After a bitter divorce, all cookbook author Allison Sawyer needs is some peace--and to lose herself in a kitchen, whipping up delectable meals. But the rustic retreat in the mountains offers more than seclusion. It offers one friendly and very fine neighbor.Torn between her attraction to Brock Lightner and her reluctance to get close to another man--especially one she suspects might be working for her powerful ex--Allison keeps her distance. But the remote, idyllic setting and Brock's rugged sensuality are an enticing combination.A private investigator looking to make a fresh start, Brock is intrigued by Allison. Who or what is she running from? And how can he convince her that he'll do anything to protect her...and to have the chance to love her?