Finally a Father is the 14th stand-alone romance novel by American author, Marilyn Pappano. Quin Ellis and Mac McEwan both have regrets, plenty of them, and both feel guilty. Quin regrets marrying David Ellis, a man she didn't love, regrets playing the loving wife, the grieving widow, regrets passing off her daughter, Cady as his child, regrets not telling Mac he had a daughter. But while she felt guilty about sleeping with Mac she could never regret it. And Mac? Well, Mac too felt guilty for seducing his best friend's girlfriend, felt guilty for wishing David out of the picture so he could have Quin, felt even guiltier when a bomb took his best friend's life, but he couldn't regret sleeping with Quin, either. And now he was back in town, and here was Quin, as beautiful as ever. Quin found she was just as strongly attracted to Mac as ten years before, but he was going to hate her when he found out about Cady, wasn't he? If her lie was revealed, it would hurt a lot of people: Mac, Cady, David's family and her own. This was a surprisingly strong story for a "Mills & Boon" variety romance. The classic secret baby plot was well executed; the characters were well-developed and the dialogue realistic. Pappano manages to deftly deal with an interesting dilemma while evoking strong emotion. Readers will look for more from this author.