Teacher Bethany Mills was certain the past was buried - until ruthless Brett Hanson dug it up again. The private investigator had tracked Bethany to Oregon and was hell-bent on recovering the fortune her ex-husband had embezzled in Boise. Though Brett's motives made Bethany uneasy, his masculine persuasion proved hard to resist. But once she agreed to cooperate in his search, mysterious threats prompted Brett to protect her - in the romantic seclusion of his mountain cabin. While wintery winds raged out doors. Bethany battled an inner storm of dark suspicions...and sweet seduction.