SHE’S FACED TREACHERY AND DECEPTION . . . Accused of selling company secrets to the competition, investment banker Claire Dalton is desperate to clear her good name and stay out of jail. Ten minutes after meeting hard-nosed private investigator Eric Sterling, she knows he’s the man who can help her. And though he more than lives up to his reputation for being hot-tempered and arrogant, Claire soon sees a tender, caring side to the handsome P.I. that makes him truly irresistible.
. . . BUT NOTHING IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN LOVE Eric Sterling doubts Claire’s innocence — until a savage attack convinces him that someone wants her dead. And though he hasn’t opened his wary heart to a woman in a long time, his need to protect her stirs up passionate desires he finds hard to control. There’s something about Claire’s fresh beauty and fierce spirit that might persuade him to trust and love again . . . if he can keep her alive long enough to try.