Strong conflict, humor and well-written characters are Carr's calling cards, and they're all present here. Sean is to die for, and he's well matched by strong-willed Franci. You won't want to put this one down.
Four years ago, Air Force pilot Sean Riordan and flight nurse Franci Duncan broke up when she wanted to get married and settle down and he didn't. Now, a chance meeting brings Sean back into Franci's life, stirring up old emotions -- and forcing her to tell him why she disappeared after they split. Sean's amazed to learn he's a father, but he decides instantly that he wants to do right by their daughter, Rosie. Franci isn't sure she trusts Sean enough to let him into their lives, but Sean's determined. To top it off, he not only wants to be a father to Rosie, he wants Franci back ... but she's moved on with her life. Or has she? (MIRA, Feb., 384 pp., $7.99)