Josie, worn out with doing three people's work during an epidemic, looked forward to her long holiday on a charming Mediterranean island. She was going to enjoy a wonderfully lazy two months. But she hadn't allowed for various disturbing elements. There was her brother Denis, in worse trouble than usual; her stepmother, with just a hint of claws beneath the velvet; Rick Hadley, reckless, a no-good, yet with an element of attraction; and above all, the dominating, dynamic character, Stuart Mendoza-Cortez Morland.
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