After a night-shift shooting of a drug dealer in The Coffee Cave, twelve strangers each walk out with more than $100,000 in dirty money, a pact never to meet again, and the chance to start over… Immunobiology student Jess Devereaux is a girl with a plan—shake loose from her stalker ex, gain her independence from her over-controlling family and, most important for her immediate happiness, seduce her sexy shooting instructor into the wild, raunchy, no-strings-attached fling she’s been dreaming of. Gun-club owner Declan Cavanagh is a guy with a plan—do whatever it takes to gain custody of his young half-brother from his violent, drunken stepfather, even if it means making cash fast in the bloody cage matches he thought he’d left behind. And he’s been doing some dreaming of his own about sweet, smart, sultry Jess. Then came the gun. The blood. The body on the coffee shop floor, a whole lot of drugs and money, and a pact between strangers to cover up a crime that sees Jess go from college student to killer with the squeeze of a trigger. But someone else knows Jess’s secret and is determined to make her pay. Declan’s always been a fighter. Jess is in trouble, and he won’t take no for an answer about helping her. Or having her.