Ten years ago, everything went wrong.
He was abandoned by his government, tortured by guerrilla forces and witnessed the death of his commanding officer. She lost her father and was placed in witness protection. He swore to protect her but she disappeared without a trace.
One has spent the last decade chasing answers. The other has been looking over their shoulder, waiting for the past to hunt them down.
The time has come for former Army soldier Richard Riley to come out of the shadows to fight off the bounty hunters who’ve come for Hope McCafferty. Can Hope trust the scarred, elusive stranger who claims to have been sent by her dead father? Can Riley withstand the emotional whirlwind she unleashes on his neat and tidy compartmentalized life?
Former Army soldier, Richard Riley, has spent the last month watching over the daughter of his deceased Commanding Officer. A price has been placed on her head and the bounty hunters are on their way. While protecting people is second nature to him, Riley is unprepared for the emotional whirlwind she unleashes. Maintaining personal boundaries on the job is not usually a problem, but she stirs deeply hidden desires and a need to connect on an intimate level. Such demands conflict with his mission but they won’t be denied, and what should be a simple bodyguard gig turns into something much deeper and life changing than he’s expecting.
ER surgeon, Hope McCafferty understands trauma all too well. At four, her mother died. At fourteen, her father was murdered. His death saw her placed in witness protection though she never understood why. The past has come calling and her life is in danger, but trust doesn’t come easily to Hope. When she needs someone to rely on, the scarred stranger who shows up to save her offers more than the prospect of answers. Drawn to the elusive soldier, Hope finds herself wanting to protect his injured soul and encourage him out of the shadows.
On the run from bounty hunters, Hope and Riley uncover the truth behind her identity and the reason for the bounty, while the relationship developing between them puts trust and faith to the ultimate test.