Penny Price dreads the sound of her ringing phone. She's convinced that the person barraging her with threatening calls is a man who got away with murder - her father's. Armed with evidence but branded a target, Penny's only salvation is the playboy next door - Navy SEAL Lt. Commander Joe Montgomery.
The sole survivor of the worst disaster in Special Forces history, Joe has been drowning his guilt in a potent mix of alcohol and isolation. Penny refuses to indulge his behaviour and a tentative friendship begins, charged with desire. But as her father's killer sets his sights on Penny, all bets are off. The killer will do anything to protect his identity and Joe fears that Penny is......the next to die.
Daughter of a U.S. foreign officer, Marliss Melton enjoyed a unique childhood growing up overseas. Following college, Marliss pursued her dream of publishing while teaching high school English and Spanish.