Is it safe for a woman to trust a man who has already been convicted? Reese Abbot is content living in Massachusetts away from her prominent family. The last thing she wants to do is give up her dream job as an architect at one of Cape Cod's most distinguished firms. But the death of her great-aunt forces her to return to Wild Ridge to stake claim on the Victorian mansion that has been in the Abbot family for centuries. If she doesn't, her family's greed will allow it to go to the highest bidder. However, the man Reese hires to help her bring the old place back to life has a disturbing past. Years ago, he was accused and convicted in one of the biggest controversies to hit their small town. Back then, Reese had always believed in Evan Payne's innocence. Now spending every day alongside him, unable to deny the passion stirring between them, she's convinced there was more to his case than anyone in the town -- or Evan -- is willing to admit. Will Reese find more than she bargains for when she seeks out the truth about Evan's past? Or will her instincts only wrap her more deeply into the Secrets Within' Warning, this title contains the following: sex, violence.