How could she tell him she was a fugitive? Lacey Parlett's wealthy ex-husband was a drunk, a liar and a wife beater -- and he had custody of their three-year-old daughter. Fearing for the child's safety, Lacey kidnapped Ashley and fled the South. Seattle seemed a world away from Louisiana, yet Lacey knew the FBI was searching for her. Determined to live an isolated, anonymous life, she did not count on meeting Garrett Royston. Lacey fell in love with the kindhearted professor, but her terrible secret stood between them -- a secret that meant they might never be able to share more than a few stolen moments.