ONCE UPON A BABY...
Once Upon a Baby... (3) by Karen Rose Smith begins as Sheriff Simon aids pregnant widow Risa. After helping Risa through false labor, Simon feels protective and offers help, but Risa pushes him away, bristling at any hint that she can't cope alone. What Simon doesn't know is that Risa's husband had been overly controlling. Simon's past haunts him too. Sharp character insights are sometimes overshadowed by unnecessary overexplaining, which slows the story, but the baby angle is entirely appealing.