Twenty-four year old Zoe Dunmore lives life of her own accord. When she is handed the reins of her father’s company, Dunmore Corporation, she finds herself taken with a young executive Aiden Butler. She had closed her heart to love for so long, but something about him stirs something within.Unforeseen complications arise when Zoe later suspects Aiden to have embezzled from her company. In a bid to uncover the truth, the world as she knows it turns upside down with the tragic death of her father Steve Dunmore. In the wake of her father’s death, Zoe finally learns about Aiden’s accident and family friend David Warner’s betrayal. Everything proves too overwhelming and Zoe has the urge to get away. With her trusted friend Mason available to guide the company, she does just that. Mason sets out to discover just what company Steve was hoping to merge Dunmore Corp with and gets a surprise when he does. Elsewhere, Warner continues to evade authorities while Agent Boon refuses to give up hope and remains determined in his pursuit. Lucas Warner has a plan to win back Zoe’s affections. Since his father David is the one responsible for her pain, he will track his old man down and deliver him to the feds, but his loyalty will be tested as confronting his father takes an unexpected twist. Aiden faces a difficult recovery as his head injuries have affected his memory and he confuses Steve Dunmore’s plane accident with the boat accident that took his parents’ lives. As the events of recent months grow clearer in his memory, he struggles with Zoe’s absence and to reconcile himself to how and why she left. After a few months Zoe returns home to take over as president of her father’s company once and for all but in the process, she faces Aiden again and he is not so eager to forgive and forget the way Zoe left him after his accident. Mason struggles with what he’s learned about his father’s role in the eagerly anticipated business merger but Zoe’s new friend, Amelia proves an unexpected source of advice – and distraction.Amelia must adjust to a new country, a new job, and reconciling the plans she had for getting over her ex with the feelings she’s developing for someone new. Mason and Amelia both urge Zoe to make things right with Aiden by helping uncover who is behind his accident. When Aiden agrees to assist Zoe in another investigation, will they be able to keep things professional or will their personal history get between them and the answers they seek?Lucas sets out to find his mother to get answers and with vague and ill-conceived hopes of reuniting his family. Zoe finds someone from her father’s past who might hold the key to tracking down and capturing David Warner, aka Allan Peters, but can she convince them to come forward at all?
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SC King is a mystery author.