When Paul Fiore disappeared from Isabel Grayling’s life, he told himself it was for all the right reasons. She was young and innocent, and he was her millionaire father’s lowly employee. Three years on, Paul is the FBI agent assigned to Isabel’s case. Too late, he realizes what life in her Texas mansion was really like back then—and how much damage he did when he left.
Once love-struck and sheltered, Isabel has become an assistant district attorney committed to serving the law, no matter how risky it gets. But right now, the man she can’t forgive is the one thing standing between her and a deadly stalker. She knows Paul won’t hesitate to protect her life with his own. But if she can’t trust herself to resist him, how can she trust him not to break her heart all over again?
I have been reading Diana Palmer books for a long time. She is an old favorite. But this book didn't follow the pattern of her books well not completely anyways. This heroine Sari(Isabel) starts out a young and immature and not very worldly. But for all of that she is one smart cookie who has had a hard life. Especially since she lives with a narcissistic and I think psychopathic father from whom she has to protect herself and her sister both from. And when Paul left he told what he thought was a little white lie but it cost Sari and Melly considerably.
When the Feds go after her father she agrees to help but that means working with Paul. And when Paul shows back up she gave him grief but I think she forgave him way to soon. And Paul was one wrong thinking man. Life's too short to go on thinking the way he did but in the end he got it. I'm just glad that he didn't pay the ultimate price for his pigheadedness. And there were several times in this book that he could have but of course it being a Diana Palmer book it was definitely a happy every after. We also got to see several old characters from previous books which was fun.
I give this book a solid 4 stars. And I will definitely keep reading her books.