When attorney Clare Westbrook returns from vacation to find that her boss has been murdered, that's only the start of her troubles. Her ex, Anthony Sonterra, is the lead homicide detective on the case, and battling her attraction for him proves to be her greatest fight.

Just when Clare thinks things can't possibly get more complicated, her brother-in-law—who just might have killed Clare's sister—is released from prison, and Clare is positive he'll attempt to take his daughter away from her. Another murder and several failed attempts on her own life leave Clare wondering how much more she can handle. Concern for her and her niece's safety are her priority when she decides to take herself out of the frying pan and directly into the fire and trust Tony to protect them.

Miller's distinct storytelling style will surely delight her loyal readers as well as the new fans she is bound to attract with this sensuous thriller. (Sep., 296 pp., $24.00)

Reviewed by: 
Angela Keck