When the police won’t take her seriously, Ashli Wilson takes matters into her own hands and hires private investigator Lange Sterling to protect her. Even though his people skills are a little rusty, Ashli never questions his ability to keep her safe. While he works to unravel the mystery of her stalker, she works to unravel the mystery that is Lange Sterling. Instinct tells her he has secrets of his own, plus a shattered soul in need of mending.
Despite the growing attraction between them, the jaded ex-cop likes to play by the rules and he has plenty of them…. Always be Prepared… Always Stay Focused… Never Get Personally Involved… Too bad none of his self-imposed rules apply in this case. From the moment he meets her, Lange is mesmerized by the petite blond who entrusts her life to him. Though her situation is questionable at best, he can’t deny her plea for help. He soon discovers there’s more to the case – and the woman – than meets the eye. This Southern belle is smart, sexy, brave, and an amazing cook. Ashli Wilson is everything he ever dreamed a woman should be, back when he still believed in dreams.
As her stalker becomes more aggressive and a murder occurs, Lange knows it’s up to him to keep Ashli safe. He’ll go to any length to save to her life, even if it means losing what’s left of his heart in the process.