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JUST A LITTLE BIT PREGNANT
by Eileen Wilks

Genre: Series, Silhouette Desire, Current Series Imprints

1998 BEST SILHOUETTE DESIRE Nominee

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Eileen Wilks' fast-rising star shines with added lustre when a hotshot reporter finds herself JUST A LITTLE BIT PREGNANT (4H), courtesy of a widowed police officer. Can he convince the lady that he's ready to take on the roles of daddy and husband, and can she learn to trust him once again? Eschewing all the usual clichs, Ms. Wilks creates a vibrant love story and unforgettable characters with a very special grace.

There's no better way to fight off the cares of the day than curling up with the latest delight from the always wonderful Jennifer Greene. A hotshot computer game designer's life is totally disrupted when he discovers A BABY IN HIS IN-BOX (4H). Can he learn how to take care of an adventuresome toddler and court his lovely accountant at the same time? The result is pure magic indeed for romance connoisseurs.

Metsy Hingle rings our chimes with SWITCHED AT THE ALTAR (4H), a sultry love story of a wealthy lawyer who travels to Louisiana to prevent a marriage between his impulsive younger brother and a beautiful actress trying to open a dinner theater. Marvelously generating a languorous, Southern ambiance, Ms. Hingle captivates us with charming characters and irresistible emotional intensity.

A former football star tries to go about choosing a wife in a logical manner, but his carefully laid wedding plans are blown to smithereens when BRIDE CANDIDATE #9 (4) persuades him to get involved with his fundraising activities. Susan Crosby delights our palates with a delicious romance brimming with zesty interplay that leavens a powerfully emotional intensity.

Once again, it's time to "blame it on Bob." The BEAUTY AND THE BRAIN (4) square off once more when a comet's reappearance over a small Indiana town draws a brilliant scientist back from M.I.T. to study the phenomenon. Somehow, he finds a far greater challenge in winning the heart of the girl he both tormented and loved in high school. Elizabeth Bevarly delights us with snappy encounters and touches our hearts with a sensitive heroine who doesn't always know her own worth.

Amy Fetzer makes the transition from historical to contemporary romance with THE UNLIKELY BODYGUARD (2), the sizzling love story of the beautiful executive chef of a highly successful dessert franchise and the tough character hired to protect her from unscrupulous rivals. After a muddled beginning to a questionable plot, Ms. Fetzer moves onto surer ground as she explores the explosive chemistry between her two lovers.

Reviewed By: Melinda Helfer

Publisher: (unknown)

Published: March 1998

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