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The latest romantic thriller from McCall (after White Mountain) opens with a dramatic flourish as frivolous Felicity Blaine confronts her lover, Jonah Slade, to tell him she aborted their child. This "perfect lie" costs Felicity her relationship, but in return, she gets to keep her baby and remain under her wealthy father's wing. Convinced of Felicity's perfidy, Slade shuts down emotionally and becomes an undercover CIA agent. He doesn't learn the truth until 15 years later when Macie, Felicity's sister, approaches him with the news that Felicity has been murdered and his son, Evan, kidnapped. The mastermind behind the madness is a sinister drug lord named Calderone, whose own son was killed during a drug bust orchestrated by Jonah. McCall (aka Sharon Sala, Amber by Night) does a fine job developing her strong, haunted hero. In contrast, Macie lacks complexity and is a weak foil for Jonah. Their interest in each other evolves swiftly into love, but with a rescue in the works and a traitor lurking in the background, readers will hardly notice the abruptness of their relationship. Despite awkward dialogue ("Carl, you sorry so and so, where in the blazes have you been?") and over-the-top characters like Calderone, McCall's mild tale still manages to entertain.
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This is a great book! I couldn't put it down. It was totally gripping and also very sexy and romantic.
The only drawback was that it was SO gory. Read more
This is a great book. It's a story of love gone wrong and true love that waits. It is also a story of the uncoditional love of a parent and proves that no matter what, there is... Read morePublished on March 17 2004 by S. K. Leggate
I expected the author, at the very least, to be consistent about how smart the hero was. If his experience, gut and survival instincts allow him to conclude that a drug dealer... Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2003
The book was decent. The romance was sweet and I especially liked the father/son bonding that took place. Read morePublished on July 24 2003
Pretty unbeleivable, I could see her being attracted to him, but I was not sure what attracted him to her. I thought she was [weak]. Read morePublished on July 21 2003 by D.C.
I started this book in the early evening and stayed up until 3:00 am until I finished it. It has been a long time since a book kept me so captivated. Read morePublished on June 5 2003 by Hannah McKenna
If you like strong women in your book this isn't the one for you. Yes the main female character has lost her sister and had her nephew kidnapped but come on. Read morePublished on May 31 2003
The course of Jonah Slade's life changed the day the woman he loved told him she had aborted his child. Not having any family, he joined the CIA in undercover work. Read morePublished on May 23 2003 by cmiller