The instant former SEAL Julian Decker spots Kate Harper sitting in the National Gallery of Art, sketching the Botticelli Madonna, he knows she's the one. The one he's been seeking all his life. Gut-punched, he finds himself returning every afternoon for the next week, hoping she'll be there, trying to think of a way to approach her that wouldn't scare her off. Or make her think he's a dork. But he's running out of time. Tomorrow's his last day in D.C.
Kate Harper is equally gob-smacked by Julian. By Friday, she's terrified of never seeing him again. While she is trying to figure out a way to approach him, she is confronted by Joe Halliwell, the man who's been stalking her for months.
When Julian overhears Joe's angry threats, he does the only thing any self-respecting, red-blooded Dom would do. He kidnaps Kate, whisking her away in a limo.
The passion that flares between them threatens to incinerate them both. Needing to keep her with him, he treats her to an evening on the town followed by a night of smoking-hot, bone-melting passion.
But Joe isn't done. A few days later, incensed at being ignored, he goes to Kate's house in the middle of the night demanding to be let in, After calling the police, Kate drives through a blizzard to get to Julian in Passion Lake.
Can he convince her to stay? And can he eliminate Joe from her life permanently? Without killing him, that is?