Her boyfriend's back! Should she shoot him? A Romantic Times Top Pick, and winner of a Cataromance Reviewers Choice Award.
Cop-turned-PI Patty Hartman sees her ex-boyfriend's face on every clay pigeon she shoots for target practice. Now the handsome guy who broke her heart in high school is back in town with an urgent request for her to pose as a nanny while guarding his little girl.
Nanny duty challenges Patty on every level. Foil a would-be kidnapper? Check. Figure out how to braid the kid's hair? Arrange shorter haircut, check! Fall in love again with Alec Denny? That's the real danger.
Alec adores his daughter, and is thrilled to be the new director of laboratories at Safe Harbor Medical Center. But he's never forgotten the girl he left behind. Now she's a woman, living in his condo day and night, and he just might be Falling for the Nanny.
"An entertaining read with a down-to-earth heroine that will steal your heart [and] an unexpected twist to the ending that we don't see coming. Love it!" Cataromance.com said of the fifth Safe Harbor Medical romance by USA Today bestselling author Jacqueline Diamond
About the Author
Jackie currently writes a spin-off series, the Safe Harbor Medical Mysteries, including The Case of the Questionable Quadruplet and The Case of the Surly Surrogate.
She has been honored with a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award and is a two-time Rita Award finalist. A former national board member of Romance Writers of America, she is active in RWA’s Orange County Chapter.
Jackie and her husband, who have two grown sons, live in Southern California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Alec Denny fled Boston with his four years old daughter Fiona after her mom Sabrina endangered the child. He took her to his hometown Safe harbor, California where her maternal grandma can provide her loving stability. His high school girlfriend Patty Hartman, a former cop, is in town too working as a private investigator. He knows he hurt her when he broke up but they were teens in love and his studies to become a doctor took precedent. When Sabrina threatens Fiona's safety, Dr. Alec, who vowed never again regardless of inane court rulings that jeopardized his little darling once before, hires Patty to keep his beloved child safe. However, the former sweethearts soon realize their heated attraction is much more. This second chance at love romance is a wonderful contemporary starring a terrific lead couple and a string support cast. The Safe Harbor Medical story line (see Officer Daddy) is for the most part amusingly fast-paced, but fills with taut suspense when Sabrina surfaces. All though her scheme seems insanely over the Sierra Madres, fans will enjoy father and daughter Falling for the Nanny. Harriet Klausner
Falling For the Nanny -- Harlequin American Romance # 1358 -- June 2011 -- Jacqueline Diamond -- The fifth book of the "Safe Harbor Medical" series. -- Alex Denny and Patty Hartman had dated for three and a half years during high school. Then, right after the homecoming dance, Alex broke up with her. Alex went on to graduate and go away to medical school. Patty went to the police academy and became a police officer. It had been twelve years since Patty and Alex had seen each other. Patty had recently changed her job, going to work as private investigator for a friend who had been a fellow cop. Alex had just moved from the east coast, back home to Safe Harbor, California to work in the new embryology laboratory at Safe Harbor Medical Center. Also it was closer to his mother so that she could help care for his five-year-old daughter, Fiona, who he had sole custody of. -- When Alex get a call from his ex-wife, Sabrina who was making comments about taking Fiona out of the country, Alex decided to see if Patty could become Fiona's bodyguard even though they still had mixed feeling about each other. As the danger became more evident will Patty and her boss be able to keep Sabrina from kidnapping Fiona and disappearing in South America with her new lover? -- Jacqueline Diamond brings us back to the Safe Harbor Medical Center and into the lives of the people who walk the halls. This story has emotion, love and a little bit of danger as Patty and Alex tries to come to understand what had happened all those years ago. Watch for "The Surgeon's Surprise Twins" the next book from "Safe Harbor" coming in October 2011,