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Each entry in Ray's A Family Affair series contains dark secrets, scandals, betrayals, and redemption, and this read is no exception. When Samantha Collins' grandfather unexpectedly taps her to head up Collins Industry, she is aghast, as are some of her spurned relatives. Worse yet, her grandfather stipulates she must run it with the help of the one man she'd thought was out of her life forever, Dillon Montgomery, who still tugs on her heart despite a calamitous flameout between them 12 years earlier. Just being in the same place again with Dillon is enough to tease Samantha's nerves and presence of mind, and she sees nothing but more heartbreak ahead. With her family's legacy hanging in the balance, though, she somehow has to pick up the pieces and create something good out of the whole mess. Touching, earnest, and skillfully tangled with subplots and minor characters, this should appeal to the many fans of Ray's sweet yet sweeping romantic sagas and perhaps earn her new ones.--Trevelyan, Julie Copyright 2010 Booklist