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Baby LoveStranger In Rafe Kendrick Maggie recognizes a soul wounded like her own though she knows she must never trust any man ever againRafe is than he seems an enigmatic man of secrets who could give Maggie the moon had he not vowed to spend his lif. Maggie Stanley is on the run with her tiny one month old baby She's trying to get away from an abusive step father who right before she left home beat her so severely that she's covered from neck to toe in bruises and cuts With little money and no help Maggie hops a train headed away from her tiny Idaho town Rafe Kendrick is running away from the memories that haunt him His wife and two children were killed in a car accident right in front of his eyes and he desperately needs to escape the pain He left home with the clothes on his back and has spent two years riding the rails and drinking himself into oblivion It works for him as long as he doesn't close his eyesthat's when the memories come crashing back and the pain threatens to overwhelm him After rescuing Maggie from a group of men intent on raping her on the train Rafe finds himself with a woman and baby who desperately need help and he's the only person they can turn to It's not the best idea to pin all your hopes on an alcoholic bumexcept that he isn't Baby Love is one of those books with such richly drawn characters that it's captivating from page one Maggie was an abused heroine who suffered for years until she was forced to make a stand to protect her tiny baby Rafe had lost everything that he loved and his gut wrenching pain over that loss was difficult to read Maggie and Jaimie reminded him of his family but Rafe was able to cope with those feelings and care for them although his fear did make him a bit overbearing at times I love to see a hero who isn't afraid to declare his feelings early for the heroine and will do anything to make things right for her Rafe was a take charge kind of guy and exactly what Maggie needed after the abuse that she sufferedThis is an excellent first book in the KendrickCoulterHarrigan series and I can't wait to read the others

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Desperate and determined Maggie Stanley grabs her small baby and runs into the snowy Idaho night In her loneliest blackest hour she unexpectedly finds a warmth and comfort she has never known in the tender compassion of a handsome down and out. Reviewed for wwwthcreviewscom45 stars Baby Love is a wonderful book that is reminiscent of a grown up fairy tale a Cinderella story As the heroine it has a young woman who has known the meaning of hard work since she was only fourteen when her father passed away leaving her with the responsibility of caring for an ailing mother and baby sister Then an incredibly evil stepfather entered her world bringing nothing but heartache and abuse When she finally is able to make her escape she meets up with a scruffy drunken bum She briefly entertains a fantasy that he will be her frog that will turn into a handsome Prince Charming Imagine her surprise when she discovers that he is really a gorgeous multi millionaire rancher who wants nothing than to give her the happy ending she so richly deserves Actually this description is a charming underlying element in the narrative but far too simplistic to express the wealth of complexities and underlying emotions in this beautiful story It is at it's heart a story of two souls each deeply wounded in their own way who find hope love comfort and healing in each others arms Catherine Anderson is masterful at creating tight plotting even with somewhat cliched elements to bring about a heartwarming storyRafe Kendrick is a rather dreamy but tortured hero just the way I like them I think nearly every woman wants to believe that men like Rafe actually exist and of course they do but seem to be a rare breed I found it to be an incredibly endearing twist to have Rafe fall hopelessly in love with Maggie at first sight while it took her a little longer He has a history of being a romantic as he fell in love at first sight with his first wife as well It was also a refreshing change to have the hero be the sort of guy who doesn't sleep around with lots of women before finally finding one who captures his heart Before Maggie Rafe had only been with one other woman his first wife and he loved her very intensely He was a man of deep emotions who was a kind gentle compassionate caregiver to Maggie in every way both physical and emotional I love the way that Rafe held himself back from making love to Maggie giving her time to heal emotionally and learn to trust him He helped her to do that by indulging in romantic courting rituals even though they were already married One of my favorite scenes is when Rafe reassures Maggie that her body is still beautiful in spite of the flaws and imperfections that have been brought about by childbirth Another favorite scene is when he wraps Maggie in his arms while she is nursing the baby which I thought was a wonderful family bonding moments I also love it when the hero finds his pregnant or nursing wife beautiful because so many women are self conscious about their bodies during that time I think the thing that endeared me to Rafe the most though was his acceptance without reservation of Maggie's past and most especially her son not hesitating to give Jaimie his name and be a father to him in every way that countsMaggie was a wonderful heroine who was not unlike many women who find themselves in abusive situations The fact that she endured and survived such horrifying abuse and eventually found a way to escape showed a great strength of character in my opinion She was also never whiny or clingy always stubbornly insisting on doing for herself as much as possible even to her detriment She also insisted on paying her own way nearly driving Rafe to distraction when all he wanted to do was help her never expecting anything in return I think that Maggie's devotion to her infant son Jaimie who was conceived and born out of incredibly difficult circumstances was nothing short of amazing Also her love and sense of responsibility for her young sister Heidi and her mentally childlike mother was very heartfelt Yet her conflicted feelings about her own lost childhood because of that responsibility were very realistic and relateable I love the way that Maggie grew and changed throughout the story in the end finding strength she never knew she possessed and using her wits to help save herself and her baby from a very dangerous situationIn Baby Love Ms Anderson has woven a wonderful cast of characters from the hero and heroine right down to the supporting characters who are believable and well written The Kendricks especially create an amazingly warm and loving family that anyone would be proud to call their own As heartwarming as the story is though it is still very heart wrenching as well As a warning to sensitive readers I would say that this story is primarily driven by the emotional conflicts of the death of family members including young children and the aftermath of horrific abuse While neither subject in my opinion is given a graphic treatment there is enough descriptive detail to make the reader's heart break for both characters Sometimes though heartbreak can make for a wonderfully inspirational story and Baby Love definitely fits the bill while also being extremely well written One example of this great writing was that early on Rafe's care and concern began to border on control leaving Maggie feeling palpably fearful and me a tad uncomfortable as well True to form though Ms Anderson explains his behavior believably and also gives him a wake up call and increased self insight which was another thing that I loved about his character There were a couple of minor things that I might have changed though The description of Rafe's courting of Maggie immediately following their marriage was too brief to suit me and I thought would have been even romantic if some of the things they did together had been explored in detail There was also one scene in which Rafe lost his temper and said some rather ugly things which were difficult to read but that I understand were probably necessary to propel the conflict to another level I have seen other reviewer complaints about having to suspend disbelief in order to read this story which to some degree is true but for any reader who is an imaginative and hopeless romantic like I am this book should be just the thing Baby Love is the first book in Ms Anderson's KendrickCoulterHarrigan series In it readers are given a strong introduction to Rafe's brother Ryan who is just as sweet as Rafe and becomes the hero of the second book Phantom Waltz The remaining books in the series up to this point are Sweet Nothings Blue Skies Bright Eyes My Sunshine Sun Kissed and Morning Light with Star Bright due out in January Ms Anderson also has a historical series tied to members of the Coulter family I have to admit that historical romances are my real reading passion and I don't tend to read a lot of contemporaries but if they are well written I am open minded to trying almost anything Ms Anderson is one of those rare authors who is so good at her craft that I can't seem to get enough of her stories no matter which genre they fall into Baby Love is a story that was simply so good that at times I could barely put it down I would highly recommend it to all romance readers no matter what their usual genre preference is It has certainly earned a place on my keeper shelf and I am eagerly off to read Ryan's story now

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Read & Download ✓ Baby Love 108 Ð ❴Reading❵ ➿ Baby Love Author Catherine Anderson – Desperate and determined Maggie Stanley grabs her small baby and runs into the snowy Idaho night In her loneliest blackest hour she unexpectedly finds a warmth and comfort she has never known in the t DesperateE alone But sometimes love's flames can transform a cold world into paradise and a man who's lost nearly everything a woman who's forgotten how to dream and the helpless child who needs them both can become that most wondrous creation a family. This is my first Anderson book and I was pleased I did like both the Hero Heroine and you really got to feel you knew and understood them The man lost his wife and two young children in a car crash two years before and the woman escaped from an abusive situation with her young infant They meet on a box car filled with dangerous drifters He saves her from the dangerous men and we go from there This was an intense story Some of the situations seemed to last 100 pages However I did like it and would recommend it to romance fans