Abby Randall runs into a man hot enough to grace the covers of the romance novels she writes - in a gas station of all places. Was it fate that had urged her to make this getaway ski trip? Who was she kidding? Happy endings only happen in her books, never to her. Yet this man sparks an attraction she hasn't felt in years. And it scares her to death. Retired detective Ted Taylor just blew it. The pretty lady with turquoise eyes slipped away before he could even ask her name. She'll think he's crazy, but her face haunts his dreams. If he can find her in Tahoe, his lonely, monotonous days might be over. When Mr. Tall, Hot, and Silver sits down next to her at the casino, Abby isn't sure what to think. Ted is just like the heroes in her books. Maybe...with him...she can pretend the past that broke her never happened. Abby is proof that dreams come true, but the wariness behind her smile tells Ted this woman's secrets are painful and deep. If he lets slip that he's loved her all his life, she'll run - and he won't be able to protect her from her worst nightmares. He could be her silver lining - unless her nightmares swallow her whole. Contains violence in sexual situations. For mature readers only.