Meet Annabelle Starkey, a shrewd, sweet, and sexy Stephanie Plum-type without the Jersey girl attitude. She’s a one-man kind of girl who loves hats and shoes - and movies. She can’t help but wonder why her own life doesn’t match her favorite silver-screen scenarios. Then one day she meets the charming, slightly mysterious, and definitely magnetic Mickey Paxton and decides it’s time to live one of those Cary Grant films. She accepts Mickey’s invitation to fly to Las Vegas for a holiday and a test flight for romance.
Fresh from her introduction to the dangerous world of criminals and cons in Jump the Gun, smart, sexy, and movie-crazy Annabelle Starkey flies to Portland, Oregon, to visit to her newly relocated parents. They, like Annabelle, are rebooting their lives, although the directions their new starts will take are not yet clear. Annabelle is now part of a fledgling detective agency headquartered in New York, home turf to her boyfriend, Mickey, just retired from the NYPD.