This is one of Rebecca Winters' best books and, next to "Undercover Bachelor" and "Undercover Baby" my favorite in the Undercover series. I couldn't put it down. The hero, private investigator Gerard Roch, is such a charismatic man and a great guy. On his current assighment, he goes through the wringer of angst as he falls in love with Whitney Lawrence, an eighteen year old school girl - a girl who could be his daughter. In reality, Whitney Lawrence is a twenty-six year old attorney posing as a teenager. Both the hero and the heroine want to capture Mr. Smith, who is a plant for a foreign government and seducer of Whitney's sister. The private investigator and the attorney do not know the other's true identity. And here start the problems - and the fun. When Gerard learns that Whitney is only posing as a teenager, he fears she is Hank Smith's accomplice. But he can't help but fall in love with this woman. Whitney, in turn, believes that Gerard is her sister's seducer. But she, too, can't help but fall in love.
This was such an exciting story - full of discoveries, misconceptions, disguises and humor. A fun light-hearted read. I stayed up until five am because I couldn't put it down. The ending was beautifully done. As with all my favorite novels, my only complaint is: It ended way too soon. I would have loved to accompany this couple throughout their engagement, as well as the first years of their marriage. Rebecca Winters is one of my favorite authors. So far, I have read about sixty books of hers. Save a few exceptions, most of them gave me wonderful reading experiences. I especially enjoy those stories with a mediterranean setting. Please keep them coming, Ms Winters!