A one-year sentence...or life? Eva Sinclair finally had it all: the Seattle sea-view condo, the little blue sports car and the assistant editorship at the city's hottest magazine. Everything she'd fought for since the day she walked out on her father and the Bay City Beacon, his beloved small-town newspaper...With one call from Mark Townson, her father's protege, it was all gone. Her father. Her career. Her independence. And, quite possibly, her mind. Because fulfilling her father's final wishes meant meeting a one-year deadline as Mark's co-editor at the Beacon. That's what they call an impossible deadline. Especially when the sparks begin to fly.