Intrigued by a note and jade pendant sent to her as a last request of her deceased birth father, Kayla Witherspoon goes to Wyoming to see why she received them. Her first day in town, however, throws her into a mystery she would rather not pursue and into the arms of a stranger who hid out in her car.
Kimberly Baldwin is Jake Houston's target, but the woman he rescued from Slater and the Gorilla claims he's made a mistake. Until they discover a body, he doesn't believe her; after they find it, he knows he can't release her without endangering her life.
Knowing she is better off with him, she agrees to stay in his company until she can find out why she is suddenly being followed. But how can she stay aloof when she's drawn to this man who proves more dangerous to her heart than her health?