Accidental Fate

Music Shop owner Leo Sommers woke up one morning to find a newborn abandoned on his doorstep. The accompanying letter claimed Leo the father, though the mother - a one night stand - had never bothered to tell Leo about the pregnancy in the first place. After a week of sleepless nights, and incessant crying, an exhausted Leo has a fender bender with the raven hared beauty, Erin.

The moment Erin holds baby Joe, he quiets and falls asleep. Something Leo has been unable to accomplish on his own. Having helped her sister through the first few months of twins, Erin is sympathetic to Leo's sudden single parenthood. This inspires her to take a bag of clothes, and toys her nephews have outgrown, to Leo for Joe. Yeah, and okay it's an excuse to see him, because she's seriously drawn to the single dad.

This was a novella and so there wasn't as much development of a relationship as I would have liked to see, and yet the plot line was simple and straight forward moving the story along. Both Leo and Erin were likeable, warm and engaging. Erin was understanding, supportive and encouraging and Leo fought hard to keep his priorities in order. And baby Joe was just a sweet little lump of goo, as most newborns are.

Thankfully the fates were thinking about the future of all three of them when that accident happened.

Book Blurb for Accidental Fate

When Leo Sommers opens the door to his record store, the last thing he expects to find is a screaming baby--a baby that he fathered. Flung into parenthood, he struggles to care for the one week old. Until he literary crashes into his savior.

Erin Miles gets out of her car to trade insurance details with the man who has rear-ended her car and receives more than she expected. Instantly, she's drawn to the tattooed, exhausted man holding the squalling bundle. She sees how much Leo loves his son and offers help. Erin's patient and gentle caring for Leo and Joe soon develops into something far more than either of them had expected.

Caught up in a whirlwind romance, they are on the cusp of exploring their new relationship, when reality hits them in the face.

Can Leo admit his growing feelings for Erin, and make them a family?

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2011 3.50