School-teacher Lara Reynolds was dying...until the gift of a heart transplant gave her another chance to live a full life. The only problem was her donor Mo Priestly wasn't giving up on bringing his murderer to justice. Beset by nightly dreams filled with Mo's final moments of life, she fears she's going crazy. When Mo starts talking to her, she comes to care about him and knows she has to report what she knows to the police, even though she knows they won't believe her.
With no suspects and no new leads on the Priestly murder, San Antonio detective Kurt Andersen has no choice except to take Lara's statement. Her details fit the facts of the case, and he considers her a suspect, though she was on the heart transplant list and wasn't physically capable of murder. How else would she be able to so accurately describe Priestly's murder?
Lara agrees with Mo's opinion that Detective Andersen is "yummy," but she won't allow herself to feel anything for him. What man would want a woman with an eighteen-inch scar on her chest?
Repeated attempts to silence Lara convince Kurt that she's telling the truth and his protective instincts kick in as his attraction to her grows. But he'd already failed to protect one woman he cared about. Would he be able to keep Lara safe?