Ex-beauty queen Shallis Duncan is back from L.A., working as an event planner and settling her grandmother's estate. She hasn't seen attorney Jared Starke since he tried to stop her sister's wedding five years ago, but she has to deal—he's currently handling all of his grandfather's clients, including her late grandmother. Getting involved with Jared isn't smart, but Shallis can't help herself—and soon there's The Father Factor (4) to take into account, along with the other family secrets she's un-covered! Lilian Darcy digs deeply into flawed, sometimes amoral characters in this fast-paced story and somehow makes the reader really care about them.

Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer