Jane Darlington is a genius at physics, but there's one problem she can't solve. She yearns for a child but wants to spare it the pain of growing up . . . well, a nerd. And surely, any child of Jane's would be a little too brainy for the playground set.

So she sets out to find a special man to father her child, someone without too much gray-matter between his ears–in short, a big, strong dope. Cal Bonner, legendary pro quarterback, seems to fit the bill. But there's something Dr. Jane hasn't counted on: he's no dumb jock. And he's not about to get used and abused by a baby-mad schemer.

"No one tops Susan Elizabeth Phillips."–Jayne Ann Krentz


From the Compact Disc edition.