Charlee Burke is stuck on a deserted country road the day before Christmas Eve, just as a dangerous winter snowstorm begins to churn above her. The only person she knows who isn't with family or has a sweetheart is the all-too-sexy-for-his-own-good Ace McBride—the last person on earth she wants to call.
When Charlee's name pops up on his phone, Ace is pleased, but surprised. As much as he teases her, and as mad as she gets at him, he figures she's got to be pretty desperate. Sure enough, she's in need of rescuing, and he's happy to be her white knight. He's always had a thing for Charlee, but he knows her history. He plans to show her he's a man who can be trusted, and she can count on him. But her heart's been shielded a long time.
Charlee's been afraid of relationships since a man ran a con on her to get to her inheritance. He ripped apart her life, and she doesn't believe she'll ever be able to fully trust her instincts after that terrible experience.
With the storm coming in fast and hard, Charlee's cabin is the closest shelter, but the weather report says the storm will last for several days. She's not sure she can survive being trapped in such close quarters with Ace for that long. Alone.
Ace is determined to win her heart. Charlee is determined to never go down that path again.