The Would-Be Mommy: A Safe Harbor Medical Romance

· Safe Harbor Medical Book 1 · K. Loren Wilson
71 reviews

About this ebook

Babies, babies, everywhere—but who’s going to take them home?

When journalist Ian Martin stirs up trouble with his news story about a hospital welcoming abandoned babies, the roguish reporter accidentally ignites a firestorm around public relations director Jennifer Serra. Now she faces losing her heart to a baby she can’t keep, and losing her job because of a scandalous secret.

After surviving a tragedy years earlier, Jennifer has made a new life for herself. Then Ian’s report implies that young moms who can’t keep their babies can find the perfect families for them at Safe Harbor Medical Center. One young teen insists on surrendering her newborn to Jennifer, who falls instantly in love.

Despite his attraction to this vulnerable woman, Ian’s globe-hopping ambitions will soon carry him far from California. But when the glare of publicity raises painful accusations that threaten everything Jennifer cares about, he must choose between his dreams and his heart.

Called a “brilliantly moving story” by, The Would-Be Mommy is the first book in USA Today bestselling author Jacqueline Diamond’s award-winning Safe Harbor Medical romance series.

“I loved The Would-Be Mommy. ...The perfect book for any romance readers, especially ones that enjoy a good medical romance read.”—Marissa Dobson, 

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71 reviews
Deb Diem
October 26, 2019
The Would-Be Mommy is a contemporary romance by Jacqueline Diamond. This is a fairly quick read, perfect for those with limited reading time. I wasn't sure I'd enjoy this book because the title is...just a tad corny. I should have had more faith in this author, I have read other books by her and enjoyed them. This book didn't disappoint. Ian is a reporter assigned to do some human interest bits. Jennifer is the PR director of Safe Harbor Medical and ends up becoming a weekend mom when someone turns their baby over at the hospital, insisting the Jennifer takes her. Ian and Jennifer's story is packed with drama, humor, spice and just a touch of suspense. I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading more from Jacqueline Diamond in the future. The Would-Be Mommy is book 1 of the Safe Harbor Medical Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger. I read a print copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Mel Doogan
May 10, 2022
This is a very endearing book. Like life, it is full of ups and downs. I couldn't put it down. I look forward to reading other books by this talented author.
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theresa dixon
September 25, 2023
"Although Ian had covered wars from Africa to Afghanistan," Africa is not a country .. the last is in Asia ..deleting
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About the author

USA Today bestselling author Jacqueline Diamond has sold mysteries, romantic comedies, medical romances and Regency romances—more than one hundred titles. A former Associated Press reporter and TV columnist, Jackie is best known for her Safe Harbor Medical romances and mysteries. Jackie has been honored with a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award and is a two-time Rita Award finalist. You can learn more at her website,

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