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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Spencer-Nyle Company Series, Book 3
Hero: Derek Taliferro
Heroine: Kathleen Fields
Date of Publication: November 1987
Started On: June 17, 2010
Finished On: June 17, 2010
This is a short story by the author, a story that once I started to read I had the inkling that I had read it previously. Anyhow this book is good for a quick read where not much thinking on the reader’s part is required.
The story starts off when Kathleen goes into labor prematurely during a snow storm. Kathleen lives in a remote ranch where the nearest clinic is around fifteen miles away which in the rough weather that breaks out seems like an impossible task to reach. However for the sake of her unborn child, Kathleen tries to drive through the ferocious weather only to land in a ditch whilst the contractions get worse by the minute.
Derek Tallifero is a doctor specialized in neonatal care who is on his way back to the city after visiting his mother for Christmas. Derek is also caught up in the storm and barely makes out the truck Kathleen is in and it is he that rescues her, assist her in the birthing process and fall in love with her all in the same night.
Derek knows that the woman he had so hopelessly fallen in love with has to be wooed and courted so that she would lose that haunted look in her eyes. The only solution that he could come up with was to propose marriage to Kathleen in the name of taking care of the baby. Kathleen though she doesn’t know it, is seduced into loving the warm and vibrant man that Derek is and slight misunderstandings on Kathleen’s part which is quickly resolved give this little family the happy ending they deserve.
Sarah and Rome, two of my favorite characters from one of my most favorite Linda Howard’s novels Sarah’s Child appear in this story which made it more endearing to me. My only problem with the book was it being too short to enjoy for a bit longer.