Love him and leave him.
Nine months ago, undercover detective Ispettore Evalina Gallo protected her heart the only way she knew how, never expecting to see her savior-turned-one-night-stand again. When he returns to Italia - now a person of interest in an investigation of a local organized crime family - her personal connection to the rugged American gets her assigned to the case.
A second chance to make things right.
With his mother's pleas ringing in his ears, Ben Sanders plans to retrieve a stolen bible his father shipped to Italy 13 years ago, and then get out as fast as he can. But with the arrival of the beautiful detective, he suspects his mother's desire to right past wrongs might not be the whole truth.
Destiny will not be denied.
Now, less than 24 hours after entering the country, he's getting shot at - again. In a race from Milan to Rome to find the precious book before anyone else, time is ticking for the one-time lovers. Attraction burns hotter than molten lava, but amid secrets and half-truths, they must learn to trust each other if they have any hope of a future together.
**Romantic suspense for 18+, contains language and sexual content.
"What are you doing?"
His voice directly behind her made her jump about a foot and sent her pulse racing. She hadn't heard him with the rustling of branches and snapping of twigs under her own feet. Hopefully he hadn't noticed her startle. That'd be great after her embarrassing incident with the lizard.
"I'm looking for a way inside. Those are some dark clouds rolling in."
"You said there were no doors down here."
"I'm looking for loose stones."
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