Lacey's complacency and sense of stability is sent topsy-turvy when she runs into Jackson Carter, the son of powerful and influential business tycoon William Carter. Typical of the Carter reputation, Jackson's slick, new private investigating business is siphoning off clients from the Aegar sisters' business, creating financial difficulty. It's a recurring nightmare for Lacey, who has already seen damage done by the Carter family, and when she encounters Jackson, she wants nothing to do with him.
But things are not what they seem when it comes to Jackson Carter, either. Unbeknownst to Lacey and her sister, Jackson is fighting a battle to preserve his business, too, and his integrity. For him, it's a fight for his soul, and he enlists Lacey's help because of her unique investigative skills and open heart. When she uncovers a mole in his business, she also discovers that one of his clients' drug trials has been given the green light to go to the next phase based on falsified data. As they work together to save both their businesses, Jackson and Lacey not only face death, they come to grips with their feelings about love and life. With Nicholas's help, Lacey comes to understand that love is always and forever, but in choosing Jackson, she chooses a full life, a life worth living.
Lacey and her sister, Sterling are private detectives. Jackson Carter has a rival firm which doesn't make Lacy happy. Plus Jackson's father, William, is a ruthless businessman who will do anything to succeed which makes her like him less. When no one takes him seriously, Jackson's nephew, Jason, hires Lacey when his dog, Snickers, disappears.
With her keen powers of observation, Lacey finds Snickers, which impresses Jackson ... so much so that he wants to hire her to find out who is sabotaging his business.
Lacey's husband, Nick, was a cop and had died in the line of duty. For the last couple of years, he has been visiting her ... yes, visiting her. Believing this is enough, she focuses on her work and her son. But when she meets Jackson, this all changes and she fights the attraction she has for him knowing that if she makes a life with Jackson, she will lose Nick forever.
This is the first book I've read by this author and I thought it was okay. It's a fast read ... everything happens pretty quickly. It was an interesting to have the mystery but also have the supernatural aspect.