Start with a widow who avoids getting involved with men so she and her young daughter won't be hurt again if they leave as her husband did by dying.
-Have her feel fear as a victim of a burglary.
-Add a hardened cop to investigate who's never allowed himself to be involved with any woman because his job would put her in jeopardy.
-Blend the issues with an unlikely but strong attraction between them.
-Sprinkle with a small-town false sense of security.
-Fold in a hired gun from the hero's unfinished past.
-Spice with a manhunt.
-Let the mixture heat up when she thinks her time with him to be forever just a memory.
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