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Oxford, England 1993. An awkward American grad student hits a gorgeous English undergrad with her bicycle. She’s embarrassed. He’s intrigued. They go their separate ways, but neither forgets.


Chicago, Illinois 2013. Successful novelist Cress Taylor starts receiving anonymous threats that undermine her world. When a figure from her past turns up at a book signing and wants to renew their fleeting acquaintance, Cress wonders if the timing is coincidental or suspicious? Should she fall into his arms or run like hell?


A former spy now working for a global security company, Max Grant has always steered clear of relationships—until now. When he sees Cress in a TV interview, his curiosity ignites. Will the spark he felt twenty years ago burst into flame? Cress is a magnet he can’t resist. As threats escalate, Max feels driven to protect Cress but she’s not sure she can trust him.Can she overcome her fears and is he willing to give up his secrets so they can find their happy ending?

Nominated in the suspense/thriller category for the 2022 InD’tale RONE Awards.

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