By Susan Wiggs

A talented yet stricken health professional, Blue Calhoun runs a thriving clinical perform from his Nob Hill mansion in San Francisco whereas elevating his son by myself after an unthinkable tragedy. Then sooner or later a feminine fugitive with a gunshot wound seems in Blue's surgical procedure. even if she holds a pistol geared toward his center, the desperation in her eyes awakens Blue's compassion. Reluctantly he's attracted to her fragile attractiveness, her nerves of metal and the secret surrounding her circumstances.Isabel Fish-Wooten has spent so much of her existence at the run, yet every thing alterations whilst she forces a stranger to save lots of her existence. but her rescue comes with an unforeseen rate. As Isabel recovers from her wounds, she unearths herself touched by means of this outstanding guy and yearns to arrive out to him and his rebellious son.From danger-filled again alleys to the glittering ballrooms of excessive society, Isabel and Blue confront the violence and corruption that threatens their newfound ardour. Theirs is an unforgettable quest to find an extraordinary and precise love, and the dear reward of a moment likelihood at happiness.

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He wanted to believe she was no longer his responsibility. But he couldn’t shake loose his suspicion that she had shot a man. Or the knowledge that she was armed and dangerous. If she shot another person, the fault would be Blue’s. “I need your advice,” he said to Rory. He explained about the woman disguised as a boy—wounded, armed and endowed with a baffling and unexpected charm. “She walked away and I don’t know where she went,” Blue concluded. ” “Now you give her description to the police and let them try to find her.

He ought to search the shed for her other weapon. The much more accurate, much more deadly Colt’s pistol. She’d stowed it under a stack of empty burlap sacks. ” asked June. ” “Stay back. ” Lucas bent closer. He was no angel but a young, pagan god. He was not simply handsome, but beautiful in a way that, in a few years, would make him a true danger to women. ” A surprisingly gentle hand brushed at her cheek. ” His fingers brushed something else. “And this gunman is a woman,” he whispered. ” “Don’t swear,” the girl said again.

He shoved the bullets into one pocket and the gun into another. ” he demanded. ” “The other one. ” “Well, I didn’t see it. She’s in a bad way,” Lucas reminded him. ” He was right, of course. Blue pushed his son farther away from the bedside, then bent and folded back the coverlet. It was edged in heavy Belgian lace, a wedding gift from Blue’s uncle Ryan and aunt Dora. He bent over the bed where he used to make love to his wife. Now he examined a murderer. He knew even before he checked her that the wound had become infected.

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