Upon the death of her estranged sister, Leigh Barrington inherits a famous New York salon with all of its dirty laundrya bickering board of directors, a hostile takeover in progress and the unsolved murders of her sister and brother-in-law overshadowing the entire sordid scenario. With only 42 percent of the shares, Leigh knows she doesnt stand a chance of holding onto her inheritanceuntil Sarito Valerian, a board member and hair stylist to the rich and famous, approaches her with a wild, but viable proposalmarry him and secure his shares. Together they can hold on to the salon and fight the takeover while controlling the board members. Though strongly attracted to Sarito, Leigh doesnt trust him, but if she is to save her legacy she has no choice but to marry him.

Saritos in love with his new wife and plans to keep her for life...which could be a very short time if he doesnt discover whos trying to kill her! As he sets out to solve the mystery he opens a Pandoras Box of lies, deceits and betrayals that could not only destroy their marriage, but cost them their lives.

Viveca Carlysle has written a taut romantic suspense that zings with the glamorous culture of New York City and the corruption that seethes beneath the glitz. (Jan., 254 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Cheryl Ferguson