By Susan Mallery

Hqn, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780373775101, 376pp.

Publication Date: January 2010

When ex-Marine Walker Buchanan stops to help Elissa Towers change a tire, he tells himself it's just the neighborly thing to do. And when Elissa finds herself baking him a thank-you pie, she's just returning the favor...right?
Both of them have sworn off dating--Elissa's determined to protect her little girl, and that means ditching her taste for dangerous men...especially former Marines with dark secrets. Walker knows that he's not cut out for hearth and home...his own crazy family made sure of that. But the sparks won't stop flying between them.
Now the two are struggling to keep their relationship "just friends," but with every kiss, their rules fly out the window...

About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery has entertained millions of readers with her witty and emotional stories about women. Publishers Weekly calls Susan s prose luscious and provocative, and Booklist says Novels don t get much better than Mallery s expert blend of emotional nuance, humor and superb storytelling. Susan lives in Seattle with her husband and her tiny but intrepid toy poodle. Visit her at