Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Be My Baby (Baby, #2)” as Want to Read:
Be My Baby (Baby, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Be My Baby (Baby, #2)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  3,758 Ratings  ·  105 Reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins (first published 1999)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Be My Baby, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Be My Baby

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
Angela James
This is my favorite Susan Andersen book and I reread it every so often. Something about Beau and Juliet is just good chemistry for me!
So the first time I read this book I didn't really like it. I thought I couldn't connect with the characters and I didn't really enjoy the plot. But for whatever reason, the story stuck with me through the years and I decided to read it again.

My biggest complaint the first time was about the hero. And that still stands; he talks like a sleaze and behaves like one, too. You sort of see that this was supposed to be all part of his charming persona, but the author overdid it. He's a caricature of a
Jacob Proffitt
Oct 06, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: unfinished
I spent the better part of two chapters in the head of the sleazeball "Beau" (there is nothing pretty about this jackwagon) and I'm sorry, but that's the extent of my tolerance. Once he comes up with the brilliant idea that he'll get out of his assignment with Juliet by antagonizing her I was just done. I kind of liked her from the few paragraphs in her head, but he's an arrogant turd and she can undoubtedly do better. Like, for example, by throwing darts in a dark room full of car salesmen, pho ...more
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
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.
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a cute and fun story to read! I wish we could have seen more of the sister, Josie Lee, and Luke falling in love though! It was such a teaser showing them make google eyes towards each other and then ...poof. They were in love. Back to the main couple though... I liked their chemistry, good amount of steam. It seemed the story was all over the place though, but not enough to annoy me. The cop wasn't properly doing his cop job and even attempting to investigate the murder attempts happeni ...more
Quirky Omega
Eh. The hero was really annoying. And the heroine was stuck in a land not meant for her.
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
Nov 21, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
GENRE/TONE: contemporary/light
LENGTH: 263 pages
Oct 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great read!
My version, however, looks like this;
May 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good book by Susan Andersen that I have read before years ago. It is about Juliet who after threats are made has Beau as a bodyguard, much to his disgust. The book is really funny as they try to deal with each other as the threats become more serious. I loved reading as the annoyance turns to attraction and the person behind the threats comes to light. Definitely a book I would recommend xx
Santhiya Dobby a free elf
It started out well, but fell flat quickly.
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
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews
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
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
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
Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ชอบคาแรกเตอรของนางเอก ตอนแรกคิดวานางเอกจะออกแนววีนๆเหวียงๆ คุณหนูเอาแตใจทีไหนไดไมใชอยางทีคิดเลย เปนผูหญิงทีอยูในกรอบ รวบผมตึงเปะ พอมาเจอกับพระเอกทีออกจะกวนๆ ทำใหชีวิตตืนเตนมีสีสัน พระเอกลากไปไหนดวย พอเจอะไรใหมๆก อืม..นาสนใจดี ฮาๆ สวนพระเอกกโดนเจานายบังคับใหมาทำหนาทีบอรดีการดนางเอก ใจกไมอยากจะทำเลยย ตอนแรกกพยายามทำใหนางเอกเปลียนเอาคนอืนมาแทนตัวเองใหได ถึงขนาดบอกกับนางเอกใหชวยปลดตัวเองออก ทีไหนไดพอนางเอกทำจริงๆกลับไมอยากจะไปซะงัน เนือเรืองไมคอยไดเนนสืบสวน รูตัวคนรายตังแตกลางๆเรืองแลว จะเนนทีความสั ...more
This had been a fun read for me but maybe I was looking for something more because the plot has its potential and somehow, along the way I was reluctant to finish the story. The third star is for the hero because he made me laugh. And I am a bit concerned why the hero's name has "butler" that is somehow linked with the villain?
Ame a Beauregard *....*
Love this book. A really fun read.
Dec 17, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

I've always enjoyed an hate at first sight romance that turns into real romance later with the addition of sexual chemistry BUT this one was only halfway there.

OUR HERO is not a handsome man, but he certainly has charisma and a masculine aura that real women just can't help but be attracted to. Get what I mean? Anyway, he's been the family man since his parents' death to his younger siblings
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
Apr 16, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fave, contemporary
Ketika Juliet-seorang Heiress yang punya bisnis di bidang perhotelan menerima surat ancaman, bokapnya pun memaksa Juliet untuk punya bodyguard. Beauregard atau Beau ini adalah seorang polisi yang tadinya sedang menyelidiki kasus panty snatcher, dimana si pelaku bertopeng memaksa wanita korbannya untuk striping dan menyerahkan panties mereka. Gara2 Juliet minta pengawalan polisi, akhirnya Beau lah yang disuruh jd bodyguardnya. Dari sini sbnrnya udah sangat interesting. Soalnya interaksi keduanya ...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
Jan 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-during-2011
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
Jun 30, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Goodreads Librari...: Multiple books showing under one book 3 29 Jan 26, 2015 04:59PM  
  • Temperature's Rising
  • Knock Me Off My Feet
  • It Must Be Love
  • He Could Be the One
  • Wife for a Day
  • Man at Work
  • Chasing Stanley (New York Blades, #5)
  • Get A Clue
  • Do Not Disturb
  • Her Mother's Killer
  • Say No To Joe? (Visitation, North Carolina, #1)
  • The Substitute Wife
I grew up in a household with two brothers, a daddy, and my grandfather. Too many men, in other words. They diluted M'ma's influence by diverting my attention to things like the danger of answering nature's call in the dead of the night. I've got a hint for those of you raised in a less spit-and-scratch world: check before you sit, because chances are that seat is gonna be up. And they don't even ...more
More about Susan Andersen...
“And if her heart was breaking with every step she took, at least he would never know.” 16 likes
“You don't talk much, do you, angel-face? I like that in a woman.” 0 likes
More quotes…