The Titan family is under siege, and
the brunt of the attack falls squarely
on second sister Skye. The follow-up
to last month's Under Her Skin fleshes out the family dynamics and re-introduces lost loves. The hero in this tale has much to be angry about, and the heroine must face her own shortcomings. Mallery breathes real life into these former lovers hoping for a
Skye Titan lost her true love when she conceded to her tyrannical father's demands and married according to his wishes. Now a widow with a small daughter, Skye is once again being pushed by her father to make a "business" marriage.
But Skye's first love, ex-Navy SEAL Mitch Cassidy, has just returned home with life-altering injuries, and although Skye is not so quick to do her father's bidding this time, she still feels the pressure. As if that weren't enough, diabolical sabotage being perpetrated by a newly discovered half-brother threatens everything that Skye holds dear. Can these star-crossed lovers circumvent the chasm between them and try again? (HQN, Jun., 384 pp., $7.99)