Posted: Dec. 16, 2014
Cordelia Kane has always been a daddy’s girl—her father raised her alone after her mother died in a car crash when Cordelia was just two years old. So when he has a serious heart attack, Cordelia is devastated, and the emotion is only intensified by the confusion she feels when he reveals the shocking truth about her mother.
Cordelia can’t suppress her curiosity about the woman who gave birth to her, and when she discovers the answers to her questions lie in Sydney, Australia, she travels there to get them.
Hotel magnate Aiden Madison is Cordelia’s best friend’s older brother. He’s oblivious to the fact that she’s had a crush on him for years. When he gets railroaded into taking her along to Sydney on his company jet, he unknowingly puts her life at risk. He’s recently angered a powerful congressman by refusing to purchase overvalued land. Congressman Chambers is not a man to let such an offense slide, and he has the resources to get even and to get what he wants.
|This was a fast paced story about a girl and her three friends from when they meet in kindergarten and now they are still friends and get together all the time two of her friends are married to F.B.I. agents and Cordelia, who this story is about is the only single one. She teaches science at an all-boys school in Chicago and her father after being a mechanic his whole life and owning a chain of auto repair shops is the shop instructor. School is coming to the end and her father dies suddenly and before he does he tells her that the mother that she always thought had died was really alive. Turns out that she did not want to be married or be a mother and went back to Australia. Cordelia, who now is going through many emotions besides the ones of losing her father now also has to deal with if she wants to find out why her mother left them. She is also conflicted with a person that she has always had feelings for that is now taking a liking to her but he is one of her girlfriend’s older brother which she has known since she was young girl. This is a fast paced story and the characters are well defined. There is a lot going on but the author does a good job in getting the story told in a believable way. A very good book. I got this book from net galley.|