Charlene "Charley" Carter risked her life to rescue a child from a burning car. Suddenly, the quiet research assistant becomes a media darling-and a half-million dollars richer, thanks to the boy's grateful grandparents. But big money brings big moochers and bigger betrayals. Charley retreats, wounded and suspicious about the motives of even those dearest to her.
He doesn't trust that she's for real . . .
Jess McMasters exposes frauds for a living, and if it means using his charms as well as his tough skills as a journalist, no problem. What's Charlene Carter trying to gain by refusing to be interviewed by the press? Is she angling for more money-or is she hiding secrets that prove she's nobody's hero?
Jess goes undercover to get close to her, but the closer he gets, the less he understands. Except this: the cost for his deception could be his own heart.