354 pages ; 20 cm.
About to take the bar exam after ending a five-year marriage that derailed her career plans and her life, Kate Kingston craves independence and a vacation. Barefoot Bay is the perfect place for some serenity while she studies and puts her life back together. But when she meets the brooding wall of muscle her father hired to protect her, Kate feels her hard won independence slipping away. Mixed martial arts trainer Alec Petrov finds that guarding a young attorney-to-be while pretending to be her husband is not a bad way to live off the grid, hidden from the Russian mobster who is hunting Alec with deadly intent. But keeping them both safe is only half the challenge when their make-believe honeymoon in paradise turns sensual, complicated, and dangerous.