Maeve’s Baby by Fiona McArthur

She moved to the outback to heal her heart, never expecting to fall in love.

Midwife Maeve McGill can deliver a baby with no complications, but finding love isn’t that easy. After falling for and being dumped by a doctor who only wanted her as a glorified nanny for his kids, she left her job for a position at a clinic in Wirralong. Maeve is determined to embrace her new life with the help of her friend, Lacey. Men are absolutely off the menu.

Doctor Jace Bronson is everything Maeve’s last boyfriend wasn’t. He’s big—a big chest to lean on with a big heart and a crazy big smile she can’t resist. But Jace is a father and his job is temporary, so he and Maeve vow to keep their relationship strictly professional. Maeve doesn’t want to risk the heartbreak, and Jace wants to protect his daughter from falling under Maeve’s warm and caring spell—the way he has.

They had good intentions, but love, chemistry, and the magic of Wirralong have a way of bringing two wounded souls together.

Titles in the Outback Brides Return to Wirralong multi-author series include — Matilda Next Door by Kelly Hunter – Maeve’s Baby by Fiona McArthur – Serenity’s Song by Cathryn Hein – A Nanny Called Alice by Barbara Hannay

Title:  Maeve’s Baby
Series:  Outback Brides Return to Wirralong #2
Author:  Fiona McArthur
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  August 5, 2020
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars

Maeve’s Baby‘ is the second title in the ‘Outback Brides Return to Wirralong‘ multi-author series, and delivers a romance that is big on heart, emotion, and complications.

Maeve has just accepted the midwife position at the clinic in Wirralong.  She’s ready for a new start and more than happy to leave the past right where it belongs… back there in the past.  Learning that the man you’d planned to marry, who you’d given years of love and devotion to was pretty much using you as a nanny for his child… no, not going to fall into that ever again.  So men are pretty much off the menu for the moment.  Maeve has enough on her plate getting settled and enjoying her new home, job, and friends.  Yet, that doesn’t mean that she’s blind to a handsome doctor with an adorable little girl.  But that’s a risk she’s not prepared to take again, or so she believes.

Jace is in Wirralong temporarily as he subs for another doctor who is waiting for his own little one to arrive.  This job is not a forever place so Jace is quite content to enjoy the community, the scenery, and having his little girl nearby.  Jace lost his wife and stillborn son recently, and he’s not looking to ever step back into that situation again.  Loving someone is amazing – losing them is painful beyond belief, and he’s not interested.  Except for Maeve, the new midwife is tempting his resolve to remain alone.  They have a great working relationship, the chemistry between them is obvious, but he’d have to risk his heart again, and he’s not sure he can.

I enjoyed ‘Maeve’s Baby‘.  It’s a delightful romance with believable people, a small town full of quirky characters and good friends, and while there are a few misunderstandings that get in the way, it’s overall a romance between two people who have pain in their pasts to deal with – who have to be willing to take a risk with their hearts once again.  If you love a romance that will have you in tears of laughter and understanding, then this one is perfect for you.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Tule Publishing. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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