Skydiving was the most exhilarating way she knew to stop thinking--and feeling. Faced with this breathtaking challenge, Jennifer Thornton could forget her estranged parents and her brother's death. Until Reid Carrington appeared out of the blue. In seven years the boy-next-door had become a man she hardly recognized. His dark magnetic power turned her insides to jelly and her heart into a jackhammer. She longed to lose herself in his arms, yet he seemed strangely distant, intent on returning her safely to her parents in La Jolla. She could never tell Reid the truth or make him understand why she could never go back. Was she about to lose her dream "boy-next-door" again, now that the flesh-and-blood man was so close?