Heath's follow-up to last year's Hard Lovin' Man is multifaceted, moving and beautiful—just the ticket for those in search of emotional drama.

Serena Hamilton's husband, Steve, was killed six years ago, on a classified military assignment. Other than her 9-year-old son, Serena's closest relationship has been with police chief Jack Morgan. But after Jack's reunites with his lost love, Serena feeling lonely, goes to visit her father.

While there, she throws caution to the wind and ends up in the arms of a stranger. Although CIA operative Hunter Fletcher is used to keeping people at a distance, there's something about Serena that gets to him. Complicating the situation is Hunter's realization that Serena's husband may have been killed rescuing him from captivity.

This potential relationship is loaded with landmines for these would-be lovers.

(Apr., 352 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith