The world is a candy store for Niki Papadaki, a wild international party girl one week away from her 21st birthday - the date established in her late father's will when she becomes the sole proprietress of Papadaki Private Holdings Ltd., one of the world's largest privately held corporations. Once at the helm, Niki's lack of business scruples, carelessness with people's lives and environmental recklessness have negative effects on the company's bottom line and make the company a target of Mother Earth's Children, a radical environmental group. PPHL's board decides to replace Niki. Enter Ariadne, Niki's twin sister, who had been secretly raised in America by a childless couple because the girls' father believed twin heiresses were a curse. After an elaborate and covert switch, Ariadne assumes control of both PPHL and Niki's identity and works to turn the company around. Tension mounts as Ariadne-as-Niki becomes the target of an assassination plot; her bodyguard, the dashing Matt Foster, steals her heart while keeping her safe....
Separated at birth by a tyrannical father and reared continents apart, Nikki and Ariadne are twins with only their beauty in common. Nikki, raised by the mad tycoon in luxury, is heiress to his empire. Living in obscurity is the brilliant Ariadne, unaware of her bloodline-until she's seduced into a deadly masquerade to gain her share of the family riches.
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"Nicki and Ariadne are identical twins with only their beauty in common. They were separated at birth by the schemes of a tyrannical father and reared continents apart. It is Niki who comes of age in the glittering shadow of the mad tycoon and is heiress to his empire. As cold and sharp as a cut diamond, she's accustomed to the good things in life." "Raised in obscurity, Ariadne is generous, brilliant, naive, and unaware of her bloodline...until a persuasive team of strangers offers her an opportunity as intimidating as it is irresistible - the chance to reclaim her share of the family empire. Little does she realize that she's about to plunge into a deadly game of deception orchestrated by a privileged few - and that she will find protection in the arms of a bodyguard who shows her a passion like no other." "In this new world of luxury and glamour, the kisses of a stranger can't be trusted, and the hidden truth may prove to be Ariadne's undoing."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)