Clarice Sutton, daughter of privilege, was raised to lead society, but that life feels empty, and she's taken a job her parents abhor: police department psychologist. Santino "Saint" Valdez—hardnosed detective who is anything but saintly—is under investigation by Internal Affairs for killing a predator who richly deserved it. Now he's supposed to spill his guts to Miss Prim and Prissy? No way—not ever.
Yet the powerful attraction both feel from their first meeting complicates both their lives, and time spent together only makes their improbable bond grow. Saint's future depends on Clarice's professional opinion, and her feelings toward him are anything but professional. When Clarice learns that her whole life is a lie, the only person she trusts to understand how lost she feels is the very man she must avoid in order to save him.