Wonderful reunion story Deke was stunned when a social worker showed up at his home with a twenty month old boy she said was his The little boy s mother up at his home with a twenty month old boy she said was his The little boy s mother fellow The Ornament (Ornament, photographer had never told him she wasregnant With her death Deke is all that little Zack hasDeke had never lanned on having a family His own relationship with his father wasn t good and Deke figured that family life wasn t for him It turned out that being Zack s dad was the best thing to ever happen to him It also made him think that it was time to mend fences so he and Zack headed to Montana for Thanksgiving He doesn t really expect much welcome from his father John Malone had spent a lot of time belittling Deke s dreams of being a hotographer He wanted Deke to run the family grocery store and made no secret of his opinion By the time he left college Deke had had enough and left home He hadn t been back in fifteen yearsI felt bad for Deke While his welcome from his mom and sisters was everything he could hope for his dad was just as dismissive as ever Even though he hadn t expected anything to be different he had still hoped for something better and was hurt and angry at his father s attitude After leaving his Rant parents house he found himself instinctively driving toward his old friend Erin s house even though he knew she was living in Paris Since he was friends with her family he conti. DEKE MALONE GOT AN EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENTAn almosttwoyearold son Parenthood had never been among Deke'sriorities but being a dad was the hardestand bestthing he'd ever done It took him home to Montan. ,
Nued on to see them and was surprised to see Erin was there after allErin had been in love with Deke when surprised to see Erin was there after allErin had been in love with Deke when were teenagers even though he only saw her as a friend Once she accepted that he would never think that way about her she ursued her own Kids Draw Knights, Kings, Queens, Dragons photography dreams in France There she met and married ahotojournalist and had a happy twelve years and three kids with
him before he was killed during one of his trips Shebefore he was killed during one of his trips She her kids home to Montana to be near her family She never expected to see Deke again much less with a child Seeing him was a shock and brought back the memories of how she used to feel about him Erin was afraid that spending any time with him would devastate her when he left againDeke was thrilled to see Erin again and was looking forward to catching up with her He was a bit surprised by her cool reception But the next evening after her family and his had attended a showing of his hotographs he found himself on her doorstep Erin was the one who had always helped him through confrontations with his father and there he was again This time though there was something else flaring between them and he was surprised to find himself looking at her in a whole new way They indulged themselves in a brief eriod of The Color of a Leader passion knowing that Deke was leaving and there was no future for them especially as Deke still doesn t see marriage in his li. Adetermined to give his boy a family to give hisarents a grandsonDeke never expected to find widowed mom Erin Jones there Years ago she'd been his best friend And Erin never expected to see Deke eithe. .
FeFate has a way of interfering in the best laid lans Deke s father has a heart attack and Deke finds himself staying and running the grocery store while His Father Recovers He Can father recovers He can handle the idea of staying with his arents at this time so he
"asks Erin if he and Zack can stay at her house with her and her kids Erin is "Erin if he and Zack can stay at her house with her and her kids Erin is at first because she can see that it will be way to easy to fall for him again And as the weeks go on Deke and Zack do work their way into her heart and life and the lives of her children Deke was surprised by how right it felt to be staying Deke was surprised by how right it felt to be staying Erin Even working the grocery store is made bearable by being able to go home to her each day I loved seeing Deke s whole outlook on life change as first he takes to being Zack s dad and then becomes Dusk (Rosales Saga, part of Erin s family It was great to see how wonderful he was with Erin s kids and how easily they blended together Thanks to his father s attitude toward him Deke is wary of rejection and even as he finally realizes that he loves her he can t bring himself to say the words He nearly wrecks it all at the end before he realizes what he did and manages to fix it The ending was terrific and even Deke s dad redeems himself Miniseries Code of the WestCategory Heart Home I just love this seriesThis was the last book missing for me and it did not disappoint I need to start it all over ce. Respecially with a son Once she had been madly in love with him But so much had changed Surely they wouldn't get a second chance Or would theyAfter all this was Christmasthe season of miracles and of lo.