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On a beautiful spring night Mindy Fenton went to bed thinking all was right in her world. Before it was over everything had changed - and not for the better.

Mindy was awakened by Brendan Quinn with the news that her husband had been shot and killed. Now Mindy is alone, nearly broke and pregnant...and Quinn - a man who never hid his contempt for her - is the only one she ca
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Paperback, Harlequin Superromance #1273, 299 pages
Published May 2006 by Harlequin Books (first published May 2005)
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Saly
I liked the progress of the book, from her husband's death to the hero still thinking of her as a flake, to month's later when she is sick and pregnant and moves in him, both see a new side of each other, she sees how lonely he is, afraid to trust and he sees that she is a good person, intelligent and not at all flaky. Both feel love for each other but don't say it, guilt actually and fear.
Jacqueline
Another good read by JKJ. This is the story of a man who falls in love with his best friend's widow. This one is different because they really hadn't liked each other before the husband's death. He thought she was a lightweight and a nitwit and she thought he was arrogant and cold. But she needs help after her husband dies and he steps up to help because that is what his friend would have wanted. It takes quite a while for them to learn to like each other.

Very well written, absorbing and well pa
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Lyuda
Dec 15, 2015 Lyuda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
Don't be put off by a silly title and the cover. This is a very well written story with surprising depth and character development. Mindy and Quinn disliked each other from the start. He thought her as a giggling airhead, for her, he was a difficult to talked to, aloof, and brooding man . They tolerated each other for the sake of Dean - Mindy's husband and Quinn's best friend. When tragedy strike and Dean was killed, both antagonists were forced to interact with each other. The story felt very ...more
Kay
Jan 05, 2013 Kay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4 Stars ~ Brendan Quinn met his best friend when he was 11 and Dean Fenton was 10. Both boys were taken in by the Howies as foster kids, and for the first time in their lives knew what a loving home was. Dean welcomed everything the Howies did for them, while Quinn always felt that he was on borrowed time. They both became cops, with Quinn going on to become a detective and Dean moving on to start his own security company. When Dean married Mindy, Quinn was sure the marriage wouldn't last. The ...more
Carrie
3.5*
A very enjoyable book by Janice Kay Johnson who also authored another book I enjoyed, Snowbound. With Child missed the 4 star mark very narrowly for a couple of reasons. The tension between the main characters was very well done, but went on a little too long. There should have been a gradual discovery of each others feelings so that the denouement was less abrupt. And, while there was good relationship tension, the sexual tension wasn't as strong.

PG- kisses and some brief allusions to arou
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Stephanie
Jan 25, 2012 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
It was surprisingly better than I had expected it to be.
I really enjoyed it, and read it in just one sitting.
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Janice Kay Johnson is the author of sixty books for children and adults. Her first four published romance novels were coauthored with her mother, also a writer who has since published mysteries and children's books on her own. These were "sweet" romance novels, the author hastens to add; she isn't sure they'd have felt comfortable coauthoring passionate love scenes!

Janice graduated from Whitman Co
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