Champion jockey Melanie Preston believes romance and sex are complications best avoided. Besides, she has enough to worry about with Quest Stables tottering on the edge of financial ruin! But when the gorgeous thorn in her side – horse trainer Marcus Vasquez – leaves to open his own stable, Melanie is torn between relief… and desire for a man she can't trust. Marcus's dark good looks go hand in hand with a past that's just as mysterious. A past with which he was forced to sever all ties…forever. But when he and Melanie work side by side once again, they find themselves plunged into an increasingly dangerous plot. Now Marcus's secrets could hold the key to Quest's Thoroughbred mystery…if they don't threaten Melanie's life!