Lauren Abbot could be seen by others as having ice in her veins. She has been hurt in the past and has no intention of letting herself get involved with any man ever again. Lauren throws herself into her work as a top notch journalist. Only Lauren never planned on meeting a man like Nick. Nick Strata just happens to be on the same plane as Lauren. They are, in fact, sitting next to each other when the plane crashes into the water. Lauren does not believe it when she is told that Nick died while playing hero to the others on the plane. And it seems that Lauren is right and that Nick is not dead, but he has no intention of letting anyone know that he is alive. Nick needs Lauren's help to catch a criminal. Lauren tells herself that she is only agreeing so that she can be the first to break the story. The attraction between Nick and Lauren is there, but so is the hurt that Lauren has suffered in the past.
The sexual tension between Nick and Lauren added with the intrigue and mystery of the danger that surround them makes this a good story.