Title: Baby Boom
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Women of the Otherworld #13.9
In: Otherworld Chills (Kelley Armstrong)
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Dark fantasy, Paranormal fantasy, Strong women
5th sentence, 74th page: You have always known it.
Is it time to have a child? Paige and Lucas are faced with this question as Benecio tries to encourage their procreation to ensure the succession of his Cabalic throne.
As the name suggests, this short story is all about babies. It starts with a pregnant Savannah shopping with Paige for prams. But, as quickly becomes apparent, both Paige and Lucas aren’t interested in having children. While there are many moments that feature Savannah’s pregnancy, this story is really about Paige and Lucas, and the fact that sometimes people genuinely make the decision not to have children. Something that both Paige and Lucas agree wholeheartedly on.
However, Benecio wants a grandchild. Not just for his own enjoyment, but to ensure the succession of his Cabal. After all, it’s a family run business, and if Lucas is to pass on the business to the next generation, well, there needs to be a next generation. But, inheriting isn’t enough of a reason to bring a child into the world, that is, until Paige and Lucas find out that their birth control has been sabotaged…