THE DADDY PLAN
There's no man in Corrie Edwards' life, but she wants a baby -- so she asks her boss, veterinarian Sam Barclay, to be a sperm donor. Sam's taken aback, but eventually he agrees, despite some misgivings. The subject of children is a tender one; Sam recently broke up with a lover who terminated a pregnancy without consulting him. He tells himself Corrie's different, but as their relationship deepens and their efforts succeed, doubts begin to surface -- on both sides. Karen Rose Smith continues Dads in Progress with The Daddy Plan (4). A deceptively simple plot, believably thorny conflict and two well-matched characters add up to an enjoyable read.