In the aftermath of an averted tragedy, Zane Flannery's protective instince had proven too potent for his young wife. Marital paradise had been transformed into a well-intentioned prison. Kaylie Melville Flannery had to break free. Her brawny husband, once her bodyguard, was as obsessed with shielding his famous wife as a lunatic fan had been with doing her harm. Years later, Melville was Kaylie's last name again, and Independence might as well have been her middle name. Even the newest threat of danger couldn't convince her to let Zane back into her life again. But the man was determined, and Kaylie soon discovered she couldn't ignore her heart's yearning...or the memory of moments in his arms that had nothing to do with protection.