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.
Dr. Barry Cantrell has just spent two years on a remote island in the Pacific as a doctor for the Peace Corps. Now that he's back in L.A., he's more than ready to settle down—with an appropriate person, of course. He never intended to spend a glorious night with a beautiful woman who's his total opposite.
Chelsea Byers doesn't know what to make of the uptight but gorgeous pediatrician, except that it's better they just stay friends. But a platonic relationship does not seem to be in the cards—Chelsea discovers that not only is Barry her new boss, she's also carrying his twins!
After a disastrous relationship, Nurse Zady Moore just wants a family of her own and a guy with no baggage. With a young, vulnerable son, Dr. Nick Davis is exactly the kind of guy she should avoid. But his offer is too good—free rent in exchange for occasional babysitting. And it comes at the right time, just as Zady's young goddaughter comes to stay with her. It's only for six months—surely she can resist Nick's charms.
Nick likes Zady, and he enjoys the camaraderie of chasing after two little kids with her. But she works for his hated cousin, and with a battle brewing between departments at Safe Harbor Medical, can Nick trust that Zady's loyalties lie with him?
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.
Betrayed by the handsome doctor, the nurse kept a big
Falsely accused of harming a patient, Jan Garcia was hurt
and angry that her fiancé, Dr. Zack Sargent, believed the charges. They broke
off their engagement, and when she discovered she was pregnant, he reluctantly
signed papers for an adoption.
Although Zack later learned the truth about her innocence,
by then he’d married another woman after a short acquaintance. Broken-hearted
at this second betrayal, Jan decided not to tell him she’d changed her mind and
was raising their little girl alone.
Eight years later, she returns to California to work at Safe
Harbor Medical Center and runs into Zack. Stunned to learn that young Kimmie
isn’t growing up in a two-parent family as he believed, the widowed
obstetrician is determined to be part of her life. But he also must protect his
stepdaughter, who’s only a year older than Kimmie. Can this nurse and doctor
forgive each other and face up to their simmering personal differences—at the
risk of falling in love again?
Described as “a delightful tale” by WeReallyDig.com, The
M.D.’s Secret Daughter is Book 9 of Jacqueline Diamond’s Safe Harbor
Medical romances. Like the other novels in the series, it can be read as a
Diamond’s latest story at Safe Harbor Medical Center takes you to the
emotional, betrayal, and an everlasting love. I couldn't wait to see
how this story would end.”—Helen Slafer, online reviewer
That’s obstetrician Paige Brennan’s reaction when she discovers the identity of the sperm donor who fathered her baby-to-be. It’s detective Mike Aaron, her sexy new housemate—chosen strictly for security reasons. But surely he won’t suspect a thing about her pregnancy...will he?
Problem No. 1: Even though he’s the perfect father type, Mike rejects the notion of having children. Problem No. 2: With Mike sleeping in the next bedroom, fixing her breakfast and snuggling on the couch, it’s hard to keep him at arm’s length.
What started as a summer-at-the-beach romance might have bloomed into forever, if it weren’t for a baby bump in the way. Mike’s been hurt before, maybe too much for him to move forward.
And while Paige is ready to be a single mother, she didn’t count on losing her heart. Will a baby bring them together, or tear them apart?
Called “a great read” by Eyeonromance.com, The Baby Dilemma is Book 8 Jacqueline Diamond’s award-winning Safe Harbor Medical romance series, but can also stand alone.
“I have a few guilty pleasures. Very dark chocolate and Jacqueline Diamond's Safe Harbor Medical romance series generally top the list.”—Tracy Farnsworth, Roundtablereviews