US Marshal Alexander Girard often mixes business with pleasure. What better way to get what he needs than to have a little fun while doing so? And, what he needs from his beautiful, sassy neighbor is information. What he wants from her, however, will likely land him a slap to the face and a kick to the groin if he doesn't play his cards right. But no matter how much he craves her, he won't be deterred. He will gain her trust and get what needs. And when he does finally succeed at his mission, he's going to do what he always does...disappear. Chess Montgomery has a wonderful life. She runs a successful business (she can afford her half of the rent), has a great roommate (who refuses to do the dishes), and goes on plenty of dates (none to write home about). And to top it off, her gorgeous new neighbor, Alex, is finally showing interest. So what if her father abandoned her the night of her high-school graduation and her ex-fiance followed suit the night he proposed? The honest, fun-loving, attentive Alex is nothing like them. He's a keeper. So, why does she start to feel like he's hiding something?