by Julie Garwood
For Cordelia Kane it has always been just her father and her. However, that changes when her father mutters the words "your mother is still alive" to her before he passes on. Now everything in her life seems to not feel right. So with the help from her current and past friends she takes a trip to Sydney, Australia to confront the woman who left her behind and never looked back. On top of that her tour guide on her trip is her long time crush Aiden Madison. Will Cordelia be able to face her estranged mother? Can she keep her feelings for Aiden hidden?
Aiden Madison has always been the business man always on the run and never giving himself a moment to think about anything else but work. However, that all changes when he offers to help Cordelia confront her mother. He realizes that she maybe something more than just a friend and that he will do anything to protect her.
Another great book from Julie Garwood. This is the second book that I have read in this series by Garwood. I was excited to see previous characters incorporated in this series. However, what I really liked about this book was that she included romance, mystery and suspense in the book.
In addition, I really liked that how she developed the romance between Cordelia and Aiden through out the book. She didn't have them fall into each others arms right away. She really showed how a how their relationship would develop. In addition she did a great job of showing how a strong woman like Cordelia could hold her own against a strong willed know it all man.
Lastly, I enjoyed the friendships that Cordelia had with her two girl friends Sophia and Regan and their husbands Alec and Jack. I thought Julie did a good job of showing how friends can really be there for a person in a time of need. It also added comedy and laughter to the story!
This was a great book in the series and I can't wait to read more from her. I am hoping the next book will involve Walker because I would like to learn more about him and his past. She did a good job of peeking my interest in his story!