Calaine Hart has had enough shocks in the last couple of months to last her a lifetime. Her parents were in a serious accident, and minutes before her mother died, she told Calaine that she's not her birth mother. Calaine assumes she was her father's love child, conceived during an extramarital affair.

While representing her company during a job fair, Calaine is reacquainted with David Soul, a friend from college. David had dated her roommate while Calaine had strong feelings for him—feelings she didn't think were reciprocated. But David is amazed that the feelings he had for Calaine during college are still there. When she relates the turmoil in her life, he is determined to assist her with her search to find out who her mother is.

With well-crafted characters that shape their own tale, Angie Daniels draws readers deeper and deeper into Calaine's angst and has them rooting for David to overcome his love-'em-and-leave-'em attitude. (Aug., 296 pp., $8.95)

Reviewed by: 
Debbie R. Sims