Deception clashes with desire when an undercover bodyguard gets too close to the woman he’s sworn to protect. The illegitimate daughter of a notorious tycoon, Katelyn Wade has built a successful business on her own terms. She doesn’t believe that she’s being targeted by someone with a vendetta against her father—not until one of her employees at her restaurant turns up dead. Suddenly, she can’t trust anyone, not even her new bartender, a man with an instinct for trouble. Katelyn has no idea that her father is paying Thorne Hudson to protect her. Crossing professional lines never ends well, especially when both their lives could be at risk. But even Thorne’s military resolve, honed by years of training, is no match for his growing feelings for Katelyn. And after he’s pushed into temptation, Thorne aches to tell her the truth—just as soon as she’s safe from harm.