Iris Browning planned to visit her old friend, Sandrine Beck, on the island of Mariposa. It was supposed to be a vacation but now Sandrine is missing and the police aren’t overly concerned. Iris meets one man, Maddox Heller, who seems willing to help, although he seems more like a beach bum to her at first. But what happens when Maddox and Iris stumble upon a possible terrorism connection? Maddox has his own dark past; will he be able to forgive himself for what he sees as his past misdeeds?
He was a hardened former marine with a guarded past…until one touch from Iris Browning became his undoing. Thanks to the raven-haired beauty, reclusive millionaire Maddox Heller found himself back in the line of fire, chasing down an elusive killer who’d made Iris his next target. She claimed not to know why, and every instinct told Maddox to believe her. Still, trusting this virtual stranger seemed risky, especially as their relationship grew increasingly personal. Now, as ghosts from the past threatened to destroy the present, would one forbidden touch bring pleasure…or pain?