But Sam had no idea that the recently deceased man she grew up calling "father" was not her biological relation. When Merritta's henchmen also reveal that she has a twin brother, Nick, Sam can't understand why her mother, Patsy Carroll (Tracy Merritta) has lied all these years. And when Sam is injured at her home in a bungled burglary attempt, she decides to go to Boston to meet the brother she never knew.
Sparks fly when Sam meets FBI agent Nathan McLean, who helps save her brother's life after a car accident. While Nick has distanced himself from the family by taking the surname Merritt, he and Nathan have been at loggerheads for years over Nick's alleged mob ties. As Sam is understandably torn between loyalty to her newfound brother and her attraction to Nathan, her angst is portrayed credibly and not overdone.
When the attempts on her life become more frequent, Sam must trust Nathan to keep her from harm's way as they take a perilous journey to find Sam's missing mother. Fraught with danger at every turn, this read grips you with its suspense and holds your attention with the sizzling romance.
Samantha decides to meet her brother and her biological father. Meanwhile, FBI Special Agent Nate McLean is stunned to learn that Merlitta's wife and daughter lives. He decides to use Samantha to get at Nick, Jr. who he thinks is laundering money. Nate seeks revenge for the shooting death of his mother by the Merlitta mob. However, he never thought he would fall in love with someone who shares the blood of his enemy yet now risks his life to keep her safe from an unknown assailant perhaps her twin.
Fans of romantic suspense will enjoy the fast-paced TWISTED SHADOWS. The story line starts at quite a clip as Tracy holding two eight month old infants flees the mob though there seems a disconnect since she ended with one child and her spouse the other (explained somewhat much later). Nate is an obsessed agent whose dreams are on the verge of coming true when love twists his equilibrium for living. Samantha is a brave and wonderful individual while the support cast provides depth leading to TWISTED SHADOW captivating the audience.
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.