Ex-Special Forces operative Jake Thorne has never backed down from a fight…not until the day that a momentary lapse of judgment led to tragedy. Since then he’s been hiding at the bottom of a bottle, far away from the pity of those closest to him. But all that changes the night a beautiful stranger crashes his lonely roadhouse booth pleading for his help.
Art historian Verity Green is a woman on a mission—one she knows she can’t take on alone. Her brother has stolen a cache of priceless antiquities, and, judging from the way the rugged bruiser can throw a punch, Jake Thorne is just the man to help her retrieve the ancient treasures…if only she can convince him to take the job.
But no man can outrun his past, and it doesn’t take long for Verity’s simple plan to turn complicated. Once the bullets start flying, Verity and Jake are thrown a little too close together, leaving Verity to wonder if she’s taken on the right ma