Love is the last line of defense. Jolene Benate has spent six years keeping a vow to herself to never again be that weak woman weeping at her young husband's graveside. Now she's a deputy marshal on the elite warrant squad, as physically and mentally tough as they come. But moving on isn't as easy as it looks. Especially when the husband she thought was dead suddenly reappears. And, even in the face of his betrayal, she still wants him. Paul Benate's gifted mind was groomed from a young age to serve the military and its top-secret projects. His one youthful act of rebellion was to marry Jolene, only to discover a terrorist could use her to force him to give up his classified secrets. For her own safety, he had to let her go. But the safety he thought was assured by his "death" was only an illusion. Secrets have a way of surfacing, and once again Jolene is the perfect target. There's only one thing left to do.reclaim the woman that he has always loved. Even if she's mad as hell at him. Warning: Hot and flammable. Sometimes they just don't make it to the bedroom.