Mysterious, secretive . . . and sexier than ever! Good girl Nicki Michaels once had a steamy affair with wild, sexy Alex Coughlin-but he'd left town without a word. When he returned and kept his distance, Nicki his her broken heart and held her head high. Then she became a witness to murder . . . and Alex came to protect her. Alex stayed away to keep Nicki safe from his undercover investigation-now she was in the middle of it. The fiery beauty rekindled passion Alex thought he could control, until he tasted her lips once more. With a killer trying to silence Nicki, love was a distraction Alex couldn't afford-and one he could no longer deny .