Broken Blossoms by Pam Crooks
Approx. 77,200 words.
Published on April 5, 2011.
Carleigh wants only to escape her father’s lies and find the mother she never knew. Trig is blackmailed by her unscrupulous father to bring her back.
As a special agent for the United States government, he is drawn into an opium smuggling ring only Carleigh and her mother can help expose, and he is forced to choose between two loves--Carleigh or his country.