A professional bodyguard can't take his eyes off a sexy new client, and it's not just because of the lucrative paycheck.
Leese Phelps is a former mixed martial arts fighter who gave up professional competition for personal security. He was hired to protect Catalina Nicholson, a small but feisty art teacher. Catalina has been on the run since inadvertently witnessing several powerful, politically connected men (including her stepfather) conspire to cover up the murder of a young girl. When the hit man hired to find her takes a perverse personal interest, it's only a matter of time before she's captured, tortured, and killed. Catalina has learned to keep her guard up, but something about Leese makes her feel immediately safe. Leese too, is surprised by the protective instinct Catalina inspires in him. It isn't just physical for him, though, despite his internal conflict about not dating clients. Catalina makes him laugh and isn't afraid to butt heads with him. His professional boundaries fade as the chemistry between them heats up, and being confined to the isolation of a secure building does nothing to help the matter. The sex between them is as incendiary and slow as the buildup. After their location is compromised and Leese is grazed by a bullet, his boss, Sahara Silver, comes up with a plan to use Catalina as bait, over Leese's strong objections. With everything on the line, they're fighting for the potential of a future together as much as they're fighting for justice.
Romantic thriller veteran Foster has been honing her skill for a long time, and it's clear she's at the top of her game here. Readers will find themselves, along with her colorful cast of supporting characters, rooting for a happy-ever-after.