Book Review

by Meryl Sawyer

Genre: Romantic Suspense, General Romantic Suspense

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As far as Navy SEAL Brody Hawke is concerned, he is alone in the world, following the death of his mother. Brody is more than a little stunned when he receives an urgent letter from a wealthy vintner named Giancarlo Hawke who claims to be his father. In the letter, Giancarlo reveals that he fears for his life and that he wants to meet with his long-lost son. The kicker, however, is the revelation that Brody has a twin brother named Elliott.

Victoria Anderson is trying to find the right time to break off her engagement to Elliott Hawke. She is forced to delay her announcement when Elliotts father suddenly drowns. The entire Napa Valley is shocked when Brody suddenly arrives on the scene. Too late to meet his father, Brody has mixed feelings about his newfound brother and extended family.

Why were the twins separated in the first place? Brody wants answers and he intends to stick around until he gets them. He quickly learns however that he and Elliott share the same taste in women. Victoria soon finds herself in the uncomfortable position of being technically engaged to one brother, while falling for the other.

As she has done in book after book, Meryl Sawyer expertly blends just the right amount of sexual tension, romance and suspense thereby creating a hugely entertaining read! (Sep., 416 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Zebra

Published: September 2000

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4 Stars

Average Rating: 4 Stars
(2 ratings)

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Trust No One

Submitted by Robin in PA on January 18, 2013 - 10:19pm.

Brody Hawke is shocked when he receives a letter from a man who insists he is Brody's father. Brody doesn't believe it until he sees a pictures of his identical twin brother, Elliott. Traveling to Napa Valley, he finds his father has died and he has inherited part of the family vineyard. Brody also meets Tori Anderson, Elliott's fiancee. Drawn together, Brody and Tori set out to solve the mystery of his father's death.

This is a standalone romantic suspense book by Meryl Sawyer. I learned a lot about the running of an old-fashioned winery which I found interesting. But, I found the book wasn't particularly suspenseful. The romance wasn't bad. I was just glad that Tori had already decided to split with Elliott before Brody came onto the scene. What I did like was all of the twists and turns in this story. I was very surprised by some of the secrets that were uncovered. I also like the developing relationship between the brothers. My rating: 4 Stars.