STRANGER IN MY ARMS
Alers adds her Midas touch to yet another Hideaway novel, revisiting the second generation of Coles. The story takes place at the same time as a previous novel, a clever device to establish the background while moving the story along at a quicker pace. This book's a joy to read!
Independent, smart and beautiful Alexandra Cole takes no guff from anyone. Forging a life away from her family is a feat in itself, and she has
no plans to fall for her cousin's cryptic friend. Merrick Grayslake, a former government operative, has a mysterious past -- so mysterious that he's not privy to all the details. He's forced to call on the emotional detachment caused by his past when he falls for Alexandra.
As their love is tried, tested and threatened, secrets from the past are explained and Merrick's true identity is revealed. (Kimani/Arabesque, Apr., 336 pp., $6.99)