Back before Deborah Smith was a best-selling author, she wrote for series romance. For Loveswept (1989-1991) she wrote under her own name for the first time and nearly all of her novels were linked together with the running ties of the Surprise brothers and their mysterious boss T.S. Audubon. This is the 3rd book in this series and it is the key to all her books published by Loveswept.
The courtship story of Dinah and Rucker McClure is told in "Hold on Tight" which also introduces Millie Surprise as Rucker's secretary. Millie's story is told in "Caught By Surprise" which ends with the disappearance of Dinah McClure in a cliff-hanger epilogue. The story of Dinah's disappearance is told here in "Never Let Go." This book also introduces characters that will star in the rest of Deborah Smith's novels in the Loveswept line. Read "Hold On Tight" first as many plot points in their courtship together are reviewed in "Never Let Go."
It is not often that you read novels about an on-going married relationship, and this novel (despite its theatrical plot) does it well. The love, physical relationship, and trust built over years together forms the basis of how this couple will go forward when a crisis hits.
The $2.99 Kindle edition is a bargain for such good writing (although it was obviously OCR'd with numerous typos that were never edited out).