"I'll fix it for you. You don't have to cry," said the tall man with the deep, Barry White kind of voice. But Audrey Roberts wasn't just crying about her flat tire. Her tears were for things that couldn't be mended. After all, how do you fix the pain of finding your lawyer husband in bed with someone else? And how do you heal the wound of having your only son face trial for a murder he insists he didn't commit? Houston cop Kirk Maxwell might not have known the details of Audrey's life, but he could recognize a person who had reached a breaking point. He had reached his own after the death of his wife. Now he's responding to Audrey's with a surge of protectiveness -- and passion. But Audrey soon finds that Maxwell's affections have created a dangerous dilemma for both of them. Realizing that Maxwell was the arresting officer in her son's case, Audrey must decide what is more important: fighting for her child...or her own heart.
Evelyn Palfrey, a native Texan, lives in Austin. She writes for the "marvelously mature" and is the author of The Price of Passion (a #1 Essence bestseller), Everything in Its Place, and Three Perfect Men, and was a contributor to two Chicken Soup books. She is an attorney, a gardener, and an avid motor homer.