To finish writing her exposé on art collectors, Zoe Chandler has fled to a secluded lake house where a muscle-bound neighbor in cargo shorts catches her attention. The problem: he likes seclusion too. Haunted by his past in the CIA, he isn't looking for company. But when Zoe's controversial book brings a threat to her door, she begs Nick to protect her from danger...and keep her close. With his own trouble brewing, he's not sure he can trust her—but she'll do everything in her power to persuade him.