Parris Simmons, a recently divorced corporate interior designer, wants nothing to do with wealthy Palm Beach playboy Martin Cole. Martin however, saves Parris' life. Forced to live in Martin's home for her own safety, Parris can't stop herself from falling in love.

Martin is captivated by his beautiful guest and confesses his love only to discover that, despite loving him, Parris is only willing to live with him. Reluctantly, Martin accepts her terms. Just when he thinks his life is perfect, Parris disappears.

After ten years of separation, they meet again, igniting the fire and passion they once shared as well as setting off a chain of events that will expose dangerous family secrets, betrayal and possibly murder.

From opulent mansions in Palm Beach to the tawny sands of Jamaica, HIDEAWAY paints an alluring picture of the southern Florida rich and famous. There is, however, a disturbing scene in which the hero is willing to sacrifice his daughter to save the heroine.

Still, there's no doubt that Rochelle Alers is a compelling storyteller who has the ability to weave romance with the delicate subtlety of Monet. (May, 302pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Cheryl Ferguson