The author of forty-five New York Times bestselling novels,
Sandra Brown is one of the romance world's most acclaimed
writers. Rendezvous magazine has praised her as a novelist
whose "larger than life heroes and heroines make you
believe all the warm, wonderful, wild things in life." Now,
in the classic romantic tradition her fans have come to
love, here is another sexy and extraordinary tale of
passion--the story of a woman who gives up fame and
fortune...and discovers true love in the last place she
expected to find it.
The Rana Look
The modeling world called it the Rana Look...the exotic,
one-of-a-kind allure that only supermodel Rana Ramsey could
deliver. With her green eyes, olive skin, and wildly
lustrous auburn hair, Rana posed for ad campaigns and
strutted down runways all over the world, naming her own
price to sell everything from cosmetics to women's
But all of that suddenly ended one day when she looked her
demanding mother-manager in the eye and said, "Enough."
That was the day Rana packed her things and left New York--
and modeling--forever. Settling in Miss Ruby's
boardinghouse in Galveston, Texas, Rana finds success with
her own business--and cultivates a new look to go with her
new life. Now her beautiful eyes are shielded behind tinted
glasses, her famous figure hidden under shapeless dresses,
her trademark wild hair falling straight down her back.
Rana knows she'll never attract a man this way, and that's
just fine with her--that is, until Ruby's nephew, football
star Trent Gamblin, moves in to nurse his injured shoulder.
Ruggedly handsome, charming, and undeniably charismatic,
Trent is the kind of man that Rana finds irresistible...the
kind of man she is certain would never look twice at a
woman as ordinary as the new Rana.
But to her surprise, Trent seems unfazed by her Plain Jane
look. For he is drawn to a beauty that Rana can't hide. He
is determined to learn the mystery behind the elusive,
reclusive boarder with the secret past. To do so, he
proposes an unusual pact: they will only be friends,
nothing more.As the days pass, Rana and Trent are drawn
together in a sensual idyll unlike anything either of them
has ever known. But the outside world cannot be kept at bay
forever. And Rana fears that when Trent learns the truth
about her past, he'll feel betrayed and deceived. Even
worse, he'll never be able to see her as she truly is. Then
an unexpected tragedy strikes, and the stakes seem higher
than ever. Now they must look deep into each other's heart
to determine if their relationship is just an impossibly
erotic dream--or a dream of love come true.