Brooke McKinley has room in her life for only one guy. Her ten-year old son, Danny. From her own father’s betrayal to Danny’s father refusal to take responsibility for his son, Brooke has learned to not rely on anyone—particularly a man—for her wellbeing or happiness. But when Danny’s uncle shows up on her doorstep with the news that Danny is the heir to his now-deceased father’s fortune, Brooke finds her control over her and Danny’s life slipping away.
Lucas Hamilton isn’t surprised his brother never acknowledged his son. A child didn’t fit into the lifestyle he’d chosen. But now that Lucas knows about Danny, he plans to take care of him like his brother should have. What he hadn’t foreseen was the boy’s mother making it clear they didn’t want—or need—his help. Over the years, Lucas has gotten used to living in the shadow of his larger-than-life, adventurous twin brother, but now he finds himself wanting to step out of that shadow to show Brooke that she can count on him.
Determined not to let Lucas have the chance to prove her theory on men correct, Brooke resists the temptation to rely on him for anything. However when she finds more than her theory at risk, will Brooke realize that a change of heart may bring her more than just peace? Will Lucas be able to convince her that sharing responsibility doesn’t mean giving up control? And that she can trust him—not just with Danny but with her heart as well?