THE DOCTOR'S BABY DARE – Michelle Celmer
Texas Cattleman's Club: Lies and Lullabies , Book 4
Harlequin Desire #2426
ISBN: 978-0-373-73439-9
February 2016
Contemporary Series Romance

Royal, Texas – Present Day

An abandoned baby has been lying in the Royal hospital for weeks now, her little life hanging on by a thread. Dr. Parker Reese and Nurse Clare Connelly have found themselves caring for the newborn as more than just another patient. After a particularly intense medical emergency, Parker comforts Clare and discovers a new side to his uptight nurse. He's been trying for months to get her to go out on a date with him and has failed. But after spending some time together, a tenuous attraction forms between them. Once the baby is well and out of the hospital, will their connection be broken?

Clare doesn't trust men who are indiscriminate daters after a failed relationship, and Dr. Reese tops her list as one of the worst. He's certainly charming and has pulled out all the stops to get her to agree to a date, but she's resisted. That is, until the day she's vulnerable after the baby nearly dies. Is Parker taking advantage of Clare's mental state? For months there's been an intense chemistry between them, but should they dare act on it beyond a few dates?

Two professionals come together to help a defenseless newborn in THE DOCTOR'S BABY DARE by Michelle Celmer, the latest installment in the Texas Cattleman's Club: Lies and Lullabies series. No one has come forward to claim the baby, and once she is better, Clare wonders who will love that child. Certainly Clare does, but is she letting her emotions overrule her professional sensibilities? Parker seems to take advantage of them, and at first in THE DOCTOR'S BABY DARE he doesn't seem like a guy anyone would want to date. He's persistent in pursuing Clare, but somewhere along the line he begins to care for her. Maybe he's always cared for her, but didn't want to admit it to himself…

Clare had once been involved with a doctor and it ended badly when he turned out to be a cad. She certainly doesn't want another relationship to be like that one, and since Parker is a doctor, he has one bad mark against him. The fact that he can have any woman he wants, but he appears to want her troubles her. Is he only after what he can get from her and then he'll dump her? Yet, despite her misgivings, Clare soon can't resist Parker. As the baby's future is decided, will theirs be the start of something more? Clare has a troubled relationship with her family, but in the DOCTOR'S BABY DARE, will she finally mend the fences with them?

Parker may seem arrogant as THE DOCTOR'S BABY DARE opens, but by the time you're halfway through reading this tale you'll have a better understanding of what makes the man tick. And it's clear that Clare is the one who can win his heart.  Grab a comfy chair and spend some time enjoying THE DOCTOR'S BABY DARE.

Patti Fischer