Davy McCloud is a disillusioned private investigator who has had to learn the hard way that, when it comes to women, it's usually not a good idea to follow blind impulses. Much better to play it safe and keep things simple, calm, and free of any messy complications. But when the luscious, mysterious new exercise instructor Margot Vetter shows up at the gym next door, with her endless curves on eye-popping display in neon-coloured spandex, Davy is sorely tempted to make an exception-just this once. Problem is, the background check that he runs on Margot reveals that she's hiding a few secrets-secrets of the dark and deadly kind. Margot is at the end of her rope. As if it weren't enough to be broke, desperate, and on the run after being framed for a murder, she's now being terrorized bya malevolent stalker. She can't go to the police, of course. But she has to talk to someone or go crazy. So she turns to the buff, impossibly gorgeous investigator and kung fu expert Davy McCloud. After all, he looks like nothing on earth could possibly intimidate him. And anyway, she's been looking for an excuse to get a good look at him, up close and personal. Food for fantasy-because the nights are awfully long when a girl is scared to go to sleep. What Margot doesn't count on is Davy's relentless intensity-not to mention his irresistible magnetism. What Davy doesn't count on is the possessive hunger Margot sparks in his soul, a hunger that instantly sweeps away all of his hard-earned professional cool. As Margot's past threatens to catch up with her, Davy feels himself being dragged into a storm of danger. If they are to survive, the two must come together, face their fears, and finally discover what it really means to love and trust another person.