Virginia state assemblywoman Vaughn Hamilton is only a heartbeat away from her lifelong dream of winning a seat on the coveted Congressional seat. Yet few know the desperate secret that has haunted Vaughn for so many years...a secret that her powerful family will do anything to keep hidden forever.
Then Vaughn meets seductive business tycoon Justin Montgomery at a Washington D.C. fundraiser. The desire that flares between them soon sweeps Vaughn into a passionate and reckless love affair, but the liaison ends abruptly when Justin enters the election...against her. Shattered, Vaughn vows never to allow a man into her life - and heart - again.
What she doesn't know is that Justin unwittingly holds the key to her past...and to the love that binds them irresistibly, irrevocably together...