Angsty but sweet single-dad romance Owen should get Father of the Year awards, though he'd probably turn them down. He handles his daughter's unexpected pregnancy with aplomb, determined to use his own experience with a teen pregnancy to help Becca navigate her uncertain future. Kerry is a wonderfully caring midwife, professional and confident with a strong sense of purpose and a desire for her own family. Her relationship with Owen, after a necessary delay, is intense and combustible, until they come up against an irrefutable fact that threatens to derail any chance of a future. I loved seeing these two work together for Becca, then love together as their romance blossoms. The problem they run into is completely relatable and leaves neither of them at fault, but still it's understandable why the relationship couldn't continue. Until it could. I loved the "mix tape" at the end, and the decisions made to bridge the huge gap so they can have a solid, secure HEA. After reading the second in this series as an ARC, I went back to grab this one to get caught up with the Kincaid brothers, and I'm so glad I did. Each book is a standalone romance, but the brothers are so intricately connected that each book truly enhances the others. I loved this visit to the tiny hamlet of Pine Harbour, and I've already got several more of the previous series queued up in my TBR. I highly recommend that you take a trip to Pine Harbour as soon as you can. I guarantee you'll fall in love with the Kincaid brothers.
I love Pine Harbour and a huge fan of the series, and over the moon excited to start this next adventure with the Kincaid family! It's a thrill to see familiar faces from the previous books and the way they're looped through the Kincaid story. Owen Kincaid the oldest of the brothers who has to be one of the surliest men I have had the pleasure to meet in print, firefighter/paramedic, single dad to his soon to graduate high school and head off to uni daughter, and general all around fixer to those in his circle. He's got his bachelor future all mapped out until he hears the words from his daughter "I'm pregnant." Hearing those words, all the room gets sucked out of the room, his emotions are twisted and he sees those plans for his future fly right out the window. Midwife Kerry Humphrey is moving to PineHarbor, after being recruited by her close friend Jenna Foster the two open a clinic in town making it more convenient for locals for health care access. Kerry is a breath of fresh air and truly has a heart for people and what she does. Her first encounter with the ogre side of Owen happens at the pub in Lion's Head and it won't be the last. Kerry is his daughter's new midwife. It was a treat to watch their relationship unfold throughout this well written story and along the way get a great glimpse of the rest of the Kincaid brothers who befriend Kerry. I have to say this was a tough one to put down, but a girl needs to shower and sleep... the book, the characters, the well woven plot, the way she tugs the emotion out of both the characters and the reader is why Zoe York is one of my top favorite authors. The triple treat is the link to her website complete with a little map of Pine Harbour so at least I won't get lost on the peninsula somewhere! Yes you must read this engaging, insanely good book. Showers of stars for this gem.
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With the finish line in sight, Owen Kincaid's Great Bachelor Plan comes to an abrupt halt when his sweet daughter announces that she is pregnant. One can only feel for Owen as he had to carry a load of responsibility long before he was ready for it, not only for his own teen marriage to his pregnant girlfriend but also for his brood of younger brothers when his parents died. He is viewed as a Neanderthal, grumpy, and an alpha male, but despite the name-calling, he is a caring man at heart who just longs for the freedom to choose for himself. Kerry is the midwife who takes care of his daughter and although their initial meeting is less than stellar, there is nevertheless an attraction that they battle to keep under control, especially whilst Becca is Kerry's client. The plot of this story is emotional and touching, drawing the reader into the lives of the characters as they battle their way through the difficulties facing them. Yet there is humour and lighthearted moments too, especially when the mischievous Adam enters the scene. I thoroughly enjoyed this well-written romance and found myself identifying with the characters in so many ways. I received a copy of this book as a gift and this is my honest and voluntary review.