When strange things began happening at her isolated home, lonely widow Kayla Thorne turned to handyman Paul Fitzgerald for protection. But was that a mistake? Because Paul was not only an ex-cop, he was an ex-convict–though he swore he'd been framed. Yet if he was so eager to prove his innocence, why was he spending time fixing her house, instead?Paul seemed intent on gaining her trust–and as the mysterious dangers escalated, Kayla needed someone to keep her safe. Paul was the perfect protector, because he needed nothing from her…or did he? Suddenly Kayla wondered just why Paul had come to her–and how close he meant to get….