Katherine Lawrence is a woman who has set up her whole life to make sure that she doesn’t officially exist anywhere. She has a packed suitcase by her door, she changes her hair color every two weeks, she never shares anything from her past. When Kat’s forced to spill her secrets to a group of ex-Rangers and an ex-sniper, it’s Jim who’s tasked with keeping her safe… and keeping her away from the bus station.
Suspicious, surly and secretive in his own right, Jim Alden has the strongest urge to strangle Kat for her refusal to trust him – and he also longs to kiss her until her knees give out from under her. When Kat’s past is revealed, Jim fights like hell to convince this tough, exasperating, hurt woman that he can protect her, and that she can stop running for the first time in years.
But sometimes the past doesn’t stay there; sometimes the past doesn’t stop looking for you. When Kat’s past threatens her present – and the lives of her friends – she’s ready to run straight in to a future full of fear and loneliness. Can she stay this time, though? Can she be safe and cherished? And can Jim convince her to stay with him… in his life and in his bed?