Pursued by a maniacal killer, Paula Cornell was forced to go into hiding with ex-military man Dane Chandler as her bodyguard. As CEO of a successful cosmetics company, Paula was accustomed to being in charge, and she hated the enforced dependency on a younger man--especially one who, she quickly found out, was as willful as she was. Still, in their secluded mountain hideout, Paula soon came to care for Dane. The problem was, once the danger was past, Dane wanted Paula in his life--permanently. And wife and mother was something Paula knew she could never be again.