The Mertollini family share an undeniable love for one another, upholding rare old fashioned values which are suddenly tested, having to endure many obstacles, their faith and love being pulled in many directions, but never faltering in strength. Values strong enough to keep the big family secret from their one stubbornly feisty family member who would risk everything to be with her one true love?her brother! Trying to keep her forbidden feelings from all, Melanie Mertollini, a stunningly rare beauty, would throw herself into scandalous affairs to fill the void of her breaking heart, leading her towards the path of murder, untimely deaths, and kidnapping. As all hope seems to be lost, Melanie runs in the arms of yet another man, leaving her family behind and flees the country with him, searching for answers to so many of the lies and deceptions which were thrown upon her?reaching out desperately to a part of the world and people whom should have remained a secret. But would her rash decisions bring her to a fate worse than death, or back into the life of the one man who had waited his entire life to hear her whisper the words that always seemed to get in the way?