This is my first book by this author and if you like a story that keeps you on your toes this one's for you. It's a roller coaster ride of ups and downs when Stephanie learns that she is not the orphan she always believed, but that her father is alive and well. And then she learns that Erik, the man she has developed a very reluctant attraction to, is the one man who can take her to meet her father. Their relationship is stormy to say the least, but an undeniable attraction lurks just below the surface.
Erik is rude, arrogant, bitter and ruthless but he's also incredibly handsome and sexy. Stephanie is no wimp and she's not intimidated by him in the least. But she also discovers that he has a keen sense of humour and is capable of an unexpected kindness that begins to grow on her. For Erik's part, he has become a bit protective of the optimistic, lively and open Stephanie, for he knows only too well how cold her father can be. His protective instincts surprise him and he discovers that he will do anything to keep her from being hurt. But he also knows that she needs to know the awful truth. At least he can be there for her when she confronts it!
But all is not what it seems, and there are twists in this story that you likely won't anticipate. Erik certainly doesn't, as he confronts her father with the declaration that he has come to care for "... one of the characters in this little psycho-drama you've created and we're both tired of the lies." But can they handle the truth? I won't spoil it by saying more, but suffice it to say that this is one convoluted and sad situation! Can anything good come from it? YES!
MaryJanice Davidson is an author that I will definitely be keeping my eye on and look forward to reading more from! A recommended read!