Amanda Caruthers is a woman who doesn’t exist. Even as she hides from her violent ex-husband, she hopes her next alias will be her last. Burton Campbell is haunted by a string of failures, blaming himself for his sister’s murder. He secretly hopes his passion—teaching martial arts and women’s self defense—will redeem him from the guilt and pain of his past.
Fate brings them together at the health club where they work. As they teach side-by-side, Amanda slowly gives in to her growing attraction to Burton. Long dormant dreams of love and family take root. Yet even as she hopes to start a new life, her ex-husband is closing in. Desperate, Amanda adopts a new alias—faking a marriage certificate and posing as Burton’s wife.
Locked away in a honeymoon cottage, Amanda’s fears and Burton’s failures come to light, strengthening the bond of trust between them until they bring real passion to their fake marriage. But as the evil from the past comes to life again, trust and love may be the real victims unless Amanda and Burton find the courage to face and conquer their deepest nightmares.
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