Determined to raise the baby she purposely conceived seven-and-a-half months earlier, fire behavior analyst Becca Thomas is anxiously avoiding hot-shot Aiden Rodas, the unknowing father of her child, when she ends up working a fire with him. But when Aiden realizes the child she carries is his, he's adamant about stepping in and helping to raise the baby. Expectant Father (4) by Melinda Curtis is a well-written book. The author's research skills are apparent by the amount of detail and information given on the skill of predicting and dealing with fires. Her characters are both complex and likeable.