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 Cataromance.com, 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, sizzlinghotbooks.com
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 Kate Evans signed on to be a surrogate mother for Safe Harbor Medical hospital attorney Tony Franco, neither suspected his wife was about to jump ship. Suddenly he’s eager to be her labor coach—and begging for daddy lessons.
Being near Tony arouses dangerous emotions. Young widow Kate may be ready to love again, and her five-year-old son craves a daddy, but Tony’s just been betrayed by the woman he trusted most. Besides, in his legal world, a contract is a contract.
When the baby decides to be born in the middle of Thanksgiving dinner, the terms of endearment are put to the ultimate test. Will Kate go home from the hospital with empty arms, or can she, Tony and the children become a forever family?
Welcome to USA Today bestselling author Jacqueline Diamond’s Safe Harbor Medical romances, where couples fall in love and form families against a medical background. “His Hired Baby is a wonderful story,” writes reviewer Marissa Dobson of Sizzlinghotbooks.com.
“Love, love, love the Safe Harbor series! I love reading series where the characters are followed through the span of time. This series draws you in and hooks you!” —Michelle Wallace, online reviewer
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?
As director of Safe Harbor Medical Center, Dr. Mark Rayburn faces a troublemaker in chief: fiery pediatrician Samantha Forrest. Not only does she quarrel with corporate policies, she takes her case to the press.
But her flare for publicity blows up in her face when Samantha runs into trouble with her newly adopted triplets. She needs Mark’s help, and although he considers himself unsuited to fatherhood, he can’t resist her or those adorable babies.
Just when this prickly couple starts finding the holiday spirit together, Samantha leaks a controversial secret about the hospital’s future plans. Mark yearns to stand by her and the babies, but how can he put both his career and his love for the hospital at risk?
This is the third entry in Jacqueline Diamond’s Safe Harbor Medical romance series. Each book stands alone, with heartwarming storylines set amid the drama of a hospital. Winner of a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times, Diamond is the USA Today bestselling author of Daddy, M.D. and The Surgeon’s Surprise Twins.
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