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Thursday, August 23, 2012

The M.D.'s Secret Daughter - Jacqueline Diamond



Released September 2012

Jacqueline Diamond
Harlequin

Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth

Jan Garcia's come from Texas to launch a new egg donor program at Safe Harbor Medical. Along with Jan comes her young daughter, a girl who is headstrong and determined to get either a kitten or a new dad. Jan soon learns she'll be working closely with Dr. Zach Sargent, a man she knows well. In fact, Zach is the father of her daughter, and he doesn't realize that Jan didn't put their daughter up for adoption all of those years ago.

When Zach learns he's a a dad, his life becomes complicated. He wants to be part of his daughter's life, but his stepdaughter isn't quite as thrilled with the prospect of having to share him. Balancing work with the possibility of rekindling an old romance is challenging, but toss in a jealous child and he's out of his league.

Jan's never gotten over Zach, but can she really allow him back in her life? He hurt her badly before, so how does she know things won't play out in the same miserable fashion.

This is another in the long-line of Safe Harbor romances. Past characters make appearances, but the story is clearly on Zach, Jan, and their girls. I really enjoyed how it played out, though I admit that Zach's overprotective nature drove me nuts. I did like watching him soften as he spent more time with Jan and their daughters.

If you want a short novel to fill a few hours at the beach or while picking up kids at school, you can't go wrong with The M.D.'s Secret Daughter. At barely more than a cup of coffee, it's a book that leaves you satisfied without draining your bank account.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review! Book 10 in the series, The Baby Jackpot, is due in March 2013.

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