Homicide cop Troy Bennett had a reputation with the Chicago PD for being fearless and in control-until the night his daredevil partner is killed during a raid. From that moment on, he swears he'll never again be responsible for the loss of a loved one. To escape his demons, Troy transfers to the NYPD, bringing him up close and personal with Ruby Elliott, a beautiful, street-savvy pool hustler.
Reckless and stubbornly independent, Ruby embodies everything Troy swore to avoid, but when she walks into the local pub and blows his carefully laid plans to hell, Troy knows he has to have her-risks be damned. But there's a connection between Ruby's shadowed past and a case Troy's working involving a notorious Brooklyn felon, throwing her safety into jeopardy. Confronted with his biggest fear, Troy must push Ruby away to keep her safe...or risk both of their lives to keep her in his arms where she belongs.