Eight years after her fiancee was murdered, attorney Megan Kole has fully reconciled two areas of her life: her intelligent son, who never knew his father, and the thriving law practice that is her late father’s legacy. The remainder of Megan’s world stalled in a paralyzing grief that she effectively compartmentalized until a transfer to Seattle brings a handsome, mysterious billionaire into her life.
Daemon Ros has been an outcast since the day he was born. His parents’ lavish but emotionally-vacant lifestyle prompted him to assert his financial independence at a young age. His ailing brother is the only connection he allows to penetrate the vault he has built around his heart, until a devoted mom and her precocious son introduce him to the true meaning of family bonds.
But a chance legal encounter where Megan acts as mediator in a Ros family business dispute leads to far more than either expected. When a shocking truth leads to a love affair between Megan and Daemon that is forbidden in every conceivable way, the barely-restrained chemistry that scorches between them threatens an injunction on everything and everyone they hold dear. As pasts cross, memories threaten, and lies surface in a trial far more deadly than anything inside a courtroom, an arbitration of the heart could prove the only way for them both to make it out alive.
This story grabbed my attention from the very beginning. Megan Kole is a force to be reckoned with, a smart, capable, independent woman that doesn’t need any man (or anyone for that matter) to take are of her or her son. She proves this time and time again when their lives are threatened after Daemon Ros enters the picture. Daemon is also a force to be reckoned with and when these two collide there is nothing that can stop them from being together. Except for themselves. I enjoyed how Rohman weaved her story together and the unexpected twists she threw in. Although I did feel the one towards the end was unnecessary. Despite that, it was a good, solid read and I definitely recommend it.