Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Review - The Lawman's Baby

Title:   The Lawman's Baby
Author:  Patricia Johns
Series:  Home to Eagle's Rest #3
Genre:    Romance
Publisher:   Harlequin Heartwarming
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:  368
Date of Publication:  July 1, 2019
My Rating:  5 Stars

He’s in over his head…

And calling for backup! 

Police officer Mike McMann is always cool under pressure, but taking custody of his infant nephew has left him in a cold sweat. Coming to his rescue is social worker Paige Stedler. Paige gives him a crash course on parenting—and a tempting glimpse into a life beyond the badge. But is Mike ready to trade in his SWAT team aspirations for a white picket fence?


Mike McMann is a police officer with a new assignment. He actually wants to become a SWAT officer at his previous department. His advancement is thwarted when he is given custody of his newborn nephew. How is Mike going to work and learn to take care of a baby? His new boss recommends a social worker, who is on temporary leave, to act as Mike's nanny during his adjustment period.

Paige Stedler was reaching burnout in her job as a social worker. She has always gotten very invested in the cases she worked on. Now she is requested to help a local police officer and teach him how to care for his nephew. From the start Paige realizes that she has a huge job ahead of her. After all, the officer cannot even pick the baby up without fear of harming him.

Mike and Paige hit it off right away. However, Paige has a lot of baggage due to her job, and Mike aspires more for his career. Nonetheless, the focus must be on the baby and his future. Meanwhile, Mike is very worried about his sister. He understands why she gave the baby up but Mike is very concerned for her well-being.

This is such an emotional story. It is definitely a feel-good story to read. Actually, anything I read by Patricia Johns always makes me smile. It is very easy to be drawn into her characters and their situations, all the while knowing in the end there will be a wonderful resolution. I do look forward to reading much more by this talented author.

Many thanks to Harlequin Heartwarming and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.


I am a Harlequin author who writes for the Love Inspired, Western/American Romance and Heartwarming lines. I have recently signed a book deal with Kensington Books for Amish romance, so in 2019, you’ll find me being published by both Harlequin and Kensington. You can find my books in any place that books are sold. I am represented by Rachel Beck of Holloway Literary.

I have my Hon. BA in English Literature from University of Toronto, and I live in Northern Canada where the weather dominates our small talk. Mr. Johns has the distinct challenge of being married to a writer, and our young son has yet to be impressed by seeing his mother’s books on a store shelf. 😉 It’s the perfect life for me.

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