She’s fighting for her and her baby’s lives
But she can’t remember why…
Injured and locked up in a decrepit trailer, Alyssa Hazel wakes to only fragments of memory. She knows she's pregnant, her life is in danger—and there's one man she can trust once she escapes. But police officer Blake O’Connor hasn't forgiven Alyssa for walking away from their marriage. Can he protect her and their unborn child…even when this conspiracy hits too close to home?
Texas Baby Conspiracy by Barb Han was different than most Intrigues I have read. With a powerful punch to the opening scene, you're thrown into Alyssa's life as she fights for it. When she turns up, literally barefoot and pregnant, at Blake O'Conner's house, he has no time for her until he realizes his ex-wife is in trouble and he's the only one who can help her. The rest of the book is very nearly told all in his house, which while usual, worked in this case. After all, Alyssa is 8 months pregnant and as far as Blake is concerned, keeping his baby safe trumps his anger at Alyssa for divorcing him - especially after she remembers that she divorced him for a reason. She just couldn't remember the reason. Her temporary hostage situation had left gaps in her memories and those gaps held the answers to the questions she needed answered. Some of the inner dialogue got very repetitive, but I did enjoy this intrigue once the mystery started to unravel. I was also hooked on the romance wondering if Alyssa could remember the reasons she divorced a guy like Blake and if they'd find their way back to each other. This is a series and I haven't read the other books but had no problem understanding the family situation with Blake. This can easily be read as a stand-alone, though if you don't want the rest of Blake and Alyssa's story, you will have to keep reading the next book. All in all, I enjoyed this Intrigue and I will read more of the series.
4 Texas stars for this Intrigue!
Texas Baby Conspiracy releases September 28, 2021!
Discover more action-packed stories in the O'Connor Family Mystery series. All books are stand-alone with uplifting endings but were published in the following order:
Book 1: Texas Kidnapping
Book 2: Texas Target
Book 3: Texas Law
Book 4: Texas Baby Conspiracy
Book 5: Texas Stalker
Book 6: Texas Abduction
Katie Mettner writes small-town romantic tales, filled with epic love stories and happily-ever-afters.
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