Meter, Kimberly Van, Father Material, (Richmond, Surrey: Mills & Boon, 2007).
Title: Father Material
Author: Kimberly Van Meter
One night is all it takes
One night of loosened inhibitions and Natalie Simmons’s world has come completely unraveled. It must have been the experience of the white-water rafting. Or maybe it was the result of being dumped and on the rebound. Either way, she let down her guard – and now she’s pregnant with a stranger’s baby.
A stranger who is a thrill-seeking river guide, a nomad beholden to no one. What does Evan Murphy know about settling down or being a father? They couldn’t be more wrong for each other, which is why Natalie is so determined to go it alone.
But Evan’s got other plans.
Fathers come in all shapes and sizes, nationalities and religious preference, but the good ones-the ones who managed to weather the ups and downs of parenting without losing their ability to smile at the end of the day-are unsung heroes. Fathers mould our lives in many different and important ways and sometimes we don’t realise the full impact our fathers have made until we’re grown with children of our own.
Natalie and Evan’s story is one of overcoming preconceived ideas and embracing the possibility of love in all its forms, whether it comes packaged in the traditional box or comes in a haphazard fashion. I love stories that bring together complete opposites, probably because it mirrors my own life. Like my husband and me, Natalie and Evan are nothing alike, but their attraction is quire undeniable, and when they come together sparks fly. Add a baby to the mix and the ensuing chaos is downright entertaining.
Natalie’s story is the first of three connected stories set in the fictitious town of Emmett’s Mill. I hope you enjoy reading each of the Simmons sisters’ individual tales of living, learning and loving. Just like your own family stories, sometimes there’s laughter and sometimes there are tears, but there is always an abundance of love.
Hearing from readers is one of the highlights of my day, so please don’t hesitate to let me know what you think of the first in the Simmons sisters trilogy.
You can find me through snail mail at PO Box 2210, Oakdale, CA 95361, USA or through email at my website, www.kimberlyvanmeter.com.
Kimberly Van Meter