
I am not going to lie. I was SUPER DUPER excited when I found out there was a third book in this series and when I found out WHO it was about I was happy dancing. When we met Pierce in book 2, I was about to beg for his story and his book. The author has made me so happy!! This book was amazing!
In book 2, we met stormy little Pierce. He was surly, not trusting, and pissing off any alpha that got near him. It didn’t help one was trying to get with him when he had clearly said no. So when we meet him again in this book, he definitely hasn’t changed. He gives Colin’s alpha, Riley, a constant hard time, despite Riley trying to be his friend. But he just can’t get over his past, and trusting alphas is not in his vocabulary. Having been virtually a slave under another alpha, being sold to other alphas for pleasure and forced drugs has left Pierce very broken. So when Pierce meets Seth for the first time, his opinion is actually very bad. Seth wasn’t trying to be rude but Pierce took it that way and set their meeting off on the wrong foot. When Colin suggests Pierce become a nanny for Seth’s new 8 year old daughter, Pierce is very hesitant. But agrees to help for only a week. And boy what a week. Seth is learning he isn’t as straight as he thought he was because he can’t get Pierce out of his head. And Pierce has gotten a shock when he finds he’s very attracted to an alpha. A full moon pushes their feelings to the brink, they have passionate sex, Seth claims Pierce, Pierce becomes pregnant and the world for both seems to feel like it’s coming to an end.
I fell in love with Pierce when we met him in book 2. In spite of his snarky, pissy attitude, there is a vulnerability to him that just made him lovable. When an alpha tried to mess with him at the end of book 2, you could feel his fear and his pain and everything in me wanted to be his caregiver and protect him from any harm. Underneath all that bluster and tough guyness, he is so compassionate and loving. And a wonder with kids. He charmed Seth’s daughter within minutes and made her feel at home. In spite of all she has been through as well. When you find out what all really happened in his past, it just brings up those protective instincts even more. He has a beautiful soul and spirit and just wants someday to actually be someone’s omega and to have an alpha he can trust that doesn’t hate him for his past. When Seth comes along, he does his best to push Seth away and keep him that way. His growing attraction to Seth is scaring the pants off of him and he just wants to run. And tries. But Seth has a way of getting under his skin. And I love Seth for it.
Seth is not your typical alpha. Yes he’s cocky and definitely throws off that confident, superior air. But underneath he’s soft. He was raised to communicate and express his feelings. Yes he’s a guy so it doesn’t come naturally, but he tries his best. He is trying so hard to understand Pierce and get to know him but Pierce has put up walls a tank can’t get through. And he is so frustrated. He’s also frustrated because his growing sexual feelings for Pierce. He’s always been straight. But beautiful Pierce has gotten to him and all he wants to do is mate and claim him. The sexual tension between them is electrifying. I love how much Seth has opened himself for Pierce. He tries to keep getting to know him, he keeps pushing at those walls. Keeps persisting. And yeah for Pierce it’s frustrating, but it shows how much Seth really cares. I kept rooting for Seth because he is what Pierce needs.
I hope you all read this book. Read the whole series. It’s beautiful. But something about Pierce just drew me to him and this book is so special to me. Maybe it’s being a mom and I feel for him and his past. Maybe it’s just the feeling of wanting to protect him. I don’t know. All I know is this book just made me so happy because Pierce deserved his story. He deserved his happiness. The way he written was just the absolute best and it is a book that I will be reading over and over. Thank you S.C. Wynne for giving Pierce such a wonderful story and a chance at love.