Wednesday, September 7, 2011

For Their Baby-Kathleen O’Brien

For Their Baby

Kathleen O’Brien

Harlequin SuperRomance, Oct 4 2011, $5.50

ISBN: 9780373717378

At the Sugarwater Resort in the Bahamas, Kitty Hemmings is shocked that her mom Laurel is going to marry her odious long term boy toy Jim Oliphant. She knows he is a shallow charmer just trying to get deeper into her mom’s money. Kitty had hoped that he would leave after eight years of staying at their Virginia home Lochaven which kept her away all that time too. When she hurts herself on the beach, a concerned stranger San Francisco attorney David Gerard asks if she is okay. They make love that night before going their separate ways.

Two months later, when Kitty becomes pregnant she feels she should inform David, but assumes he will be another irresponsible Y chromosome carrier. Instead he stuns her when he says he wants in the life of their offspring and offers to marry her so their child has a complete two parent family. She compromises by moving into his home platonically. As they fall in love, he wants a family with her and their unborn while she has doubts as men are fickle when it comes to sustaining power.

The keys to this deep 9 Months Later romance are the beliefs that the psychological motives driving the lead couple are real. Thus the growing changing relationship makes for a fine contemporary tale. Adding to the fun is that David lost the girl in For The Love of Family so fans of Kathleen O’Brien will root for this kind soul to make it with Kitty.

Harriet Klausner

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