Susan Kearney's DEFENDING THE HEIRESS (4) tops the list of excellent reads. When her sister and brother-in-law are poisoned, wealthy, beautiful and isolated Daria Harrington becomes the prime suspect and hires Ryker Stevens to help her find their killers. As people close to Daria are murdered, Daria permits Ryker into her private sanctuary and into her heart. Kearney takes a familiar plot and creates wonderfully satisfying, nail-biting suspense, with a heroine to care about, a hero to die for and a happily-ever-after ending made for fantasy.

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Cindy Whitesel