by Lisa Jackson

December 1995
ISBN: 0-8217-4455-0
Reviewer Graphic Button Zebra Books
Mass Market Paperback

This is a plot that has been done before, but Jackson has put an interesting twist on it.

Twenty years ago, little girl heiress London Danvers disappeared while her family was attending a party downstairs. No one knows who took her, though her nanny was missing as well. Through the years, many women have come forward to say they’re the missing heiress, but none of their stories stuck.

Until now.

Adria Nash has traveled to Oregon to prove that she’s the missing heiress. She finds more than she bargained for as the entire Danvers clan steps forward to deny that she’s the heiress, including Zach Danvers.

Zach has always been the black sheep of the family and he finds himself feeling an attraction to the woman who could be his half-sister, no matter how he denies both. His slime-oozing siblings had driven him to his ranch, but he’d been called in to help with the reopening of the hotel from which London disappeared.

The plot takes so many twist and turns, you’d better grab hold of your seat. In typical form, Lisa Jackson has woven an intricate web of deceit, lies and lust. For the bad point of the book, it made me feel ill to think that Zach and Adria could be brother and sister as they start a relationship. (I’m talking all the way here.) Zach’s character, while good, left something to be desired. He wasn’t the deepest puddle in the parking lot. And Adria came across as too emotionally scarred when there wasn’t any real reason.

So if you can get past the ‘eww’ factor and the character flaws, its a really enjoyable read.

Reviewed in May 2002 by Lucy.

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