So what if Ellen Kent's fiancé doesn't make her swoon; he'll provide her with a home and family. What more could a girl want? How about sexy bad boy Simon Riley, who pulls into her driveway after 17 years.

Simon is back to investigate his uncle's death and face the girl he left behind. Only now El is a beautiful, sensual woman who ignites his passion. But as Simon begins to uncover the mystery of his uncle's death, someone wants to stop him—and won't hesitate to silence the woman he loves.

This well-crafted romantic suspense provides subtle clues and a surplus of red herrings. McKenna builds sexual chemistry and tension between her characters to a level of intensity that explodes into sexually explicit love scenes. (Jun., 331 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Tanya Kacik