At its peak, Carolee's celebrated career as a jazz pianist took her all over the world. Then, eighteen months ago, she dropped out of sight, emerging only occasionally to perform at this tiny suburban Seattle club.
Max had seen her play in New York, but it's here at Bistro Brandy that Carolee Burnsher music, her melancholy, her haunting faceworks an irresistible magic on him. Drawn to her sadness, compelled to know the reason for her sudden withdrawal from an apaprently idyllic life, Max searches for answers to his questions...by going straight to the source.
Carolee won't talk about the ruin of her life: the sudden crashing end to her once-happy marriage, the agonizing estrangement from a daughter who needs her now more than ever, her ex-husband's vindictive behavior. Hiding herself away from everything and everyone has seemed the best way to regroup.
When Max Wolfe changes from observer to participant in Carolee's world, he becomes a temptation she doesn't want to resist. But even as Carolee delas with the irresistible consequences of allowing love back into her life, a tragedy reveals secrets that may change everything she believes about herselfjeopardizing her fragile hold on happiness...
About the Author
Stella Cameron is the New York Times/USAToday/Washington Post best-selling, award-winning author of sixty historical and contemporary novels and novellas. Each of her single-title releases has appeared on the WALDENBOOKS mass market, and romance lists, and on the BARNES AND NOBLE list.
Stella has won the ROMANTIC TIMES Career Achievement Award for Romantic Suspense and the ROMANTIC TIMES best Romantic Suspense of the Year Award. She has been a RITA finalist, and is the recipient of the Pacific Northwest Writers' Association Achievement Award for distinguished professional achievement and for enhancing the stature of the Northwest literary community.
Current titles include 7B, the third book in the 1820s Mayfair Square series (THE ORPHAN is the fourth book and due out in March, 2002), FRENCH QUARTER, KEY WEST, GLASS HOUSES, all contemporary romantic suspense novels, and the contemporary romantic drama, FINDING IAN. TELL ME WHY, contemporary romantic suspense, is due out in September (2001) and SLOW HEAT, a contemporary anthology is now on sale.
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