THE SON BETWEEN THEM
When J.D. Kronos shows up at the women's shelter Samantha Riggins runs at the same time as the son she gave up for adoption years earlier, Samantha is forced to tell J.D. about the son she gave away. Not knowing he'd gotten Samantha pregnant, J.D. disappeared for more than a year and never knew about the child. Although angry at Samantha, he stays at the shelter when they learn that a pregnant teen runaway is being sought by her mobster father. Molly O'Keefe's well-written The Son Between Them (4) has some really strong characters. J.D.'s feelings about never having known his son ring true, as do Samantha's when she has to tell him.