She was witty, gorgeous, and determined to make it on her own after a devastating divorce. L. C. Carlyle plunged into two new jobs to finance law school and to pay the rent, vowing that no man would break her heart again. Until she met a stranger at Mardi Gras and tried to conceal her identity while she played with him like a cat with a mouse. It almost worked--until she discovered that Drex Halloran, who was in New Orleans on business, was the owner of one of the firms where she was employed. And that he had no intention of letting her get away. How had the determined huntress suddenly become the cornered prey? How could she follow her treacherous heart when instinct and experience warned: Escape!