Twin of Ice Author:Jude Deveraux There is no woman in the small mining town of Chandler, Colorado, to rival the exquisite beauty of Houston Chandler - no woman, that is, except her identical twin sister, Blair. But while Blair has been studying to become a doctor, Houston has prepared herself for the role to which she wa born: prefect wife, housekeeper and mother. Every deta... more »il of her wedding - including her groom-to-be, Dr. Lee Westerfield - has been meticulously arranged. She icily steels herself for the wedding night and the wifely duties she dreads.
But the best-laid plans of Houston Chandler go astray when the town's mysterious millionaire, Kane Taggert, targets her for his attentions. When Kane invites Houston to be his first dinner guest in his palatial mansion, she pleads with Blair to accompany Lee to a ball in her place, never dreaming that their favorite game of trading places would change all of their lives forever.
Having grown accustomed to Houston's cool self-control, Lee is pleasantly surprised by Blair's firey response to his kiss. A seduction, sweet and irrevocable, follows. The next morning Houston realizes, with a sinking feeling, that now her sister and Lee must be married.
Then Kane Taggert unexpectedly announces his engagement to Houston, forcing her to accept his plans for a double wedding with Lee and Blair. Houston, realizing that Kane's kisses melt her heart as Lee's never did, tries to reconcile her vision of the ideal husband to the rough-edged lifestyle of this self-made man. She never dreamed that his motive for marrying her went far beyond passion. Houston finds herself drawn into a vengeful scheme that runs through the heart of the town she loves, the twin she cherishes - and her very soul.« less