With her life on the cusp of a much needed change, the last thing Claire needs is an unexpected encounter with a man perfectly calibrated to hit all her triggers, so she tries to put him out of her mind. When they find one another again in New York, he is unwilling to allow her to hide within the fortress she has built to protect herself and sets about tearing down the walls around her heart.
Derek has never let anyone close to him, but the moment he met Claire, his instincts screamed "mine", and he is determined to have her.
But they each have secrets they are unwilling to unmask.
As unexpected danger stalks them, Claire's secrets are revealed and she must decide whether she can afford to delve into the darkness of Derek's world and remain in control of her own.