More than anything Taylor Drake wants her life back.
She’s returned to her family home, suffering from the agoraphobia that has plagued her since she was brutally attacked in her apartment. Once a confident and successful photographer, she now cowers behind closed doors with a loaded pistol. She fears her attacker will find her and finish the job.
The last assignment chief deputy Adam Gillespie wants is to babysit the spoiled celebrity Taylor. He blames her father for his family’s financial ruin; and her brother, Wil Drake, is the incumbent candidate for Foster County sheriff, Adam’s dream job. Wil is out of town, though, so Adam can’t afford to let anything happen to the sheriff’s sister.
Complications arise when someone murders the man he arrests for stalking her.
Adam learns things aren’t as they first seem. Taylor is hardly a pampered prima donna, rather a warm, intelligent, yet troubled woman whom he grows to love. Also, there are holes in the history of the feud between their families that need filling in.
He has to reconcile the feud or any future with Taylor is doomed.
But first he must stop the cunning killer who wants her dead.