Protecting people, safeguarding secrets . . . For the men of Hawkeye, the line of duty between bodyguard and client isn't meant to be crossed.
He was supposed to protect her, not fall in love.
Former Hawkeye operative Jacob Walker is no longer for sale . . . until he sees Elissa Conroy. He's so captivated by her vulnerability that he can't refuse one last mission. Determined to keep the fiery Irish woman safe from a madman's quest for revenge, he'll do whatever it takes—even protect her beautiful body twenty-four hours a day.
Elissa refuses to upend her life to be shuttered away like some damsel in distress. But when a secret from her past makes it clear she's in danger, she finds herself thrown over the muscular shoulder of one very inflexible and admittedly smoking-hot alpha bodyguard and hustled to safety.
Alone at his secluded Colorado ranch, the lies are exposed and the tangled web of truth unleashes a terrifying danger—all wrapped in their complicated feelings for each other. Will they be forced to deny their growing love in order to survive?
Contains mature themes.