It’s really the title that gets me. Motive: Secret Baby – it’s supposed to be dramatic, but it’s like they couldn’t think of a title, so they just lifted something off the smudged corner of the author’s brainstorming notebook. Whose motive? Whose baby? Why is the baby secret? I suppose we can infer from the picture that the man carrying the baby has the motive. But just what is he motivated to do? Carry the baby away from the stormy lighthouse where it was secretly raised to age of seven months?
Thanks, Kenneth! From now on, whenever anyone asks me to justify something, my answer will be "Secret Baby."
"Maughta, why did you eat the last cupcake?"
"Why are you shelving Bibles in the Fiction section?"
Why were you getting fatter for the last nine months and suddenly you are so slim?"
Maybe "'secrete' baby" is what was meant?
From the back cover: "Jonathan Blaze had one mission: to secrete Muriel's baby in the abandoned Nazi fortress. Everything else...would take care of itself."
Well, it had SOMETHING to do with secretions!
-- Feral Boy
I'm left wondering why the man seems to be carrying the baby into the stormy sea rather than away from it.
Maybe he wants to be sure the baby is secret--permanently????
Or perhaps it's "Secret, Baby" as in he's showing the baby his secret ability to walk on water...hm...
I've only ever seen "secret baby" used about a romance in a negative sense. It would normally mean that the couple splits up, heroine is pregnant but doesn't tell the hero he's going to be a dad. They bump into each other several years later , and despite her best efforts at evasion he discovers that there's a child, etc etc.
Other possible titles for this series would include:
Code-Name: Too Stupid To Live
Mission: Big Misunderstanding
Also forthcoming in the series:
Tactic: Sexy Walk
Game Plan: Chocolates
Plot Twist: Different Father
New Look: Stubby Chin Hair
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