by Cindy Gerard

September 2002
ISBN: 0-373-76460-X
Reviewer Graphic Button Silhouette #1460
Mass Market Paperback

The Secret Baby Bond is an enjoyable book. While those who have been reading the DYNASTIES: The Connellys series would get the most out of it. It still a book that those of us who haven’t read the rest of the series can get into.

Michael Paige is a man who’s just gotten his life back. After spending two years lost as amnesiac Miguel Santiago he finally has his memory back and is ready to reclaim the wife who’d asked for a divorce and the son he’s never met.

Tara Connelly Paige has just started to get her life back together after the devastating loss of Michael. Or is she? For two years her family has been pressing her to have Michael legally declared dead. And with a new fiancé and her son to think about it is time that she moved on and got her life together. But somewhere deep inside Tara knows that Michael isn’t dead. And she isn’t ready to move on. For two years she hasn’t been the spunky Tara that everyone knew and loved, but a shadow of herself. And now that Michaels is back, what will she do with him? She’s already lost him once. Where will she find the courage to go through that again?

Michael is such a great character. He’s compassionate, intelligent, and in the last two years he’s finally become secure in who he is. Despite not knowing his identity. He’s ready to be all the things to Tara he couldn’t be before. And as he gets to know his son and tries to win Tara back he thoroughly endeared himself to this reader.

Tara was a bit harder to accept. Although it’s understandable why she fears giving Michael her heart again, she’d have been a much more interesting character had she displayed some of the spunk she’s described as having had before Michaels’ disappearance.

I definitely recommend The Secret Baby Bond to those who have read the other book in this continuity series. As for those who are just picking up a Cindy Gerard book, I’d say give this one a try. Gerard has a nice steady writing style that readers can enjoy.

Reviewed in September 2002 by JaToya.

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