From Publishers Weekly
Blake draws a powerful portrait of a mother who will risk everything, including imprisonment, to save her eight-year-old daughter's life in the fourth installment of her Louisiana Gentlemen series (after Roan). Janna Kerr's daughter, Lainey, has end-stage renal disease and will die if she doesn't receive a kidney transplant. In desperation, Janna turns to a doctor who deals in black-market human organs and moves Lainey to a secluded fishing camp owned by her friend, Denise, a member of the Benedict clan of Turn-Coupe, La., to await the shady doctor's summons. A short while later, Clay Benedict shows up at Janna's door to check on the new guests. Janna, for reasons never made entirely clear to the reader, drugs Clay and ties him to the bed. It doesn't take long for Clay to realize that Lainey is his deceased twin brother's child or to fall in love with his adorable niece and her mother. When two teenaged boys are found murdered, their vital organs harvested, Janna begins to understand the price that she has agreed to pay for her daughter's life. At times, this poignant tale treads the fine line between drama and melodrama, but the lush setting of the Louisiana marshlands and Blake's vivid prose will send newcomers back to the shelves to pick up the first three books of the series.
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Desperate times call for desperate measures, and Janna Kerr is nothing if not desperate. If she doesn’t do something soon, her eight-year-old daughter, Lainey, will die of renal disease. Lainey has been on a waiting list for a kidney for more than two years, but each time a potential donor has been found, the match has proved to be incompatible. Just when Janna decides to get a kidney for her daughter from less-than-official channels, she runs into Clay Benedict. Lainey is the result of a romantic liaison with Clay’s twin brother, Matt. He never knew about Lainey and died in an accident. Now Janna will do anything to see to it that her daughter lives, even if it means tying up Clay and keeping him prisoner. This hardcover reprint of one of Blake’s Louisiana Gentlemen contemporary romances will win over a new batch of fans with its strong sense of place, emotion-driven plotting, and compellingly crafted characters. --John Charles