A Match Made By Baby
Karen Rose Smith
Harlequin Special Edition, Aug 19 2014, $5.50
In Fawn Grove, California, his frazzled former stepsister Tina dumped her two-month old daughter Erica on the infant’s Uncle Adam Preston who had been home for a week. The international environmental geologist did his best to quiet his niece, but finally admitted failure. Desperate he calls the Mommy Club for help with the screaming baby.
Volunteer pediatrician Dr. Kaitlyn Foster comes to his home shocking Adam with her arrival. As she calms down Erica, Adam explains that he came home from Africa stunned to find he had a niece as he never knew his much younger stepsibling was pregnant. Both adults think back to their encounter when they first met last year in Cape Town and each currently denies to their own counsel that their attraction remains robust. As they nurture the child, the couple begins to fall in love. Nevertheless, Kaitlyn and Adam agree nothing can come of their desire since she is a stay at home doctor and he is a nomadic globetrotting geologist.
The latest Mommy Club romance (see Wanted: A Real Family) is a wonderful contemporary with an underlying supporting focus on the overwhelming responsibility of single motherhood. Character driven by a vigorous cast, A Match Made By Baby is the usual great family drama by always dependable Karen Rose Smith.