Living in Hollywood, Chris Chandler has just about everything that he could ever dream of: a People’s Choice Award, lead actor in an acclaimed television series, anything and everything money could buy. Most people would be happy with all of that, but not Chris. As Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor, it is difficult to find the one person he wants to spend the rest of his life with, especially living under the constant scrutiny of the paparazzi. Every relationship he’s had with a woman–from friends only to dating to semi-serious–gets dissected until there’s nothing left. What he needs now, what he wants, is something with no strings attached.
Sofia Larson is not your typical escort. She works for Private Lives, a company where the women they employ and the men that seek their company sign contracts, swearing themselves to silence and secrecy. What happens with each encounter is up to Sofia; while companionship is a guarantee, sex is not. Having an obscene amount of bills to pay, Sofia is only in it for the money. Her motto is “Don’t get involved, don’t get emotional, and don’t bring the job home.”
And then she meets Chris Chandler.
Serena Chasey has nowhere left to go; she’s run out of places to hide. She takes her father’s advice and heads for Montana to stay at her family’s lake house on Flathead Lake, the last place anyone would look for her. She’s desperate to start over, desperate to feel normal after the nightmare she’s lived for the last three years.
Evan “Van” Brooks spent the last three years drowning in guilt, swallowed up by a past he can’t get away from, living in isolation in the tiny town of Lakeside, Montana. He wants to be left alone to wallow in his grief. The barrier he built around himself is impenetrable; no one gets in except his best friend and business partner Lincoln and his dog, Soldier. Everything was fine until Serena Chasey moved into the condo across the way and turned his life upside down.