Secrets of Paternity / Bedroom Secrets(2006)
An omnibus of novels by Michelle Celmer and Susan Crosby
James Paladin, P.I., employee of ARC Security & Investigions San Francisco office, was a sperm donor (interesting story too) for a good friend over 18 years ago and he's been waiting all this time to know his child. He made an aggreement w/his friend that he'd wait for the child to be 18 years old and told of him before he made contact. His friend has died the previous year and his wife finds the agreement among his papers with an address. She wants to see this man before she tells her son of his biological father -- she does run into him, too
. Jamey's son Kevin looks for him too after his mother tells him of Jamey's line of work. Kevin wants Jamey to look into his *father's* death. We have a hero who wants to have a family of his own now, a lonely & sad heroine and this mixed-up teenager that belongs to both of them. The story is of the love they find after finding each other.
July 2006 : UK Paperback