Evangeline Morrissey remembers the last time she saw her husband: it was during their honeymoon, right before he stole her grandmother s earrings and abandoned her. Now, five years later, the enigmatic man who d broken her heart and destroyed her trust is back. But she s t the same naive young woman who fell for him so easily.Marrying Evangeline and letting her think he was thing but a common thief had been James Bishop s plan all along. As an assassin for the Committee, a covert agency dedicated to stamping out international crime, he had business even thinking about marriage. But it was the only way to protect Evangeline after she d unwittingly wandered into his operation against a group of human traffickers, placing herself in grave danger. And w that James s vigilant watch over Evangeline s life has revealed to his enemies that she s his one true weakness, he must set out to have, to hold, and above all to protect his bride.