Caterer Emma Cook isn't having a good day. Pregnant at thirty-three by a rich and engaged man, she is forced to sign an agreement to keep the baby a secret. She's more than willing. The sooner this is settled, the sooner the whole mess is behind her. Yet when she arrives for the meeting and spies Lucas Benjamin, her real trouble starts.
Luke’s life, since the death of his beloved wife, has been taking care of his older brother’s problems. So he’s not surprised when a lawyer contacts him with the details of his latest affair. What does surprise him is his reaction to the woman. Usually he just offers a large sum of money and the difficulty is resolved. But this isn't so easy. This woman doesn’t want anything from the Benjamins, except to raise her child alone. An easy solution, so why isn’t Luke happy about it?
It’s too easy for both of them to let down their guard and trust. Can they overcome the fact that another man's baby grows inside her? Will the closer she gets to her due date change everything?
A deep bass voice roared in the air, stopping her near the sofa and loosening the beats of her heart into a rapid rush of a thundering waterfall. She recognized that voice. "Matt", she whispered.
Suddenly large arms encirled her, lifting her up and throwing her down onto the red and green flowered sofa, capturing her hands high up over one of the arm rest. She whispered his name again, feeling the heat burning off his body like rays of a tanning bed in the middle of a Seattle rain storm.
"Kate?" Mint scented breath breezed over her face, sending her heart rate once again dangerously out of control. "Damn it, I could have hurt you."
Jerking up off her melting body, he moved to the nearest lamp and switched it on before twisting around to face her. HIs features blanked like a mask, hiding the concern lightening in his brown eyes. "Sit up."
"Get up." Dark eyes glared at her, focusing on the exposed expanse of her tiny middle. "And you might as well cover up, it won't work on me."
"What won't work on you?"
"I don't care how sexy you are, how beautiful you look laying there in the dim light, TopNotch Security is not going to finance that damn television show." He glared harder at her. "I don't know what Erin was trying to do, bringing you here, but it still won't work. My answer is still no."