Lab technician Stephanie Alberts was terrified. A crazed killer was threatening her. He'd been in her house, he'd taken her daughter. He wanted her to falsify important DNA evidence- or else. Stephanie could comply with his demands...or she could do what she'd vowed never to do again. She could trust a man. She knew Detective Reid Peters was hell-bent on keeping her and her child safe. But the stolen kisses between them were a dangerous distraction. And dare she hope that the jaded cop could offer her and her lonely little girl what they needed the most?