It’s been a long while since I’ve read a Candace Havens novel, but I remembered I loved her writing and that she wrote cute stories. Baby’s Got Bite was no exception.
Bennett Langdon has a firm no-relationships policy. Still, it doesn’t stop her from hooking up with a super-sexy bad boy at her best friend’s wedding. After all, it’s only one night—what harm could it do? Ten weeks later, a pregnant Bennett has her answer…
Linc Monahan can’t believe it. This wasn’t supposed to happen. He’s a werewolf, and shouldn’t be able to father a child with a human. Now Linc has to find some way to tell Bennett that not only do werewolves exist, but she’s about to have a baby with one.
But when word of their surprise conception gets out, the fur hits the fan. There are people who don’t want this baby to be born—even if it means killing. Now Bennett and Linc aren’t just fighting each other . . . they’re fighting for their lives.
Baby’s Got Bite is probably just over novella length, or close to it, so don’t expect a lot of world building, etc; that doesn’t mean it lacked any drama or smexy. Since Baby’s Got Bite is on the short side, the entire plot is done fairly fast and did kind of leave me wanting…more. Things felt rushed and there were aspects that I felt could be explored more and developed quite a bit more. The part about Bennett’s family, for instance. I won’t give it away as it is kind of a major spoiler; but, there has to be A LOT more going on there and much more that could have, and should have, been explored. I don’t fault Havens for this, as I’m sure a lot of guidelines came from the publisher, but some things felt rushed and too abrupt.
That said. I LOVED Bennett. While Linc is a super alpha male, oozing sexy and well…ALPHA, Bennett has no problem holding her own and calling Linc to task when necessary. She was independent and took no one’s crap. I love that in a heroine.
Overall, I enjoyed the story in Baby’s Got Bite and found it to be a fun, cute (and some sexy times) read, albeit it is one that left me wanting to really explore other aspects. This is the second of her Take it Like a Vamp series and I did not feel like I had missed any major series plot so it can be read as a standalone. Maybe I’ll even go back and read the first one, the series’ namesake, Take it Like a Vamp.