Hendes navn er Summer. Det er et navn, der bringer billeder frem af varme, velduftende blomsterblade, pludselige tordenbyger og lange, varme nætter. Det minder også om solvarme enge og en lur i skyggen. Navnet passer perfekt til hende.
Sådan indleder Nora Roberts romanen om Summer, en smuk, efterstræbt dessertkok. Hun laver søde sager, så englene synger, og hendes navn er så kendt, at berømtheder, adelige og oliesheiker kappes om at få hende fløjet ind til deres fester.
Blake Cocharan III ejer en fornem hotelkæde. Og han har brug for Summers kreative og organisatoriske evner til at løfte sine restauranter
til en ny og højere standard.
Da de mødes, slår det gnister på mere end én måde, og livets søde fristelser lokker dem begge til at bevæge sig ud over deres egne grænser. Og der, i det land af fristende fristelser hvor alt kan ske, findes kærligheden.
As NY Lt. Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke are driving home, a young woman—dazed, naked, and bloody—suddenly stumbles out in front of their car. Roarke slams on the brakes and Eve springs into action.
Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER, but it’s too late for her husband Dr. Anthony Strazza. A brilliant orthopedic surgeon, he now lies dead amid the wreckage of his obsessively organized town house, his three safes opened and emptied. Daphne would be a valuable witness, but in her terror and shock the only description of the perp she can offer is repeatedly calling him “the devil”...
While it emerges that Dr. Strazza was cold, controlling, and widely disliked, this is one case where the evidence doesn’t point to the spouse. So Eve and her team must get started on the legwork, interviewing everyone from dinner-party guests to professional colleagues to caterers, in a desperate race to answer some crucial questions:
What does the devil look like? And where will he show up next?
The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it’s kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine’s aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don’t talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she’s dead. But she isn’t. She is not far away, part of a new family, one she never chose—and her mind has been shattered...
When a bartender leaves the resort late one night, and Bo and Cal discover her battered body in the snow, it’s the first sign that danger lurks in the mountains that surround them. The police suspect Cal, but Bo finds herself trusting him—and turning to him as another woman is murdered and the Longbows are stunned by Alice’s sudden reappearance. The twisted story she has to tell about the past—and the threat that follows in her wake—will test the bonds of this strong family, and thrust Bodine into a darkness she could never have imagined.