The Baby Dilemma - Jacqueline Diamond
Released April 2012
Book review by Tracy Farnsworth
I have a few guilty pleasures, very dark chocolate and Jacqueline Diamond's Safe Harbor Medical romance series generally top the list. Because I've read this series from the beginning, I feel like I've really gotten to know each character over a span of years rather than just a couple hours. The Baby Dilemma is the next book in this long-running series.
Doctor Paige Brennan has delivered so many babies and helped so many women become pregnant that she can't ignore her own longing for a child. The problem is she has never found Mr. Right. Taking advantage of the fertility clinic, Paige undergoes artificial insemination and winds up pregnant just as Mike Aaron enters her life. Knowing his stance on children has Paige worried about what happens when she has to reveal her news.
Private detective Mike Aaron has seen his foster brothers and sisters end up in happy marriages raising their children, but he doesn't want children. When he falls for Paige, he knows immediately that the relationship won't last. She makes it clear that she wants kids and he's adamantly against becoming a parent, it's what ended his first marriage. There's something Paige doesn't know, however, and this news could well be a game changer for both of them.
I lounged in bed reading The Baby Dilemma this morning thinking that there is nothing better in the world than a lazy morning with a good book. Jackie Diamond does a great job creating likable characters, though Mike does have a bit of arrogance that I wasn't sure I'd appreciate. He turns out to be the perfect counterpart to Paige, however, and soon I was rooting them on.
The setting and characters really help build this contemporary romance into a short, sweet tale. That's one thing I love about Harlequin romances, they don't take forever to read, so it's easy to start and finish the story in one sitting. If you're looking for a cozy way to escape a winter storm, pick up The Baby Dilemma.