Undeniably YoursBy Shannon Stacey
Publisher: Carina Press (digital);
Release Date: November 1, 2010 (digital);
January 24, 2012 (paperback)
The first time Kevin Kowalski sees Beth Hansen is in his bar. He thinks he’s rescuing her from unwelcome attention. She knows that the “rescue” is going to get her fired. The next time they meet is at the wedding of Kevin’s brother Joe and Keri Daniels (Exclusively Yours). This second meeting ends with the two of them in bed, and a condom failure ends with Beth pregnant.
Beth, an only child who has become a rootless wanderer in an attempt to escape her over-protective parents, is on the verge of leaving Concord for Albuquerque when she discovers she is pregnant. In the reverse of the overused secret baby trope, Beth shares the news of her pregnancy with Kevin. Kevin is shocked, but he accepts responsibility and even looks forward to being a father. The protective streak that is a part of who he is intensifies when it comes to the mother of his child. He is determined that she has a safe place to live, good medical care, and anything else she needs. Beth is just as determined to maintain control of her life. She resists any move that seems to infringe upon her autonomy, even though she comes to accept that since the child she carries is a Kowalski, she too is part of this loving family of caretakers.