In Seattle Police Detective Brendan Quinn learns that his best friend Dean Fenton was murdered. Apparently Dean, who owned a security firm, was working a warehouse when two youths entered. They came not so much to rob the place, but to locate the meth they stashed in a trailer. In a senseless killing, the youngsters shot Dean when he found them. Feeling obligated, Brendan, who played ball with Dean as a child, informs Mindy, the pregnant wife of his late buddy.
Brendan tries to be there though he never liked the widow. He soon realizes that his previous feelings towards Mindy was a form of reaction formation to hide even from himself how attracted he was and is to his best friend's widow. As Mindy begins to reciprocate, both feel guilt that they are betraying the memory of a nice man.
The likable lead couple will keep the audience glued to this fine romantic contemporary as they struggle with love for one another and deep regard and love for the deceased. The story line is character driven with Brendan and Mindy feeling guilty that they are betraying a loved on, turning any relationship into a forbidden triangle. Janice Kay Johnson writes a strong relationship drama as the unborn symbolizes the future and the past
This is a great book. 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 preganant and Quinn a man who never his hid his contempt for her is the one she can turn to.
Surprisingly likable secret baby book.
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.
Her husband had been shot..................
This is a 9 months later book.
Quinn was raised with Dean in a foster home, they are like brothers. Dean marries but Quinn doesn't approve of his choice of brides but he tries to hide his feeling. Mindy knows Dean's best friend doesn't like her but when Dean is killed he steps in to take over. After a month the grieve lifts a little for Mindy to tell Quinn to go away she can handle the rest. She sells the house and moves away. Quinn thinks good riddens but then starts to worry, he finds her pregnant and sick. He takes her home with him, he finds they have lots in common other than their love for Dean.