Raised in the Caymans, the nameless female character is working off a big debt alone and lonely for a boating company when she meets Max Winter, a state senator who has recently been widowed. A short month after they meet, he proposes and pays off her debt, taking her back to his island estate in New York where she has to contend with her future step daughter, Dani. Dani is difficult, to say the least.
I'm a big fan of the gothic novel, so a modern retelling of du Maurier's Rebecca is RIGHT up my alley. I very much enjoyed this story and it kept me turning pages long after I should have gone to sleep!
The Winters by Lisa Gabriele ($26.00*, Viking), recommended by Bookmiser, Roswell, GA.