Jonas Bravo has been tormented by his painful past for as long as he can remember. Overprotective and paranoid, oftentimes he is unable to express his feelings. When his mother, Blythe, dies, she leaves behind Jonas and his young adopted stepsister Mandy.

Jonas has every intention of raising Mandy, but Blythes will stipulates that to maintain custody, he must marry the spirited kennel keeper, Emma Lynn Hewitt.

Emma and Jonas play at married life for Mandys sake. But the sexual desire they harbor for one another is fierce, leaving Jonas and Emma to discover a hidden heat that causes them to sizzle between the sheets!

Their story holds much emotional turmoil. The secondary characters, consisting of a collection of pets, are fun, adding a delightful blend to the story. Intrigue is created with the appearance of a stranger, who leads Emma and Jonas into the midst of a puzzling past. (Sep., 304 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Pamela Tullos