Shelly then survives two near fatal misses that are too coincidental to be accidents. After a third incident, where she dodges a couple of bullets aimed at her, Shelly has no choice but to run again. Only this time she's running with Jacob Collier, the man she originally left behind and the last person she intended to see.
Jake Collier hasn't got time to worry over Michelle Matthews' hesitance to accept his protection. Women are dying of drug overdoses, his ex-wife included. Since he’s the lead DEA agent on his case, and he believes the attempts on Michelle's life are somehow related to it, Michelle is stuck with him.
When another fiery attempt sends the two into deeper cover, hurtful truths about their pasts come out. Neither is guilt free. At this point, both Shelly and Jake wonder the same thing. Even if they do survive, can they find enough forgiveness in their hearts in order to love again?
PI Lucy Maddox, former thief, liar, and have-not, has worked hard to rise above her past as a runaway and now uses her survival skills in a more honest way. Yet when the reporter responsible for getting her off the streets goes missing, Lucy risks her respectability to find her.
Unfortunately, Jack Finnegan, life-long nemesis and royal PITA, catches Lucy in the act of stealing proof that Jack’s employer is involved in her friend’s disappearance. Jack believes, like everyone else, the missing reporter is on an undercover assignment and isn't checking in for obvious reasons. He’s not about to let Lucy’s lies and innuendos ruin his employer’s good name.
Jack joins forces with Lucy, mainly to prove her wrong and to keep an eye on her. The chase leads to a ring of high school girls whose behavior could only be characterized as bullying. Then things get crazy, starting with a harrowing near-miss that’s just too coincidental to be accidental. Plus, they’re being followed.
A MATTER OF TRUST:
Tired of living in fear of an abusive ex, Cat Tyler takes charge of her life by learning to fly. When her cross-country flight ends in a forced landing, she finds herself trapped in the Montana wilderness with her flight instructor, Josh Buchannan—a jerk who’s been riding her butt since she first stepped into the cockpit, and she doesn’t appreciate her growing attraction to him. To make matters worse, someone is trying to kill them.
While spiriting Cat away to safety, ex-CIA operative, Josh Buchannan, discovers that their pasts connect. A failed mission, one he’s tried to forget, killed Cat’s parents, and he wonders if this is her twisted way of getting revenge. Josh can’t trust Cat, but he will protect her.
As they work together to uncover the truth, they must stay alive long enough to reveal the newest threat to western civilization. If they make it out alive, they’ll have to come to grips with their pasts in order to create a relationship built on mutual trust for their future.