O'Neal's heated romance plays out against the backdrop of the Paris and
the Impressionist art movement as a woman strives to break through into the male-dominated art world. O'Neal can write an intense, intelligent story brimming with sensuality, yet it loses none
of its emotional or thought-provoking intensity. Readers who enjoy mental
and physical titillation know this author serves it up in style.

Distraught by the art world's refusal to consider her a serious painter, Mason Caldwell comes up with a plan to fake her death.

Once she's "martyred," her paintings become priceless. Then she prepares to claim the rewards and accolades by posing as her sister, "Amy." Art connoisseur Richard Garrett is fascinated by Mason's paintings -- and Amy. He suspects there's something going on, and the two begin a cat-and-mouse game that leads to a passionate liaison and a dangerous world. (Brava, Feb., 345 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin