It only takes a moment for Samantha Carroll to discover that her whole life is nothing but an elaborate lie, built on love, but a sham all the same. When two sinsister men enter her gallery, she is tensed for trouble, but did not expect them to come with news that her father is dying and wants to see his long lost daughter once before he dies. Sam's father, David, died two years ago, so at first, this seems impossible to her, but she learns that she is not Samantha Carroll, but Nicole Merritta, daughter of mod boss Paul Merritta, and she has a twin brother she has not seen since they were eight months old, over thirty years ago. Were it not for this latter fact, she might not have gone to see her father, but she deeply wants to meet her brother, Nick.
Nick has spent years trying to establish a life away from organized crime, with mixed results. Now, his world is shaken when the he learns that his mother and sister are not dead, as he has always believed. He can not help but be a bit hostile to the stranger who barges into his world claiming to be his sister. He is also hurt that his mother chose to leave him behind and rescue Nicole from gang life.
Sam has walked into a lion's den; her new family is a dangerous one that will not give her a place easily, as it might mean less of a fortune for them. Not only does she have that danger to contend with, but the FBI is watching the entire family, including her. The agent assigned to the case, and who saves her life more than once, happens to be a very sexy man, Nathan MacLean. Lines between business and pleasure get blurred when they get closer. Can a fedral agent and a mob daughter find love, if they survive?
... Plots, counter plots, and all kinds of conflicting relationships make this heart stopping thriller one that you won't want to put aside for a moment once you begin. Sexy chemistry, intrigue, passion, and family create a heady mix that leaves you screaming for more. Ms. Potter has come into her own as an author, and you will never look at a family reunion the same way again. ...
Reviewed by Amanda Killgore.