Harlequin HQN, Dec 2007, $6.99
“Pirate's Gold”. Their companies have worked together smoothly until now. As he struggles with his teenage daughter’s health problems, Kyle Sterling is stunned that Maren McClure would risk everything to cheat him and his firm. Kyle vows to destroy her; Maren realizes her company is under attack but she knows not why as she has been doing business with Sterling for eight years. She plans to fight back to save her firm. When they meet for the first time attraction between them distracts both of them leaving their respective companies in trouble from a clever hostile third party.
“Dark Side of the Moon”. Ten years ago Andrea Monroe and Jefferson Harmon were in love, but his ambitious brother told lies that he believed breaking up their relationship. He went on to become governor, but the love of his life still haunts him as he divorces his wife Lara who insists the ghost destroyed their marriage and drove her to drink. When Jefferson and Andrea meet for the first time in a decade the sparks remain volatile. However she does not trust him with her heart while he has to consider his beloved five years old daughter Megan first.
This book contains reprints of two highly regarded Lisa Jackson contemporary romances. In each plot the truth may set you free, but it hurts as trust is easily nuked by lies from those you rely on. Both novels are entertaining starring protagonists struggling to overcome misunderstanding and third person manipulation in which love seems to make matters worse.