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When a casual conversation and too much alcohol result in a Las Vegas wedding, virtual strangers casino dealer Vivian Yap and attorney Karl Milek agree to keep their marriage quiet and divorce as soon as possible. Then Vivian finds out she is pregnant, her con artist father "borrows" her savings, and she loses her job. She has no choice but to head for Chicago and ask Karl for help. Hardwired to "do the right thing," Karl takes her in, setting the stage for a relationship that is anything but smooth. A strong, sympathetic heroine who knows what she wants and a rigid, duty-bound hero who needs to learn to see a few shades of gray struggle to reconcile their growing passion with their conflicting values. VERDICT This introspective, character-driven story is rich with family and American Polish culture and nicely ties up the trilogy. North Carolina-based Lohmann (The First Move) is the 2010 Romance Writers of America Librarian of the Year.