For Shay Appleton, it's love at first sight when a gorgeous stray dog is brought into the animal shelter where she works. She knows he'll make a terrific watch dog - and with an abusive ex who won't let go, she needs protection. But Shay never suspected that her new pet is actually a trained police K-9 named Bogart - until his even more gorgeous, human partner shows up on her doorstep. Officer James Cannon is one tall, strong alpha male who's convinced that Shay stole his dog. But once he gets closer to the suspect, he realizes that this stubborn, independent woman not only needs a guard dog, she needs James as well. Someone from her past is stalking her. When danger meets desire, James will risk his career and his best friend to protect the woman who's stolen his heart?