When a secret mission goes wrong, a man may try to put it behind him, but life has a way of making him face up to his past. In Lorraine Heath's evocative Smooth Talkin' Stranger, Serena Hamilton is a woman who wants roots; Hunter Fletcher is a man drawn to danger. They shared a one-night stand that neither can forget. Serena, a sheltered small-town Texas widow with a young son, can't believe she's reacted so rashly. Hunter is the prototype for no strings, ma'am. His covert work as a CIA operative reinforces his own belief that marriage is no good for him. Yet it seems Serena and Hunter can't resist each other, and when Serena discovers she's pregnant, they both must confront their own ethics and emotions. Hunter also carries a secret burden: he is responsible for her husband Steve's death. Lorraine Heath's gifted touch draws these strangers together to create a family.