Maddie Walker has never trusted her enigmatic brother-in-law, Chase Harrison. When her sister Laura calls with a chilling plea for help, Maddie flies to Cleveland, determined to protect her. But she’s too late. Minutes after that phone call, Laura was killed in a car accident. Maddie is devastated. And suspicious of Chase, believing he intimidated her once-vivacious sister into a withdrawn shadow. Guilty for not protecting Laura, and fearful for her niece and nephew, Maddie vows to do whatever it takes to keep them safe. But the more time she spends with the grieving husband and devoted father, the more he melts her suspicions--and her heart. Can she discover Chase’s secrets without falling prey to the passionate fire in his dark intense eyes?
Before she died, Chase Harrison promised his wife Laura that he would never reveal her secret to her sister Maddie. Exhausted from parenting two traumatized, now motherless children, the struggling single dad is tempted to accept Maddie’s help with the kids. But he can’t risk letting her stay in his house and discover the truth about her sister. And he can’t trust himself to keep the passion Maddie begins to stir in him from exploding into emotions he’s afraid he can’t control.
In this contemporary romance of family drama and secret passion, Maddie finds herself doubting her rational beliefs about whom she can trust. In order to learn the truth, she must risk her heart.