Temporary Dad (Harlequin American Romance #1074)

Temporary Dad (Harlequin American Romance #1074)

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by Laura Marie Altom
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780373750788
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Series:
Harlequin American Romance Series, #1074
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.66(h) x 0.72(d)

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3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Annie Harnesberry hasn't had the greatest luck with men. Her ex-husband, Troy , was an abuser. The man she'd fallen half-way in love with, Connor, turned out to not be looking for a mother for his five children, but a nanny. Annie found that out the hard way, when on Valentine's Day, dear Connor offered her a position as nanny, and happily flashed an engagement ring that he planned on giving another woman. Yes, Annie's love life was definitely on a downward spiral.

As if Connor wanting her for her nanny abilities wasn't bad enough, Annie really was in love with his children. Annie is a natural born mother, and even though she doesn't have any children of her own, her career choices of running an infant nursery and now working in a preschool allow her to work with the children she adores. Now that Connor and his charges are in Atlanta with the new wife and Scandinavian nanny, Annie has relocated herself to Pecan, Oklahoma , and settled into a new apartment that she plans to finally make into a home.

The only problem is the wailing and screeching coming from the apartment across the yard. For someone who can't stand to hear a child crying, the echoing wails can't be ignored, and Annie makes her way cautiously across the courtyard-only to be greeted by one sexy male with a handful of not one, not two, but three infants.

Jed Hale is used to having a handle on any and all situations. A fireman who has found himself in any number of perilous situations, nothing prepared him for caring for his niece and two nephews for longer than a couple of hours. His younger sister, Patti, mom to Pia, Richard, and Ronnie, seems to have dropped off the radar, missing her return time to pick up her kids by over twenty-four hours.

Now Jed's in a fix-not only is his sister missing, but he's totally unprepared to take care of three needy infants for a long period of time. He needs to find his sister, but he also needs someone to help take care of his charges. Enter Annie, who seems to have a magic touch when it comes to children, and Jed can't help asking her to come along as he searches for his absent sister.

What follows is a delightful story about a woman who wants to be seen as more than a babysitter, a man who needs to learn that some things are out of his control, and an entertaining cast of secondary characters that will remind you of your own family. Annie and Jed are two people who both need something that's been missing in their lives, even if they haven't realized it. Thrown together by circumstances, torn apart by misunderstandings, and ultimately brought together by love, TEMPORARY DAD is an engaging romance that showcases life and love at its best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Annie Harnesberry hasn't had the greatest luck with men. Her ex-husband, Troy , was an abuser. The man she'd fallen half-way in love with, Connor, turned out to not be looking for a mother for his five children, but a nanny. Annie found that out the hard way, when on Valentine's Day, dear Connor offered her a position as nanny, and happily flashed an engagement ring that he planned on giving another woman. Yes, Annie's love life was definitely on a downward spiral. As if Connor wanting her for her nanny abilities wasn't bad enough, Annie really was in love with his children. Annie is a natural born mother, and even though she doesn't have any children of her own, her career choices of running an infant nursery and now working in a preschool allow her to work with the children she adores. Now that Connor and his charges are in Atlanta with the new wife and Scandinavian nanny, Annie has relocated herself to Pecan, Oklahoma , and settled into a new apartment that she plans to finally make into a home. The only problem is the wailing and screeching coming from the apartment across the yard. For someone who can't stand to hear a child crying, the echoing wails can't be ignored, and Annie makes her way cautiously across the courtyard-only to be greeted by one sexy male with a handful of not one, not two, but three infants. Jed Hale is used to having a handle on any and all situations. A fireman who has found himself in any number of perilous situations, nothing prepared him for caring for his niece and two nephews for longer than a couple of hours. His younger sister, Patti, mom to Pia, Richard, and Ronnie, seems to have dropped off the radar, missing her return time to pick up her kids by over twenty-four hours. Now Jed's in a fix-not only is his sister missing, but he's totally unprepared to take care of three needy infants for a long period of time. He needs to find his sister, but he also needs someone to help take care of his charges. Enter Annie, who seems to have a magic touch when it comes to children, and Jed can't help asking her to come along as he searches for his absent sister. What follows is a delightful story about a woman who wants to be seen as more than a babysitter, a man who needs to learn that some things are out of his control, and an entertaining cast of secondary characters that will remind you of your own family. Annie and Jed are two people who both need something that's been missing in their lives, even if they haven't realized it. Thrown together by circumstances, torn apart by misunderstandings, and ultimately brought together by love, TEMPORARY DAD is an engaging romance that showcases life and love at its best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
How did this book get published? The hero, who is beyond unappealing, is so rash in his decision-making that he takes infant triplets on an 800 mile car ride to go find his sister who he isn't even sure is at the end destination. What's so stupid is that the chick in this book doesn't even try to stop him. She goes along for the ride. The entire book is totally inconceivable. Don't even get me started on the totally contrived phone fiasco. The only thing the author got right is that these two characters belong together. They are both beyond stupid. Save your money unless you want to put a dent in your wall. If this is what Harlequin is buying these days, they need to wake up! This sucked.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jed Hale is a control freak, even to the point of admitting it to anyone who asks. When he decided to give his little sister a break from her triplets for the day, he wasn¿t planning on her running away and leaving him with the babies for over twenty-four hours. Ever since his little brother died in a house fire, Jed knows if he¿s not in control of a situation, something bad will happen. And when his parents were killed, Jed took it upon himself to raise his little sister. Not surprisingly, she became somewhat wild and finally settled down and married and had the triplets. Now panicking, Jed calls all over trying to locate the missing parent. Annie Harnesberry hasn¿t had an easy time of it. After her parents died, she was raised by her grandmother. Her choice of a husband left much to be desired and the relationship only lasted three months. After that disaster, Annie went and got involved with a widower with children. Imagine her surprise when he informed her he was getting married, to someone else! Of course, he wants Annie to stick around as the nanny. Finally taking control of her life, Annie moved away from her hometown to Pecan, and bought a condo and got a new job. Now deciding how she wants to decorate her condo, she hears a baby crying. No, make that more than one baby crying. Being a pre-school teacher, Annie just can¿t resist and decides to see if she can offer any assistance. When Annie shows up at his door, Jed knows she is exactly what he needs. Somehow, he manages to con her into babysitting so he can work his shift at the firehouse. Not only is Jed a fireman, he¿s also gorgeous! Annie has the feeling things just are not going to go well. So instead of redecorating her condo, she ends up taking a road trip with Jed to his cabin, who just knows he will find his sister there. What will happen between these two very hurt people? Will Jed ever learn that he can¿t control everything? Will Annie ever get over her bad relationships in the past and be able to trust another man? Will they ever find Jed¿s little sister? TEMPORARY DAD is a truly heartwarming story. Laura Marie Altom has done her magic with bringing two wounded people together and we¿re privileged enough to have a front row seat to all the action as these two collide with triplets. This is wonderful story of love, with all its redeeming qualities. If you¿re in the mood for a heartwarming story, complete with the heartfelt sigh at the end, this is one you don¿t want to miss!