Gabrielle thinks she has finally escaped a painful past but witnessing a crime brings on a whole new nightmare. She doesn’t remember them but they certainly remember her and after finding out where she lives, terror follows. That’s when her best friends’ father, Victor, brings in Donovan, a man who’s brought out of his regular routine to help flush out her tormentors so justice can ensue. Gabrielle doesn’t expect this man with his devastating bad-boy looks to have an old-fashioned charm and thoughtful attitude unlike anything she’s ever seen, and Donovan soon learns she’s nothing like the women who have burned him before. Danger mounts when he discovers they share more than just a reason to distrust as part of their pasts collide. Now he must not only fight for their lives, but a chance at something neither thought they’d have.
Natalie Black, the U.S. ambassador to the Court of St. James, has returned to Washington, her job in jeopardy. Her fiancé, George McCallum, Viscount Lockenby, has died in a car accident, and mysterious rumors begin that she’s responsible begin to surface: she broke off the engagement and, heartbroken, he killed himself. Then someone tries to force her off the M-2 outside London. Again, rumors claim it was a sympathy ploy. When she returns to the United States, she’s nearly killed when a car tries to mow her down while she’s out for a run. No one believes her except FBI Special Agent Davis Sullivan.
Jonathon Steel is everything Serena wants in a man. He is sexy, successful, and mysterious. Sure, the dollars and fancy cars and holidays to exotic places are attractive, but his dark side, that which showed itself in the best-selling horror novels he wrote and which was forged by a lifetime of anger and pain, is the one thing that intrigues and attracts her more than anything else. Never in her wildest dreams did she think his dark side would prove to be so dark.