Some people say Payne Colson has a death wish. He likes all things fast, hot, and dangerous. His life was on a rocket-like trajectory until he crashed, bringing into his life a woman from the past that he’d done all he could to protect…from himself. But she’s more temptation now and Payne isn’t sure he has the strength to turn away from her a second time.
Rose Dailey had a teenage crush on Payne, and he’s only sexier now. She’s been walking the straight-and-narrow since that one play she made for him, but now she’s ready for a visit to the wild side… And maybe ready for Payne as well.
RT Book Reviews gave this book 4 1/2 stars and named it a Top Pick, and called it "romance with a kick!"
"Equally passionate and emotional, this tale will quicken pulses and firmly tug on the heartstrings of readers across the globe. An excellent story that you hope won't ever end."
Blue-collar landscaper Brett Walker has no interest in the Hollywood vacationers flocking to his hometown in the California mountains. But the scarred ex-soldier does have a duty to protect Blue Arrow Lake—and the family ski resort—from a serial burglar. So when he suspects a break-in, he takes action…and ends up catching sinfully tempting down-on-her-luck heiress Angelica Rodriguez. She reminds him of trouble, but he can't deny her a safe place to stay—in one of his cabins.
Angelica has plenty of reasons to distrust—losing her money to her father's legal woes being one of them. Getting up close and naughty with rough, tough and sexy Brett tempts her out of her comfort zone and into the arms of a man who's not from her wealthy world. She's after safety and he's chasing justice, but the fire between them might reveal that all they want is each other.