This was a wonderful story, addressing so many issues, deafness, single parenthood and too the heroine working on finding a long lost plane in water. Roz Denny Fox put together a wonderful story that will be one you'll remember reading for a long time.
"Roz Denny Fox's A Mom for Matthew focuses on two people who have been burned in previous relationships and are afraid to commit to anyone new. Zeke (Ezekiel) Rossetti's three-year old son is deaf. Zeke loves his son with his whole heart, but over-protects him to a point where he doesn't let anyone into their lives. He makes a good living working for an oil drilling company, and together they reside with his mother, Celia in Galveston. Grace Stafford is single. A bad experience in a previous relationship has taught her not to trust men. Raised by her grandmother, Grace is currently working on a project. She hopes it will lead her to a missing World War II plane that will help clear her grandfather's name before her grandmother passes away. When Zeke finds Grace diving in Galveston Bay, putting his latest drilling project on hold, he has a fit. But she has the backing of the federal government, so Zeke's boss suggests they help her find the plane, so that they can get back to work sooner...." (...)
Zeke Rosetti likes things to run smoothly. He's the single father of a deaf child, and his job managing ofshore oil sites doesn't allow for distractions. Grace Stafford is definitely a distraction.
She's searching for a downed plane, hoping to clear her grandfather's WWII record. Unfortunately, her mission interferes with his work, and he realizes the quickest way to get rid of her is to help her.
He's been burned before. His ex-wife left him and his son. As he grows closer to Grace, he begins to suspect she's the woman for him, but can she be a mom for Matthew?
Very good story...the hero works offshore oil sites out of Galveston. The heroine is messing up his time table to drill a new well with her search for her grandfather's WW 2 plane that might have gone down near his oil well site.
He has a deaf 3 year old son he protects, he never tells her he has a child. One burned, twice shy for them both.