DAKOTA DADDY (3) by Sara Orwig: To win a bet with his cousins, Jared Dalton tries to buy the neighboring family's ranch to expand his holdings. Now that her father is gone, potter Meg won't sell her property to the man she feels deserted her to face an unwed pregnancy alone. Jared has always loved Meg and is stunned to learn he's a father. As the truth comes out and Jared demands to be a father to his son, the two discover their attraction remains strong. Orwig falls back on the cliched evil father threatening the hero's family to chase him out of town and the cast-out daughter for this one.