Handwriting analyst Christie Hamilton has had her heart broken before, so when she meets prominent and charismatic criminal defense attorney Cash McCullough, she’s understandably wary of falling too fast for his advances. But Cash is as persuasive in his personal life as he is before juries, and soon Christie can no longer deny the attraction she feels. After a series of adventurous dates—sailing San Francisco Bay aboard Cash’s Serenade and romantic trips to Big Sur, Lake Tahoe, and Sedona, Arizona—the relationship is solidified even further when Christie and Cash team up to solve a missing-person case.
Christie is nearly ready to reveal her love to Cash when he takes on a new client, one she believes is a dangerous criminal. A sudden argument erupts between the pair, causing a serious rift. Christie must decide if she can reconcile her professional ethics with her emotions, or if she should concentrate on her career—and discard her dreams of a future with the charming attorney.