Monday, August 18, 2008

The Daddy Verdict-Karen Rose Smith

The Daddy Verdict
Karen Rose Smith
Silhouette Special Edition
ISBN: 9780373249251

Albuquerque Assistant District Attorney Ben Barclay and jewelry designer Sierra Girard met six weeks ago and fell into bed. The next morning he woke to the fact she was gone. He was disappointed, but understanding while she was embarrassed as she never did that before; for that matter neither did he especially without a condom.

Six weeks later, Sierra arrives at his office with the announcement she is pregnant. She explains she wants nothing from him, but felt he should know because she plans to raise the child as a single mom; if he wants to be part of their offspring’s life he should call her. Ben wants to insure Sierra and his unborn are safe, but a case he works on leaves him and them in jeopardy.

The third Dads in Progress contemporary romance (see THE DADDY DILEMMA and THE DADDY PLAN) is a wonderful tale as the lead couple’s differences of opinion make for a fun appealing story. They agree on two things: keeping the baby and their attraction for one another; they disagree on all else. Some late suspense caused by his work enhances the plot as it adds an additional realistic problem to their relationship. Karen Rose Smith provides another strong character driven tale.

Harriet Klausner

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