"Baby I'm Yours" is a sizzling book. "Be My Baby" comes close but not quite to recapturing the magic of BIY. Sure, BMB is red-hot, with crackling, snappy, witty repartees that will get everyone chuckling and chortling.
However, the pace of BMB is slightly uneven. The heroine is well-fleshed and likeable, but the hero... he may be charming, but frankly, a guy who chases after the dream of bedding every Baby 36DD in New Orleans can't be too mature - I was actually gaping at his silly notions. Luckily just when I was about to give up on him, he turns around and redeems himself.
One thing, Susan Andersen is really a wonderful writer. She has it down to pat - great dialogue, realistic atmosphere (one can feel the heat of New Orleans, I tell ya), and a way with plots.
Sure, this one has a rather weak suspense plot, but this is, after all, a romance. But the day Susan Andersen decides to join the ranks of suspense writers ala Evanovich, I'm still buying.