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Proper Boston Brahmin Juliet Rose Astor Lowell doesn't want her body guarded by anyone while she's in New Orleans for the grand opening of Daddy's new hotel--especially not by macho cop Beau Dupree. He's too big, too pushy, too virile, too . . . everything! His shameless, hungry-eyed gaze shakes her carefully cultivated decorum. But Juliet is a Lowell--and there's no way s ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by Avon (first published January 1st 1999)
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Tracy
Bostonian blue blood Juliet Rose Astor Lowell is in steamy New Orleans, LA to kick off the grand opening of her baby, a restored southern mansion she's turning into a five star hotel for her father's hotel conglomeration. It's her first full project and the first time she's been completely out from under her imperious magnate's thumb. She got more than she bargained for, however, when a letter of complaint about the purchase and hotel plans causes her father to step in and demand police protecti ...more
Emily
Juliet Rose Astor Lowell has been groomed her whole life to be the epitome of refinement and grace. Finally having a chance to get out from her father's wings, she arrives in New Orleans to open a hotel she has nurtured from the beginning. Her father's continued interference though has put her under the watchful eye of Beau Dupree, a cop who wants off babysitting duty of the socialite and makes it a point to try and shock her into removing him from detail. Beau Dupree is shocked to find that ben ...more
Carisa
Light, entertaining, with a silly villain plot and a sweet love story, which was a very pleasant break to have among the heavy plots of my most recent reading.
HERO is a Warrior, a brazen, sexy, dedicated cop who had to raise his younger sisters since he was 24 years old. His chance to live the bachelor life he couldn’t have is finally near when he’s forced to protect an uptight, high society woman and starts falling for her.
SCENES/CONTENT: few/hot
GENRE/TONE: contemporary/light
LENGTH: 263 pages
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
Poor little rich girl falls for a troglodyte in New Orleans whilst completely improbable things happen for very improbable reasons. Perhaps three stars is too generous.
Wendy
Great read!
My version, however, looks like this;
Ada
It's been a while since I picked up a Susan Andersen book and it's totally my bad! I forgot how wonderful a writer she is and just how entertaining her books are!

In Be My Baby, we're taken to the culturally vibrant city of New Orleans as proper lady Juliet Rose Astor Lowell is trying to make her way out from her father's thumb to take over the re-design of a new hotel in their family chain. Despite the snooty name, Juliet is anything but. She was raised under the guiding influence of her father
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Wendy
I picked this up when looking for something new to read. I am really glad that I did. I enjoyed the play between the characters and I love anything set in New Orleans, or the South.

Our Hero is a strong male type with dark good looks and a short temper. When Beau is assigned to protect a new comer to NO he isn't real happy. It isn't just that he feels that it is a waste of time, but the assignment is pulling him off an important case that he is working on. He takes is anger out of his unsuspecti
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Jane Stewart
4.5 stars. Very nice. Fun story. I loved the characters.

The plot was also good. There were a number of good lines and a few more that had me chuckling. Juliet’s parents were from wealthy families in Boston. Her mother died when she was young. She was raised by a controlling grandmother with strict rules about etiquette and composure. Her father was either ignoring her or mentally bullying her. She is working for her father, overseeing the renovation of a mansion into a hotel in New Orleans. Some
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JeanBookNerd
Susan Andersen’s fun and lovely story in Be My Baby (Baby #2) tells the story of a Bostonian girl named Juliet Rose Astor Lowell. When she agreed to travel to New Orleans and lead the commencement of a restored southern mansion-turned-to five star hotel for her father’s hotel empire, she finds herself in a place without the restraints of her family. Unfortunately, an event causes her father to intervene and order police security for his daughter. Sargent Beau Dupree is assigned to keep a close e ...more
Diana
I'm leaving my original 4 star rating in place. I love this book.

I'm bummed about the newly recorded audiobook. Here's why narrator Annie Green's performance completely fails the material. Equal blame for casting director, director and producer.

* Misplaced, awkward starts and stops. (Oh, there are more words? ... In this sentence?) This sounds suspiciously like a cold, unrehearsed reading.
* Female character voices are pitched low. Male characters sound like ducks on helium.
* Her mispronunciat
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Mancho283
ชอบคาแรกเตอรของนางเอก ตอนแรกคิดวานางเอกจะออกแนววีนๆเหวียงๆ คุณหนูเอาแตใจทีไหนไดไมใชอยางทีคิดเลย เปนผูหญิงทีอยูในกรอบ รวบผมตึงเปะ พอมาเจอกับพระเอกทีออกจะกวนๆ ทำใหชีวิตตืนเตนมีสีสัน พระเอกลากไปไหนดวย พอเจอะไรใหมๆก อืม..นาสนใจดี ฮาๆ สวนพระเอกกโดนเจานายบังคับใหมาทำหนาทีบอรดีการดนางเอก ใจกไมอยากจะทำเลยย ตอนแรกกพยายามทำใหนางเอกเปลียนเอาคนอืนมาแทนตัวเองใหได ถึงขนาดบอกกับนางเอกใหชวยปลดตัวเองออก ทีไหนไดพอนางเอกทำจริงๆกลับไมอยากจะไปซะงัน เนือเรืองไมคอยไดเนนสืบสวน รูตัวคนรายตังแตกลางๆเรืองแลว จะเนนทีความสั ...more
Anita
Love this book. A really fun read.
Gwen Underwood
I chose to read Be My Baby because I personally love romance novels and Be My Baby seemed to have a cute plot. The book follows a young woman named Juliet Rose Astor Lowell who is trying to set up her father's new hotel. When she receives a threatening letter, her father assigns a bodyguard to protect her. At first Juliet believes that Beau (the bodyguard) is unnecessary. But when the sender of the letter starts to try and get rid of her, she seeks the protection of Beau even more and finds tha ...more
Sarah Eiseman
This book was a nice mixture of contemporary romance, mystery, and a smidgen of suspense.

Juliet Rose Astor Lowell has just moved to New Orleans to work on her father’s most recent acquisition in his hotel chain. The hotel is actually the former property of a high-society family, who are living in the home until an appointed time. Juliet’s father is interested in having her guarded, since she received some disturbing letters prior to her arrival in the city, so she’s assigned Sergeant Beauregard
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Mandy
All her life, Juliet has been forced to be someone she’s not. Between an absentee father and an overbearing grandmother, Juliet has become the perfect picture of a socialite: bland, polite, and composed. She’s in New Orleans opening a hotel when there’s a threat on her life. Beau, a crass police officer, is assigned to guard her. Between Beau and the New Orleans’ heat, Juliet’s frosty side starts to melt away.

I thought the characterization of New Orleans was pretty spot on. Andersen certainly do
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Nancy Anderson
A reread 4 me. Beau, NOPD detective, & Juliet's (Boston Brahmin, hotel executive) story.
Excellent characterization. Nice NO research. The secondary characters are great: Love Beau's sisters, Roxanne & Luke.
Not quite as memorable as Shadow Dance, so
4 stars instead of 5.
Disappointed in the cover which is NOT true to the story! Two 20 year olds in white casual clothes..plus he is not dark enough & her locks are not long enough!
Mom
Prim and proper Juliet Rose Astor Lowell doesn't want her body guarded by anyone while she's in New Orleans for the grand opening of Daddy's new hotel—especially not by consummate macho cop Beau Dupree. He's just too big, too pushy, too virile, too...everything! His shameless, hungry-eyed gaze shakes her carefully cultivated decorum like no one ever has, but Juliet is a Lowell—and there's no way she's going to lose control!

The lady is downright delectable, but Beau has more important things to d
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Lynetta
Just enough

Just when I thought I had nailed down the list for what makes for good reading and good romance, Be My Baby pops up on the reading list. Be My Baby is different from my usual fare of contemporary and historical romance novels and yet it's characters are like friends I would most want to hang out with. Juliet and Beau, Luke and Josie Lee and Roxanne are show stopper characters that spread joy and smiles at every encounter. Juliet does women proud. She knows how to be a woman and how no
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Shanna
Juliet Rose Lowell comes to New Orleans from Boston to open up and manage the new hotel in her father's chain of Hotels. However before her trip Juliet received a threatening letter. In lieu of her recieving this letter, her father demanded she have police protection at all times during her stay. Juliet is not thrilled with this arrangement, especially when she meets the assigned macho cop Beau Dupree, who is shameless, pushy, and obnoxious. Beau also feels he has more important things to do tha ...more
Linda C
Juliet Rose Astor Lowell, Boston blue-blood and daughter of hotel magnate, comes to New Orleans to organize the opening of their latest hotel in a refurbished Southern mansion. However, a threatening letter has caused her father to insist on police protection. Sergeant Beau Depree gets the assignment, being on the outs with the police commissioner. Beau is just getting his youngest sister of 3 off on her own and looking forward to his bachelor life when he meets Juliet. Beau is also working anot ...more
Maqluba
I can't tell if it was the awesome New Orleans accents or the amazing opposites-attract trope but this book sold me. I usually don't give many chick-lits 5 stars but this one was a fun read and I never felt the need to put it down or roll my eyes.
I do have to mention one teeny tiny thing: the hero likes to manhandle the heroine a lot. I didn't see it as an aggressive move like he was trying to dominate her in any way, I saw it as what it was- a guy who just likes to manhandle. I dunno, I can't t
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kilty
This Beau was Bleepin' hawt!
story good. heroine nice. bad guys boring. the rest filled the pages. new orleans happening.
the hero? siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh! *deep breath*
the hero..sii....ok! stop it!..gh
the hero.. was like an oasis of chocolate cream in a dessert of oreos-with-no-filling..completely edible with no expiry date! YUMMIFIED MULTIPLIED!

Can some paranormal author somewhere help me dive into the pages, so I c
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Maria
Sergaent Beau Depree is a detective in New Orleans and has been assigned to babysit rich girl Juliet Rose Astor Lowell. She's received a threatening letter about her grand openning of her new hotel. He's pissed because this joke is taking him off the case of catching real criminals. He decides to act the cad so that Juliet will ask his boss to re-assign him. Plans don't always work out, and Beau is going to learn that what he needs and what he wants are light years apart.

Why I picked this up: I
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Christine
Pour me some Beau! This book was an absolute blast. Juliet and Beau made great cake together, He was all bayou panther with a slow molassas drawl and you could feel the testosterone dripping off of him. Juliet was wonderfully bound and all she needed was the right yank to unwind her. Beau is one of my favorite SA heroes and he can guard my six any day. I missed my train stop reading the end of this book but the misery of crossing over at Lex & 86 was so worth it because it meant I had time t ...more
Christine
I liked the first book in the series but this one was awful. I'm usually okay with reading accents, but this was just too much. It wasn't cute or charming at all. Both characters were unlikable from the start. I'm a big fan of opposites attract pairings, but in this case I hated the characters so much that I wasn't looking foward to their relationship progression at all.
Yolanda
Almost all of the books that I have read by Susan Andersen have been wonderful. They are refreshing, light, and most of all hilarious. I find that when contemporary romance have the humor angle the books are more enjoyable and a little bit more realistic considering that they are romance novels.

Be My Baby is no exception. I think that Beau is very similar to guys out there who think that they want don't something, and proclaim that loudly, until it is obvious to everyone around them but to them
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Sylvia
The southern dialect in this book is cringe-worthy, but once I got past that I did enjoy reading it.
ReneeW
3.5 stars/B-
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