Self-made millionaire Mitchell Wyatt has made his way in the world with little help from his estranged biological father's wealthy Chicago family. However, when he is suddenly approached by his half-brother William, Mitchell agrees to family contact. Then, William mysteriously disappears and the state's attorney suspects that Mitchell might be responsible.

Kate Donovan reluctantly agrees to accompany her boyfriend to the island of Anguilla, despite being in mourning for her recently deceased father. When he abruptly has to fly back to the States, Kate remains hoping for peace and a place to grieve.

From the moment they meet, Mitchell and Kate misjudge each other, but the attraction is immediate. Falling in love could be easy, but what neither of them realize is that elements of their lives have already intersected ... and not in a positive manner. Money, jealousy, greed and murder are swirling too close to both of them.

Fan favorite McNaught is back and in vintage form in her new highly dramatic and romantic tale. Characterization has always been one of her strengths and that is certainly the case here. Misunderstandings and cross purposes prove a very rocky road for romance. Though a few suspenseful plot elements were solved with less dramatic intensity than might be expected, this is an overall wonderful read. (Jan., 412 pp., $25.95)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith