When Laney McLeod steps onto an elevator in a Manhattan high rise, she barely notices the tall, broad-shouldered man politely holding the door for her. But when the power cuts off, the elevator stops, and Laney becomes slightly hysterical, she more than notices him-she relies on him to help her overcome claustrophobia. And Deke Sargent certainly can't resist this beautiful and vulnerable woman. When the power returns and Deke and Laney find themselves in a stolen embrace, the attraction crackles between them. With the overwhelming urge to protect Laney growing stronger, Deke brings her up to his apartment to rest and what begins as an innocent gesture ignites into a night of passion. Shocked at her own brazenness, Laney disappears the next morning. But that's not the only surprise of the night. A few months later, Laney learns she is pregnant. Unable to forget the chemistry between them but afraid she is another notch on the handsome playboy's bedpost, Laney must decide whether to tell Deke about their baby or risk forever losing the one man she can't resist.