Always Yours, Baby (The Baby Saga #4) by Airicka PhoenixAlways Yours, Baby by Airicka Phoenix
Published May 2015
Series: The Baby Saga #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
two-half-stars
Format: eBook
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How could someone so pure want filth like him?

Damon Comb was no stranger to pain, hunger, loneliness, and abandonment. Being given a family that would die for one another didn’t erase six years of torture. It didn’t take away the nightmares. She did. She was everything someone like him should never be allowed. She was goodness and strength and she made him human.

How could someone so broken complete her?

Willa McClain had it all, a family that adored each other, the love of an entire town and a future she worked her butt off to get. But all she wanted was the boy with the sad blue eyes and the crooked smile. He was her best friend, her protector and the only one who really understood her.

How could a love like theirs be extinguished?

But nothing ever lasted forever. Damon knew better than anyone how quickly the tides could change. Can he keep his past at bay before it consumes the only light in his dark world? Can he finally tell Willa the truth, or will his fears tear them apart forever?

How could love so strong ever fail?

Damon Comb has been friends with Willa McClain since childhood. And while they spend every waking hour together, they’ve never kissed. But how would someone as perfect as Willa want someone as flawed as Damon is?

What I loved about this book:

  • It’s a carefree, quick read

What I felt needed improvement:

  • The wishy-washy main characters
  • The unlikely storyline
  • Too much drama where it didn’t matter

In this 4th book of the Baby saga, we finally hear Damon and Willa’s story. Damon was the beaten kid that Beth and Cole adopted at the end of the second book, and Willa is Lilly and Sloane’s daughter.

I picked this one up because the Baby Saga has been entertaining so far: the books provide a nice quick read, without being too complicated, but holding just enough steam and romance to make them interesting. In case you are wondering, Airicka Phoenix writes these series in a 3rd person alternating POV.

Damon and Willa story was nice, but not mindblowing. They have been “together” for years, since childhood actually, and even though they share an apartment and spend every waking hour together they have never even kissed. The plot was a bit ridiculous. Both characters do not think that the other one loves them the way they do, so they rather remain friends rather than to take the chance to find out if there is more and risk losing what they have.

It was nice seeing just how the other characters in this book (Willa’s sister and even their parents) nudge them into the right direction. But the fact that they are too blind to see the feelings between them and the way they look at each other is just ridiculous.

Par of it also has to do with the fact that because of his past, Damon also feels unworthy. That was also a bit difficult to apprehend given just how much his new family cares for him. Plus: just how plausible is it that the guy is still a virgin at 25, and never been kissed? I’d say not much!

But thankfully this issue is quickly solved, and they move on to other things. The last portion of the book contains a bit more drama and spiced things up a bit. Without spoiling it too much, let me say that something happens to Willa. It was quite angsty but at the same time extremely annoying learning that instead of acting like a man Damon blames himself and goes acting like everyone hates him.

So yeah, Always Yours, Baby wasn’t the book of the year but it was an okay read. Not the best out of the series, but a good way to relax and do some brainless reading on a Sunday afternoon, provided you don’t get too annoyed by the two wishy washy main characters here, and by the fact that every book in this series seems to end the same way…

Detailed Rating
Storyline
3 Stars
Characters
2.5 Stars
Writing
4 Stars
All the feels
2 Stars
Overall: two-half-stars