THE AGENT: Marcus Waters, loner—but not for long! THE MISSION: Keeping innocent beauty Jessica Burke safe until her kidnappers are found. THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE: Keeping himself from falling hard and fast for a woman too young—and too innocent—for this world-weary agent. He'd discovered her on a storm-swept beach, bruised, beautiful—and in need of his protection. But sharing close quarters with sweet Jessica soon led to spiraling passion. And Marcus learned too late that this young beauty had entrusted him not only with her life—but with her innocence. Now, as they waited out the danger together, Marcus battled an even greater enemy to his bachelor heart—love!