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When the handsome, wealthy Max Fortune, art collector extraordinaire, inherits five paintings at the death of his long-time friend and benefactor, he expects to receive them. Instead, his benefactor leaves only a clue to their whereabouts in a cryptic note which reads, "The most precious things I leave you, you'll find at the Robbins' Nest Inn."
Cleopatra Robbins, the beautiful owner of the Inn, always believed when the man of her dreams came along, she would know. When Max's fierce treasure hunt brings him to her doorstep, she realizes he is the embodiment of her fantasies -- except he's all wrong!
Could this hard-edged man make her risk trusting and loving again? Cleo decides to help Max break down his defenses, while keeping her own intact. Max knows she's hiding something - and by the time he realizes it's not the paintings, it's almost too late to save her from her dangerous past.
©2012 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2012 Simon & Schuster
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"Jayne Ann Krentz at her best... with the snappy dialogue that has become her trademark and a cast of characters you want to know personally." (Romantic Times)
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By Carol Mello on 04-07-17

A good listen despite narrator's female voice impersonation flaws

When I first began to listen to this audio book I was bothered by the narrator's impersonation of female voices. However, I persisted listening because this is one of my absolutely positively favorite JAK novels. Eventually, the wrongness of the female voices by deep voiced narrator Richard Ferrone faded into insignificance and I was able to fully savor this audio version of a favorite romantic suspense with humor novel. I have gotten countless hours of joy savoring the novels of JAK especially during times of personal stress. Reading (and now listening) to her novels brings me smiles and a lightened heart. Always happy endings for heroines and heroes and their friends.

This particular novel is about a hero who never had a family from a very young age. For over 30 years he has substituted collecting things to replace the hole left in his life by a lack of family. He ends up at Robin's Nest Inn that is owned by the heroine who has created a very special family, a very good family. There is nothing in the world that can replace a very good family. I was and still am blessed by my own very good family which is why I appreciate JAK's romances in which family, whether by blood or by loving friends, always plays an important part.

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By S. Sheridan on 02-18-16

A winner

This is a book I originally read on paper so I knew the story but it was interesting to hear it aloud and get a different view of the characters. It's always a winner when it's s Jayne Krentz book so I enjoyed it very much. I wish more of the older books were on audible.

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