by Patricia Grasso

November 2008
ISBN: 978-0-8217-8073-2
Reviewer Graphic Button Zebra Books
Mass Market Paperback

Katerina Pavlova has acquired her fatherís ability to create beautiful works of art with precious jewelry. She has spirited her family away from Russia to create a new life for them and find the person who destroyed their lives. Katerina has assimilated herself and her family into London's high society, where she is a well sought after jeweler, but she is quietly plotting the downfall of her enemy.

In walks Prince Drako Kazanov and he desperately desires Katerina, however she thinks he has had a hand is the destruction of her family. Drako discovers Katerina's secret identity, and he will not reveal her secret for the price of her surrendering to his carnal pleasures.

Then to make matters worse, an enemy is out to kill both of them, and she is falling in love with the one whom she thought was her worst nemesis.

Katerina is strong for such a young woman, but she shows a vulnerability that causes the audience to route for her success. Drako is strong, arrogant, and handsome, at the same time he is receptive to the needs of the female characters around him. I love this story because the heroine is allowed to be strong, yet womanly. She is able to exemplify strength, but not be so pig-headed and resist the help of her hero. Drako is the epitome of manliness, but when he faces his love for Katerina he is sensitive and considerate of her wants and needs.

Ms. Grasso has created a story with romance, passion, and intrigue that will have the audience eating out of the palm of her hand.

Reviewed in December 2008 by Lakisha.

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