Monica Jackson has done it again! Tiffany Eastman, first introduced in Hearts Desire, has managed to survive an abusive husband and years as an alcoholic. Now at the age of 47, she is a widow, hoping to put the past behind her and start a new life. As fate would have it, she soon gets a call from Jason Cates about a new job in St. Louis and the offer to stay in his home until she is settled.

Drawn to each other since their first encounter, Tiffany and Jason give in to their desires and soon begin sharing a passion unlike any either has ever experienced.

Jason, also a widower, admires Tiffany's spirit, but is afraid to love again and feels guilty for sharing his dead wife's house and bed with another woman.

Sensing that Jason is keeping her at arms length, Tiffany is afraid to open up to him and tries to keep her past hidden. When a family tragedy strikes, both of them must let go of their fears and doubts and replace them with love.

There is a sense of realism and depth to Ms. Jacksons characters and stories that will keep readers coming back for more. Fans will be glad to know that Jenny, Tiffanys daughter, will get her own story in an upcoming book. (Jun., 256 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Pamela Dungee