—LINDA LAEL MILLER
New York Times bestselling author of The Last Chance Café
“Riveting—a gripping novel that will pull at your heartstrings.”
—JOAN JOHNSTON, author of Colter’s Wife
“Sweet and sexy, warm and wise, Jill Marie Landis’ emotional stories will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading.”
“Jill Marie Landis creates characters you want to spend time with and a story that will keep you turning the pages.”
—SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPS
“Characters to love [and] emotion that tugs at the heart.”
“Jill Marie Landis can really touch the heart.”
—JAYNE ANN KRENTZ
From the Hardcover edition.
From the Inside Flap
Private investigator Kat Vargas once cared about someone so much it hurt. Once she lived a dream life with her first love and fiancéuntil betrayal followed by shattering tragedy ended it all. Kat has sworn never to get too close to anyone again. But now the peace and quiet of Twilight Cove is driving the straight-talking, no-nonsense P.I. crazy. Then a prospective new client shows up at the door. Moved by his stubbornness and sincerity, Kat takes his case, breaking a promise to relax, recoup, and rethink her solitary life.
Ty Chandler is desperate to locate the child he fathered nineteen years agoa child he never knew existed until now. Although hes no stranger to heartache, he is irresistibly drawn to the exotic, vibrantly alluring P.I. Their search not only leads them to Tys troubled, strong-willed daughter, but into each others arms. Though Kat courageously works to help Ty reunite his family, shes terrified of confronting a painful secret of her ownone that will cost her the love of the only man capable of tearing down the walls shes built around her heart.
From the tranquil beaches of the central California coast to the fast and furious streets of L.A., Heat Wave is a passionate and heartfelt story of families divided and brought back together, the magic of hope for new beginnings, and the overwhelming power love has to heal even the most battered hearts.