Lauren is looking for a book she read more than once, but cannot remember (girl, I know your pain there):
I love your page and website. I love knowing how many other women there are out there who share my love of trashy novels. I am not sure if this is the best way to ask, but I have this book that I cannot remember the title of. Could you see if anyone else remembers it?
I think it was from the early 2000's, and I really thought it was by Elizabeth Lowell, or Linda Howard, but I cannot find it in either of their catalogues. The plot is that an undercover agent for the DEA (?) is just back from a mission and gets a message that his son has been kidnapped. He didn't know he had a child.
The younger sister of the girl he was in love with when he was 20 has been raising his son. Her family has money, but when her father threatened her sister with being disinherited she broke up with him, and then was going to give their son up for adoption. The younger sister got mad and took the baby, and has raised it as her own.
The boy is held by a drug lord that the hero had tried to take down, and I remember the kid (he was about 15) breaking his fingernails and getting an infection in his fingers trying to free himself. It has been killing me that I have read this more than once and cannot remember who wrote it or what it was called.
Any help would be hugely appreciated.
Oh, dude, that sounds very creepy and fantastic. Do you recognize this book?