Harlequin SuperRomance, Dec 7 2010, $5.50
In Erie, Pennsylvania, shortly before their marriage, police officer Jay Martin dies from meningitis; only his mother’s refusal to unplug the machine keeps him alive. His fiancée art teacher Laura Watson is left alone to grieve her loss while also dealing with her pregnancy as Jay’s mother raging in anger over her wanting to pull the plug orders her our of their lives.
Laura meets Police Lieutenant Seth Keller when they work together to help one of her students JT Thomas stay out of trouble. Seth coaches Laura when she gives birth to her son. He believes he loves her and her baby, but knows she has issues similar to his. He has not moved on passed the deaths of his wife and their baby due to problems with her pregnancy.
This second chance at love is a heart-wrenching tale as Laura and Seth struggle to move beyond their respective losses of loved ones, compounded by not all of them deceased. Besides losing her fiancé she also lost his parents; while he lost his family including an estrangement with his parents and much of the Keller brood. Readers will relish this entertaining return to Erie.