A match made in murder. A dance marked their first meeting. A slow, sensuous waltz amid wedding revelers, through they'd felt alone and entirely too intimate. Because homicide sergeant Jake Ford had given up women, and Nicole Talor knew the darkly handsome, intensely shuttered cop was far from her perfect match. Murder marked their second encounter - the victim, a client of Nicole's dating service. Without doubt she knew Jake wouldn't be going away. Nor would her blazing desire for this man who'd awakened feeling both reckless and raw. Feelings she saw mirrored in eyes that contained hidden pain. Through her head warned her that Jake was all wrong, why did her heart scream that loving him was so very right?