Bestselling author Fern Michaels has always thrilled readers with her involving novels of contemporary women looking for love in the face of overwhelming odds. Now, in DESPERATE MEASURES, she brings to life the spellbinding story of a love triangle, and the heartbreak and elation that come with the search for true love. . . .An orphan whose wealthy uncle saved him from a life of poverty, Pete Sorenson has lived a fairy tale life--complete with a sweet princess named Annie who provides the emotional support that Pete needs to launch his career as a high-powered attorney. But then Maddie Stern enters Pete's life. Maddie was a foster child, too, and her breathtaking beauty and mysterious allure entrance Pete. Together they plan a wonderful future. But just days before the wedding, Maddie disappears. His world shattered, Pete reaches out to the one person who has always been there for him. Annie leaves behind her life in Boston to pick up the pieces for Pete, both of them knowing that Maddie must be out there somewhere. . . . Filled with all the drama, passion, and emotion that have made her novels international bestsellers, DESPERATE MEASURES is Fern Michaels writing at the top of her form and her storytelling best.