Secret Baby, Second Chance by Jane Godman

Secret Baby, Second ChanceGoodreads synopsis

A terrorized young mother and her secret child return home, where a killer awaits…She’s alive! Vincente Delaney has finally found his girlfriend, Beth Wade, who disappeared a year and a half ago, alive. But he’s shocked to discover someone with her: their child, a little girl he never knew about! Once upon a time, lone wolf Vincente never expected forever with Beth, but now he must put everything on the line to protect her and their family. Beth was forced to leave Vincente to protect everything she held dear. But now the threat to her loved ones’ lives has reared its ugly head again. As danger approaches, she and Vincente must delve into her past to cast out the darkness jeopardizing their future.


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It is a 3.75 but I did not want to break the star.


Romantic Suspense is not a new genre for me but I picked it up after a long time. And I am glad I picked this one up.

The story had a sweet romance going for it with spice levels keeping it interesting on that font. As for the suspense, I was only able to figure out the mystery only a chapter before it was unveiled so I would say it was a good job.

Lia, the baby, kept things fun in this book. All those moments with the baby made me smile and I am glad for that character to be an integral part of the story.

Beth and Vincente did not seem to be fictional characters for the most part because not everything about them was good. These were real people with negative traits and were riddled with insecurities that made them feel unworthy.

How they overcame their fears and chose to live a life they could only dream of was a wonderful show of internal strength.

With all those things, you might wonder why would I only give it a 3.75. So here is the answer. The damn cover is so misleading!

Look at it again.

  • The cover shows a clean shaven man when Vincente had a beard in the whole story
  • Beth’s hair was shoulder length while the cover shows longer hair
  • As for baby Lia, she was a toddler. Almost a year old while the cover shows an infant

If Jane Godman ever reads this review, I want her to know that if not for this cover mishap, I’d have given the book a 4.5.

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