Friends shouldn't become lovers.
Governor of Texas Marcus Deane has been drawn to Ariella Avery since the moment they'd almost been killed by the same man. But Marc knows he's not good for her.
Marc lives in the limelight. Sweet, shy Ariella is still healing from the trauma of nearly dying. The last thing she needs is the world watching every move she makes. It is best if he just loves her from afar.
He isn't the kind of man she needs…
Being in the limelight can bring more than just unwanted attention. It can bring out enemies with a grudge. Now, there's someone out there who wants two things. Marc dead. And Ariella for himself…
Strong, sure, handsome, and far too intense for her, Marc terrifies her on a different level. It's best if they stay just friends.
If they fall for one another, it could change everything.
And they both could wind up dead…