On a well-deserved vacation in exotic Mexico, sensible, practical accountant Vanessa Blanchard allows a maelstrom of desire to turn her world upside down. She's not sure why she dared to trust gorgeous, mysterious Joshua Kirkland, even though he revealed very little about his past…or their future together. All she knows is that she fell under the spell of a man who made her love him, and then disappeared without a trace. Now Joshua haunts her mind with desperate, unanswered questions and torments her sleepless nights with memories of ecstasy.Unbeknownst to Vanessa, Joshua Kirkland hasn't abandoned the woman he branded with his passion. His mission began as a game of seduction fueled by suspicion, but it has now turned into a daring race to confront the deadly danger that threatens the love of a lifetime…and the woman he cherishes.