These three novellas combine suspense and life-or-death threats with passion. In Cherry Adair's "Playing for Keeps" a soon-to-be ex-husband steps in to keep his wife from unknowingly being the tool for a political assassination. In Jill Shalvis's "Nothing to Lose", revenge may have to take second place to love as the tool to Will Malone's revenge against the con artist who killed his sister becomes the woman he would protect at all costs. In Julie Elizabeth Leto's "Dare to Desire", two secret agents are after the same formula. Unfortunately, their past may keep them from cooperation - unless they allow their hearts to become involved.