With emotional punch and sexy flair, Mallery concludes her highly regarded Buchanan family saga. The complex characters have all undergone major evolutions over the course of the series, and Mallery wraps things up on an emotional high note.

After being brutally informed by her grandmother Gloria Buchanan that she is not a true Buchanan, Dani Buchanan decides to find out who her biological father is. To Dani's shock, he turns out to be presidential hopeful Senator Mark Canfield. When Dani approaches Canfield's office she is blocked by his son Alex, one of eight children Mark and his wife, Katherine, adopted. As the dragon at his father's gate, Alex is quite sexy and a bit intimidating; however, Dani is made of stern stuff.

Dani's sudden emergence is big news politically. Being in the spotlight is troubling, but no more so than the feelings that seem to be developing between Dani and Alex. With so much family baggage between them, can these two once-burnt, twice-shy individuals take another chance on love? And if they do, could it end their father's presidential hopes? (HQN, Jul., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith