Powerful, predatory, and irresistibly macho, Matt Sterling has been called a soldier of fortune—and worse. But for Eve Blackwell, he's the perfect man for a dangerous job: tracking down her wealthy ex-husband, Alejandro Delgado, in Mexico. There he must rescue Eve's young son, Chris, who has been abducted by his vengeful father. For Eve, this gambit is her only chance to get her child back alive—even if it means placing her trust in a man who is obviously dangerous. For Matt, it's the last job before he trades in a career of intrigue and peril for a well-earned future as a rancher. But for their scheme to succeed, Matt and Eve must enter into a sham marriage. And the only thing that threatens their plan is the risk—which grows with each stray glance and heated caress—of falling recklessly and passionately in love.