Hunting down a missing informant, FBI Agent Curtis Russell is determined to accomplish his mission at any cost. So when he butts heads with his mother's beautiful neighbour, deputy D.A. Mary Ryan, he must resist her beauty. But can Agent Russell protect his partner-in-fighting crime when danger looms?
Five years ago, Texas Ranger Judd Dunn put Christabel Gaines's father behind bars. But Judd's involvement in Crissy's life was far from over. With their jointly owned ranch on the verge of bankruptcy, Judd wed her in name only, promising to save their land, and vowing to ignore the sexual tension between them.
Now, just when Judd decides to release Crissy from their sham of a marriage, he is blindsided by a bloodthirsty foe who is preying upon Judd's greatest weakness: his wife. With their very lives at stake, Crissy and Judd must confront their darkest demons, their new rivals and their deepest desires - and face up to a mutual destiny they cannot outrun.