After the shocking end of Reluctant Heiress, Dulcie Brisand is thrown into the corrupt world her biological father rules with an iron fist. With danger all around her, she must depend on her wits and courage to survive.
Life will never be the same in the small town of Dulsan, Tennessee, after unspeakable events ripped her from her home, family, and the life she loved. Facing circumstances that would destroy most people, with the help of old friends and new, Dulcie somehow endured. But now, she must live with the devastating consequences.
As the daughter of a notorious gangster, each day she learns a new meaning of betrayal. With her true love, Deacon Hawkins, by her side trying to protect her, she faces a criminal element she’d never even dreamed of. And this one has a stranglehold on someone she holds most dear.
When Dulcie sets off on her quest to save her best friend’s mother, she finds that the secrets of Dulsan run much deeper than she ever could have imagined. Her family’s involvement in those secrets puts her at odds with Deacon as she navigates her new normal, desperate to sort friend from foe.
With tensions rising and the ever-present threat of violence surrounding her, Dulcie must confront the truth or it will destroy her. Dare to take an unforgettable journey into the heart of darkness in this Southern small town romantic suspense.