From her mother's death bed confession, Kara Smith learns her father is not only alive, but is a wealthy U.S. Senator who refused to marry her mother because he felt she would be a liability to his political aspirations. Determined to make her father pay for the pain and drudgery her mother suffered, Kara goes to Washington, seduces Brent Stevens (her father's right hand man), and then blackmails him into giving her a job in her father's office. Her actions set in motion a spiral of revenge she hopes will lead to her father's downfall.
But her plan works a bit too well. The attraction that sparks between her and Brent is the forerunner of explosive passion that threatens to disrupt all their lives. Caught in a web of deceit, betrayal and murder, Kara never imagines her search for revenge will lead to a fight for her own survival.
In HEART'S DESIRE, Monica Jackson offers romance readers the greatest gift of all: a story packed with adventure, mystery, a hero to sigh for, a heroine to cheer for and a romance that will warm our hearts for years to come. (July, 252 pp., $4.99)