Willow Mayson isn’t ready to just dive head first into love, or at least not with any of the men she’s dated. Then she shares a single unexpected kiss with a complete stranger. Clay Raven doesn’t want the strings of a woman tied to him in any way. His priorities are his family, his job, and finding the people responsible for helping kill his sister. One kiss shouldn’t have the ability to change that. Even with the chemistry between them, Willow attempts to put distance between her and Clay, but the guy is tenacious...until he’s not. For a guy who’s never put much effort into any woman, Clay learns quickly that he’s going to have to fight, chase, and manipulate his way into Willow's life if he wants to be a part of it. Then, just when Willow begins to let her guard down, her friend is murdered, setting off a string of events that could change the course of their lives forever.