Sophie Parker had felt the guilt of her existence, her entire life. Her mother had failed to survive childbirth, resulting in her being dismissed from her father and her brother’s life, and propelled to reside in London with her maternal grandparents. Even as a small child, living in a house full of grief had a huge impact on Sophie’s character. Knowing her life came at a price, she attempted to be the person that her family wanted her to be, which was her mother.
Reconnecting with her estranged brother at the age of thirty-one, Sophie believed she had finally found someone to rely on, to trust. To hear that he had been brutally murdered, not four years later, a devastated Sophie decides to fly to Denver to find justice for her beloved brother.
Detective Nathan Austin can hardly take his eyes off of the shapely body of Sophie Parker. The girl with the huge hazel eyes, filled with such sadness and suspicion, intrigues him like no one before. Stubborn, self-contained, Sophie brings out a side to Nate that he usually reserves for his family. Protection.
As Sophie hits one drama after another, Nate finds himself there to catch her at every fall, until the full details of her brother’s sordid past become apparent.