Valentina Giordano abandoned her jet-setting life as an international supermodel to prove to the world that behind her devastating beauty exists genuine brilliance and a natural business talent. A tycoon in her own right, she assumes the helm of her father's business conglomerate upon his death. But it isn't her father's business Valentina prizes. His antique car collection holds her heart, and with that inheritance comes memories of her beloved father, their mutual love of fast cars—and, ultimately, vicious sabotage by an unknown enemy.
Jeremy Price, antique car expert and permanent bachelor, built the modest family auto body business in the heart of Tallulah Cove into a successful corporation. His skilled management created an accomplished team that functions well without him. Solvent, with time to burn, he dives into his dream of dirtying his hands with a top-to-bottom classic car restoration—a dream derailed when his expertise is sought for a surprising reason: to save a woman from murder.
Jeremy uncovers clues to the sabotage, but that isn't his only focus. His unexpected client is former supermodel Valentina Giordano, and between her beauty, brains, and knowledge of cars, Jeremy breaks his own rules and falls for her hard and fast. He soon finds himself playing three dangerous roles—sabotage investigator, hot lover, and fierce protector of this amazing, but fearless woman determined to discover who in her trusted inner circle wants her dead. Keeping Valentina safe becomes Jeremy's major challenge—second only to not giving her his heart.