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The Gold Coin by Andrea Kane

The Gold Coin - Andrea Kane

When they were children, identical cousins, Anastasia and Breanna Colby, store to always be there for each other, to always protect one another.

Now, after ten years in America and after losing her loving parents, Anastasia is once more reunited with her beloved cousin, but the uncle with a foul temper, she'd come to avoid when she was little has turned into a tyrant...And possibly a criminal.
Anastasia, now a wealthy heiress, is still determined to protect her cousin, even if it means incurring the wrath of her uncle. But she has help in the form of her financial advisor (until she turns twenty-one), the fascinating, business-savvy Damen Lockewood, her cousin's Breanna would-be fiancé...At least if her uncle has any say in it.

Yet Fate has her own plans, but in order to get their happily-ever-after, Damen and Anastasia might have to help her along.

This book is worth reading for the suspense alone. There's mysterious cargo being smuggled out of the country, an entrepreneur with a volatile temper that's so deep in debt he's willing to do anything to get his hands on some money, shady characters, even an assassin...

The mystery was quite gripping, the guessing game intense, and there were some pretty tense moments throughout the story. The plot was tight, the pacing wonderful...

The problem was in the romance department. I wasn't really convinced and the whole "ordeal" seemed rather forced.

Still, the characters were nicely developed and the relationship between the two cousins, as well as the friendship between Damen and Breanna nice and genuine.