A-list agent William Hughes leaves high drama to his Hollywood clients. There’s only room for one crusader in the family and that role falls to his saintly mother, a doctor who has devoted her life to the children of the world…seeming to forget she has a son of her own. But one tragic missed opportunity to help a friend still haunts him. So, when asked to fly Daria Fontina and her two daughters to a safe house in the Black Hills, William doesn’t hesitate. He trusts his highly reputed English reserve to shield him from the immediate attraction he feels toward Daria.
When push comes to physical abuse, Daria Fontina knows she has no choice but to leave her powerful politician husband. Fear for her children’s safety makes escaping to her grandfather’s home in the Black Hills her only option. Her rescuer might not be riding a white horse, but William Hughes seems prepared to take on whatever army her estranged husband sends after her. A woman could fall for a man like that—even a woman who has no intention of falling in love again. Ever.