From #1 New York
Times-bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a
novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and
the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them togetherand
could tear them apart . . .
When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a
murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as she
knows it takes a dramatic turn. Suddenly, the woman with no
permanent ties finds herself almost wishing for one. . . .
Artist Ashton Archer knows his brother isn't capable of
violenceagainst himself or others. He recruits Lila, the only
eyewitness, to help him uncover what happened. Ash longs to paint
her as intensely as he hungers to touch her. But their
investigation draws them into a rarified circle where priceless
antiques are bought, sold, gambled away, and stolen, where what you
possess is who you are, and where what you desire becomes a deadly
obsession. . . .