Reno swears revenge over his coward father, but love keeps getting in the way.
Reno Kanaloa Kent leaves his home in Hawaii to search for the father who abandoned him, his sister and mother for money. When he gets to New York he finds Lisette his father's goddaughter. His intention was to use her to get closer to him, but he didn't think he would end up falling in love with her.
Lisette finds out the man she loved only wanted to use her to get to the Kent family. At first she is angry but she feels hurt when he breaks up with her.
Reno leaves New York to look for his missing sister, but only comes back when he finds out Lisette was involved in a car accident. It is then when he starts to realize what is more important in his life, his love for Lisette. Although he feels like he is betraying his lost sister, Reno finds it hard to give up the woman he has in front of him for a sister he doesn't know whether or not she is dead or alive.
“We know who you are.”
“Who is that, sir?” Reno tried to keep the steel out of his voice. He was angry at Dennis but loathed the fact that Adrian was assuming his father’s responsibilities.
“We know you are my son,” Dennis finally said.
“No, I’m not.” Reno saw the panic register in both their faces.
“You are just the man who got my mother pregnant twice, then left when you found a new family. You are the man who was supposed to protect us, but left us at the mercy of a drunk and an abuser. You were nowhere in sight when that man sold my sister to the highest bidder. You are not my father—you just happen to be the man my mother had the misfortune of meeting.”
Reno let out a pained bark of laughter. “’Til the day she died, she still believed you were a saint. A saint wouldn’t have left her to be killed by her crazy boyfriend.” “Reno, I’m sorry.”
Reno took an angered step toward him, his fingers balled into fists, his body coiled in rage and ready to attack. “Don’t apologize to me. I will not be the one to give you peace when my sister is out there, God knows who with.”
“We are going to find her.”
“Don’t you think I’ve tried?” he cried out. “I remember the night she was taken, unlike you, her father. I looked everywhere for her. She was the reason I never left the island, because I thought she was still there.”
“Why did you come here, Reno?” Adrian asked.
“I had a plan. Not a plan, but an intention.” Reno’s gaze focused on Dennis’s face. “I wanted to hurt you just as much as you hurt me, my mother, and my sister.”
“You came for revenge?” Adrian asked once more.
“Yes,” Reno said through clenched teeth.
“Is that why you attached yourself to my daughter?”
Musings from Michigan