"A decent romantic suspense"
Zach Ingram has been kidnapped... by mistake. His captors
actually wanted his brother Jake, who is one of five
genetically altered children who were adopted many years
ago. The people who took him believing him to be Jake think
he has information they need. Unlucky for them they grabbed
the wrong brother.
Dr. Maisy Dalton is the best in her field. She is a
brilliant psychiatrist, a master at deprogramming and
hypnotherapy. When she is called in to work with "Jake" she
expects it to be a run of the mill situation. She never
expected that what she'd find would be highly dangerous to
her life... and her heart.
This first full-length book in the Family Secrets series
sets the stage for the books to follow. Mystery abounds as
Maisy tries to get to the bottom of what has happened to
Zach since he was kidnapped. Zach is weak from being
drugged and feels helpless while she is risking life and
limb to keep him safe. The love grows between them
throughout all the adversity they face giving the readers
faith that all will work out in the end.
This reviewer was a little disappointed in how little
reference was made to the "Extraordinary Five," the now
adult genetically superior people. The premise of this
series is supposed to be about these five children who were
altered to be superhuman. Only a few brief mentions were
made to them, mainly by the kidnappers. It would have been
preferred to have a little more information given in to the
background of the five and what it was done to make them
the "Extraordinary Five," which is what drew this reader to
This book will appeal to readers who love to have a bit of
suspense with their romance, so long as they don't expect
to delve into the underlying theme of the Family Secrets
© Kelley A. Hartsell, August 2005. All rights reserved.
Courtesy Love Romances
Posted October 4, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 13, 2006
She's got the wrong brother!
SUBJECT: Zach Ingram, brawny brain, aka Professor Ingram
FAMILY HISTORY: The Ingram heir, brother of financial whiz
DEEPEST SECRET: He'd always envied his brother -- until
now . . .
Professor Zach Ingram was believed to have classified
information about genetically altered humans, and agents
from the top secret MEDUSA wanted it enough to kidnap him.
But was the iron-willed academic truly the one they sought?
Beautiful psychiatrist Dr. Maisy Dalton was unwittingly
brought in to hypnotize the ruggedly handsome Zach into
talking about the "memories" hidden within him. But the
innocent doctor couldn't control her feelings for the
mysterious man who spoke of mistaken identity and something
called the Extraordinary Five. In her heart, Maisy knew
Zach was telling the truth, and was willing to risk her
life and love to help him unravel the secrets of MEDUSA and
the potentially dangerous X5 . . .
Here is the series in order (c. 2003-2004):
Enemy Mind, by Maggie Shayne
Pyramid of Lies, by Anne Marie Winston
The Player, by Evelyn Vaughn
The Bluewater Affair, by Cindy Gerard
Her Beautiful Assassin, by Virginia Kantra
A Verdict of Love, by Jenna Mills
The Billionaire Drifter, by Beverly Bird
Fever, by Linda Winstead Jones
Blind Attraction, by Myrna Mackenzie
The Parker Project, by Joan Elliott Pickart
The Insider, by Ingrid Weaver
Check Mate, by Beverly Barton