From New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky comes an emotional battle of wits, will, and passion, first published in 1996.
A legal powerhouse, Assistant District Attorney Laura Grandine stares across the aisle at her opponent, Maxwell Kraig, the renowned big-city lawyer imported to her small Massachusetts town to act as the defense for the accused. Tough and talented, Laura has always fought hard for every victory, and she knows that she has found a worthy adversary in the skilled and charismatic Kraig, a man whose fiery spirit and need to win match her own.
But their intense passions will not be confined to the courtroom--as outside, a furious contest rages between them, one that could lead to incomparable joy . . . or unbearable heartbreak. Because, beneath her hard exterior, Laura Grandine is a woman who aches to love and be loved. But it must be on her own terms.