Prosecutor Adam Thorne is wealthy, self-assured, and one of Boston’s most eligible bachelors. His take-no-prisoners courtroom persona earned him a nickname, ‘the bastard’, among his opponents. His arrogance, however, hides a painful past—one he’s spent decades trying to overcome. Now, he prides himself on being in control of every aspect of his life.
Adam’s orderly world is turned upside down when, appointed to a high-profile case, he finds himself attracted to beautiful and enigmatic Angelique Bain, a key witness and the paid escort of a defendant.
Despite his best efforts to resist her appeal, Adam can’t stop thinking about Angelique, not even in his sleep where she appears in his dreams in unsettling and ever more erotic ways.
Their meetings prove disastrous, and their exchanges grow increasingly fiery. Then, during the trial, Adam learns more about Angelique’s tragic life, and he’s forced, finally, to deal with his demons and acknowledge his feelings for her. He pursues what, for him, had been unthinkable— a relationship with the woman he’d been determined to loathe.