by Sylvia McDaniel

February 2004
ISBN: 0-8217-7519-7
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Mass Market Paperback

Jean Cuvier ruined Layla DuChampeís father and forced her into marriage, but when Jean is murdered, Layla finds herself to be the prime suspect. She also discovers that she is not the only lady to have been duped by Jean.

Now facing the hangmanís noose, Layla must turn to Drew Soulier, an old childhood friend; who just happens to also be the attorney who worked for Jean and had a hand in ruining her father. What she doesnít expect to find is an attraction to Drew that she canít deny. Even when her death sentence is certain, she clings to the hope that the real killer will be found and she and Drew and be together.

Unfortunately, this story is a little slow going. There are a few twists and turns that keep it interesting, but the characters have much to be desired. As a hero, Drew seems pretty sure of himself and a little cocky. Layla on the other hand, as a heroine I just couldnít identify with. She is weak willed and doesnít seem to have much willingness to help herself. I had a very hard time finishing this book, but would be willing to give Ms. McDaniel another try in the future.

Reviewed in July 2004 by Debbie.

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