Justin Hampton lives in a dark, dangerous and mysterious world far removed from the one where Katie resides. Perhaps it is the hopelessness of it all that provides the strongest allure or perhaps it is simply that such a love comes along so rarely in ones life that it alone gives enough irrepressible optimism for triumph. Justin's past is filled with tragedy, power and a danger that makes him unwilling to bring anyone into a world where armed guards are an ever present necessity. This resolve is tested beyond endurance when Katie is subjected to an attack by a stalker determined to teach the young doctor the price of rejection. The decision to divest himself of the growing love he feels for her is put on hold when he brings her to his vast estate for her protection and to recover from the trauma of such savagery. An added complication is that of a dangerous enemy who has plagued Justin most of his life and who has vowed he will never know love and remain alive.
Insanity incarnate stands between Justin and Katie's hope for a life together but they defy the gods and pledge their love in the presence of family and friends. The vow of vengeance was not an idle threat* for as they leave for their honeymoon, an explosion takes him from her arms forever. Lost in grief, Katie slowly returns from the edge of insanity to resume her life without the only man she will ever love. For two years she has screamed curses to the heavens and cried his name in her sleep hearing nothing in return until a signature bouquet of roses whispers of a dream that cannot be true.