UNEASY ALLIANCE... Cory Kingston's husband had died in the line of duty, and in her mind, his partner -- and her first love -- Nick Donatelli was responsible. But when her son, Joe, got into trouble with the law and only Nick could get him out, she swallowed her anger and reached for the phone. Then old passions began to burn anew.... Nick knew Cory hated him, but a departmental investigation had cleared him, and it was time to put the past to rest. He gladly took legal responsibility for Joe, hoping to redeem himself in Cory's eyes. But the court's stipulation that he actually live with Cory and Joe floored him. Being so close to Cory was downright dangerous -- because this time, no wedding ring stood between them.