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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (500 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fern Michaels Narrator: John Dossett Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2003 ISBN: 9780743545303
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Ricky Lam had it all -- a thriving film career, the adoration of countless fans, incredible wealth, and a cocaine and alcohol problem that was about to destroy him. Luckily, he also had a business manager -- his straight-arrow older brother Philip -- who strong-armed him into an addiction clinic.

But not even the passage of fifteen years, Ricky's rehabilitation, and undreamed-of success for both men can mend the rift that erupted between the brothers during those dark days. Now all that remains is a business relationship, although Ricky yearns for more.

When tragedy strikes, erasing Ricky's dreams of winning Philip's forgiveness, Ricky resets his priorities. He turns his back on Hollywood, invites his two illegitimate sons into his life, hoping to become a real father to them. He dedicates himself to his brother's dream -- the construction of a resort called the Crown Jewel. When Ricky steps into his brother's shoes he encounters unsettling contradictions, as well as an amazing woman -- his sister-in-law Roxy Lam. She leads him to the mystery at the center of his brother's life and into a love affair far richer and more challenging than any he has experienced before.

As Ricky attempts to discover the brother he loved but never truly knew, he must settle a grave injustice committed decades ago, even if it means risking his fame, his fortune, and his life. Download and start listening now!

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  • “A story of forgiveness and personal redemption.” 

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 2/12/2014

    " I absolutely love this woman's writing. She has series and individual stand alone books. I love her character development and the passion she puts ino her writing. When you look at the back of her covers, you see a woman with a bunch of dogs, and you know she has a lot of room for loving and life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/18/2014

    " I really like Fern Michaels. Typical romance novel - too good to be true stuff - but enjoyable. Listened on Audio CD on my way to work and at night before bed. Enjoyed the story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/15/2014

    " I liked it. Another winner for Fern. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 1/7/2014

    " This turned out to be a very good romance book. I enjoyed it very much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sw | 12/7/2013

    " good, not great. unbelievable, but it was ok "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette | 12/4/2013

    " Great story about family, honesty, promises and perseverance. Two brothers, one a Hollywood star, recovering alcoholic/drug addict; and one a very savvy business man with a secret even his brother doesn't know. Intriguing story line involving the Vice President of the US. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Hennecke | 11/21/2013

    " This was not one of Fern Michaels' best novels. It was disjointed and rushed. Much of the story was improbable and everything happened too fast. I found myself skimming much of the end just to be done with the book. If this had been my first Fern Michaels novel, I don't think I'd pick up another. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 5/11/2013

    " Lifestyles of the rich but it was still a good book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 5/3/2013

    " This was the perfect beach book. Light! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla Sokotuk | 2/12/2013

    " Another great story with plenty of twists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie O' | 10/23/2012

    " Really a good book, couldn't put it down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie Fuller | 9/9/2012

    " It's okay, but a really fast, simple read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 3/14/2012

    " I did enjoy this book - A man who has led a devil may care life - ends up running the family business after his brother died. In going through papers he finds out things about the family he did not know and he pursues. With the help of friends and family he finds out the truth of his family. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brooke | 2/23/2012

    " Okay book, somewhat predictable and a very cheesey. Easy read though! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lavada Dee | 10/23/2011

    " This was a fantastic read. Dips and turns that kept me turning pages. I fell in love with the characters. And who doesn't like to live varicously in the rich life? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacque | 10/14/2011

    " I liked the character of Ricky Lam and his two sons. His older brother Phillip, and Phillip's widow I could have done without. The scandal with the vice-president was a little over the top for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carol | 9/19/2011

    " The characters and dialog didn't make sense. I picked up this book and a few others by the same author at a book fair because they sounded interesting. After reading this one I got rid of it and the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie Scheirman | 5/13/2011

    " A good book. I like the author's use of dialogue between her characters. It made the book seem mor "real." It was interesting and had some unexpected twists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Kasper | 5/10/2011

    " Another good one from Fern Micheals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqueline | 4/6/2011

    " I'm not always a big fan of novels that are mostly love stories and nothing more, but I thought this one was pretty interesting. It certainly made me want to read more Fern Michaels - which I actually haven't yet.^^; "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy T | 3/12/2011

    " I enjoyed this story about family secrets. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie O' | 3/4/2011

    " Really a good book, couldn't put it down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/11/2011

    " It's okay, but a really fast, simple read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy T | 10/2/2010

    " I enjoyed this story about family secrets. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lavada | 12/14/2009

    " This was a fantastic read. Dips and turns that kept me turning pages. I fell in love with the characters. And who doesn't like to live varicously in the rich life? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brooke | 11/8/2009

    " Okay book, somewhat predictable and a very cheesey. Easy read though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie | 10/11/2009

    " A good book. I like the author's use of dialogue between her characters. It made the book seem mor "real." It was interesting and had some unexpected twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 7/11/2009

    " This was the perfect beach book. Light! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqueline | 2/5/2009

    " I'm not always a big fan of novels that are mostly love stories and nothing more, but I thought this one was pretty interesting. It certainly made me want to read more Fern Michaels - which I actually haven't yet.^^; "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 1/5/2008

    " This turned out to be a very good romance book. I enjoyed it very much. "

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About the Author
Author Fern Michaels

Fern Michaels (a.k.a. Mary Ruth Kuczkir) is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of romance and thriller novels, including Hey, Good Looking; Pretty Woman; The Nosy Neighbor; The Real Deal; and many others. There are more than seventy million copies of her books in print.