Bram Soames has had a son to take care of since his mid-teens. Guilt has worked as a wonderful way for his son, Jay, to always get exactly what he wants from his father. Now as an adult, the only thing Jay's sure he wants is power. Power in the family business and the power to keep his father from ever finding love.

While Jay is out of the country, however, Bram does the unthinkable. He meets Taylor Fielding and falls instantly. Taylor fights her feelings for Bram and is holding tight to secrets that Jay would like to uncover in hopes of ending their relationship.

As family friends and the problems of their lives begin to intertwine and mingle, it soon becomes obvious that Jay's machinations could cause the tenuous house of cards they've all been building to come crashing down around them.

Penny Jordan tells a wonderful tale as she masterfully adds pieces to a puzzle that will pique readers' interest from the beginning and join together to make quite a picture. (Aug., 400 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Debbie Richardson