Desparate Measures (©1996)
by Fern Michaels
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.