Marta Vesik left behind a life of poverty and crime in Estonia to come to the United States to work as an au pair for a wealthy American family. But if they knew who she really was, what she bribed the employment agency to hide, she’d lose her job. Her secret past has left her mistrustful, unable to relate well to men. Even the tall, breathtaking one who greets her at the airport.
And he can’t trust her…
Jerome Bennett has accomplished a lot. At 19, he’s working as a groundskeeper on a grand estate on Long Island with a good income and his own cottage. The only thing missing is romance. How can he trust women when the one who was supposed to always love him abandoned him as a child? But the new au pair, a lost waif with broken English, stirs something deep inside him.
How can they have a future?
Marta’s worked hard to put her past behind her. What would someone as kind as Jerome want with her? Other than the same thing her employer’s lecherous majordomo wants. She came to America to escape the past. Can she and Jerome create the perfect refuge in one another’s arms?