Izzy wants nothing more from life than to help her students. After a disastrous marriage to a mobster, she is happy just to be alive. Afraid to trust her judgment where men are concerned, she keeps all her relationships at arm's length. Until she finds herself the victim of a hit-and-run and the person who comes to her aid is her best friend's brother-in-law. His caring nature is in direct opposition to his public 'just the facts, ma'am,' attitude. The shadows in his eyes tell her he knows, as she does, what true loss is. That combination makes denying her attraction to him nearly impossible. Even though her ex is in prison, she never forgets his last words to her. Does she dare risk Tres’ life by giving into their attraction?
Tres Masters gave up on love years ago. He knows from firsthand experience that cops and softhearted women don't mesh. So why is he intrigued by his sister-in-law's beautiful but skittish friend? The way she avoids answering questions makes him suspicious as well as intrigued. When someone paints a target on her back, he wonders if it's because of his past or hers. While he's trying to keep her safe, can he standby his no relationship rule or is he destined to face the pain of heartache again?