One phone call is all it takes to throw Nic DeMarco's carefully controlled world into chaos. The woman he's loved for years has been threatened, and he'll do anything to keep her safe... only, she's not his to protect.
Annie Reed has been in love with her best friend's brother since she first laid eyes on him, but he's kept her at arm's length. When she takes a job at the DeMarco family private investigation firm, Annie tries to keep her emotions in check. But Nic is too much to ignore.
Finally, Nic has Annie right where he wants her--in his bed. His to protect. But the price might be more than either of them expected...