Catherine Wilde-Donley wants to begin a new life. But the scars on her hand as well as those in her mind prevent her from forgetting the tragic fire that took her husband's life and nearly her own. Deciding she must revisit her New York past before she can have a Colorado future, Kit's plans are derailed when New York Detective Sam Honor arrives to arrest her for Zachary's murder
Sam Honor finds it difficult to believe the beautiful, waif-like woman he has been hired to find is a murderess and mastermind of the largest counterfeit ring on the eastern seaboard, but it isn't his place to question. He's just interested in the nice reward he'll receive bringing her in. That is, until they begin their escapade-filled journey across the nation. Time spent together makes Sam realize Kit is innocent. And when she's nearly killed, his powerful need to protect her makes him realize he's fallen in love. But will Kit ever be able to trust him? Especially when she finds out she isn't under arrest at all? And that the man who hired him to find her is probably the man who wants her dead?