When Kent McReynolds showed up on Bethany Clarke's door, she knew it meant trouble. The last thing she needed was to see the handsome fighter pilot again.
Bethany Clark thought she escaped the memories of the plane crash that shook her world years earlier, but now those memories came rushing back, making her want to slam the door on Kent's handsome face.
Coming to see Beth again was the last thing Kent wanted to do. He was fighting to save the Blue Eagles, the Air Force's premier air demonstration team from a Congresswoman's budget-cutting axe, as well as trying to escape the memory of the same tragedy. He couldn't accomplish either without Beth.
Both vow not to get involved beyond a professional level, but the trouble is, the more time they spend together the more they fall in love. Attraction soon swirls around them like the exhaust from his F-16 and their love explodes, threatening his career and her peace of mind.
But they soon discover that through working together to save the Blue Eagles, they are facing their best chance for the most daring undertaking of all - a future together.
"Still staring at the the office tower, Kent wondered which window was Beth's. In his mind's eye, he pictured a woman with pale blond hair, porcelain skin and extraordinary blue eyes sitting at a desk, unaware of what was awaiting her. A fresh pang of uneasiness shot through him with the thought. Bethany Clarke was a walking reminder of too many things in his life; painful things, exciting things, things that changed and things that remained the same.
He wasn't anxious to see her again, but the notorious Congresswman Clancey with her sharp budget cutting axe left him no choice. He would have to keep that in mind over the next few weeks if he was going to pull this off.
Five years. A heck of a long time. He couldn't help wondering if those years had changed Bethany Clarke as much as they had changed Kent McReynolds.