Harliquin Huntington thought all her dreams had finally come true. She had a supportive, adoptive brother, a gorgeous home, and was newly engaged to the love of her life. But Harliquin's dreams never quite turned out as she hopes. When her rock-star fiance and men she calls family abandon her again for bright lights, Harliquin is left alone and in the protective custody of a stranger. Max Balster is a rock solid man who takes his job seriously. When hired to watch over the rich heiress, he has idea what he's in for. Getting to kw Harliquin and getting her to trust him is just the beginning of long and painful journey for the two of them. Thrown together by fate, these two broken souls need to find a way to overcome her past, teaching her to trust and showing him how to love. Of course, Harliquin's life is anything but simple and when her world crumbles, Harliquin is left to pick up the pieces yet again. It's a long process to turn coal into a diamond, but when it happens, one can hide the beauty.