Time Was Running Out ... Bear Claw Creek's young girls were disappearing and forensics expert Alissa Wyatt was in way over her head. Now her only choice was to partner with Detective Tucker McDermott--the very same man she'd sworn to keep her distance from. But suddenly, the tables turned. Alissa became a madman's next target--and her only hope to stay alive lay within the safety of Tucker's strong arms. As the danger mounted, the killer on her trail was nothing compared to the feelings provoked by reuniting with Tucker ... or the consequences she'd face if she walked away once again.