She didn't date cops. He didn't date.
Heck, the reclusive officer hardly spoke to anyone other than his faithful K-9 companion. So what harm could come from Patience Cavanaugh letting the haunted rebel protect her from a dangerous stalker? She might be a veterinarian, but Patience had enough cop sense from the rest of her family to know that her life was on the line and Brady Coltrane just might be the one to save it. So despite the fact that one look at her brooding bodyguard in blue made her heart trip, wasn't she safer in Brady's embrace than standing there all alone?