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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Detective's Accidental Baby - Jacqueline Diamond



Released February 2012

Jacqueline Diamond
Harlequin

Reviewed by Tracy Farnsworth

The next entry into the Safe Harbor Medical romance series focuses on nurse Erica Benford. Readers of this series know Erica best as Owen Tartikoff's (The Surgeon's Surprise Twins) scrub nurse.

The last thing Erica wants is a child in her life, but a one-night stand with a hunky detective leads to an accidental pregnancy after the condom breaks. Erica decides the best thing to do is to go through the pregnancy and put the child up for adoption.

Sherlock "Lock" Vaughn grew up in foster care after his adoptive parents proved to be duds. He's not about to let strangers raise his child. He's determined to prove to Erica that he'll make a great single dad. Proving this is tougher than it seems, however, because Erica is equally determined to prove that his ideas of parenthood are nothing like the reality.

Lock has a few ties to characters from past Safe Harbor books too. He and his brother run a detective agency and their secretary is Patty from Falling for the Nanny.

The Detective's Accidental Baby is a quick, easy read that throws in a surprise I didn't see coming. I won't go into it here, but if you've been reading the series, there's a secondary storyline that focuses on another character I really like. It was interesting to see her pushed into a situation that strengthened her place in books to come.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks, Tracy, for the kind review. Detective's Baby isn't yet available, but the previous book in the series, The Surgeon's Surprise Twins, came out in October. Each book in the series stands alone, but hopefully it's even more fun to follow the characters.

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  2. You're welcome and I do love that you broached the adoption topic and hope there are follow-ups with those characters to come. I do admit that I love catching up with everyone from Safe Harbor... it's the type of community I long for quite honestly. It's what I grew up with and nowadays, at least in this neighborhood, people look at you odd if you do say "hi" when a neighbor is outside.

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  3. nice idea, thanks for sharing...

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