The Surprise Dad by Jacqueline Diamond
Release Date - January 2013
Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth
After her sister's death, Adrienne Cavill became her nephew's guardian. That little boy is everything to Adrienne, and news that his deadbeat father is coming back to town has Adriennne on high alert.
Wade Hunter only learned he was a father when his former girlfriend went into labor. He showed up at the hospital only to have her kick him out and threaten to charge him with abuse, something this new police officer didn't need on his record. Over the years, he paid child support, but he's always wanted to see his son. When he learns his ex is now dead, he's back in town and ready to become a father.
Soon, Adrienne and Wade are testing the waters to see how they can both raise the boy without stepping on each others' toes.
The Surprise Dad takes place around the holidays. I loved having the time period match the current season, though with the January release, readers will be getting this book after Christmas is over. It's still going to be a worthwhile read. I loved Wade's character. He hasn't had it easy between his domineering grandfather, alcoholic dad, and then bipolar ex. Adrienne is level headed too, and I liked that she usually considered her nephew's feelings over her own.
This is the 12th book in the Safe Harbor Medical Romance series. All of your favorite characters make appearances.