Lust at first sight. One look at new guest Irene Stenson,
and wickedly handsome, ex-marine turned lodge owner Luke Danner
flips on the NO VACANCY sign at his Northern California Ventana
Lake resort. Guest relations at the Sunrise on the Lake Lodge now
include very personal service --- ALL NIGHT LONG.
A surprise email from Irene's best friend forces Irene to return to
the town that harbors her darkest memories and the basis of her
fear and obsessions. Finding the body of her best friend Pam the
day she arrives back in Dunsley enhances Irene's fears, but sexy
Luke Danner proves to be Jayne Ann Krentz's cure for a traumatized
Irene. "His smile was so slow and so wickedly inviting."
Trying to escape his "interfering, meddling, intrusive" family and
their desire for him to help run Elena Creek Vineyards, Luke buys
the Sunrise on the Lake Lodge looking for some peace and quiet to
write a novel and deal with any lingering post traumatic stress
disorder from his marine days. Instead, Luke becomes involved with
Irene in connecting the dots between scandal, murder, blackmail,
sordid videos, and the truth about what happened to her parents
seventeen years ago.
Family secrets: "One thing's for sure, every family's got'em."
Patriarch Victor Webb is a very powerful man. He has been directing
his son's career for years and has the town and the sheriff in his
back pocket, or so he thinks. His son, Senator Ryland Webb, leads a
very public life, especially since he is running for the White
House, but his dirty little secrets are being revealed by those he
trusts most. Wealth, blackmail, power, political ambitions and
murder are no match for Irene Stenson and her quest for the truth
about her parents' deaths.
Traumatized by finding her murdered parents in the dark on the
kitchen floor at age fifteen, Irene leads a l