Dempsey Turner-Riley was delightfully eccentric, a woman who lived by whim and embraced the unpredictable. When James Halloran opened his door to find her selling vacuum cleaners, he sensed that his utterly safe life had been burst wide open, and his fate somehow joined to hers. But even he never suspected the madcap scheme he'd been drawn into, the wild goose chase they'd be sharing. Then somewhere between San Jose and Sacremento a breathless caper to recover missing documents became a head-over-heels tumble into love. Dempsey couldn't deny that James had won her heart, but her instincts told her to run. Would she see that her only escape led straight back to his arms?