Bestselling author Christina Dodd kicks off this contemporary romantic thriller with a series of back-to-back plot twists, starting with a robbery.
Meadow Szarvas breaks into a South Carolina estate to steal back the valuable portrait her grandmother left behind years ago. Her strategy is simple: Sell the painting and use the money to pay for her mother's cancer treatments. The grand plan falls apart almost instantly as she gets caught by the new owner, Devlin Fitzwilliam, who's turning the estate into a four-star resort. Meadow is smart enough to feign amnesia and claims she can't remember how she got there. Devlin covers for her by claiming she's his wife, and he expects all the attendant benefits.
This sparky romance between the big, bad developer and the young hippie artist is highly entertaining on its own, but Dodd bumps up the plot with family secrets, intrigue, and more than a little danger. It turns out Meadow is not the only one looking for the lost masterpiece -- she's just the only one who won't kill to get it. With a nod to Dodd's earlier contemporary, Fitzwilliam's half brother turns out to be Robert Bartolini, the jewel thief hero of Trouble in High Heels. Ginger Curwen