Olivia only knows Alex by his powerful, elusive reputation. She looks at him and sees a man skillful at keeping secrets and ruining lives. But the circumstances surrounding the murder of someone close to them leave Olivia little choice but to seek out his help. Alex holds all the answers. He's also the one person standing in Olivia's way of uncovering the truth about the night her world fell apart. Alex sees the pain in Olivia's eyes, and he wants to show her there is more to life than loss, more to a man than his image. There are selfish reasons why he cannot let her go—reasons beyond his control. He must give in to his instincts about her without exposing the extent of his deceit.