Spunky, sassy romance writer Deirdre Collins leaves her home and the roommates she adores for a fresh start in New York City. Lured by old-world charm and authentic Italian cuisine, she moves into her new apartment ready for a new life. What she wasn't ready for was dark, brooding Italian attorney, Vincent Manetti. This stoic Adonis with a sly sense of humor and a bossy disposition is a dominating lover in the bedroom but a caring soul when Deirdre faces the constant reminders of her past. Vincent soothes her in ways no one else could. Deirdre is convinced a crazy twist of Fate brought them together. But Fate isn't just crazy; she's a sadistic bitch. Deidre's past is connected to Vincent in ways neither of them could have predicted. Vincent works to keep Deirdre in the dark, but Fate plays her wicked hand, and soon, there's nothing he can do except tell her the truth. Madly in love and suspicious, Deirdre follows her instincts, but does Vincent deserve her love and affection? Perhaps, a man who harbors secrets shouldn't fall for a woman who values trust above all else. Is Vincent Manetti a man with the mafia, not to be trusted or believed, or is he the answer to what Deidre's been missing her entire life?