When Emily Quest's restoration business and house burn down, Peter Nash, a longtime customer and friend, offers his assistance. Peter's nephew, Ethan West, recognizes Emily from a party where she appeared to be stealing a Chinese ceramic piece. The recognition--and intense attraction--are mutual. As they play a cat-and-mouse game, with Ethan thinking Emily is setting up his uncle for a scam, Peter seems to have a secret that involves Emily. Susan Napier's Accidental Mistress (4.5) is an emotionally compelling story with a wonderful couple that spar and flirt their way into love. Woven into the narrative are interesting family secrets, both past and present, that add a nice twist.
Reviewed by: 
Sandra Garcia-Myers