The Particulars: Harlequin, Crystal Creek #17, 1994, Out of Print
It had been many years since Rio Langley had called Crystal Creek home. He'd always felt like an outsider there, anyway. And the flooding reflections of what he'd had and what he'd missed would always haunt him. But he wouldn't be around long. He'd come back simply to fix up his mama's old place, sell it and head back up to Wyoming. Then a baby landed on his doorstep and turned his head. And he was a goner...... moreIs It In Wendy's TBR?: Nope.
Any Reviews?: 1994, so not really. Although there is one lonely customer review over at Amazon.
Anything Else?: What we have here ladies and gents is a title in a Harlequin continuity series. These used to be fairly common, and were break-away series that were separate from the actual existing lines. Which meant their own banner, branding and distinctive cover art. Uh, and it's the cover art that made me highlight this book. First, I'm not sure what the art department was thinking, but all the covers are like this. A separate picture superimposed over a crotch. Which is bad enough - but for the love of all that is holy, won't someone think of the poor baby? And then you have to wonder about the owner of the crotch. I mean, it can't be normal to have a baby exiting through your zipper. Just sayin'.
I will say this back cover blurb intrigues me on the Outsider Back In Town Long Enough To Sell Mama's House And Then He's Outta There level. But I'm unlikely to take the plunge because 1) I need another series in my life like I need a hole in the head and 2) Gah, do you know how many Harlequins I have in my TBR already? But for those of you who are interested, RomanceWiki has a complete list of the series, along with the spin-off books that later appeared in the SuperRomance line. As for Ms. Steen, her last book was one of those HSR spin-off titles, in 2005.