Brett Rutland was Carter Engineering's top troubleshooter, so it was only logical for him to be sent to the L.A. office to crack a case of embezzlement. Brett was a hard man, he had to be, in his line of work, so it hit him like a sledgehammer when he fell in love with Tessa Conway. Half the men in the office had been in love with her for years, but Brett was the first she'd loved in return. Their love was perfect, too perfect to last. One day Brett found the embezzler and on that day their world came crashing down.