Falling in love can come with the most unexpected risks in this First Wives novel from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee.Avery Grant doesn?t date. Her first marriage was a mutually beneficial contract that gave her the financial freedom she needed to step away from her controlling parents. Wealthy and single, the last thing she?s looking for is love sneaking in to mess up her life plans. And after a brutal attack, she?s determined to never be vulnerable again, even if the new man in her life helps her feel safe.Mesmerized from the moment he sets his eyes on Avery, Liam is driven to learn everything about this tough, sexy, challenging woman. Breaking down her defenses won?t be easy, but Liam refuses to be pushed away. All he needs is a tiny crack in Avery?s armor to wiggle his way into her heart.But when a terrifying lie about her attacker?s fate comes to light, Avery?s past returns to haunt her. Now she?s willing to put herself in danger to get the answers she needs. That means jeopardizing the best thing that?s ever happened to her: Liam.