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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
Nila's Babies by Jac Simensen is the story of Nila Rawlings, a young woman who is hired by widower Gordon Hale to take care of his twin daughters. Nila falls in love with the precious infants and wants only the best for them. Soon Nila and Gordon develop feelings and fall in love. However, their peaceful existence is about to be shattered by a force so powerful that neither of them is ready for it. Their gentle elderly neighbor is not who she appears to be. She is Lilith, the demon that wants the souls of the twin babies, and she will not stop until she has what she wants. Unbeknownst to them all, Nila is not an ordinary human as well. She has powers she is not aware of, but when she does find out, she will do whatever is in her power to save Gordon and the two girls.
Nila's Babies by Jac Simensen is a paranormal romance/thriller that very convincingly commands the attention of the reader. The story is set in a world where the paranormal live among normal people and alter their lives quite easily. The pace of the story is good and so is the character development. The relationships are given time to grow and the bonds are made at a regular tempo so nothing seems out of place. What really grabbed my attention from the get go was the fact that the author didn’t rush anything. He kept an almost leisurely pace that made the story even more believable and, at times, terrifying.
This was an intense novel to read. I was biting my nails at one point and, at the other, I was positively terrified of what would happen. These characters were very relatable and believable, which is a hard combination to achieve at times. Jac Simensen did an amazing job at portraying Lilith and her terrible powers. Nila was such a strong character, someone that I’m sure every reader could find many similarities with, especially mothers. I enjoyed this novel, even though at some points I was terrified (not such an easy thing to do, might I add).