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Author: Cathy McDavid Title: A Baby for the Deputy Publisher: Harlequin Western Publish Date: March 7, 2017 Buy: Amazon Book Blurb: A secret, no-strings relationship with Aaron Travers has suited Melody Hartman just fine for the past eight months. The lives of the Mustang Valley veterinarian and the deputy sheriff have always been complicated—and are about to become more so, because Mel is pregnant!
Raising his toddler daughter and protecting his Arizona town are Aaron's priorities. But this unexpected pregnancy is a life changer. The widowed single dad is ready to do the right thing and marry Mel. Can he say the three words she is waiting to hear? Will she think he wants to marry her only because of the baby? Or will she acknowledge that their feelings for each other run deeper than either of them realized?
Review: A Baby for the Deputy is one part real life and one part soap opera drama. In fact there's so much drama, that this book could have been a bit longer so that everything could have had better resolution.
I liked that this story was really different.
Mel and Aaron are already involved, but they are keeping things under wraps because of Melody's family and Aaron's mother in law, His wife died 3 years ago shortly after the birth of his daughter. This part of the story line reminded me a lot of the book Saving Abby. Then Melody ends up pregnant and their world turns upside down.
OK, that's not the only thing that turns things upside down
1. Dad ends up with a secret daughter from a relationship that happened shortly after the death of his wife. This kinda ties in with Mel and Aaron's situation making things much more complicated.
2. There are horse thieves around and they steal mares, leaving a least one foal without his mama.
I was a little bit frustrated with Mel, because she was so hard headed about her relationship with Aaron at times, especially when it was obvious they cared about each beyond their casual hookups.
The end left me with tears in my eyes, with the the foal and the mama. No joke, I was crying.
This was really a good romance that isn't what most people are used to.