In one day, Brandi Alexander receives a $50,000 bribe from her future mother-in-law to break off her engagement, and a scared teenage mother abandons her infant to Brandi's care. She immediately turns to her best friend and former foster brother, now an undercover cop, Zack Morgan, for help on both matters. However when her fiancé, Richard, arrives first and explodes, Brandi witnesses a side to him she doesn't care to see again. But Richard won't take no for an answer, and even with Zack to protect her, Brandi realizes there are some things you can't run from.

HOUSE OF CARDS is a compelling tale of selfishness, selflessness and love. One woman loves her child enough to give her up, another is willing to change her whole life to save the child and one is unwilling to share her "child" with anyone. (Jul., 262 pp., $11.95)

Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley