Missing in Malta—A Risk Worth Taking?
Lela Vella has been a dutiful daughter and aunt for the past decade. But her plan to wean her father and orphaned niece off their dependence on her is scuttled when her niece and boyfriend flee Sydney for Malta. Lela suspects her autocratic father of provoking the flight. Lela's desperate to reach the teenager before her father's ultimatums blow another generation apart.
Widowed, Australian international child-protection lawyer, Hamish McGregor accepts Giovanni Vella's request to remain in Malta after a conference to search for Vella's missing granddaughter. Hamish's formidable reputation is built on putting the needs of the child first. He doubled down on his work after the revenge murder of his pregnant wife by a client's husband, vowing never to get close enough to another woman for her to be a target.
Lela doesn't expect her father's henchman to beat her to Malta. Hamish doesn't expect the girl's doting aunt to see him as an enemy.
Reluctant partners, they navigate false leads and unexpected attraction. Can Lela balance her family's demands with her love for Hamish? Can Hamish accept living life is all about taking risks?
Award winning author Jennifer Raines' stories combine a love of romance with contemporary conflicts. Her writing is both relevant and heart-warming. Each story is a journey across the world. Jennifer likes to think her readers get occasional hints of the deep passion of a Nora Roberts or the unshakeable loyalty of a Grace Burrowes where love conquers loneliness, distrust and fear.