by Suzanne Forster

February 1996
ISBN: 0-425-15188-3
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Mass Market Paperback

Jayne Ann Krentz claims on the cover that this book takes off at a hundred miles an hour and never slows down. I would have to agree.

Augusta “Gus” Featherstone was raised in a world of wealth and privilege. But with all the wealth she had, it wasn’t enough. She had to have the trust fund that was set aside by her father. Only she couldn’t touch it before a specific birthday - unless she did a heroic act.

Unable to come up with a better plan, she stages her own kidnapping, but the kidnapper appeared before it was time - or so she thought. Wrapped up in a rug with her freshly painted toenails ruined, she’s put in a van and taken off, this time kidnapped for real.

Jack Culhane was a man on the mission. He believed that her family was behind the murder of his wife and child, and would not rest until he saw justice. But Gus knocked him off guard, he never expected to be enchanted by her, to be drawn to her body in a way that he had never been drawn to a woman.

Gus escapes from Jack and gets the trust fund, thinking that she would never see Jack again. But she was dead wrong to think that.

Jack sees the perfect opportunity to get his revenge against the family. Marry Gus and he would have a way to know all the family did. So, blackmailing Gus and threatening to go public with the truth behind her kidnapping, he forces her to marry him hastily. But Jack uncovers the underground art world, and a lot more secrets than he had anticipated.

Suzanne Forster has done a wonderful job on combining erotic suspense, humor and a wonderful love story into one book. Gus was a hilarious character, Jack the perfect hero for her. The villains and crimes were original and the elements of the book combined for a wonderful story! If you see this in a bookstore, be sure you don’t miss out!

Reviewed in September 2002 by Lucy.

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