It seemed simple. An eccentric billionaire who didn't trust his heirs had asked Mallory King to pose as his long-lost daughter over the holidays. But she didn't expect the lethal intentions of his greedy relatives–or expect to meet a man like darkly compelling Tony Carella, whose eyes followed her everywhere she went....
Tony didn't like gold diggers, and he thought Mallory was bamboozling his elderly business partner. In order to uncover the truth about this mysterious woman, he needed to get close to her, but he never expected to fall under her spell. He was willing to go to any lengths to get Mallory out of the way...including seduction. But murder...?
Mary Anne Wilson is a Canadian transplanted to Southern California, living there with her husband, Tom, her three children, and an assortment of animals. She fell in love with Romances reading Pride & Prejudice, Emma and the old Harlequin Romances. She sold her first book to Silhouette Intimate Moments in 1987 and HOT BLOODED was published in March 1988. Since then she's had 35 books published under an assortment of lines from Harlequin and Silhouette – Intimate Moments, Shadows, Yours Truly and Harlequin American Romances.
So when a freak storm washes Shay Donovan up on the reclusive millionaire's beach, his first thought is to bundle the bedraggled marine biologist back to town. But with the roads rained out and nowhere to hide, he starts to think that maybe the woman with the amber-flecked eyes is an angel of mercy—not the enemy.