Discover the sensual and sweeping power of love in New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught’s contemporary romances that will make “you laugh, cry, and fall in love again” (RT Book Reviews)—now available for the first time on ebook.
A rootless foster child, Julie Mathison has blossomed under the love showered upon her by her adoptive family. Now a lovely and vivacious young woman, she is a respected teacher in her small Texas town and is determined to give back all the kindness she has received, believing that nothing can ever shatter the perfect life she has fashioned.
Zachary Benedict is an actor whose Academy Award-winning career was shattered when he was wrongly convicted of murdering his wife. After the tall, ruggedly handsome Zack escapes from a Texas prison, he abducts Julie and forces her to drive him to his Colorado mountain hideout. She’s outraged, cautious, and unable to ignore the instincts that whispers of his innocence. He’s cynical, wary, and increasingly attracted to her. Desire is about to capture them both in its fierce embrace but the journey to trust, true commitment, and proving Zack’s innocence is just beginning. “A mixture of virtue and passion that is almost—ahem—perfect” (Kirkus Reviews) this is a captivating tale that fans will adore.
Bestselling author McNaught ( Something Wonderful ) dishes up a satisfying romantic adventure. A real gun substituted for a prop on the set of director Zack Benedict's latest movie results in his adulterous wife's murder, for which he's convicted. Escape from prison (and the requisite sadistic warden) throws Zack into the life of Julie Mathison, whose Blazer he highjacks to a remote Colorado hideout. Once the outcome of an escape attempt convinces Julie that Zack is no murderer, their affair is a foregone conclusion. It tears down walls for them both, but he sends her away and flees the country. Her plans to elude a personally interested FBI agent and reunite with Zack end in Zack's capture; then, a related murder and Zack's grandmother's accusation that he played a part in his brother's death make Julie doubt her lover. Once the true killer is discovered, she bitterly regrets having betrayed Zack, but will the man who never gives anyone a second chance make an exception for love? Despite an abundance of cliches, this expert genre foray works, thanks to involving characterizations and convincingly drawn action. Major ad/promo; BOMC main se lec tion.
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What a ride!
I loved every bit of this story not a slow part anywhere in the book my only complaint is, why was the editing so bad? Couldn't her original book just be scanned? At the end of every chapter there was a duplicate of pages and typos throughout the book that do not exist in the hard copies. Even with those annoying typos I enjoyed the book very much. So far I've enjoyed all of Judith's books. She is one of my favorite authors whether it's contemporary or historical romance. Her work is magical.