Good book, funny and touching.
From the back cover:
THE SERGEANT AND BABY SHORT STUFF...
Hard as nail inside and out, Sergeant Matt Beltran obeyed only one rule: Need no one, and let no one need him. So what was the steely loner to do when someone left a precious baby girl-allegedly his-in his red sports car? Regroup? Stand tall? RUN!
But Corey Madsen, the tyke's temporary foster mom, clearly had other ideas. The soft preacher's widow melted Matt's armor-and "Short Stuff" herself got a toehold in his heart. Why, the terrifying twosome actually made Matt feel like a husband and father! Whoa! Was Matt';s worst nightmare becoming an impossible dream?
Matt Beltran, an orphan since birth, has lived his life determined to stand alone and although he has the capacity to care about others and inspire loyalty from the men under him, he has never had a relationship beyond the physical with any woman. Then a one night stand makes him into an unknowing father...until the mother of his baby girl abandons her in his red Corvette and leaves town. Faced with a parenthood he neither sought or expected, he quickly sees that Corey Madsen, a young widow who fosters babies for the state, is the answer to his dilemma and marries her. If you like marriage of convenience plots with a few surprises, you will like this sweet story with a gentle romance that tugs at your heart strings.