It’s surprising how one little
boy, and a holiday, can bring a family together.
Five-year-old Spike has a
sure-fire cure for any illness: ice cream. He’s also picked out the cure for
being fatherless: fun-loving pediatrician Chad Markham, who just moved in next
door. But Spike’s serious-minded Aunt Jill, who’s adopting her orphaned nephew,
sees heartbreak ahead.
Unable to bear children after a
disastrous pregnancy that destroyed her first marriage, Jill can’t help liking
the handsome doctor. But she’ll never be able to give him kids of his own, and
she’s also learned how easily good times can crash and burn, especially when
the guy isn’t the settling-down type. The last thing her little boy needs is
another loss in his life.
The approach of Christmas brings other challenges, too. At
Jill’s job as assistant marketing director for a mall, she’s juggling too many
Santas. At home, she’s coping with a pair of yard-destroying dogs that Chad is
housing for a friend. Then another relative, on learning that Spike has a large
inheritance, decides to make a self-serving bid for parenthood.
With troubles floating down like
snowflakes, Jill needs a real-life Santa Claus. If only Daddy, M.D., proves up
to the task! Written by the award-winning author of the Safe Harbor Medical
“I found this book a delightfully good read. It is a
heartwarming story with lots of good humor.”--Susan Wray, Romance Reviews
USA Today bestselling author Jacqueline Diamond has sold more than a hundred novels, including medical romances, Regency romances and mysteries. A former Associated Press reporter and TV columnist, Jacqueline has been honored with a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award and is a two-time RITA © Award finalist. She is best known for her seventeen-book Safe Harbor Medical romance series, beginning with The Would-Be Mommy. She currently writes a spin-off series, the Safe Harbor Medical Mysteries. She is also updating and reissuing her classic romantic comedies and Regency romances.
When Dr. Owen Tartikoff arrives at Safe Harbor Medical Center to head the new fertility program, he’s looking forward to the birth of his brother's baby--a baby for whom he donated sperm. Surprise! His sister-in-law isn't pregnant. Instead, they recruited her sister, Bailey, a nurse at the hospital, as surrogate mother.
More surprises: Bailey’s carrying not one baby but two. And when Owen moves into a house he co-owns with his brother, he discovers she’s already living there. The odd couple battle over everything from food to their shared bathroom. While Owen might intimidate the rest of the hospital staff, Bailey’s more than willing to take the sexy surgeon down a few pegs.
Then a shocking turn of events shows they can’t trust his brother or her sister with the twins. Can the hard-charging doctor and the fiercely independent nurse together build a future for their unexpected family?
Cataromance.com called this medical romance “Another must-read from a master storyteller.” Night Owl Reviews awarded Top Pick status to this entry in USA Today bestselling author Jacqueline Diamond’s Safe Harbor Medical series.