When his wife dies a few days after childbirth, Reece Waverly marries her best friend, Leah Gray, in order to provide a stable home environment for his infant son. Leah, who has always been in love with Reece, finds herself serving as more maid and childcare provider than true wife. But as Reece ends his grieving process after close to a year, he begins to take a good look at the woman he married. Susan Fox's CONTRACT BRIDE (3) is a pleasing tale. Reece and Leah are delightful characters that enhance this warm, emotional story.