This is a long book, with average characters that lead above average lives - in the sense that they face dangers the average person wouldn't expect to face.
Brandon Carlyle was one of the hottest, sexiest, best looking actors to hit the scene. Although he had a bad-boy reputation, life was good. Women threw themselves at him, men loved him, his fans adored him, and he could command top dollar for doing a film. Then things went wrong. A woman in his company died and Brandon couldn't remember all of the events leading up to her death, and so he found himself in jail. When the story starts, Brandon is out of jail after spending three years there, and he's trying to live in relative obscurity with his aunt and uncle. Things are going okay for him. His life is very dull in comparison to what it once was, but he needs the time to get himself together. Besides that, he's still a very wealthy man and doesn't have to work another day in his life if he doesn't want to. And right now, he doesn't.
Alyson James is a tabloid journalist. She wants to make name for herself and thinks she can do just that by getting an exclusive story on Brandon. She comes to Ticky Creek, Texas, where Brandon's been "hiding", and meets him. Since she's changed her name so as not to have her identity discovered, he doesn't have a clue that she's one of the hated tabloid writers.
Circumstances throw them together and Alyson gets to know Brandon and his family. She discovers that he's nothing like what she expected. He's a sensitive, introspective, very caring man that may have spent time in jail for a crime he didn't commit. Some of the people in Ticky Creek despise him for the crime, but most others prefer just to let him live in peace. Alyson also discovers that Brandon's being stalked by a deranged fan that has been sending threatening letters to him, something that has Brandon fearing more for his aunt and uncle then himself.
As luck would have it, Alyson and Brandon spend enough time together to fall in love. And that's where the trouble begins. Brandon's troubled childhood, the deranged fan, the police officer who hates him and others in and outside the town, all serve to spoil what could be a great love affair. But not only that, Alyson hasn't told Brandon who she really is and why she came to Ticky Creek in the first place. Having gotten to know him, she knows that information may kill their new relationship.
What follows is a series of events that test Brandon's relationship with Alyson and others close to him. Brandon comes through as an average guy, who just happened to become a hot movie star, and Alyson is the woman of his dreams that has more spunk in her than he would have expected.
The book reads like an overlong soap opera. It has its good points, but at times it seems as if the author was throwing a little bit of everything into the book to add length. Overall, I'd say it's an average read with some above average instances of suspense and danger. It's worth a read if you like long, drawn out stories - which can be a good thing if you don't want a book to end.